- " Doc waved Marty over to the one table left standing [in the trashed lab], and the large and heavy bound volume open there. As Marty brought his candle close to the pages, he realized this was one of those bound collections of newspapers — the kind you sometimes found in libraries. / The book was open to the local Hill Valley paper, dated March 16, 1973, the day after his father died. / Marty stared at the headline: / GEORGE McFLY MURDERED! / And in smaller type below: / Author Shot Dead in Apparent Holdup / Enroute to Receive Book Award! / Police Baffled, Search for Witnesses! "
- —From Back to the Future Part II by Craig Shaw Gardner (quote, pages 122 and 123)
- "George McFly, local author and professor, was shot dead last night en route to an award dinner by the Hill Valley Civic Committee. McFly, who was to receive an award, was found dead in an alley 2 blocks from the HV Community Center at 9:35 p.m. by police. There were no witnesses. Police speculate that robbery was the motive as McFly's wallet was missing. McFly, a lifelong resident of Hill Valley, had long been a civic activist against the policies of BiffCo. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, and their three children, David, Linda and Martin. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. "
- —"GEORGE McFLY MURDERED / Local Author Shot Dead", Hill Valley Telegraph, March 16, 1973
George McFly in the Biffhorrific reality was the husband of Lorraine Baines McFly, before she was widowed and forced to marry Biff Tannen. He was a campaigner against Biff's toxic waste company, BiffCo.
George was secretly murdered by Biff in an alleyway on March 15, 1973, as reported on the front page of the following day's issue of the Hill Valley Telegraph, while en route to receive a book award, and was buried in Oak Park Cemetery.
- Back to the Future Part II (in front page newspaper story)