Reference: Mendocino County Sheriff's Case #04-3899 Charles Roy "Buzzy" Mitchell (father) Date of birth: 15 August 1938, per findagrave website, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107943106 Although the MCSO refers to him as a white male, the elder Mitchell was Native American. He was 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Noland Jay "No No" Noland (son) Date of birth: 29 May 1970, per findagrave website, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107943106 Once again, the MCSO uses the descriptor "white male" for a Native American. Noland was 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighed 380 pounds, and had black hair and brown eyes. Prior legal record: On 29 September 1991, deputies responding to a call from Mill Creek Road in the Cow Mountain Off Road Recreation Area on the Mendocino/Lake County line arrested Noland on a warrant. Ukiah Daily Journal, 30 September 1991.https://www.newspapers.com/image/8885567/. Note: I was unable to determine the charge or disposition of the case. Both Mitchells were active in local Native American affairs. In 2004, Charles was becoming involved in Pomo tribal politics, now that he had retired from working in a lumber mill. The internal politics of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomos, who ran a casino on their rancheria some miles north of Ukiah, interested him. Nor was he the only Mitchell involved with an Indian casino. After son Noland belatedly completed Mendocino College at age 29, he went to work for Sho-Ka-Wah Casino, east of Hopland on Route 175. He was the Drop Supervisor there for two years before his murder according to his Ukiah Daily Journal obituary of 4 November 2004, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/uk....aspx?n=noland-jay-mitchell-no-no&pid=2784044. A digression here: Indian casinos just pump money. There are also other businesses associated with casinos--mini-marts, entertainment, gas station, cheap cigarettes. Considerable sums of cash are in flux, up for grabs for whoever is in control. In recent years, the infighting over tribal funds has led to everything from mass disenrollments from tribes to assaults, shootouts, and arson. Unfortunately, murder would not be much of an escalation. Let me continue then. In September 2004, the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian of the Coyote Valley Band were removed from office by a general council vote. Ukiah Daily Journal, 28 December 2004, https://www.newspapers.com/image/8719045/. It is likely that Charles Roy Mitchell was interested in running for one of these offices. On 31 October 2004, the MItchells were known to be alive. On 1 November 2004, Noland did not show up for work. A coworker drove to the Noland home in the 900 block Orr Springs Road. He found Noland dead by obvious homicide; he appeared to have been shot in his sleep. This seems to indicate that Noland was indoors. At 1:15 PM, deputies were dispatched to the Mitchell place. When they cleared the premises, they found the elder Mitchell. He had been beaten to death alongside their home. Mendocino County Sheriff's Office website, http://www.mendocinosheriff.com/missing/coldcases.html; America's Most Wanted website,http://amwfans.com/thread/1683/unknown-charles-noland-mitchell-california. A look at the map shows that the Mitchell home was located next to another local rancheria, that of the Pinoleville Band of Pomos, as can be seen here. If the motive for the murders was tribal politics, here's a potential source of assassins within easy walking distance of the Mitchell home. Google map, https://www.google.com/maps/place/9...0b72dcc6b4449c4!8m2!3d39.178527!4d-123.229796. On 16 November 2004, Shodakai Casino and Mitchell family members put up a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Mitchell murderer(s). This report says both Mitchells were shot. Ukiah Daily Journal, 16 November 2004, https://www.newspapers.com/image/8727455/. As a visual aid to the locations noted in this post, I have enclosed a Google map clip, https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Coy...7e8c63f277!2m2!1d-123.0576865!2d38.982656!3e0 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.The Sheriff's Office can also be reached at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah,CA 95482.