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Arizona camping trip cold case remains unsolved 19 years later

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Oct 15, 2020

PHOENIX — It's been 19 years since Brandon Rumbaugh and Lisa Gurrieri were found dead during a camping trip north of Phoenix, and officials are still searching for answers.

Rumbaugh and Gurrieri had been shot to death in a pickup truck near Bumble Bee, Arizona, on Oct. 17, 2003.

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The couple had borrowed the truck to camp overnight and were expected to return the next day. When they didn't come back, a search began, and they were found dead in a dirt parking lot off Bumble Bee Road near Interstate 17.

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The person or people responsible for their deaths have not been identified, and a $10,000 reward for information about the case is still on the table.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says a borrowed video camera had been taken, but the case was left behind. A broken disposable camera was also found nearby with some photos still visible.

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Photos of each victim were found on the camera and one partial photo also showed a light fixture in an unknown building.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at