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    Thanks Carl --- that site is a bit confusing --- that helps!!!!



    Charlie - yes I knew he'd been sick and had a stroke --- I was hoping maybe his wife could help you talk to him. I know in my heart that if Mills is unable to talk to you about this, it is not because he is unwilling....Mills was a deeply compassionate man and would help if he could. You know, Dick Gammick might have been around back then....maybe he would talk to you???


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    I'm looking up people quoted in the story. Right now they are my go to guys.


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    Here is the weather for Reno on July 17, 1982.

    I couldn't get it to search for Tahoe but locals know it's not that big a deal
    http://www.almanac.com/weather/histo...eno/1982-07-17

    Conditions that day/night were pleasant --- It was 48 degrees F that night in the valley....up in Sheep Flats, it must have been pretty chilly.

    The day before, July 16, 1982 was also nice...
    http://www.almanac.com/weather/histo...eno/1982-07-16

    Sunny, clear with normal temps in the valley.


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    Those are swimming days.

    Maybe she went up with a boyfriend or something and got into a fight and walked away or made him stop the car. She walked while they argued and she stopped to tie her shoe. She then maybe said something to the effect of "up yours" (keepng it G here) and in a fit of anger he shot her.

    They need to review a lot of these cold cases and broadcast them to the public. A lot of my coworkers who lived here since the 70s remember these cases. It might jog a memory.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie99909 View Post
    Those are swimming days.

    Maybe she went up with a boyfriend or something and got into a fight and walked away or made him stop the car. She walked while they argued and she stopped to tie her shoe. She then maybe said something to the effect of "up yours" (keepng it G here) and in a fit of anger he shot her.

    They need to review a lot of these cold cases and broadcast them to the public. A lot of my coworkers who lived here since the 70s remember these cases. It might jog a memory.
    Makes perfect sense.


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    My only question on that scenario is:
    If she was shot with a shotgun or a rifle , he actually hunted her down after she got out of the car.

    If it was a handgun, he could have concealed that. The articles do not seem precise about what kind of gun was used.


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    Her right eye is blurred in the post mortem. Maybe an exit wound? A shotgun at close range would have taken her head off. I'm thinking a hand gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie99909 View Post
    Her right eye is blurred in the post mortem. Maybe an exit wound? A shotgun at close range would have taken her head off. I'm thinking a hand gun.
    I agree that a handgun would seem to make more sense when you put it like that.
    One of the sources said "shotgun" so it kinda throws you off....so much "vague" information and as you put it "inconsistency".

    I have some exp. with handguns but not shotguns/rifles...would a rifle of a lower caliber also destroy more than the eyesocket?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rindicella View Post
    I agree that a handgun would seem to make more sense when you put it like that.
    One of the sources said "shotgun" so it kinda throws you off....so much "vague" information and as you put it "inconsistency".

    I have some exp. with handguns but not shotguns/rifles...would a rifle of a lower caliber also destroy more than the eyesocket?
    A handgun would tend to create a larger exit wound than a rifle (generally speaking). But a low-caliber handgun (say, a .22 caliber handgun, or even a .38) would probably not. I tend to doubt that it was a rifle or shotgun, because it would be difficult to tote around inconspicuously.

    Secondly, if it was a shotgun, it would either blow half her head off (if from close range), or there would have been wounds spread over her upper body if from longer range, The indication that she was shot in the back of the head would seem to be inconsistent with either scenario.


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    Maybe a .22 though I'll admit that I dont know much about guns other than what I said above.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    A handgun would tend to create a larger exit wound than a rifle (generally speaking). But a low-caliber handgun (say, a .22 caliber handgun, or even a .38) would probably not. I tend to doubt that it was a rifle or shotgun, because it would be difficult to tote around inconspicuously.

    Secondly, if it was a shotgun, it would either blow half her head off (if from close range), or there would have been wounds spread over her upper body if from longer range, The indication that she was shot in the back of the head would seem to be inconsistent with either scenario.
    I'm also thinking a lower caliber handgun like a .22 or .380 for concealability and less damage.

    Even at close range, the tendency is for the bullet to "lodge" somewhere because of it's lower speed. (You should see my back fence. ) Even a .38 might do that at close range.

    A .357 would definitely make a "wide exit" (and possibly keep on going to the nearest tree.)


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    I think a .357 would take a good amount of the head out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie99909 View Post
    I think a .357 would take a good amount of the head out.
    Yes, it would...
    and it would probably keep going....it's happened quite a lot actually. That's the reason I would not use a .357 for "home defense". It might go through the attacker, but also through the wall, across the street, into the living room of my neighbor and put a stop to his innocent channel surfing.


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    I am wondering if the lace 1 piece bathing suit was really a bathing suit. It might of been a lace body suit or body briefer. Which might mean it had nothing to do with swimming. I bet the detectives never realized 28 years later, people would be asking all these questions. I am really glad you started this thread. Someone, somewhere needs closure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by justice57 View Post
    I am wondering if the lace 1 piece bathing suit was really a bathing suit. It might of been a lace body suit or body briefer. Which might mean it had nothing to do with swimming. I bet the detectives never realized 28 years later, people would be asking all these questions. I am really glad you started this thread. Someone, somewhere needs closure.
    A very good observation...those types of bodysuits were very popular back then...lingerie?? Very good possibility.


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