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Quotes about the apparent mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, Cal

March 27, 1997

Quotes about the apparent mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.:

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``What they discovered was 39 deceased persons that were in the residence throughout the house in different rooms. They were all in a prone position on their backs with their arms at their sides ... all appearing as if they were asleep,″ _ Cmdr. Alan Fulmer of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office on what the first deputies saw.

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``Everybody was met at each door. Shoes had to be taken off, and they were invited to wear surgical booties or socks. It was very clean and neat.″ _ Real estate agent Bob Dyson on what his employees saw when they showed the house to potential buyers.

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``It’s unbelievable, the helicopters. It’s very O.J.-esque. The media is here in droves.″ _ Traci Laffer, wife of Reagan economic theorist Arthur B. Laffer, on the transformation of her community after the grisly discovery.

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``The last big story in Rancho Santa Fe was that some kids stole a garbage can. Really, you read the crime reports out there and it’s stuff like that. A barking dog at night. Silly stuff.′ _ San Diego Padres owner John Moores, a Rancho Santa Fe resident.

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