Sunday, July 29, 2007

Burned Bodies Found Near Site of Inyo Pot Plantation Raid...(Associated Press July 24, 2007)

Burned bodies found near site of Inyo pot plantation raid

Last Update: Jul 24, 2007 5:55 PM

INDEPENDENCE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the burned bodies of two men were found today near an illicit plantation along the Eastern Sierra where 50-thousand marijuana plants were found.

Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze says the bodies appeared to have been burned in a wildfire that consumed 35-thousand acres in the Inyo National Forest this month. But Lutze says the bodies' location near the marijuana growing area, amid other undisclosed evidence, led authorities to believe they were involved in the drug operation.

Lutze says authorities were led to the bodies by four people claiming to be family members who had gone looking for the missing men.

The area where the bodies were found was part of a huge growing operation that agents raided during a three-month investigation.

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BS Ranch Perspective

I wonder if the bodies were part of the wildfire or were they the cause of the wildfire, is there another body in the desert that is found like that of Miss Fox's and they just say that it was a unfortunate mishap due to the heat of summer, and they close the case because there was so much decomposition to Ms. Fox's Body, yet Just hours before she was missing she was seen by some people that were driving in the Big Pine Canyon area, and there was some people that said that they gave her a ride, I don't know what is going on with that one, but then we have this case where there are two people that are killed by a marijuana crop.

This has to be handled as a murder since there are to many things that have happened in Independence in the last year, with the loss of life. Now, Fox, lost her life last Summer, in August, almost a year ago,and I wonder if she had stumbled upon a small Marijuana Crop that might have been just getting started back then, that might have been enough to have got her into trouble Especially if the crop was someone that was working under management through a larger area, such as a network, or maybe a gang.

BS Ranch

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am glad you say that! I wondered why the police were being so dismissive about it just because the bodies were found near the plantation. It seems like they could have been drug-related homicides, maybe hikers who stumbled across the site. Somebody claiming to know the hikers posted on a forum about the wildfires, saying that one of the backpackers was her best friend and that he never did drugs. Here is the link, post #17 and #19: