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DA Eyster, Please Explain

Ukiah’s unsolved homicide, and justice for Susan Keegan, are in the hands of Mendocino County District Attorney David Eyster. And have been for six years. Every year or two, DA Eyster does something dramatic to remind us that the investigation is still open – or perhaps, just to stall bereaved family and friends and stave … Continue reading

Bearing Witness to a Missing 60th Birthday

Dear Susan: If only we could hear your birthday wishes. You should be celebrating another turn of the dial today, a decade leap into the once unimaginable age of 60. Knowing you, you would have marked the transition with gratitude, astonishment, optimism, and an adventurous travel plan. Instead, your life was stolen – homicide, according … Continue reading

Building the Evidence Against Doctors Who Murder Their Wives: What the Mendocino DA Can Learn from a Utah Conviction

The story of a Utah physician convicted of murdering his ex-wife last month has remarkable parallels to the unsolved homicide of Susan Keegan. The eerie similarities give us hope that we will also see a conviction in the Keegan case. Uta von Schwedler’s death in 2011 was initially treated as a suicide; four years later, … Continue reading

Four Years On, with Literary Flavor

On this, the fourth anniversary of Susan Keegan’s still-unprosecuted homicide, we will allow other voices to express the profound sorrow, quiet rage, and still-hopeful belief in the rule of law that guides our continued quest for justice. Feverish reader that she was, Susan would appreciate our effort to let literature speak for us:     … Continue reading