Riverside county sheriff's department cold case detectives are looking into whether former Cabazon Indian Vice Chairman Fred Alvarez, girlfriend Patty Castro and friend Ralph Boger was murdered in 1981 to keep these weapons deals secret.
Documents show a 1980s business partnership between the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and security contractor Wackenhut Services to form Cabazon Arms.
An experimental electromagentic weapon called a "railgun" was on the testing list. It was at Santa Rosa Mountain, near Highway 74, where the secret weapons testing was supposed to take place.
Newly uncovered documents (Documents 1, 2) show the Santa Rosa Band of Indians was working with the Cabazon Indians. They planned to build the experimental weapons in the mountains south of Pinyon Pines.