The Family

  • David Rucki

    David Rucki is the father of Samantha and Gianna Rucki, who disappeared during a custody and divorce proceeding on April 19, 2013.

    Rucki was awarded full custody of all five of his children in November 2013, while two of his daughters remained missing.

    For 944 days, Rucki kept searching for his daughters until they were found by law enforcement living on a ranch in northern Minnesota on November 18, 2015.

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  • Samantha Rucki

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    Samantha Rucki disappeared with her sister Gianna on April 19, 2013, during a custody and divorce dispute involving their parents.

    On November 18, 2015 – 944 days after they disappeared – the girls were found living on a ranch in northern Minnesota by law enforcement, headed by the Lakeville Police Department.

    Samantha Rucki lives with her father David Rucki, along with her brothers and sisters at the family’s home in Lakeville.

  • Gianna Rucki

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    Gianna Rucki disappeared with her sister Samantha on April 19, 2013, during a custody and divorce dispute involving their parents.

    On November 18, 2015 – 944 days after they disappeared – the girls were found living on a ranch in northern Minnesota by law enforcement, headed by the Lakeville Police Department.

    Gianna Rucki lives with her father David Rucki, along with her brothers and sisters at the family’s home in Lakeville.

  • Tammy Love

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    Dr. Tammy Love is David Rucki’s sister. Love was granted temporary legal and physical custody of the Rucki children on September 7, 2012.

    After Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared on April 19, 2013, Love worked with her brother for the next 944 days and kept searching for his daughters until they were found by law enforcement living on a ranch in northern Minnesota on November 18, 2015.

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  • Nico Rucki

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    Nico Rucki is the oldest child of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and David Rucki.

    Nico appeared in ABC’s “20/20” show about the disappearance of his sisters, Samantha and Gina Rucki. Nico told “20/20” that Grazzini-Rucki “coached” him into making false allegations of abuse against his father.

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