40-year-old Murder Mystery May Be Close To Being Solved

There are 14 comments on the Jan 18, 2010, News on 6 Tulsa story titled 40-year-old Murder Mystery May Be Close To Being Solved. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

EC Mullendore was beaten and shot to death on his ranch in Osage County on September 26th, The only person with him that night and generally considered the main suspect was ranch-hand Damon "Chub" Anderson.

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fastdraw

Des Moines, IA

#64 Jan 31, 2010
todd wrote:
yep i remember him
Would you happen to know his whereabouts now?
fastdraw

Georgetown, DE

#65 Feb 9, 2010
Anyone out there who knows the answer to my question?

Are we any closer to discovering the truth concerning the Mullendore murder??
Post Oak

Bartlesville, OK

#66 Feb 12, 2010
Carolyn

Dalhart, TX

#67 Feb 19, 2010
Are we any closer to getting this crime solved? I do not know but I know from reading this post Dale Lewis is getting a bad rap. I would hope Chub is not playing games with him. Hopefully Chub is truthful and sincerely wants to put an end to all the speculation before he leaves this earth. On the Tulsa News clip , the interview with Dale, he states the Mullendores want and end to this also.
I read where some of Chub's buddies want him to keep quiet, reminding the readers of what a good ole boy he is. One might ask Chub, what do you owe to yourself & to your late friend, EC? You cannot put a price on peace of mind.
CharlotteS

Ashburn, VA

#68 Feb 19, 2010
And......you believe everything a reporter/columnist writes ? Have you talked to the people that reporters/columnists are quoting ? Are the quotes accurate. One writer in the Bartlesville area said that as long as there is a thread to "connect" a story it will be written about. Truth was low on the list for that writer. I do not pretend to know about all area writers but one current area writer quotes other writers and has not bothered to question the old timers who are still alive. I live within two miles of a couple of old timers that were mentioned in one story and I would bet money that they would have both been happy to set a record or two straight.
That writer did not care about the truth !
Carolyn

Dalhart, TX

#69 Feb 20, 2010
Not necessarily but it appeared to look as if Dale had some kind of story & that he had actually talked to Chub, more than once. Does he have enough truth that is valid? I do not know. I have never met Dale Lewis. As for the old timers,they do need to set the record straight. Now is not the time for head games but for the real story. ASAP. If someone can do the job better than Dale,please step forward.
CharlotteS

Ashburn, VA

#70 Feb 20, 2010
Carolyn wrote:
Not necessarily but it appeared to look as if Dale had some kind of story & that he had actually talked to Chub, more than once. Does he have enough truth that is valid? I do not know. I have never met Dale Lewis. As for the old timers,they do need to set the record straight. Now is not the time for head games but for the real story. ASAP. If someone can do the job better than Dale,please step forward.
The stories that I had reference to with the old timers has nothing to do with "the murder". They aren't playing "head games", just have not been asked those things in most cases. It would take years and many people to correct all the lies that people have told just so they could sell a story. And often it is not the money ........these writers just want the fame (even if it is in a small town).

I hear that Dale has talked to Chub a lot. I can't say if Dale has all the facts or not. Trouble with all this is.........no one other than Dale seems to have gotten any of Chub's story from Chub. Never heard of anyone interviewing the Mullendore boys either. Some corroboration is needed in some cases with some of the stories I would think. And I am not talking about just the Mullendore murder. I'm sure that the Andersons and the Mullendores are very tired of hearing all this. I hope that something happens to put this to rest (and very soon).
Carolyn

Dalhart, TX

#71 Feb 20, 2010
I want to correct my statement about head games. I did not mean it in reference to the old timers.I just meant in general. Not trying to be disrespectful. I do apologize for the misenterputation. I do hope this case is put to rest soon, as you do.
Old Indian

Bartlesville, OK

#72 Feb 20, 2010
Ever see the John Wayne movie "The man who shot Liberty Valance" ? Might be some strange coincidences there. At the end a reporter says "When you have the truth and a legend, always print the legend! This may apply here, let sleeping dogs lie!!!
Carolyn

Dalhart, TX

#73 Feb 20, 2010
Yes I did see, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Did you notice the look on James Stewart aka Ransom Stoddard's face when he was on the train & the man pointed out to everyone Stoddard shot Liberty Valance? A melancholy look of a man who lived a lie for the rest of his life. He was not a hero & he knew it.But alas it got him what he wanted , money & position. Just my interputation of a very good movie.
CharlotteS

Ashburn, VA

#74 Feb 20, 2010
Carolyn wrote:
I want to correct my statement about head games. I did not mean it in reference to the old timers.I just meant in general. Not trying to be disrespectful. I do apologize for the misenterputation. I do hope this case is put to rest soon, as you do.
I often do not make myself clear when writing something so I take full responsibility for it. You know what John Wayne said "never apologize, it's a sign of weakness".
dogger

Claremore, OK

#75 Feb 23, 2010
Anderson wrote:
The name of the book was "The Mullendore Murder Case". I'm glad that my uncle is telling everything. He lead a very interesting life and survived through what most people would never be able to. I'm not saying everything he did was right but he is a good man. You could say he was a jack of all trades.
Well done if your who I think you are, to many people on here in the other forum passing judgement who dont and never knew the man or your family. Growing up around here, knowing the andersons, people need to mind their own business.....we do. I know there a few of us just south of big"C" who wont put up with that crap and disrespect.
HorseShoe

Kellyville, OK

#76 Jun 28, 2010
What an ugly thing to say about buffalo!
FBK8 wrote:
You have got to be kidding! Lewis is not a writer. He tells the stories to his wife and she writes the silly articles, according to Dale. The guy has the equivalent of a 9th grade education. He could not spell or do grammar if his life depended on it. Talk to him for 10 minutes and you will see who he is and what a head case he is.
He is the town clown and always has been. He will lie to anyone about anything and is totally untrustworthy. When Chubb dies you can bet Lewis will claim all sorts of things that there will be no way of proving.
I have known him since High School and he is a scam artist and a bum, whose wife has always supported him. I would not let him shine my shoes and would not ever trust him with anything.
He claims to be a rancher and has about 5 acres of scrub and 2 nags, a goat and a cow. That is a goat roper not a rancher. This is one loser, petty criminal trying to make money off of another loser, petty criminal. No one cares about this story, except for a few people in Bartlesville. Chubb was known as a nice guy back then and a 'few women' liked him. So what!
Any one that was around then knows what happened and who did it. Read the book the 'Cross Bell Murders', if you want to read the quintessential book on The Mullendore case. The author did the research and knew the whole story. It is a very good book and written by a real author with integrity.
I knew the Mullendore family back then and some of them now and they were/are good people. E.C. had a lot of enemies though and owed a lot of money. Chub was the most likely suspect, end of story. The family had 'nothing' to do with the murder and were caught up in a bad situation all around, which they handled very well throughout the ordeal and in the end and up until the present.
Lewis is an opportunist and a bottom feeder. Go out to Vern's Bar on the old road to Dewey, if the place is still there, and ask around about him. I am actually stunned that the Examiner-Enterprise even lets him submit anything to the paper. Calling him a columnist does a great disservice to those people that are real columnists and actually know how to write and spell and speak properly.
The 'real story' is the relationship between the County Commissioner Dunlap, a lifelong close friend to Lewis, and Dales realtionship with his lifelong friend Proctor, the other contractor in town that has been supping at the public trough through their long time connections at City Hall and with the BDC/BRTA.
The Grand Jury should ask Oregano if he will take a lie detector test, even though it is not admissable in court. The questions should be, "Have you ever dealt drugs and do you currently deal drugs?" He will never take a polygraph test in regards to those questions, never.
If you believe anything Lewis says, you will get what you deserve. Caveat emptor. He calls himself,'The Original Buffalo Dale R. Lewis King of the Cowboys', for real. He is not original, not a cowboy, except dimestore, and the only connection to Buffaloes he has is the similarity in their IQ's. Every town has an eccentric blow hard. Bartlesvilles is named Dale Lewis,'The Oregano Dale R. Screwloose King of the Bozos'. There it is!
marla

Oklahoma City, OK

#77 Jul 16, 2010
JustaRandomGirl wrote:
Interesting! I wonder what will come of this in court?
I don't understand why DNA testing of the evidence that was collect hasn't been done. I doubt Anderson had anything to do with EC Mullendore's murder. I too, had always heard it was an inside job.

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