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PINYON PINES CASE: KMIR News Exclusive: Internal Documents Detail Investigation

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PINYON PINES CASE: KMIR News Exclusive: Internal Documents Detail Investigation

By Elizabeth Beaubien & David Reese. CREATED Mar 17, 2014

PALM DESERT - KMIR NEWS HAS NEW, NEVER-BEFORE REPORTED DETAILS ON THE PINYON PINES TRIPLE MURDER CASE.

KMIR HAS OBTAINED INTERNAL SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTS.

AND THEY'RE RAISING MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THIS CASE WAS INVESTIGATED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

ELIZABETH BEAUBIEN HAS MORE:

THIS IS WHAT THE FRIEDLI FAMILY HOME LOOKED LIKE.. AFTER THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED HERE ON THE NIGHT OF SEPTEMEBER 17 2006 ... THEN SET ON FIRE.
VICKI FRIEDLI AND HER BOYFRIEND WERE FOUND SHOT AND KILLED .. AND BURNED BEYOND RECOGNITION..

18 YEAR OLD BECKY FRIEDLI WAS FOUND SMOULDERING IN A WHEELBARROW IN THE YARD..

ROBERT PAPE AND CRISTIN SMITH HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR THE CRIME..'
IT TOOK SEVEN AND A HALF YEARS TO MAKE THESE ARRESTS.. AND WE CAN NOW SHOW YOU THE EVIDENCE POLICE HAD AGAINST THEM.. AND WHEN.

KMIR HAS OBTAINED INTERNAL SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTS - REVEALING MANY SPECIFICS OF THIS CASE.

INCLUDING.. THAT ROBERT PAPE WAS INITIALLY INTERVIEWED BY POLICE THE DAY AFTER THE MURDERS.

THE SHERIFF DEPATMENT'S STATES ON THE NIGHT OF THE MURDERS, PAPE CLAIMS HE AND SMITH HUNG OUT AND DROVE TO SEVERAL PLACES IN CATHEDRAL CITY.

HE INITIALLY SAID HE WAS NO WHERE NEAR THE AREA OF HIGHWAY 74 - THE ROUTE TO PINYON PINES - AT ANY TIME ONTHE DATE OF THE MURDERS, BUT WHEN CONFRONTED WITH INFORMATION OF HIS CELL PHONE PINGING IN THE AREA.. HE SAYS HE WANST CERTAIN HOW FAR OR WHERE HE AND CRISTIN DROVE THAT NIGHT.

IT WASNT UNTIL A WHOLE YEAR LATER ... THAT PAPE AND SMITH WERE AGAIN DETAINED.. THEIR HOMES SEARCH..

INSIDE SHOTGUNS WERE FOUND.. JON HAYWARD WAS KILLD WITH A 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN.
THE HOLSTER AND CASING FOR A GLOCK HANDGUN WERE ALSO FOUND.. VICKI FRIEDLI DIED FROM A 40 CALIBER GUNSHOT WOUND.

WHILE DETAINED.. SMITH TOLD INVESTIGATORS HE HAD NEVER BEEN TO THE FRIEDLI HOME.

YET HIS FINGER PRINT WAS FOUND ON A BUSINESS CARD - LAYING NEAR THE WHEELBARROW WHERE BECK FRIEDLI'S BODY WAS FOUND.

WE CAN NOW TELL YOU - THAT CARD WAS A PRO LIFE CATHOLIC CHARITIES CARD..
THESE DOCUMENTS ALSO STATE - JAVIER GARCIA JUNIOR.. A FRIEND OF THE YOUNGEST VICTIM.. "WOULD APPEAR TO BE THE BEST SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR THE INVESTIGATION."

HIS CELL RECORDS WERE OBTAINED BY POLICE AND SHOW HE WAS DRIVING IN THE AREA OF THE FRIEDLI HOME THE NIGHT OF THE MURDERS.. BUT THEY VIRTUALLY EXCLUDE HIM AS BEING IN THE AREAS OF THE HOMCIDES AT THE TIME THEY OCCURRED.

KMIR HAS ALSO OBTAINED THIS CHAT LOG.. BETWEEN ROBERT PAPE.. AND SARA..
WE CAN NOT CONFIRM THIS IS HIS WIFE, SARA.

HERE - PAPE TELLS SARA REGARDING A CHEATING BOYFRIEND SHE HAD QUOTE "IF YOU NKOW WHERE HE LIVES, WE CAN PORFESSIONALLY BURN DOWN HIS HOUSE.."
SARA REPLIES "THATS RIGHT, YOURE A LITTLE PYRO"

PAPE ALSO WRITES.. IN REGARD TO HIS CHORES AND HIS MOTHER.. "IM GOING TO SHOOT HER.."

AND LATER TYPES "IM GOING TO KILL MY FAMILY.."

THESE DOCUMENTS ALSO STATE JAVEIR GARCIA JUNIOR "BECAME UNCOOPERATIVE WITH INVESTIGATORS.. UNDER ADVICE FROM THIS FATHER."

YOU'LL RECALL GARCIA'S FATHER.. IS A SENIOR INVESTIGATOR WITHIN THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

THESE DOCUMENTS ALSO QUESTION WHETHER JAVIER GARCIA JUNIOR, SHOULD BE GRANTED IMMUNITY BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.