A supermarket matchbook ultimately led to the Family's arrest
Barker Ranch was raided in October 1969 when the police were tipped off that the residents were behind the arson of an earthmoving machine.
"We found out the way we were connected to the crime was by a simple red Ralph's supermarket matchbook," she writes. "They found one on the scene and another at Barker Ranch. Something so small was the only real evidence they had against us, and the only reason they could hold us long enough for the truth to come out."