Murdered On The Pacific Crest Trail: Who Killed Andy Elam?

Detectives believe he may have interrupted a break-in, but the culprits have never been caught.

Verity Partington
Veritas True Crime
Published in
3 min readNov 23, 2023

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A picture of murder victim Andy Elam
Andy Elam, murdered in 1989 (Image: The Desert Sun)

It was the summer of 1989, and Andrew ‘Andy’ Dean Elam from Cathedral City had just finished his first year of college at California State University.

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Verity Partington
Veritas True Crime

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