OKLAHOMA CITY -- The lifeless body was slumped on a living room couch. E.C. Mullendore III looked like a dirty rag doll, only it wasn't red earth from the millionaire rancher's spread that camouflaged his face.
It was his blood, and lots of it, retired Osage County Sheriff George Wayman said.
"He suffered a bad beating and was shot," Wayman said. "His whole skull was caved in."
It was a sight the 85-year-old Wayman said he never forgot.
On Sept. 26, 1970, Mullendore, 32, was killed while at home on his family ranch near Pawhuska. His death has remained a mystery with only one man knowing the truth of what occurred that night.
That man, Damon "Chub" Anderson, died Nov. 24. No charges have ever been filed in the case.