26 - The Deaths of Arnold Archambeau & Ruby Bruguier

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The night of December 11th into the morning of December 12th 1992 had been an all night party hop for 20 year old Arnold Archambeau, his 19 year old girlfriend Ruby Bruguier, and Ruby's 17 year old cousin Tracy Dion. However, what had been a fun night of partying would come to a misfortunate end at approximately 6 am, when Arnold drove through an icy intersection in their hometown of Lake Andes, South Dakota, losing control and causing the car to flip upside down in a ditch. When the car came to a rest in the ditch, Arnold was nowhere to be seen, and Ruby and Tracy were trapped inside the vehicle. Ruby managed to break free and get out, but for unknown reasons, left without helping her cousin Tracy. A short time later, a passerby noticed the overturned vehicle, and came down to help Tracy. Arnold and Ruby however, had disappeared. The couple would be missing for the next 3 months, when in March of 1993 the decomposed body of Ruby Bruguier was spotted in the ditch just a short distance from where the car had crashed. The next day, after draining the ditch, Arnold's body was found just 15 feet away from where Ruby had been found. Their causes of death were determined to be exposure, but there would be factors that would call that ruling into question. How were they found so close by in an area that had been thoroughly searched after the accident? How was Arnold not in the same stage of decomposition as Ruby? And was there any truth to a supposed sighting of Arnold only a few weeks after the accident? Sources for this episode: https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Arnold_Archambeau_and_Ruby_Bruguier https://www.sarahjwinter.net/2019/02/into-unknown-arnold-archambeau-ruby.html https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/south-dakota/unsolved-murder-mystery-sd/ https://unsolved.com/gallery/arnold-archambeau-ruby-bruguier/ https://truecrimediva.com/arnold-archambeau-ruby-bruguier/ http://coldcasetheories.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-case-that-haunts-me.html https://www.indiancountrynews.com/index.php/news/indian-and-first-nations/11205-south-dakota-sheriff-retires-from-work-after-28-years --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/joe-shwartz2/message

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