Six Months Later Murders of Camp Counselors Still a Mystery

12:31 PM, Feb 21, 2005   |    comments
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Six months have passed since two camp counselors were shot to death on a beach near Jenner in Sonoma County, and detectives do not appear to be any closer to knowing who is responsible. Jason Allen, 26, and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Lindsay Cutshall, were discovered on August 18 by a search and rescue helicopter that was rescuing a hiker stranded on a bluff. Allen and Cutshall were in their sleeping bags on Fish Head Beach near Highway 1. Each had been shot once in the head. The couple were supposed to be married last September and had been working that summer as counselors at a Christian camp in the Sierra Foothills. They had gone to visit friends for the weekend and failed to return. Investigators believe the murder weapon was probably a .45-caliber Marlin rifle, a relatively rare firearm. While detectives have located some models of the gun, they would not say whether they had found the rifle used in the murders. In November Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. The Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation has offered an additional $10,000.

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