Tom Dertinger called his wife Barbara on the afternoon of January 10, 1986. He told Barbara he was leaving his office to run some errands.
Later that afternoon, Tom called his secretary to tell her he was at the apartment of an acquaintance to buy a three-wheeled motorcycle...an ATV. He told his secretary that he wasn't sure if he'd be done in time to get back to the office to close up...but he'd call back to let her know if she needed to secure the business before she left for the day.
That call never came.
Link to Newspaper Archive through the Kern County Library.
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