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"I believe that she was murdered," Sondra continues. "She definitely did not walk off into the desert by herself."

That possibility certainly still exists, but leads are dwindling, and the peyote angle looms large.

"She talked about it, told her friends about it, wrote about it and showed signs of it," Baggs says.

Toxicology may not show anything, and it may remain a mystery forever.

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