DEAR READERS: Finally, 2016 is over!
I couldn't have said it better myself!
As many of you probably know, a college student named Zuzu Verck disappeared on October 11, likely murdered by her long time boyfriend, Robert Fabian. There is quite a bit of circumstantial evidence but no body. Well, my daughter-in-law is obsessed with finding the body. Not for the $200,000 reward (although I do tease her about us being bounty hunters), but over the outrage that it happened here in our safe little community, and he may get away with it. So, naturally, she isn't comfortable searching remote areas alone, therefore, I go with her. When we're not looking, we're brain-storming on where to look next. And, yes, I'm totally aware of the futility of looking, but she shouldn't go alone.
|Robert and Zuzu in happier times|
I couldn't find any history on it but did find an obituary for Marilyn Ann Caldwell. She's buried in the middle of the cemetery. Not sure there are any other burials there or not, and not sure the fireplace is from the cabin she built there, but I presume it is. Her great-grandparents established Mitre Peak Ranch. (Five years ago Marilyn died of a massive stroke at the age of 43.) More info if you're interested at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ruidosonews/obituary.aspx?pid=155128441
We did see some Wild Turkeys and a Phainopepla, so it wasn't a day totally devoid of substance.