The story about Mary Ringo was, in my feeble memory, something from Gilchriese who claimed Wyatt said that to Flood and Flood told him. Flood is disastrously vague and confusing.
I've been trying to locate that Virgil article, although my steadily deteriorating memory is that Virg said whoever killed Ringo tried to make it look like he was killed by Apaches because they were wearing moccasins, but he doesn't mention the part of Ringo's scap that was missing. That article is somewhere on ths board but I haven't been able to find it yet.
Guys I read somewhere that Mary Ringo had visited Wyatt and out of respect for her he was not claiming to have done the job at that time. I don’t know when this was , but he definitely implied that... more
about Virgil's source for his moccasin/Apache info, and when, if you know, he went on the record with it and to whom? Virgil left Tombstone in March of 1882, Ringo's suicide was three months later... more
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84021913/1882-09-09/ed-1/seq-2/ https://nediscapp.com/discussion.cgi?disc=39627&article=31168&search_page=0&search_term=moccasins https://nediscapp.com/... more
Bob No worries. None of it explains why a suicide would be falsified. Ringo was not wanted for any crime although seems acknowledged to be a rustler. Are you thinking that some of the big ranch... more