Report: Triple murder linked to tribal weapons deal
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department in California is investigating a 27-year-old murder case that is being linked to three tribes who were pursuing large-scale weapons testing on their reservations, KESQ-TV reports.

Fred Alvarez, the former chairman of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, his girlfriend Patty Castro and Ralph Boger were killed "execution style" in 1981. Cold case detectives they may have been killed because they knew about the weapons deals.

At the time of the murder, the Cabazon Band, the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians and the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Indians were reportedly working with Wackenhut Services to test experimental weapons. Allegations of a connection between the murders and the deal have been raised in the past but have been rejected by the Cabazon Band.

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Cold Case Murder Squad Investigating Three Local Indian Tribes (KESQ 10/9)

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Local Indian Tribe Investigated in 'The Octopus' Murders (KESQ 9/11)