Linda in 1985
Linda in 1987
Linda in 1989
| Linda Frandsen |
|Portrayed by||Tracy Middendorf|
It is implied that Linda didn't have the best childhood: her mother Sally flat out admitted she didn't care for Linda and lacked maternal instincts. As a result of the lack of love, Linda desired a child of her own to raise right. She couldn't get pregnant by her husband Vic Lake, so she carried on an affair with the married Dr. Kyle Silver. Unfortunately, she suffered a miscarriage. Desperate, she convinced Vic to kidnap baby Bobby Gordon, a child from a family Vic landscaped for. Shortly afterwards, she ran off with him and settled in Philadelphia, using the pseudonym Rebecca Morgan, after a deceased college student. Life was normal enough until she is tracked down by Kyle, who had become obsessed with her and hired a private investigator to find her. He showed up at her door and tried to convince her to run off with him, dangling her secret to keep her in line. Linda still refused and mocked him, causing him to slap her. Desperate to keep her secret, Linda grabbed a knife to stab him, but Kyle managed to wrestle it out of her hand and stabbed her to death in front of 3 year old Bobby. After killing Linda, Kyle took off to Washington, leaving Bobby traumatized and lying in Linda's blood.