CA - Barbara Stroud, 18, Willits, 7 January 1973

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  1. burblestein

    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    What makes this case so heartbreaking is that Barbara Stroud was a loving and dutiful daughter. She was taking a gap year between high school and college to aid her parents in building up their business up on Ridgewood Summit south of town. And while she was doing that, a pack of savages raped and murdered her. It raises the indignation meter a couple more notches.
     


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    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

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    Is there any indication/suspicion that one or more of these assailants had a hand in other rape-murder-disappearances before or after? The fact that their names were called in to the sheriff tells me they had a reputation. For example John Annibel originally from Humboldt County just to the north was only convicted of one murder (Debra Sloan in Mendocino County) but suspected of several more in Humboldt previously. Could any of these guys be suspects in other cases?
     
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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    Bruce Anderson, the editor of "The Anderson Valley Advertiser" hasn't forgotten Barbara...
    MCT: Sunday, May 5, 2019...
    and obviously, I haven't either.
    Bruce presents a slightly differing scenario from the one I wrote above. He is probably more accurate, given that he has been following this case for year's , and may have the court records for the case. Anyhow, the details don't matter. Finding the evidence to charge and convict the two surviving defendants is what counts.
     
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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    It's been 46 years...way too long for justice to be delayed.

    A detail to clarify above information:
    The defendants in Barbara's murders didn't get far enough in the trial process to be able to claim double jeopardy. This means the survivors can still be prosecuted!
     
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