Inside the Murderous Plot of a Stockbroker Turned Killer Cult Leader

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In affluent Marin County, California, violent crime was seldom seen. But on Aug. 3, 2000, police responded to a secluded studio apartment tucked behind a family home after reports of gunshots.

Inside, two bodies lay in the bedroom: Jenny Villarin, a 45-year-old bartender at the Paper Mill Creek saloon in Forest Knolls, was on the bed; a man identified as her longtime friend, 54-year-old Jim Gamble, who was visiting from Napa, was on the floor beside it.

Authorities were stumped. Neither victim lived at the apartment, which was rented to Villarin’s 22-year-old daughter, Selina Bishop, whose father was blues rocker Elvin Bishop.

And Selina was nowhere to be found.

“The door was unlocked, and it appeared that somebody knew the property, because it would not be easy for them to find this studio if they didn’t know it existed,” detective Sgt. Fred Marziano says in the latest episode of People Magazine Investigates, which examines the crime and the mystery it spawned.

(The episode, titled “Children of Thunder,” airs Monday at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery. An exclusive clip is shown above.)

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