Rick Crawford bio
Richard Crawford was born on July 20, 1997, to Dana and Robin Crawford, a couple then in their late 40s.
Dana Crawford was injured on a job site when Rick was two, and the family lived on his disability insurance until a house fire killed Dana and Robin when Rick was 12.
Rick then went to stay with an elderly aunt, Gretchen Moss. Whatever emotional trauma he suffered from the loss of his parents at such a young age, he kept to himself.
Rick did well in high school but stayed mostly to himself. He focused on academics and did not take part in any extracurricular sports, music, or clubs.
The faculty sponsor of his high school's academic bowl team recalled inviting Rick to join the group on multiple occasions, but Rick always politely declined. The other teachers who could remember him described him as well-behaved but otherwise unremarkable.
After graduation, Rick found a job at the Rebel Inn and gradually worked his way up to a management position. After spending some time as a manager, Rick was eager for a bigger challenge, so he found a part-time job at Garrett Insurance, working as a personal assistant to the owner. He was able to arrange his schedule at the motel to accommodate his hours at the insurance company, allowing him to work both jobs.
Ambrose Garrett eventually expanded his hours to nearly full-time, but Rick is still employed as the Rebel Inn's night manager because he needs the additional income.
When Rick isn't working, he is usually at the nursing home where his Aunt Gretchen now lives. The staff there characterized Rick as quiet and helpful, and his co-workers at the motel described him the same way.