Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Yachts, drugs and a body in an old metal barrel

AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Charles Maynard Wyatt had it all in the 1970s: a Florida waterfront mansion, luxury cars and an 88-foot pontoon boat called the "Double Ugly."

Even after he was convicted in the early 1980s in connection with one of the biggest marijuana smuggling rings in the United States, he kept up his lifestyle, investing in commercial real estate in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before moving to Travis County in search of a quieter life, his friends said.

Then, in 1990, he disappeared, leaving few clues as to what happened.

His remains, along with a diamond ring he liked to wear, were finally found last September entombed in a 55-gallon concrete-filled metal barrel that surfaced on Lake Buchanan during a drought. The remains were identified in June.


Some mystery.......


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