New Mexico's most famous - and unsolv...

New Mexico's most famous - and unsolved - murder mystery ~ part 2

There are 5 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Nov 4, 2008, titled New Mexico's most famous - and unsolved - murder mystery ~ part 2. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

One of the reasons - one of the prime reasons, in fact - that New Mexico did not become a state until 1912 was the rampant outlawry that had practically become a tradition in the last half of the 19th century.

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no justice

Pella, IA

#1 Nov 6, 2008
the cops in ruidoso dont even want to try and solve a homicide. takeing a statement from a so called witness is enough for them. a man falls in the back seat of his suv and shoots himself in the forhead and this is called an accident. how do you fall and shoot yourself in the forhead. gotta be a contortionist. or may it was the guy in the back seat you think.
Tom Veitch

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Nov 14, 2008
Nice, interesting article. There's a book written by Michael Farmer and recently published called "Hombrecito's War" (fiction) based on the premise that Henry Fountain survived. A fun read, in case anyone is interested. In any case, it's fascinating that this mystery is still as alive as it was back then.

T. Veitch
Great-Great Grandson of AJ Fountain.
Hugs and kisses

Broken Arrow, OK

#3 Nov 14, 2008
I believe Oliver Lee was involved in Fountains murder. If I remember right, Indian Scouts found small foot prints around a campfire while tracking the crime investigation leaving the impression that the boy was still alive after his father had already been killed.

“Hot and bothered”

Since: May 08

Algodones, NM

#4 Nov 16, 2008
Tom Veitch wrote:
Nice, interesting article. There's a book written by Michael Farmer and recently published called "Hombrecito's War" (fiction) based on the premise that Henry Fountain survived. A fun read, in case anyone is interested. In any case, it's fascinating that this mystery is still as alive as it was back then.
T. Veitch
Great-Great Grandson of AJ Fountain.
THanks for the info, I've ordered the book from Amazon!!
Ringo

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Nov 17, 2008
Contact Dave Townsend, he's interested and knows a lot about Oliver Lee, A.J. Fountain, etc. He taught the "History of the Tularosa Basin" class.

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