UPDATE! Pinyon Pines mystery: 3 murdered, set on fire in remote desert community

A long drive up a desert mountain road, a seemingly tranquil stretch of highway leading back through time to one very dark place. You can't tell now through all the rust and concrete, but on Sept. 17, 2006, it was the location of a slaughter.

Becky Friedli, her mom Vicki Friedli, and Vicki's boyfriend Jon Hayward, were living high above California's Coachella Valley in a secluded neighborhood called Pinyon Pines.

It wasn't always easy to stay connected living in Pinyon Pines, miles from the city, where the average number of bars on any cellphone was zero.

"Your nearest neighbor was maybe five acres away," said private investigator Luis Bolanos...

Read and watch the full story on Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen: