Murder Clipping from Oxnard Press Courier, Mon, Feb 23, 1970.

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, February 23, 1970

Decorated Viet VeteranIFiancee Found Murdered(Continued from Page !)fare-down, apparently left that[victims had any enemies, as far by Oxnard police way to give the appearance that! as the families knew. Police saidAfter the bodies were moved,jthe victims were sleeping, their investigation would con-;police found a nine-inch bone- authorities said. tinue. ihandled fish knife in the sand The Hood family drove to. The eldest of six children.Santa Barbara authorities said Santa Barbara last night to he Hood was born in Seattle. He the knife, possibly the murder with Sandra's parents, Mr. and came to California with his weapon, had a four-inch blade. Mrs Cmz Garcia. 3088 Calle;family in 1956. He attended El Hood was stabbed 11 times Pinon, who w-ere reported under Rj0 'Elementary School and in the fare and back The girl heavy sedation graduated from Camarillo Highhad multiple stab wounds, and The families said they “had, School in June. 15165. authorities said she was not no idea as to what happened After graduation he worked sexually molested at the beach There were no|at Wimpv’s Drive-In in OxnardBoth bodies were discovered difficulties and neither of the an(i then joined the *rmy inJanuary 15166 He spent twoyears in Germany with the 64th Armored Division after boottraining in Ft. Bliss. Tex., and!then returned home for leave lief ore being sent to Vietnam.While on leave. Hood met!Sandra while they were bothdevices that could have possibly vacationing in Tijuana, Mexico, j caused such wound JAn expert Msrksman, flood was*a half-dozen persons belivede , f,lrth4. .. sent to Vietnam on Jan. 6. 1969,to have been m the tavern at A further examination revealed .v. ------.Ex-Oxnard HighTraclt; Star Slaiinlt;(Cwttntted from Page !)ithe incident andSchaffer had been stabbed withwith the 64th Armored DivisionHood was closed-mouthed*W6 plan tO atauDcu witalk to many more in an at-jftlfilar?„i^!?Il^1L1^lbfy a about the combat-filled year hetempt to learn the identity of kn“*' according t0 P°1,c€- spent there and about the Silver the murderer.” (.^a fer/ .* motorcycle en-:Star Bronze star Heart,Lt Hawkins said Schaffer, an thusiast, had gone to the tavern an(j 0ther medals he hadoffshore oil drill worker, was stabbed inside the Castaway Bar, 1429 S. Oxnard Blvd., sometime between 1 a.m and the time be was found in his wreck-After re-to attend a party being held rP™lvPd'~fnr valorrinh tf*e a jlesa‘.ans Motorcycle {Urnjng to Oxnard, he went back 1, L !°*v, I01!? to work for the drive-in eatery.. mively. a member of the club. Although Hood and Sandra iSmively, who said he has were planning to be married..ed car at 1:27 a.m. known Schaffer since he was they had not set a wedding!Witnesses said they saw the ~ years old, could give no rea- date,victim arguing with other sons for the stabbing. He said Besides his parents. Hood is rapersons in the dimly-lighted u3,S ,no! a member of survived by his sisters. Mrs Sitavern, but did not see the stab- |he riub. but had .some member ynda ,|ean ortiz. 19, Lauretta mbing. Reasons for the verbal fnends, He said he had left the Ann Hood. 16 and Virginia Sue. edbattle were also unknown. b*r between midnight and 12:30 13; and two brothers, Jerry Al- P;D e t e c t i v e s said Schaffera.m. and Schaffer wassober|jen jg and josept, William, 10. suThe elder Hood is employed of*. ^ V- » ^ » • V * V# V/N 1IU1I VI 1 J • . » * , a*either staggered or was carried and ,n good spirits. ^out of the bar to his automobile Born *n Oxnard, Schaffer was with the Associated Concrete following the stabbing without3 graduate of Oxnard High Co.. Saticoy. and Mrs. Hood .h the knowledge of the patrons. School where he starred on the drives a small school bus no Schaffer apparently then tried lrack team- Hp served about Hood s fiancee had been an {•„to drive to his home for first mree years ^ tbe Army in emplove of the State Motor paid when he passed out at the Germany. Vehicle Department in Santa c|!wheel of his car and crashed His uncle. Ralph Schaffer of Barbara. Her father is the 0n into the rear of a parked auto- Oxnard, said Chris' grand-owner of the Garcia Auto mobile in front of 1627 father, the late C. W. Schaffer Wrecking Co.California St., less than three was one of the first ranchers Besides her parents, she is 1)4blocks from the bar. in Oxnard. Schaffer said his survived by three brothers.Officer Don Mayfield said he twin brother, the father of Funeral services for both vie* ^went to the location after re- Chris, was killed in an accident: tims are pending.ceiving a call of a traffic;several vears ago while workingthWat