Runaway’s life cut short
Roxene Roggasch was a fighter from birth. At just three days old, doctors removed her left lung. But the redheaded, freckled girl persevered, growing into the “tough” woman who, her siblings say, vigorously fought for her life.
At 15, Roxene ran from a reportedly violent home and began prostituting. On Jan. 11, 1977, her naked body was found bound and strangled to death on the side of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Fairfax.