55 Years Since Bobby and Linda Were Murdered On the Beach Near Santa Barbara, CA- June 4, 1963

jbaveritt
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June 3rd, 2018, 11:05 pm #1

Hello everyone,

Well it has been 55 years tomorrow, June 4, 1968 that my friends were murdered.  I remember two days later very clearly.  On June 4th they went to the beach and chose to go alone without the other seniors for Senior Ditch Day.  They were murdered mid-afternoon.  They did not come home that night. Bobby's father started looking for them the next day.  They made a police report but it was not taken seriously--not enough time.  They looked all day then finally found Bobby's car at the pull out place above the beach.  The CHP trooper went with them some 200 feet down that trail you have seen in my video and found the bodies in the shack about 9:00 p.m. on June 5th.  I went to school early on the morning of June 6th and found other students gathered in the parking lot.  They were saying Bobby and Linda were dead.  I could not believe it.  I assumed they were killed in a car crash.  It took about an hour before we had the truth that they were murdered on the beach two days before on Senior Ditch Day.  For 55 years now I have been seeking the truth about who murdered my two friends. I have been to their graves many times.  May they rest in peace.  I will rest in peace when we know who killed them.  Thank you to Tom and to all of you who have worked so very hard on this site and those in law enforcement to keep their memories alive and the search for their killer alive.
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TomVoigt
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June 3rd, 2018, 11:10 pm #2

Thanks for the post, John.
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June 3rd, 2018, 11:11 pm #3

And for those who have not seen your excellent documentary:
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June 4th, 2018, 12:01 am #4

Indeed, John. Thank you for doing all you can to keep the memories of your friends alive. They seemed like such kind, loving people. I also hope that this community is successful in revealing the identity of whomever committed this repulsive act, so that they may either be brought to justice, or otherwise exposed. R.I.P. Robert and Linda.
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June 4th, 2018, 9:44 pm #5

John, Robert and Linda are gone but they're not forgotten by any means.
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June 28th, 2018, 4:31 am #6

jbaveritt wrote: Hello everyone,

Well it has been 55 years tomorrow, June 4, 1968 that my friends were murdered.  I remember two days later very clearly.  On June 4th they went to the beach and chose to go alone without the other seniors for Senior Ditch Day.  They were murdered mid-afternoon.  They did not come home that night. Bobby's father started looking for them the next day.  They made a police report but it was not taken seriously--not enough time.  They looked all day then finally found Bobby's car at the pull out place above the beach.  The CHP trooper went with them some 200 feet down that trail you have seen in my video and found the bodies in the shack about 9:00 p.m. on June 5th.  I went to school early on the morning of June 6th and found other students gathered in the parking lot.  They were saying Bobby and Linda were dead.  I could not believe it.  I assumed they were killed in a car crash.  It took about an hour before we had the truth that they were murdered on the beach two days before on Senior Ditch Day.  For 55 years now I have been seeking the truth about who murdered my two friends. I have been to their graves many times.  May they rest in peace.  I will rest in peace when we know who killed them.  Thank you to Tom and to all of you who have worked so very hard on this site and those in law enforcement to keep their memories alive and the search for their killer alive.
I am sorry for your loss John, you were a good friend to them
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