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Sunday, September 21, 2008

[CA] Killer of Becky, Vicki & Jon has still not been found


SEPTEMBER 17, 2006 - VICKI LEE (DE BIEVRE) FRIEDLI, HER LONG TIME LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND JON HAYWARD, AND HER 18 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER REBECCA "BECKY" ANNALEIGH FRIEDLI WERE MURDERED AND THEN THE HOUSE WAS THOROUGHLY SET ON FIRE. VICKI'S EX HUSBAND RONALD FRIEDLI RETIRED THE YEAR BEFORE FROM RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AS A LIEUTENANT - THE SAME LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY INVESTIGATING THE MURDERS. IT'S A FACTOR THAT COULD BE RELEVANT, WITH OR WITHOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT OR KNOWLEDGE. I'M NOT SAYING IT IS - BECAUSE THIS IS NO GAME AND THERE IS NO ROOM FOR FALSE BLAME. THESE THREE PEOPLE WERE BRUTALLY MURDERED AND THEIR KILLER HAS NOT BEEN CAUGHT SO ALL INFORMATION IS RELEVANT UNTIL THEIR KILLER IS CAUGHT. FROM ONE NEWS ARTICLE:
...Becky's father is a Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy. That has had some neighbors saying they're worried... [KESQ News]
VICKI LEE (DE BIEVRE) FRIEDLI

Announcements
Santa Barbara News-Press
Sep 28, 2006
Vicki Lee (de Bievre) Friedli
February 5, 1953 - September 17, 2006
Vicki passed away on September 17, 2006 at the age of 53. She was known by her family and friends as a vivacious, happy-go-lucky, loving person. Vicki graduated from San Marcos High School in 1971. She moved to Palm Desert when she married a deputy sheriff, and spent the remainder of her years living in Pinyon Pines. Vicki had studied to be a nurse and worked at Macy’s department store. She loved gardening, sewing-especially quilting, and working on her computer. Vicki had a generous heart and didn’t hesitate to help others in need. - She is survived by 3 of her 4 daughters... her parents... her 2 sisters and their spouses... her grandson... her great-grandmother, Emma Whalen; her aunts and uncle... and many cousins... - Sadly fate has taken her, but she is at peace now in God’s arms. Vicki will lovingly be remembered and missed by all that knew her...

REBECCA ANNALEIGH FRIEDLI

Announcements
Santa Barbara News-Press
Sep 28, 2006
Rebecca (Becky) Friedli
October 26, 1987 - September 17, 2006
Becky prematurely passed away on September 17, 2006 at the age of 18. She was born in Palm Springs where she spent most of her life. She moved to Santa Clarita for her senior year, and graduated from Hart High School. She has been attending College of the Desert where she had hoped to earn a nursing degree. - Becky, as everyone knew her, was an energetic, fun-loving, kind-hearted person, full of spirit. She had a remarkable sense of humor with a unique ability to make others laugh. She enjoyed dancing, acting, and spending time at the beach. She had such a tremendous group of family and friends who adored her. Becky is survived by her father and stepmother... her three sisters... her grandparents... her great-grandmother... her aunts and uncles... her nephew... and many cousins... Becky was a ‘little angel’ who is now smiling down upon us. We will all miss her special love and the joy she brought to us...

JON HAYWARD


FROM LAST YEAR:
TRIPLE HOMICIDE IN PINYON PINES STILL UNSOLVED
KESQ
Sep 17, 2007
Investigators have kept mainly quiet over the past year since three bodies were found in a burned Pinyon Pines home. Since then, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department has not released any information on the triple homicide. The coroner's office has still only identified the body of Becky Friedli... Becky's father is a Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy. That has had some neighbors saying they're worried... [Full article here]


TRIPLE HOMICIDE IN PINYON PINES STILL UNSOLVED
KESQ
Sep 17, 2007 05:01 PM
Investigators have kept mainly quiet over the past year since three bodies were found in a burned Pinyon Pines home. Since then, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department has not released any information on the triple homicide. The coroner's office has still only identified the body of Becky Friedli. And while investigators never confirmed it, neighbors and friends say the other two bodies were her mother, Vicki, and her friend Jon. Becky's father is a Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy. That has had some neighbors saying they're worried...


Becky Friedli and Jon Hayward

FROM YESTERDAY:
TWO YEARS LATER, TRIPLE SLAYING REMAINS A MYSTERY
The Press-Enterprise
By JOHN ASBURY
Saturday, September 20, 2008
[Excerpts] Two years after the tragedy, among the ashes that still remain are Vickie Friedli's algebra homework, charred pages of children's books and the family's mangled bicycles. Three people were killed the night of Sept. 17, 2006 -- Vickie Friedli, 53; her longtime boyfriend, Jon Hayward, 55; and Vickie's 18-year-old daughter, Becky. As the second anniversary of the killings passed this week, detectives and family members still seek answers that will lead to an arrest of a suspect. Authorities have ruled out any possibility of a murder-suicide motive. No one in the family had a criminal record or any association to drugs or gang activity. Since the family was in its own home, police have determined they were targeted victims... Vickie Friedli worked at Macy's in Palm Desert. Hayward was a local handyman, and Becky Friedli was a straight-A student who had just started in the nursing program at College of the Desert. Firefighters arrived at the two-story home between Mountain Center and Palm Desert that night thinking they were battling a house fire. But a neighbor and later police spotted a body burning in the wheelbarrow and two more bodies inside the house... Police have not disclosed key details, like an official cause of death and a motive, because it may compromise an interview between police and a possible suspect. "After two years, we know nothing," said Vickie's oldest daughter, Tiffany Teasdale, now 33. "I hope whoever did this will slip up and feel free to start talking about it. I don't know anybody I can think of that could do something like this"... Police have interviewed all family members and cleared them as suspects. The Sheriff's Department has submitted a proposal to authorize as much as a $50,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case... "Whoever the suspects were used the fire to try to conceal the crime. All three people were clearly murdered prior to the fire being set," [Riverside County sheriff's Central Homicide Sgt. Brandon] Ford said. "This could be an airtight case, but we're short of that final key. It's very frustrating; we've made gains to move forward, steadily and slowly. It's fair to say now that the facts of the case have stalled and we're waiting for the flow to pick back up"... Vickie Friedli was once married to former sheriff's Lt. Ron Friedli, but after their divorce, she lived with Hayward for about a decade. Teasdale described her mom, who studied math at College of the Desert, as a classic hippie, with a fun-loving free spirit and a bleeding heart for others. She once established a donation drive for a domestic violence victim who lived down the road. Becky had a close bond with her oldest of four sisters. When Teasdale moved to Los Angeles to go to UCLA, Becky moved with her to finish high school... The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information about the case to call 951-955-2777 or 951-776-1099. [Full article here]




ON MYSPACE: 
(Yes I see Becky's last log on date.)

WHAT BECKY HAD ON HER MYSPACE PAGE:***My favorite poem EVER***
TITLE: IF I KNEW.
If I knew it would be the last time That I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, Well I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything just right. There will always be another day to say "I love you," And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do?" But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day, That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay." And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.



RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ASSURED PUBLIC THAT THERE WAS NO REASON TO WORRY - WHEN THERE'S A KILLER ON THE LOOSE IN AN ULTRA-REMOTE AREA?

..."THERE IS NO INFORMATION THAT LEADS US TO BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE SOMEONE IN THE AREA THAT WILL POSE A RISK TO THE COMMUNITY"...

3 DEAD AT FIRE SCENE IN PINYON FLATS: Homicide suspected after firefighters find charred bodies inside, outside burned home

The Desert Sun
By Benjamin Spillman, Colin Atagi and Marie McCain
September 19, 2006
[Excerpts] ...Flames engulfed the house... A department spokesman Monday said authorities weren't prepared to identify the dead. Sgt. Earl Quinata said only that authorities suspected homicide, but not how the victims died nor any potential motive. DESPITE THE GRISLY NATURE OF THE SCENE, QUINATA SAID THE COMMUNITY IS NOT IN DANGER. "WE DO NOT HAVE ANYBODY WHO IS OF CONCERN," HE SAID. "HOWEVER, WE ARE FOLLOWING UP ON LEADS"... [A neighbor] described the fire as fast-moving and intense and said detectives' interviews with witnesses included "questions that would lead you to believe that it was foul play. "It was just so intense, just how fast that house went up... Like somebody threw lighter fluid or something"... The couple described the mountain community as a quiet... The streets are mostly unpaved and many are deeply rutte... Although the mountain setting affords majestic views of wooded peaks, large lots and dense brush can make it hard to see between homes. "People don't live here because they want to have a big social life," said Michael Watling, an artist. "They live here because they don't want to."


BURNED BODIES IN POSSIBLE HOMICIDES SLATED FOR AUTOPSIES
PROBE: Firefighters made the discovery in the remote mountain area responding to a house fire.
The Press-Enterprise
By Steve Moore and Kenny Klein
10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, September 19, 2006
[Excerpts] ...Identifications and the cause of the deaths are pending, said Sgt. Earl Quinata of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department... [A neighbor] has lived next door to the burned home since 1988. She said that Vickie Friedli, her former husband and four daughters lived there when she moved in...


VICTIMS LIKELY DIED BEFORE FIRE
PINYON PINES: Autopsies of the burned bodies show two females and a male were assaulted.
pe.com
By Kenny Klein
Thursday, September 21, 2006
[Excerpts] Three people likely were assaulted and killed before a fire was set that destroyed a home in what authorities are still calling a triple homicide in a remote mountain area known as Pinyon Pines, Riverside County sheriff's officials said Thursday. The autopsies, which were completed Tuesday and Wednesday, revealed that two of the badly burned bodies were female and one was male, said sheriff's Sgt. Brandon Ford of the Central Homicide Unit. The autopsies showed that the people were the victims of assault and possibly died of their injuries before the fire, Ford said... No arrests have been made and the investigation is continuing, [Riverside County sheriff's spokesman Earl] Quinata said. "THERE IS NO INFORMATION THAT LEADS US TO BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE SOMEONE IN THE AREA THAT WILL POSE A RISK TO THE COMMUNITY," QUINATA SAID...


FEW DETAILS ON PINYON FLATS FIRE: SANTA CLARITA WOMAN: Victims include her mother, sister
The Desert Sun
Marie McCain, Benjamin Spillman and Michelle Mitchell
September 20, 2006
[Excerpts] ...The county Sheriff's and Coroner's Office did not release a cause of death, but said Monday that elements about the crime scene had them investigating the deaths as a TRIPLE HOMICIDE... Investigators have NO SUSPECTS AND NO MOTIVES FOR THE DEATHS, officials said Tuesday... [Slain Jon] Hayward has three children of his own, who live in the Coachella Valley... In the La Quinta Cove at the home of several of Hayward's relatives, friends and family grieved. A man at the home said the family wanted to "stay out of it" and that POLICE ADVISED THEM NOT TO COMMENT ON THE DEATHS... The house, which sits about 90 yards from its nearest neighbor, backs up against the edge of the San Bernardino National Forest... Although residents are generally friendly, they are prepared to take care of themselves. Many own guns for protection. "Wariness. That is pretty descriptive," said Ruth, describing rural residents' approach to personal safety. "Simply because YOU ARE MORE VULNERABLE UP HERE." It can take sheriff's deputies an hour to respond to calls, said Ruth's husband, Michael Watling. "A LOT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IN AN HOUR," Michael Watling said. Shon Farley and his wife, Clarissa, agreed... "I'm not letting my guard down," Shon Farley said on Tuesday. "There are weirdos out here. THE COMMUNITY SHOULD NOT LET OUR GUARDS DOWN UNTIL SOMEONE IS CAUGHT."

BEAUTIFUL BECKY

FAMILY, FRIENDS REMEMBER VIBRANT TEEN
Michelle Park
The Desert Sun
September 21, 2006

They called her Becky, and she was fearless, unique and selfless, always looking out for her friends.

She was goofy, too, and had a running joke that her car was communicating its love for her when it would "wink" by blinking its lights after she locked it with a remote key.

Rebecca "Becky" Friedli, 18, was many things - so many that her friends, coming to terms with the possibility that she is gone, couldn't begin to narrow descriptions of her.

"It's hard to find one word," said friend Robert Royston, 18, of Rancho Mirage. "She was a whole dictionary in one."

On Sunday night, it is believed Becky Friedli's young life was cut short in what authorities are investigating as a triple homicide in the Pinyon Flats community of Alpine Village.

Although no official identification has been made, Friedli's sister, Tiffany Teasdale, 31, of Santa Clarita, said she believes the bodies found at the burning home on Alpine Drive are those of her mother, Vickie Friedli, 53; her mother's boyfriend, Jon Hayward, 55; and her youngest sister, Becky Friedli. Teasdale provided information and dental records to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating and has not released the identities of the three victims.

Friends of Becky Friedli said they have not heard from her since Sunday. Although he never saw her house, Royston said he remembers she lived in the area of Pinyon Flats.

Becky Friedli would have turned 19 in October.

After hours spent crying, Royston, who had known Friedli since middle school, and two other friends gathered at an Indio house Tuesday night to share their memories and thoughts with The Desert Sun.

All agreed Becky Friedli adored her family, including her mother, her three sisters, Teasdale, Tanya Friedli, 23, and Jessica "Drew" Friedli, 20, and her father, Ronald Friedli, who retired from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department as a lieutenant.

The three also emphasized what an incredible friend Becky Friedli was. One time, she drove a friend who couldn't drive herself six hours so she could see her boyfriend. Becky Friedli also paid for the trip.

"I asked her, 'Why do you do this?'" said Ashley Webb, 19, who had known Becky Friedli for eight years.

Becky Friedli's reasoning, according to Webb?

"'Well, I love my friends.'"

A 2005 graduate of Hart High School in Newhall, Becky Friedli was studying at the College of the Desert to become a nurse, Teasdale said.

"She would have been the best nurse, and she would have gotten her nursing certificate before everyone else," said Haylee Welsh, 18, of Indio, who had known Friedli since elementary school.

"She was really good with people. She understood people."

In addition to her studies, Becky Friedli worked full time at Denny's restaurant in Palm Desert. Between 20 and 30 friends gathered at the restaurant at midnight on Tuesday in what they called a tribute to their friend. A single, white candle stood lit on a table, around which they spent more than an hour reminiscing, Royston said.

Near the candle was a photograph of Becky Friedli, a woman described to have "green lanterns" for eyes and "the longest eyelashes ever," so long that she could tuck them behind her eyelids.

Though she was a hard worker, Becky Friedli also had a silly side to her, memories of which prompted smiles and laughter Tuesday night.

"She wasn't afraid to do anything," said Webb, a Rancho Mirage resident. "Anyone who would dare her to do anything, she would do it."

In one such dare, Becky Friedli ate three cups of jalapeño peppers without a sip of water and "without blinking," Webb added, smiling.

It is her vibrance and compassion that Becky Friedli's friends said they will miss most.

"She affected a lot of people, maybe more so than she could understand," Welsh said.
[police officer involved fatality fatalities california state murder unsolved unresolved]

62 comments:

  1. Marilyn in OregonNovember 26, 2008

    Jon was my brother-in-law for 13 years - I was married to his brother, Tom and, at the time I met Tom, Jon was maybe 22-23 years old. We grew up together in thos 13 years. Jon Hayward was a good man and I cannot fathom anyone doing this to him or his loved ones. It breaks my heart, daily. I hope with all my heart that this mystery is solved and their murderers pay the price to the fullest.

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  2. Marilyn, I'm really sorry for the personal loss of Jon - someone you knew so well. It's sad to me and I only read about them in the news, and can't imagine how hard it is for friends and family.

    I have gathered many cases and want to let you know that sometimes the years go by and it seems like nothing will happen - but then it does.

    It's awful to think someone that did something so brutal is living a normal life amongst us.

    I hope with you that it's solved.

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  3. AnonymousJune 27, 2010

    Any updates on this matter?
    I mean, new leads, old stuff rehashed?
    What about witnesses?
    I hear that the sole witness,
    a female, escaped after hiding
    in a closet during the slayings..?

    What's the scoop on that?

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  4. AnonymousJune 28, 2010

    Verification may be possible. Pinyon Crest couple has expressed intimate knowledge of incident, as recounted to them by witness.
    I'm not holding my breath tho'.

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  5. I lived in Pinyon Pines for a few years and moved from there in late, 1996. I knew the Friedli's, except the ex-husband. They were wonderful. Becky and my daughter spent time together, as teens do.
    Vicki was always smiling and chatting, always sure to comfort one. I met the other girls who were small then and I also met Tiffany.

    Vicki, Becky and Family.... I am here to speak for you if asked?

    I think it's a "cover-up".."He" decide he didn't like cells after all. Why couldn't "He" have taken ANGER MANAGEMENT classes?????

    Pinyon Pines is so small, one would REALLY know how to find someone. The last time I saw Vicki was at "California Adventure" where I worked. She was having a good time.

    I stayed at the Westin in Rancho Mirage one month after these horrific, tragic murders.
    Yet, I wasn't aware of what had taken place.
    For old time sake, 2 of my children and I went "up the hill" to see our ex-home and a neighbor.
    He informed me of the tragedy and I was devastated. On that day or since then, it had been mentioned to me that the "EX-HUSBAND" had been charged with these horrific crimes.

    As I searched "Vicki Friedli" on the internet this page appeared. I will say that Vicki had mentioned MANY times that her "EX" was angry, very angry for various reasons that I will not reveal on this note.

    All, I can say is...please, please....let my friends "Rest in Peace"...and let their Loved Ones continue to heal.

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  6. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. What did you mean about the cells?

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  7. This is so sad. I was friends with Vickie's daughter, Tanya, when I was younger. My family moved years ago and we lost touch... I can't believe this happened to her family! I would often spend the night at her house, and when we weren't reading one of her many Nancy Drew books or playing hide-n-seek with Becky and my little sis, I would listen to stories(from the girls) about Ron and how everyone in the house was scared of him and concerned that he would hurt their mom. I vividly remember her telling me he was a sheriff and he would use that to his advantage in harassing Vickie and the girls. I don't know if he had anything to do with this for sure, but whether it is him or someone else, I hope the monster pays for it. I don't know how this person can look themselves in the mirror everyday.

    Rest in Peace Vickie, Ron, and Becky.. And to the family and friends left behind, I am truly sorry for your loss. I wish I could absorb even just a little of your pain.

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    1. I sincerely thank you for your care and concern about my family and at the same time am upset you would say such things about my father, and in a public forum none the less. Yes we were friends when we were very young children, and I am sorry if thats what you remember from those times, but it just isn't true. Rest assured my father had NOTHING to do with this horrible tragedy of my family and we are all dealing with our losses.

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    2. Kristie,

      I hope you keep standing your ground even when someone makes you think you are crazy for what you remember. All of what you remember is true. It haunts me to this day. Thank you for your kind words. I wish that the rest of my family would decide not to sweep anything under the the rug. My Mom was the only one that knew all of the truth and now she is gone. Trust me, if I could let you absorb some of the pain, I would.

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    3. Navygirl has confirmed that Kristie was there when they were young. No reasonable person would presume Kristie's detailed and frightening memory to be false. What motive would she have? Does it prove who killed the family? No. I wish something would or could. People should accept that there will always be questions until / unless this heinous and brutal crime is solved.

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  8. AnonymousJuly 31, 2011

    To insinuate that Ron had anything to do with this is ridiculous. He was, literally, hundreds of miles away when this happened. This is a well established fact. The man lost his daughter, there is no reason to crucify him based on utterly false rumors and biased conjecture.

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  9. what about the kids boy friend?

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  10. As the years continue to pass with no new updated information and no arrests I often wonder who really still cares about this case. In less than 2 weeks it will be five years since this tragedy and for me the memories and pain are as vivid as if it happened yesterday. I hate that this article even mentions Ron in a negative way but it's the only article that gets updated so year after year I come here to see if there's anything new and am always disappointed. Before people jump on the bandwagon and talk about Ron having any part in this know that you are wrong and ask yourself why are you saying such things. This incident tore a family apart. Granted an already broken family, but a family none the less!

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  11. I just reread the comments here and there are a couple of concerning things said. If people have info and don't feel comfortable giving it to Ron's former Sheriff's office that investigated these murders, maybe there are other ways to do it. Feel free to email me.

    3 dead at fire scene in Pinyon Flats: Homicide suspected after firefighters find charred bodies inside, outside burned home
    The Desert Sun, (Palm Springs, CA)
    Benjamin Spillman, Colin Atagi, Marie McCain
    September 19, 2006
    ...[Riverside County Sheriff's Department spokesman] Sgt. Earl Quinata said only that authorities suspected homicide, but not how the victims died nor any potential motive. Despite the grisly nature of the scene, Quinata said the community is not in danger. "We do not have anybody who is of concern," he said. "However, we are following up on leads"...
    ..."It was just so intense, just how fast that house went up," [a neighbor] said. "Like somebody threw lighter fluid or something"...

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  12. VICTIMS LIKELY DIED BEFORE FIRE
    PINYON PINES: Autopsies of the burned bodies show two females and a male were assaulted.
    The Press-Enterprise
    By Kenny Klein
    Thursday, September 21, 2006
    ..."THERE IS NO INFORMATION THAT LEADS US TO BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE SOMEONE IN THE AREA THAT WILL POSE A RISK TO THE COMMUNITY," [RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S SPOKESMAN EARL]
    QUINATA SAID...

    WHAT DOES RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT KNOW THAT LEADS THEM TO NOT BE WORRIED ABOUT A KILLER IN THE AREA / ON THE LOOSE AFTER THESE BRUTAL MURDERS? SHOULDN'T THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING PEOPLE TO BE ON GUARD, LOCK THEIR DOORS, ETC.?

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  13. If there is a logical explanation I would love to hear it. I'm not trying to make something out of nothing. Not worrying about a killer in the area, if they don't know who did it, doesn't make sense to me.

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  14. AnonymousJune 05, 2012

    I knew Vickie in high school and it saddens me to hear that she met her end in this manner. She was a very kind person.
    My condolences to her family. Pray that the responsible party is brought to justice.

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  15. To the person who submitted a comment and does not see it here, do you KNOW that or is it your best guess? Feel free to email me. It's too incriminating without any facts so I can't post it. This is a very very serious crime, nothing to guess at - but if you know something and for some reason haven't told the police maybe I can help with getting the info you have to them.

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  16. TO THE PERSON WHO WANTED A COMMENT PUBLISHED STATING WHO YOU SAY "DID IT" - SAYING THAT IS NOT ENOUGH. IF YOU KNOW SOMETHING GIVE IT TO

    UM, UM...

    OK GIVE IT TO ME.

    ON THE OTHER HAND - IF YOU ARE GUESSING, PLEASE DON'T DO THAT PUBLICLY.

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  17. I don't know Ron Friedli, so I'm not making any accusations. I would just like to point out the fact that just because he wasn't in the area, that doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't responsible. This case is getting new attention, but investigators seem to be trying a little too hard to make Becky the focus and target, possibly to take the attention off of the real target and the killer.

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  18. Two years later, triple slaying remains a mystery
    The Press-Enterprise
    By JOHN ASBURY
    Sept 20, 2008

    Two years after the tragedy, among the ashes that still remain are Vickie Friedli's algebra homework, charred pages of children's books and the family's mangled bicycles.

    Three people were killed the night of Sept. 17, 2006 -- Vickie Friedli, 53; her longtime boyfriend, Jon Hayward, 55; and Vickie's 18-year-old daughter, Becky.

    As the second anniversary of the killings passed this week, detectives and family members still seek answers that will lead to an arrest of a suspect.

    Authorities have ruled out any possibility of a murder-suicide motive.

    No one in the family had a criminal record or any association to drugs or gang activity. Since the family was in its own home, police have determined they were targeted victims.

    A few friends visited the site Wednesday in the remote Alpine Village section of Pinyon Pines in the mountains of Riverside County. The investigation has stalled and homicide detectives are hoping someone will come forward with that key piece of evidence.

    "What stands out about this case is the three people killed at the same time in their own home," said Riverside County sheriff's Central Homicide Sgt. Brandon Ford. "There wasn't a high probability in their lifestyle to put them at risk of murder. They were more innocent victims than I generally come across."

    Vickie Friedli worked at Macy's in Palm Desert. Hayward was a local handyman, and Becky Friedli was a straight-A student who had just started in the nursing program at College of the Desert.

    Firefighters arrived at the two-story home between Mountain Center and Palm Desert that night thinking they were battling a house fire. But a neighbor and later police spotted a body burning in the wheelbarrow and two more bodies inside the house.

    DNA testing and dental records were needed to identify each of the victims, Ford said. Though family members understand the pitfalls of the investigation, their pain and frustration have not been eased. Police have not disclosed key details, like an official cause of death and a motive, because it may compromise an interview between police and a possible suspect.

    "After two years, we know nothing," said Vickie's oldest daughter, Tiffany Teasdale, now 33. "I hope whoever did this will slip up and feel free to start talking about it. I don't know anybody I can think of that could do something like this."

    Witnesses Remain Silent

    In the last two years, detectives have retraced the lives of each person killed. Police have identified a few persons of interest, related to Becky's past and the circle of people she associated with, Ford said. Police have interviewed all family members and cleared them as suspects.

    The Sheriff's Department has submitted a proposal to authorize as much as a $50,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

    "While it appears we don't have any ongoing threat to the community, we do believe the people responsible are still at large, and short of having those people confess, we need someone to come forward and tell us what happened," Ford said.

    The home was nearly burned to its foundation and later was demolished. Detectives sifted the charred remains searching for an accelerant used in the arson and anything pointing to a cause of the slayings.

    continued

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  19. continued

    "Whoever the suspects were used the fire to try to conceal the crime. All three people were clearly murdered prior to the fire being set," Ford said. "This could be an airtight case, but we're short of that final key. It's very frustrating; we've made gains to move forward, steadily and slowly. It's fair to say now that the facts of the case have stalled and we're waiting for the flow to pick back up."

    Salvaging Memories

    Teasdale remembers helping her parents build the Pinyon Pines house on unpaved Alpine Drive off Highway 74. The house was nestled against the sagebrush hillsides of the San Bernardino National Forest.

    Vickie Friedli was once married to former sheriff's Lt. Ron Friedli, but after their divorce, she lived with Hayward for about a decade. Teasdale described her mom, who studied math at College of the Desert, as a classic hippie, with a fun-loving free spirit and a bleeding heart for others. She once established a donation drive for a domestic violence victim who lived down the road.

    Becky had a close bond with her oldest of four sisters. When Teasdale moved to Los Angeles to go to UCLA, Becky moved with her to finish high school..

    "It went above and beyond a special relationship. I always wanted to make sure she had a place to go," Teasdale said. "We were sisters but also best friends." When Becky returned to live with her mother, she still talked to her oldest sister 10 times a day and worked at Denny's.

    On the day after the fire, Teasdale and her family were only told three bodies were found.

    "When we pulled up, we could see there was nothing left," Teasdale said. "We all cried and picked up the things we knew were sentimental. I rummaged through everything I could. I picked up (Becky's) favorite pajamas, burnt pictures, pieces of her baby book, little things that had been around through the years."

    The pile of charred rubble still remains on the 1-acre lot, with homes on either side in the distance.

    On the concrete slab that once was the garage sits the family's van and Hayward's Ford Bronco. The words "We (heart) U" are painted on the back window. Even the wheelbarrow sits under a tree.

    The property, which is locked in probate, has been popular for looters of scrap metal. Becky's Ford Mustang was stolen.

    Becky's MySpace page expresses compassion and poetry for the less fortunate. On Wednesday, a friend left a comment, "Becky, come home please."

    But Teasdale still has hanging in her closet a shirt Becky often borrowed.

    "I go to it when I need to and it still smells like her. I call it getting my Becky fix," Teasdale said.

    Reach John Asbury at 951-763-3451 or jasbury@PE.com

    Seeking Answers

    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information about the case to call

    951-955-2777 or 951-776-1099.

    http://csafd.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=unsolved2000s&action=print&thread=2709

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  20. Unfortunately, these new investigators are good friends with Ron Friedli:

    PINYON FLATS — A team of former police investigators plan to release a video reenactment Monday of what they think led up to a triple homicide in Pinyon Flats nearly six years ago.

    The private investigators, who hope to call attention back to the cold case, said Friday the video will begin with firefighters barreling down a dirt road toward a house fire on Sept. 17, 2006.

    Three people had been killed before the fire was set, and two of their charred bodies were inside the house. The third body, a teenager, was found in a wheelbarrow outside.

    Investigators have never said how or why Jon Hayward, 55; Vickie Friedli, 53; and Rebecca “Becky” Friedli, 18, were killed. No one has been arrested.

    Worried that the case would never be solved, Becky's family went to the Bolaños Investigations Team about a year ago and asked for their help.

    The eight-person team, which includes familiar faces like former Palm Springs police Lt. Abraham Tokier, agreed to investigate the case for no charge.

    “This case is a six-year-old cold case that has hit a brick wall. We're doing it just because it's the right thing to do,” lead investigator Luis Bolaños said.

    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department handed the triple homicide over to its Cold Case Unit about three years ago.

    Investigators were not available to discuss the case Friday, but there are no new details to release, Deputy Albert Martinez said.

    When the private investigators release their video, two of Becky's sisters will return to the scene of the fire — now a cement slab — and speak with reporters in an effort to bring public attention back to the case.

    Bolaños, a former senior investigator in the district attorney's office, said his team has spent months interviewing relatives and digging through “urban legends” about who killed the trio.

    They are focusing on at least two killers and considering the theory that the victims were shot before the fire, Bolaños said.

    He declined to release more specifics of what his team has concluded.

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    None of the investigators has had access to autopsy reports or police files.

    Bolaños started the Riverside-based Bolaños Investigations Team in 2007.

    About 90 percent of their cases are pro bono, and Bolaños said they've worked alongside the California Innocence Project, which is a law school clinical program dedicated to releasing wrongfully convicted inmates.

    Bolaños' career included stints with the sheriff's department, the FBI and the district attorney's office. He says he was fired as a district attorney investigator in August 2005 for political retaliation.

    Tokier, a 21-year veteran of law enforcement, was fired from Palm Springs Police Department in April 2011 for insubordination after failing to report to the police station while he was the subject of a criminal investigation by the Cathedral City Police Department.

    The remote Pinyon Flats community of Alpine Village is roughly 2 miles north of Highway 74 in the Santa Rosa Mountains south of Palm Desert.

    Becky, one of Friedli's four daughters, lived with her mother and was an aspiring nurse at College of the Desert.

    Vickie Friedli's ex-husband, Becky's father, is Ron Friedli, who retired from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department as a lieutenant.

    Police investigators have asked anyone with information in the case to call (951) 955-2777 or to go to www.riversidesheriff.org/ tipline.

    Kate McGinty can be reached at (760) 778-6451, kate.mcginty@thedesertsun.com, or @TDSKateM.

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  21. R.I.P Beckster.....will miss you forever

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  22. PINYON PINES: Family seeks new help in solving ’06 triple homicide
    Family forms private cold case team to solve a grisly 2006 triple homicide
    Press Enterprise
    BY JOHN ASBURY
    6 August 2012

    Tanya and Drew Friedli returned to the rubble of their childhood home Monday for only the second time since their mother, stepfather and little sister were brutally killed nearly six years ago.

    As they surveyed the foundation and some scattered ashes in the remote Pinyon Pines neighborhood east of Idyllwild, they spoke through tears and held back anger over the fact that they have no answers for who killed and set the bodies of their family and their home ablaze.

    Frustrated since the Riverside County sheriff’s investigation into the 2006 triple homicide has stalled, the family has given up hope of detectives finding the killers.

    “I still believe this is a horrible nightmare and I will wake up at any moment,” Tanya Friedli said. “Six years ago, my life as I knew it ended. Of course we didn’t learn what happened until later, it still affects us to this day.”

    Becky Friedli, 18, her mother Vickie Friedli, 53, and Vickie’s longtime boyfriend, Jon Hayward, 55, who the girls considered a stepfather, were killed the night of Sept. 17, 2006, in the mountainside community off Highway 74, backset down a rugged series of dirt roads.

    Without any answers, the family has turned to a private cold case team of 10 retired law enforcement investigators, led by former detective and private investigator Luis A. Bolaños. The team includes former sheriff’s deputies, district attorney’s investigators and FBI agents who have volunteered to help try to solve the case at no cost.

    In the coming weeks, Lamar Billboards will erect a sign along Interstate 10 in the Palm Desert area with Becky’s photo and a photo of the burning wheelbarrow where Becky’s body was found, reading, “Meet Becky: Before, After. Does this make you sick? Then do something about it! Hotline: 855-44-Becky”

    In 2009, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger approved a $50,000 reward that would lead to an arrest and conviction in the case. The family is now asking Riverside County supervisors to match it, for a combined reward of $100,000.

    “The Riverside County sheriff has had its chance and is still working on it, but we need your help because we so desperately need it,” Tanya Friedli said in her plea to the public. “Someone out there knows something. You may not know how important it is or even have been turned away already. We’re asking for your help, begging even.”

    Right now, Riverside County sheriff’s officials only say that the case is ongoing. Two members of the Sheriff’s Department did attend a news conference at the burn site Monday announcing the cold case team, but they did not comment.

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  23. continued

    A GRISLY DISCOVERY

    Investigators believe Becky may have come home shortly before 10 p.m. when she found her mother and stepfather fatally shot inside.

    She may have recognized the attackers, at least two men, and quickly ran barefoot into the sagebrush of the San Bernardino National Forest behind her home before her killers caught up to her.

    Her assailants used a wheelbarrow to drag her back to the house where her body was doused in gasoline and set on fire. The home on Alpine Drive was then set ablaze.

    The family still has no motive why Becky would have been targeted.

    “The only thing I can conclude is jealousy. She was the best one of all of us. You couldn’t have found a better person in this world,” Tanya Friedli said. “What happened to her was extremely personal. You don’t light someone on fire, just because.”

    Becky’s burning body was found in a posed position in the wheelbarrow outside the home when firefighters arrived. Retired sheriff’s investigator Greg Miller said suspects will arrange or pose a victim’s body to degrade the victim after death.

    “It’s for their own gratification or fantasies to shock first responders and the public,” Miller said.

    While detectives have retraced the lives of the family, nothing has pointed to anything in the victims’ past that made them likely targets, homicide detectives have said.

    “We believe Becky may have walked into a situation in her residence and that she may have immediately recognized her life was in clear danger,” Bolaños said.

    Vickie was the ex-wife of former Riverside County sheriff’s Lt. Ron Friedli, who has been ruled out as a suspect.

    INVESTIGATION RUNS COLD

    Tanya Friedli believes the Sheriff’s Department is no longer investigating the case. She said she has been hung up on, placed on hold, yelled at and demeaned by sheriff’s officials as the case has repeatedly changed hands.

    “I would have accepted anything from the investigators. Any bit of information, a care or concern and I received nothing,” she said.

    Tanya Friedli excluded two Riverside County investigators — who she remains in contact with regularly — who have urged her to be patient.

    Two years after the killings, the home remained a pile of ashes, with charred family mementos and Hayward’s Ford Bronco still parked where the garage once stood.

    Today, everything is gone, including the trees and the brick walkway that Ron Friedli built when Tanya was a baby. The family returned only once before to aid investigators, and again Monday to plead for help.

    “I never understood how important closure was until this,” Tanya Friedli said.

    http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/hemet/hemet-headlines-index/20120806-pinyon-pines-family-seeks-new-help-in-solving-06-triple-homicide.ece?ssimg=670073#ssStory670077

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  24. Jon was my best friend, more like a brother for about 25 years. We talked about them moving to Oregon some day, but he was making good money there and didn't want to move. I will never get over losing him. I pray that this case gets solved. Alan.

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  25. So if I follow this thread correctly - no one has been arrested. The ex-husband's alibi is that he was hundreds of miles away. Ok. It's not like he didn't have the capacity to hire it done.

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    1. HMM. Nobody says that out loud. Don't you know that? :) I know that when my husband was out of the country I was MORE afraid because his alibi was solid.

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    2. You can rest assured my father had NOTHING to do with this. And why would he kill his own daughter? You are pretty messed up and should be ashamed!

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  26. This doesn't add up:

    ..."THERE IS NO INFORMATION THAT LEADS US TO BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE SOMEONE IN THE AREA THAT WILL POSE A RISK TO THE COMMUNITY"...

    ...The autopsies showed that the people were the victims of assault and possibly died of their injuries before the fire...

    DESPITE THE GRISLY NATURE OF THE SCENE, QUINATA SAID THE COMMUNITY IS NOT IN DANGER. "WE DO NOT HAVE ANYBODY WHO IS OF CONCERN," HE SAID. "HOWEVER, WE ARE FOLLOWING UP ON LEADS"...

    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2008/09/ca-killer-of-becky-vicki-jon-has-still.html

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    1. Despite the grisly nature of the insane brutally murder of 3 there is duo or more that have a influence far beyond the local authority and the wishes of the community running around committing murders and burning down peoples homes.

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    2. in the statement we believe that the community is not in danger would not that be from a sworn or authentic statement of complete knowledge of who did it and how it is that it wont happen again

      let me guess here you think we should just trust

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  27. AnonymousMay 09, 2013

    Becky walked into the crime and was probably killed as she was witness to it. Everyone agrees that she walked into this crime scene. Obviously, she was not the target.
    Does everyone really think some teenage kids would have the capacity to take on Jon and Vicki? You're out of your minds.

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    1. Well, apparently SO as the two suspects indicted and arrested were 17 and 18 years old at the time.
      http://blog.pe.com/breaking-news/2014/03/12/pinyon-pines-two-men-arrested-in-2006-triple-slaying/

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  28. AnonymousJune 05, 2013

    Detectives have said it was obviously a professional job.

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  29. this rinactment wa interesting http://youtu.be/SqPgrkaTj7g

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  30. This makes me so sick.. I am truly so very sorry for what happened to this family.. I didn't know Vicki or Jon but I went to school with Becky and we'd often run into each other at the mall and have lunch. I remember the last time I saw Becky was that month.. she joined my mom and I and my 10 month old son for lunch. I was also very pre go at the time and not feeling so great. But here comes Becky all smiles as usual and sits down with us for lunch. She had my son giggling so hard it made my heart melt. She had a smile who could brighten anyone's day and was truly beautiful inside and out. I was so upset to hear about this tragedy a couple weeks later. And still to this day it makes me sick to know that there are awful people in this world who could do such terrible things to people. I wish I knew anything and could help but unfortunately I do not.. I just wanted to share a beautiful memory of Becky and offer my condolences to her family. I sincerely hope that you get answers and that justice will be served!

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  31. RIP condolences to family and friends My point of interest is focused on finding out how this things happen come about and what can be done to prevent further events. I am posting my email to attract and converse with others who have theory's and scenarios of what happened and possible who around the are suspicions and theories which it helps to discus maybe we can find out who would be so irresponsible and self grieving if your interested have clues ideas thoughts or would just like to share you can email me at ussafeandhelath@gmail.com

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  32. Rest in Peace shameful loss
    Condolences to family and friends

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  33. I understood the case went before the DA January of 2014 is there any word

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  34. Any delay from the DA's office in failing to proceed with a case to present the facts to this heinous crime is a travesty. .

    The California Attorney's office should be notified and a request made to intercede immediately. The local DA's office should not be tarnished by any perception of "conflict of interest'.

    Any cloud of impropriety harms the family and those who are affected by the accusations.

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  35. The case is now before a grand jury in Indio.(March 2014) Apparently two suspects HAVE been identified, but their names haven't been released. You can read about it on mydesert.com or kesq.com or KMIR6.com, the local media outlets. Believe me, we, the community, ARE interested in the outcome and possible indictments in this case.

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  36. Here's the link to the story on KMIR6:
    http://www.jrn.com/kmir6/news/BREAKING-NEWS--Man-Arrested-at-Palm-Springs-Airport-in-Pinyon-Pines-Case-249650701.html

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  37. Here's the link to the story in the Press-Enterprise:
    http://blog.pe.com/breaking-news/2014/03/11/pinyon-pines-two-men-arrested-in-2006-triple-slaying/

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  38. 2 guys were arrested yesterday for the murders in Palm Springs airport. One of them was Becky's ex boyfriend and a friend.I went to school with them and personally I am shocked I hope justice is served it's been so many years! The family needs closure to what happened

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  39. http://www.kesq.com/news/suspects-charged-with-murder-in-pinyon-pines-case/24939398
    Suspects charged and photos attached

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  40. KMIR 6 story today (March 12, 2014)...KMIR has stayed on this story from the beginning and has followed it through the suspects' arrests.
    http://www.kesq.com/news/suspects-charged-with-murder-in-pinyon-pines-case/24939398

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  41. PINYON PINES: Ex-boyfriend, friend indicted in 2006 triple slaying (UPDATE)

    A man whose ex-girlfriend said he once jealously threatened to kill her has been indicted, more than seven years after he and a second suspect were first investigated by homicide detectives in the triple homicide of the woman, her mother and the mother’s longtime boyfriend.

    Grand jury testimony, cellphone records and DNA evidence led to the indictments of Robert Lars Pape and his friend Cristin Conrad Smith, both now 25, on three counts of murder, using a gun and special circumstances of multiple murders.

    Prosecutors say that on Sept. 17, 2006, the men killed Becky Friedli, 18; Vicki Friedli, 53; and Jon Hayward, 55, at the family’s home in the secluded desert community of Pinyon Pines off Highway 74 south of Palm Desert, then set the house on fire to cover up the murders.

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  42. I NEVER Thought it was Her Father...The Guy might have had some anger issues, But Fathers dont kill their own.. I hope they FRY these Bastards!!!

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  43. And, here's the latest update. As usual, the Press Enterprise has the best coverage:
    http://blog.pe.com/breaking-news/2014/03/12/pinyon-pines-two-men-arrested-in-2006-triple-slaying/

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  44. Here's the latest update (March 15, 2014) from The Desert Sun, the local newspaper:
    http://www.mydesert.com/article/20140314/NEWS0801/303140019/Cell-phone-records-DNA-evidence-Pinyon-Pines-case

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  46. Idyllwild Town Crier article from March 18, 2014:
    http://idyllwildtowncrier.com/2014/03/18/two-arrested-pinyon-triple-homicide/

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  47. Latest update from The Desert Sun (March 18, 2014)
    http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2014/03/16/probe-into-pinyon-pines-slayings-follows-school-ties/6483415/

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  48. Latest update from the Press Enterprise, which, as usual, has the most complete coverage:
    Cristin Smith ordered to stand trial in the triple homicide:
    http://www.pe.com/local-news/coachella-valley/coachella-valley-headlines/20140326-pinyon-pines-second-suspect-to-face-trial-in-triple-homicide.ece

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  49. 48 Hours is planning to air a show about this case Jan. 17 or 24.

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  50. By the way...charges against the 2 suspects were dismissed in Oct.
    http://www.pe.com/articles/pape-751221-case-grand.html

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  51. Both young men were arrested again in June, and have been charged once again for the murders. The pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Sept.

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  52. Here is a link to the article in the Desert Sun.
    sertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2016/06/10/robert-pape-re-charged-pinyon-pines-murder-case/85696162/

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  53. http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2016/06/10/robert-pape-re-charged-pinyon-pines-murder-case/85696162/

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