To recap, Becky Friedli was murdered along with her mother and mother's boyfriend on Sept 17, 2006. Becky's body was found burned beyond recognition posed in a wheel barrel in front of the family home. Becky, 18, was in all probabilty the target of of the murderer (or murderers) with her mother and boyfriend as collateral damage.
Previous stories on the triple murder:
Unsolved Triple Murder Case Getting Attention
Coldcase: Unsolved Triple Murder Mystery
Families Seek New Help In Solving '06 Triple Homicide (from The Press-Enterprise)
The night before the murder, a former boyfriend and a friend of his had an argument with Becky at Denny's in Palm Desert, California, where she worked as a waitress. She got off work at
7pm so the argument occurred prior. From what is known the altercation was so intense that it resulted in the friend and former boyfriend being ejected from Denny's. Then of course there was the close friend who picked Becky up from her house at 8 pm (an hour after she got off work at Denny's). That close friend appeared to be the last person to see Becky alive He dropped her back at her house sometime before 1am the next day. There is some reason to believe that law enforcement was thinking of offering the close friend immunity. That might mean he could provide evidence against someone else involved in the murder
What did he see when he dropped Becky at her house? Were the killers lying in wait? Did he see them? If so why not call police? Anyway this all took place in 2006 and still remains unsolved. What is the missing link?
It appears that there were two sets of fresh shoe prints found near the charred body of Becky Friedli. Then there is some evidence that the DNA on a business card also found close
to Becky's body matched that of a person claiming that they had never
been to Becky's house. This raises questions, of course. A defense attorney
would say this does not really prove anything. Still at least it is
worth speculating that one of the sets of shoe prints might have belonged to
the person whose DNA was found on the card.
Let us not forget that Becky had an altercation the night before the murder with a former boyfriend as a friend of his stood by. Could the shoe prints be those of these two people? Possibly, but as of now there may not be enough proof to make a connection. Besides detectives did not seem to be aware of the significance of the Denny's arguement until sometime in 2013 when pro bono PI Luis Bolanos brought it to their attention. The chances of proving a relationship between the shoe prints and the people involved in the Denny's confrontation probably would be difficult at this late date. Tickling the wire might have yielded evidence to prove that relationship but unfortunately I suspect law enforcement could not get a wiretap anywhere close to the time of the murder because further investigation was needed to justify it. Investigation such as effectively interviewing the Denny's employees where Becky worked.
To be continued. If you have any information, please call 855-44-BECKY.