Slain Okla. Couple’s Family Wants Fugitives CaughtAug 14th, 2010 | By usnews | Category: U.S.
In this undated photo released by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety showing Linda and Gary Haas both 61, who were found dead in a charred camper last Wednesday morning on a remote ranch in eastern New Mexico.
SANTA ROSA, N.M. — Lost in the Bonnie and Clyde tale of Arizona fugitives on the run for two weeks is the grisly slaying of an Oklahoma couple. Their bodies were found last week in a burned-out travel trailer on a remote ranch in eastern New Mexico. Police have linked their deaths to the inmates and a woman who helped them escape.
But authorities are keeping a tight lid on what happened to Gary and Linda Haas (HAHS) as they traveled to an annual camping trip with friends in Colorado.
Family and friends say they have no idea how the Haases’ paths crossed with escaped convicts John McCluskey and Tracy Province and their accomplice, Casslyn Welch. Blood inside the couple’s pickup — found days later in Albuquerque — makes the family certain of one thing: The 61-year-olds put up a fight.