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

Posted in the Tonopah Forum

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.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Tonopah Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Tonopah Music Emporium (Oct '12) Jan 5 Musikologist 11
Friends & Nieghbors: Here's the rub (May '08) Nov '14 Laurie 4
Hi-Tech military weapons stolen from base and s... Oct '14 Reno NV 1
Michael Burnaroos (Feb '09) Sep '14 Curious 43
Irish company optimistic about oil discovery (Dec '12) Sep '14 SallySam 2
Silver State Mainline hits the road following r... (Jul '14) Jul '14 Joe 1
Tension growing between ranchers, mustang backers (Apr '14) Apr '14 Big Jake 3
Tonopah Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Tonopah People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 5:39 am PST

NBC Sports 5:39AM
Raiders adding Sal Sunseri to defensive staff
NBC Sports 6:31 AM
Raiders hire Todd Downing as quarterbacks coach
NBC Sports 7:09 AM
Perry Fewell to interview for position coach job with 49ers
Yahoo! Sports 8:12 AM
The lure of LA for the NFL - mirage or 'must do'?
NBC Sports10:39 AM
Alleghany County sheriff: No conflict of interest with deputy working for Steelers