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  1. #1
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    CA - Barry Kirk Pinder, 21, Mendocino County, 18 June 1974

    Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Case # 74-42358

    Automated report # 06-3774

    Date of birth: 12 June 1953

    Place of birth: Panama Canal Zone

    Parents: Major JEM and Lt. Col. SH Pinder

    Siblings: Two older sisters

    Education: Graduated 1971, Winter Park (FL) High School

    Barry was a white male, 6 feet 1 inch tall, weight 180 pounds, with collar-length blond hair parted on the left. Both Maitland FL, given as his home of record, and Winter Park FL, the town in which he was schooled, are in the Orlando FL metropolitan area.

    In June 1974, Barry was vacationing at MacKerricher State Park, north of Fort Bragg CA. On 17 June 1974, three or four male visitors were seen at Barry's campsite by neighboring campers. A motorcycle was also noted. At 9 AM 18 June 1974, a tourist from San Jose found Barry's body. The tourist reported the find to a park ranger. In turn, the ranger called a deputy from MCSO's Fort Bragg substation. Barry's body was fully clothed, and lay partly under a picnic table. His face and skull had been beaten in. A nearby stick of firewood was the obvious weapon. The homicide scene was littered with beer cans and trash.

    Neither the visitors nor the motorcycle were still present.

    Barry's remains were moved to Fort Bragg, where a post mortem in a funeral home was performed by Dr. Aa. Meanwhile, LE scrambled for clues. The park worker who checked in visitors recognized the name "Pinder", but gave a description incongruent with Barry. There was a short-lived APB for two motorcyclists seen in the vicinity of MacKerricher; however, that was soon "corrected". Barry was identified via his fingerprints. They were on file from an arrest in San Diego.Barry's father arrived on 20 June 1974 to retrieve Barry's remains.


    Findagrave website: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...882972&df=all&

    MCSO website page: http://mendocinosheriff.com/missing/coldcases.html

    Ukiah (CA) Daily Journal, 19 June 1974: https://www.newspapers.com/image/578596/

    UDJ, 20 June 1974: https://newspapers.com/image/578978/

    UDJ, 15 July 1974: https://newspapers.com/image/584581/

    Barry's homicide happened at the same time as the 20 June 1974 disappearances of Linda Lee Lovell and Stephen Locke Packard from nearby Westport. Cross-reference is http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ight=Mendocino plus the individual threads for Linda and Steve.
    Last edited by burblestein; 10-09-2016 at 07:53 PM. Reason: Spacing vanished, running post into garble.

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    An immediate question arises.

    It's unlikely that three or four guys rode in on a single motorcycle. So, was the motorcycle Barry's bike? Was his bike stolen during the murder?

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    LE contact info

    Information concerning this active homicide case may be called in to the MCSO Tipline at 707-234-2100. Their Investigative Services Bureau may be emailed at barneys@co.mendocino.ca.us.The Sheriff's Office can also be reached at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482.

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