Hans Reiser in the Sierra Nevada Mountains 21 Days After Wife Vanished

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Intrigue set in here Tuesday during the Hans Reiser murder trial.

Reiser, the Linux programmer accused of killing his wife, made several "uncommon" cash withdrawals -- and three ATM transactions in the Sierras -- in the days and weeks after his wife vanish Sept. 3, 2006, a bank auditor testified.

Three transactions totaling about $1,500 in withdrawals occurred in Truckee, California, on Sept. 24, the auditor testified. Reporters and onlookers in the gallery, and presumably jurors, were wondering what Hans Reiser was doing in the Sierra Nevada mountains, just outside Lake Tahoe.

Did the operator of Namesys, who developed once-popular open-source file systems, dump a body in the expansive wilderness there? That question begs other questions, such as if the wife was discarded in the Sierras, what happened to the body during the 21 days since she vanished?

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