A homicide puzzle. On December 15, 1998, Ronda Reynolds, 33, left her home in Toledo, Washington to fly to Spokane where she planned to spend the Christmas holidays with her mother and brother. She was leaving a nightmare marriage of 11 months. Ronda died violently and, after an admittedly flawed investigation, her death was deemed a suicide by the Sheriff's Department in Lewis County where Ronda had lived so briefly. But her mother was not - and is not - satisfied with this verdict.