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A chilling mystery was uncovered as country musician Larry Petree and his wife of 60 years were found dead on a remote road in the middle of Mojave Desert in California.
Autopsy results haven’t been released yet, but family and friends say it’s extremely unusual for them to travel that far from home on a remote road.
— The Bakersfield Californian (@Bakersfieldcali) October 8, 2016
Larry Petree was found sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. His wife, Betty Petree, was leaning against the rear tire.
Laurie Sanders, a cousin of Petree, said, “What were they doing out there?”
“They don’t travel that far away from home,” she continued. It’s possible that Petree got lost on his way to a music gig, but it’s unclear how the pair both died.
Homicide detectives were not called to the scene.
“There isn’t any evidence at this moment that would indicate there is anything criminal about these deaths,” Public Information Officer Lori Meza said.
It’s quickly becoming known as a bizarre mystery:
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Photographer Debbie Bohan, owner of BScene Event Photography, told Fox News Digital that Larry Petree, a steel guitarist, was a “true county gentleman.”
“He was one of Bakersfield’s Best! He was funny and friendly always flashing his genuine smile,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “They both will be greatly missed! … Praying for the family and all the friends whose lives they touched. May they RIP together.”
The Kern County Coroner’s Office has not released autopsy results as of Friday afternoon.