Dorothy Tate: Found dead near Hearst Castle in 1983

February 17, 2010 

Investigators study a van in which a woman's body was found near San Simeon. Dorothy Alace "Toby" Tate was found shot to death in her van 2.5 miles north of Hearst Castle. Wayne Nicholls 11-15-1983

Dorothy Tate, 40, of Estes Park, Colo., was shot in the head while in her van, 2 1/2 miles north of Hearst Castle.

Her body was found Nov. 15, 1983.

Detectives then said their best lead was a camera stolen from Tate's van. A few years after the homicide, detectives were able to trace the camera to a pawn shop. However, none of the transactions associated with it led to an arrest.

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