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1975 missing person’s case became an unsolved homicide

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WENATCHEE — Ron Crist wishes he hadn’t been so green back in 1975.

He’d been a detective with the Wenatchee Police Department for six months when he interrogated a suspect in what he thinks now was a murder.

“It got to the point where he was crying and, with my lack of experience, I didn’t pounce when I should have pounced,” Crist said.

It has nagged at the now retired police officer ever since.

“The hardest part is not being…

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