Was just going through your recent posts and wanted to ask some things, What colour did Rachel dye her hair for the play and did she have that same colour when she was killed.Were her parents and other parents allowed to go into the crime scene and see the bodies and retrieve anything (in this case the silver wedding band she was wearing) Thank You!
Rachel’s hair had a red tint when she died. I found two quotes regarding her hair color. One says her hair had a purple tint, one said one had a red tint. But based off the picture of her getting ready for prom, only a few days before her death, you can very easily tell it was red. (I enhanced it a bit so you can really see the tint).
“I have kinda short, very straight brown hair that’s tinted red. My mom thinks I tinted it this color for a part in the school play, but I just used the play as an excuse—I really just wanted to do something funky, and tinting my hair red seemed a lot less painful and less permanent than piercing my bellybutton.” - Journals of Rachel Scott.
“Playing the part of Valerie also demanded a radical change in Rachel’s appearance, some thing she embraced with open arms. Her family may have been surprised to see her cut off her beautiful brunette hair and dye what was left purple. But for Rachel, it was all part of what it took to convincingly portray a character who looked as if she was a part of the grungestyle alternative-rock subculture.” - Rachel’s Tears
For your second question, yes. Parents were allowed to visit the crime scene. However the parents did not visit the crime scene while their children’s dead bodies were still laying there. (I know it took Kelly’s parents a while before they could even drive past the school). The bodies remained (mostly) untouched until they were sent to the morgue. Most autopsies were performed April 22 so they weren’t laying there for too many days. The first tour of the crime scene was 6/15/1999.
I’m sure the parents were able to have the option to take home any belongings they wished for from the morgue before the bodies were buried. You really can’t disturb a crime scene. Taking anything from the scene is kind of like stealing evidence. And also I don’t think parents could even visit between the 20th-22nd (when the bodies were still there). Only agents and detectives were allowed in until they were sure everything was safe. The parents did however visit during the renovations: