There is a mystery about this river. This is the area where Elizabeth Diane Downs shot her children killing her seven year old and wounding her other two in May of 1983. You may remember her from a book by Ann Rule called "Small Sacrifices" which was later made into a TV mini series. The gun she used is probably somewhere in this river but was never found.
She is up for parole tomorrow. She still claims she did not shoot her children but has now come up with a fourth version of what happened. Sentenced to life plus 55 years in prison, if her request for parole is rejected the board will reconsider her case in two years.
As I try to imagine purposely taking a gun, pointing it at my small children and pulling that trigger multiple times at close range, I run completely out of empathy for this woman. There are some cases that we are wasting our time giving requests for parole. What do you think?