Thursday, June 21st, 1979
No Trace of Killers
by Charles Lewis
Since the grisly Silver Bear Lake Murders nearly three weeks ago, authorities are still baffled by the lack of leads in the investigation. The absence of motives and a damaged crime scene are the main reasons why, today, the Hopestown Sheriff's Office issued a one-thousand dollar reward to any individual that had solid information about the killings.
John and Dorothy Chambers, along with their two young children, Cindy and Alan, were found slaughtered in a brushy area close to the Vandez Bridge in the northeast section of Silver Bear Lake. Coroner's reports concluded that all four bodies were severely mutilated before death, indicating extreme torture of the family. A memorial for the slain family was held last week at the Brownsville Recreation Center.