Aug. 25 1977 Nye County Suicide / bod...

Aug. 25 1977 Nye County Suicide / body found by geologist

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Jen Babcock

United States

#1 Sep 9, 2008
My father, Arthur Morgan, was found dead in Nye County in August of 1977. Having just received his death certificate, these are the details I can give... City or town of death is listed as "Coal Valley". Cause of death was "self inflicted gunshot wound". It states that an autopsy was done though no certifying physician, medical examiner or coroner is listed on the certificate. "Pete Bertolino Dep. Coroner" is listed as "certifier". Here is what I have been told: his body was found in the desert by a geologist. His charred remains were found in his car. I have contacted Nye County sheriff and coroner and they say they have no further information ie. police or autopsy reports. If you have ANY recollection or information regarding this case I would be happy to hear from you. I need answers, the truth...even if it is different from what it appears to be. Thanks.

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