Friday, December 24, 2010

Newsman Timothy D. Findley, 67, dies

Timothy D. Findley, a reporter for the Chronicle, KGO-TV and Rolling Stone magazine, has died at a Reno hospital after a series of illnesses at age 67, the Chron reported today.

Findley was a Chronicle reporter in the late 1960s and early 1970s, covering the Indian occupation of Alcatraz, spending some time behind bars in Soledad Prison for a series on prison issues and developing so many sources inside the radical left and in law enforcement that he discovered the identities of members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.

In later years, he worked as an investigative reporter for Range Magazine, a Nevada publication that covers land use and ranching issues in the West. In recent years he lived in Fallon, Nev. He is survived by his wife, Roxanne of Fallon, and his son, Timothy Findley Jr. of San Francisco.

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