Byline: Ollie Reed Jr. email@example.com / 823-3619
Robert Jay Lambeth got hooked on New Mexico's Fountain murder mystery when he was a kid on a family car trip through the state's Tularosa Basin.
"My dad told me the general story as we crossed the desert," Lambeth said during a phone interview from his El Paso home. "I looked out over the desert, and in my mind I could kind of see that horse and buggy going off toward the mountains. I couldn't help wondering what happened to them."
He was referring to Col. Albert Jennings Fountain and his 8-year-old son, Henry. They vanished and are presumed to have been slain on Feb. 1, 1896, while riding in a …