- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: May 23, 2001
Peaceful Lopez Island in the Puget Sound is stunned when prominent ship pilot Rolf Neslund vanishes and his wife Ruth, a beloved local innkeeper, becomes the main suspect in his murder. Ruth maintains her innocence, but police say they've got evidence that she shot Rolf in the head, cut up his body in a bathtub, and burned the remains in a barrel.
A verdant retreat embraced by the sparkling waters of Puget Sound, Lopez Island is a small, close-knit community. And for years, Ruth Neslund, a beloved bed and breakfast proprietor with a knack for entertaining, was at the heart of island life.
But as CITY CONFIDENTIAL relates, her life took a strange turn when her seafaring husband, Rolf, was forced to retire. As neighbors relate, the Neslund's relationship appeared to deteriorate, with violent arguments increasingly common. Then, in 1981, Rolf disappeared. Ruth said he had flown to Norway, but he never arrived. As police and detectives detail here, this marked the beginning of an investigation that lasted two and a half years, and ended with Ruth accused of murdering her husband!
Filled with insider accounts and news footage from local sources, this is a fascinating look at a crime that captured headlines and has become local legend.