Richie was born on April 4, 1966, to Kent and Brenda Turner. The Turner family moved to Oxford, Mississippi, when Richie was 13. Brenda was hired as a nurse at the hospital, and Kent opened up his own dentist office.
Richie and his best friend Kevin Gilmore both accepted scholarships to the University of Mississippi. Richie studied business and accounting, and when Kevin started his freshman year he was still undecided on what his major would be.
On December 11, 1987, Kevin Gilmore seemed to have fallen off the earth. A few days later, his body was found.
Richie was deeply affected by the loss of his best friend and shared his loss with Kevin’s girlfriend, Carly Brock. The two found themselves seeking one another out and soon their feelings developed into more than they had imagined. They started dating and were married in 1991.
Richie and Carly stayed in Oxford, where they bought a house and had two children, a girl and a boy.
In 2011 a hidden room was found that contained evidence which brought Kevin’s cold case back into full investigation. Neither Kevin nor Carly wanted to relive that time in their lives, but they wanted closure, so they agreed to be interviewed by the YCSD once again.