Dale R. Lewis is the author of "Footprints in the Dew," a book about Chub Anderson, who gained notoriety for his connection to the Mullendore murder case in 1970.
This story is about the most famous unsolved murder in the southwest and the life of the man who held the key to that murder. On September 26, 1970, E.C. Mullendore III, the heir to the three hundred thousand acre Cross Bell Ranch Empire in Oklahoma, was murdered in his own home. The only other person with him was ranch employee Damon ‘Chub’ Anderson, who was also shot. At the time of his death, Mr. Mullendore held the largest life insurance policy in the United States. As the result of mistakes made during the investigation, no one has ever been charged in the murder despite the involvement of numerous law enforcement officials, lawyers, investigators, and TV personalities.