On the 14th of January, 1983, Terri McClure left her Reno residence to attend her son’s wedding in Lake Tahoe. Following the wedding, Terri gambled at a nearby casino before driving back to Reno. When her son, Tim, visited the next day, he found that his mother hadn’t come home the previous night.
Two days later, the police found Terri dead in her car at a parking lot in Carson City. She was shot twice. The preliminary investigation named Tim the main suspect after a few discrepancies in his story. Tim was also the sole beneficiary of his mother’s $10,000 life insurance.
Tim claimed that he gambled alone for two hours after walking Terri to her car on his wedding night. However, his alibi couldn’t be verified. The polygraph test on his wife and Tim concluded that both were lying. What’s odd is Tim had called Terri’s credit card company to cancel one of her cards even before she went missing.
Tim claims that he cancelled the cards after the disappearance, but the employee noted the date incorrectly. Tim was charged with the murder in September 1992. However, the Nevada District Attorney didn’t prosecute him, citing a lack of evidence. The case ended with prejudice, meaning Tim can’t be blamed for the same crime. The case remains a mystery to this day.