November 30, 1992 |
Since moving to this cloistered upscale community last year, Ian and Gail Spiro and their attractive, redheaded children maintained an active, outgoing and prosperous lifestyle. Sara, 16, and Adam, 14, rode horses and skateboards. Gail, 41, served on the local Welcome Wagon when she wasn't playing tennis or bridge at a tony country club.
December 14, 1992 |
Authorities have recovered two suitcases and a briefcase belonging to Ian Stuart Spiro, who was found dead of cyanide poisoning several days after his wife and three children were found shot to death last month in their Rancho Santa Fe rental home.
November 16, 1992 |
A purported British spy likely was murdered because he threatened to reveal details of the British government's secret deals to secure the release of Beirut hostages, a newspaper reported Sunday. Ian Stuart Spiro also had vital information about the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270, the Sunday Telegraph said.
November 8, 1992 |
Ian Stuart Spiro, a 46-year-old commodities dealer, was officially listed Saturday as a suspect in the murders of his wife and three children, who were killed as they lay sleeping in their Rancho Santa Fe home last week. Sheriff's deputies warned that Spiro, a British national, might be armed, and that he might have altered his appearance by not shaving for a few days.
November 14, 1992 |
Cyanide poisoning caused the death of a purported British spy who investigators suspect committed suicide after killing his wife and three children, the county medical examiner said Friday. As investigations into the deaths continue, an Oceanside newspaper reported Friday that bloody fingerprints belonging to suspect Ian Stuart Spiro were found on the wall of his son's bedroom at the posh Rancho Santa Fe home the family rented.
November 9, 1992 |
A body and the vehicle owned by a man being sought in the shooting deaths of his wife and three children were found by hikers Sunday in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, authorities said, but it remained unclear whether the body was that of the suspect. Hikers came across the truck--a white Ford Explorer--about 4 p.m. off county Highway S22 in northeast San Diego County, between dry Clark Lake and the Imperial County line, San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Phil Brust said.