Larry Woods- Indiana- 2001 Mar 9, 2015 9:49:53 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 9, 2015 9:49:53 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: amw.com archives)
Fugitive Profile as of March 9th, 2015 (based on AMW archive, Indiana Prison Offender search):
Current Age: 42 (DOB: 9/24/1972)
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair): Black, May have facial hair
Other Phys. Characteristics:
-Had a shaved head at the time of his disappearance
-May have Gangster Disciples tattoos
-May be wearing a gold cross necklace
-May be wearing a wedding ring
Scars and Tattoos:
-Lower right arm, upper back and stomach
-Possibly has a very elaborate tattoo on the left side of his chest that exactly matched his girlfriends: "9" and "Until Death Do Us Part" at the top, "Elwood" in the left heart, "Pooh Bird D" in the right heart, "Lil Larry RIP" towards the right, "6/4/99" towards the left, center heart surrounded by the words "Loves Only Alway's Forever," at the bottom there is a "10" and the words "Plenty Much Love," all contained within the shape of the Libra scales.
Who to call if you've seen him: Based on wanted location, our advice would be to call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP or submit a web tip to them at the following link: www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=203&DSID=203
Larry Woods escaped from Indiana State Prison in 2001. Despite FIVE AMW airings since he is still at large. Below is the archived description of his case:
Fugitive Larry Woods Accused Of Eluding Justice
When Larry W. Woods Jr. was sentenced to 111 years in jail for killing the manager at the restaurant where he worked, police thought justice was served. But on July 9, 2001, Woods escaped from prison -- and now police need help getting this violent killer back behind bars where he belongs.
Indiana State Police say Woods escaped from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Ind. in the summer of 2001. Prison officials first noted Woods' absence during a mid-morning roll call. The facility was immediately locked down, but there was no sign of Woods. Authorities think he escaped by hiding inside a garbage truck that was on a routine pickup at the prison.
A Dirty Escape
Prison officials say that Woods was a yard worker, which meant his duties included outdoor work like mowing the grass and shoveling snow. Authorities say that as a yard worker, Larry was within both walking and visual distance of the trash pickup area. They say he could have watched the process daily and figured out the schedule.
Police theorize that Woods got inside the dumpster so he could escape. Cops confirmed that the truck did crush the trash that morning, and it's unclear how Woods could have survived. Officials searched the dump site, but didn't find Woods' body or any evidence that he died.
Police say Woods could be hiding in a number of places in the south and the Midwest, including Michigan City, Ind., College Park, Ga., Chicago, and Cleveland or Youngstown, Ohio.
Woods is allegedly a member of the Gangster Disciples, also known as Growth and Discipline, and may have gang-related tattoos. He also might have a tattoo on the left side of his chest, with the phrases "Until Death Do Us Part" at the top, "Pooh Bird D," "Lil Larry RIP" and "6/4/99."
Thoughts? Although Woods can be anywhere it seemed initially authorities believed Ohio was the most likely state since it was where he had friends and family- they believed it so much AMW put up a 14-foot-by-48-foot billboard in Youngstown. However, now that it's been over a decade since his escape, don't assume it's not him if you think he's near you in another state, and call Crime Stoppers or your local police.
www.in.gov/apps/indcorrection/ofs/ofs?previous_page=1&detail=944866 (UPDATE: As of July 19th, 2018, Woods is still listed on the Indiana DOC website as a prison escapee).
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