Elizabeth Duke- Pennsylvania- 1986 Jan 22, 2015 0:19:48 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jan 22, 2015 0:19:48 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile as of January 22nd, 2015 (based on FBI.gov Wanted Poster, 2007 AMW archive):
Aliases: Betty Ann Duke, Elizabeth Ann Duke, Betty Weir, "Betty Ann", Linda Gail Gourgea, Louis Marcella Cox, Elizabeth Weir Duke, Mary Alice Hamilton, Lorraine Jackson, Mary Ann Joanson, Bess J. Lunderman, Elizabeth Anna Weir, Judith Chomsky, Danielle
Date(s) of Birth Used: November 25, 1940; April 20, 1941
Place of Birth: Beeville, Texas
Weight: 120 pounds
Occupation: Teacher, Philanthropist
Hair: Brown (May now be gray)
Scars and Marks: Duke has pin holes on the front of her earlobes due to a genetic condition.
Last Seen: Philadelphia, PA Released from custody by FBI agents. She fled soon after
Other Possible Locations: Grand Rapids, MI, Canada, Spain, Peru, Mexico
Last Known Location: Austin, TX. Duke has family in Texas
-Is very intelligent
-Known to speak fluent Spanish and attended college in Mexico.
-She has ties to Texas and is known to travel in the northern United States near the Canadian border.
-Has worked as a teacher and may be working as a real estate agent
-May be hard of hearing or even deaf
-Authorities believe she may be a lesbian and could be living with other women
-May be in the company of Donna Joan Borup
TIPS: If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. You can also submit a web tip at tips.fbi.gov
Elizabeth Anna Duke is an alleged 1970's radical who has been wanted by the FBI since 1986. She was aired on the February 28th, 2004 episode of AMW on Fox. Below is her AMW archived profile:
The May 19th Communist Organization
Historians may point to the Weathermen as the first truly radical organization of the 60's. Their anti-government sentiments were well known. Their radical agenda and violent tactics have been well documents. But they were not the only protest group. The Weathermen spawned splinter groups throughout the 60s and into the 70's. One of these was the "May 19th Communist Organization," named for the day on which both Ho Chi Minh and Malcom X were born. The group's used anti-war rhetoric to justify their actions, but police say it was not protest - it was terrorism.
Elizabeth Anna Duke, authroities say, was one of their members.
An Extensive And Dangerous Find
In 1980, an Austin, Texas construction site became a crime scene. Someone had stolen an extensive cache of explosives and detonating cords. Agents knew whoever stole the materials was planning on putting them to dangerous use.
For the next five years, there were small bombings all over the United States. Bombers targeted New York City and various strategic locations in Washington DC. Agents say the dynamite used in those bombs was the same as the explosives stolen in Austin.
An investigation pointed to remaining members of the May 19th Communist Organization as the possible bombers. Cops had been trailing one such member, fugitive Dr. Alan Berkman. When they finally caught up to him in a Philadelphia suburb, he was not alone. He was with Elizabeth Duke in a car and both were heavily armed.
"They didn't know who Elizabeth Anne Duke was at the time," says Deputy Brian DeRosa. "This woman in the passenger seat had her hands in her purse and in that purse was a loaded Browning .9mm pistol with her hand on the trigger." Luckily the two were taken down without a fire fight. That incident led to a search of the house Berkman and Duke shared. And that's where police found what they'd been searching for since 1980. Explosives, blasting caps, detonating cords, all materials believed to be stolen from the Austin construction site five years earlier.
Berkman and Duke were arrested but because Duke was relatively unknown at the time, she was allowed to post bond and walk out of jail. Soon after she hit the road. Though she was convicted in absentia for her part in the terrorist organization, Duke has been able to stay on the run since bonding out in 1985.
Thoughts? It should be noted the age-enhanced bust, although from a decade ago, was done by the late and great Frank Bender who as we all know helped AMW catch John List with his bust of him. This means the bust has a good chance of being accurate. As HeadMarshal mentioned in the thread on Donna Borup, the AMW fugitive believed to possibly be with Anna Duke (I am wondering if this means the two could be in a relationship or just hiding out together. I stress there is nothing criminal about their lifestyle choice, just what they're accused of in court, but I feel it would be helpful as a possible clue), this is the same organization involved in sprining Joanna Chesimard out of prison, so in my opinion it is possible Duke could be in Cuba as well.
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