Right after Buck Gibbons died, I had reason to talk with Phil McDowell, his successor, who spoke very highly of him. Sounded like a decent guy.
Prior to my joining FR, I was involved with a group of crime forum posters who had a hoax perpertrated on us by a disturbed woman who had lived in Trona.
She was claiming info on the murder of JonBenet Ramsey and we were trying to find evidence to prove or disprove her story. At any rate, a sidebar to her fabrication was that her mother was good friends with Cappy Gillies, a Manson Family groupie whose grandmother owned the neighboring Myers Ranch, where the Family started out in DV, before Barker Ranch.
Because of all that, I had to do a lot of research on the items being discussed here - so I am really interested in hearing what comes out of it.
Buck Gibbons was a great guy and very well respected in our community, and I might say the same about Phil McDowell with whom I am also acquainted.
I will try to find out if they really found anything and post the results of my quest here on this thread.