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