Bob Cash
Re: Thanks, Bob. Appreciate it.
Mon May 15, 9:29

Olds, you write, "I needn't mention that both Jack Burrows and Gary Roberts are satisfied that Ringo was a suicide. I will be gobsmacked if Gatto isn't as well."

Okay, you've played your Burrows, Roberts, and Gatto cards. I'll play my most valuable card in this game:

"Frankly, I have never been fully convinced that Ringo committed suicide. That upside-down gun belt is weird. And, there is absolutely no mention of any holster. Finally, that citizen’s report on Ringo’s demise claims there was a hat on Ringo’s head when the body was found. If Ringo offed himself, it is hard to imagine how he managed to keep his hat on. To me, Johnny Ringo’s death remains an unsolved homicide. Maybe it was a suicide. Maybe it wasn’t. Unless and until more reliable information is obtained, the exact fate of Johnny Ringo remains a mystery because we simply don’t have enough reliable information to settle the matter once and for all."
—Jeff Morey, in the Jan 21, 2022 TRUE WEST article DID DOC KILL RINGO by Bob Boze Bell, Gary Roberts, Jeff Morey, Casey Tefertiller, and John Boessenecker

  • Thanks, Bob. Appreciate it.olds, Fri May 12 17:48
    What immediately piqued my interest was the statement, "There is more than one man living in Cochise County who knows who did it." How would PROSPECTOR, who might as well have signed off as "Anonymous,"... more
    • Re: Thanks, Bob. Appreciate it. — Bob Cash, Mon May 15 9:29
      • LOL.olds, Mon May 15 13:43
        The Morey card is an excellent one. Well-played, Bob. I am probably Jeff's biggest fan, as I am a fast friend, and respect his opinions in these matters without reservation, so I've been aware of his... more
    • Re: Thanks, Bob. Appreciate it.Anonymous, Sat May 13 22:28
      Olds, I'm pretty sure that this means it was a reprint from the TOMBSTONE PROSPRECTOR newspaper. Gatto believes Ringo committed suicide. Because of the upside down gun belt, the missing piece of... more
      • Thanks for those articles.olds, Sun May 14 8:51
        Fascinating stuff. End of the day, all considered, what it comes down to, I suppose, is how one weighs the importance of one fact or factor against or over another, and ultimately that is a subjective... more
        • By the way, Bob,olds, Sun May 14 11:35
          if the source of those statements was a newspaper and not a person--and thanks for setting me straight on that--it changes nothing save to discredit that newspaper owing to its appalling lack of journalistic... more
        • Re: Thanks for those articles.Bob Cash, Sun May 14 10:04
          olds, you asked: You mention law enforcement officers. Are you including in that group forensic profilers and psychologists? I don't know. At least two are still posting, one who says Ringo's death is... more
          • That letter in Ringo's pocket....Robert Buckley, Sun May 14 12:10
            I've always leaned toward Ringo shooting himself....but, that letter in Ringo's pocket at the time of his death gives me pause. The letter was from the law office of James A. Zabriskie. Zabriskie was... more
            • Re: That letter in Ringo's pocket....Bob Cash, Thu May 18 8:51
              I don't know anything about the Tiffany case, Robert, but wasn't Zabriskie a top notch defense lawyer? Maybe it had something to do with charges against Ringo concerning shooting the guy for not accepting... more
              • Re: Re: That letter in Ringo's pocket....Robert Buckley, Thu May 18 18:26
                Bob, Zabriskie was the United States Disrict Attorney for the Territory of Arizona at that time. Actually, Zabriskie was named to that position a few days after Ringo's death if my memory is correct.... more
                • Re: Re: Re: That letter in Ringo's pocket....Bob Cash, Sat May 20 22:56
                  Thank you so much, Robert, for pointing out that independent researchers could lon into the JSTOR site. Over the last 15 years or so I have again and again pulled up the first pages of articles I wanted... more
                  • Bob, another article on JSTORRobert Buckley, Sun May 21 16:10
                    Bob,it sounds like you have some catching up to do on JSTOR. I'll get you started with one of my favorite articles on the site. It was published in 1970 by the Montana Historical Society and written... more
                    • Re: Bob, another article on JSTORBob Cash, Thu May 25 10:17
                      Thank you again, Robert. I truly appreciate it. This guy Robetts had some pretty interesting ideas about the street fight 53 years ago. I wonder if he ever followed up with anything else on the subject.... more