Starting Their Family
Jerry Rice, a former competitive swimmer was teaching special ed classes for kids with autism. His wife, Janice Ruhter, was a microbiologist at a children’s hospital. They had one child and another on the way and they were saving to buy their first home.
Thanks to their friend and real estate agent, Renee Milton, they finally found their dream home in San Diego’s Carmel Valley. It was a one-story house in a peaceful neighborhood, where everyone in the community knew each other. The couple was so excited to start a new life there and was overwhelmed with anticipation for the arrival of their daughter Avery, that they barely noticed the unusual note that showed up at their door…