Phillip Donovan- Florida- 1982 Oct 7, 2015 0:13:56 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 7, 2015 0:13:56 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Left: Phillip Donovan, somewhere between 1964-1982. Right: 2009 Age-progessed photo Credit: AMW archives, FDLE)
Fugitive Profile as of October 7th, 2015: (based on AMW archives, Manatee Crime Watch)
Alias: Joseph Michael Capano
Current Age: 75-77
Height: 5'11" - 6'1"
Weight: 150 - 200 lbs.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair): Brown
Scars and Tattoos:
-Donovan has a tattoo of a heart somewhere on his body.
-He also has the word "Joe" tattooed on his left arm.
-He has a panther tattooed on his right arm.
Traits and Habits:
-Donovan has worked in the Army in a clerical position.
-He's also been employed as a bartender, shipping clerk, delivery man and farm hand.
-He enjoys sports such as softball, baseball, billiards and swimming.
-He likes going to the movies.
Last Seen: Miami Beach , FL
Other Possible Locations:
-Belle Glade , FL
-New York City , NY
-Miami , FL
-Donovan has family living in New York City, though he has been spotted in the Miami and Belle Glades areas.
Who to call if you've seen him: 1-877-FLA-WANTED (1-877-352-9268) or e-mail [email protected]
Phillip Donovan is a cold case fugitive and prison escapee from Florida. He was on AMW's old website as a web-exclusive case. Below is the archived description:
Hostile Robbery Takes Violent Turn
On April 11, 1964, Phillip Donovan barged into a Miami Beach hotel, looking out for number one. He pulled a gun on the hotel's clerk, demanding as much cash as they had on hand. But when the clerk refused to fork over the money, Donovan promptly shot the man in the head, right between the eyes. The clerk didn't stand a chance.
Once Donovan was caught, neither did he.
After his conviction on murder and armed robbery charges, Donovan went directly to prison. He was eventually transferred to the Bradenton Work Release Center -- but on January 20, 1982, he decided he'd had enough with the penal system and made a break for it.
It's been nearly thirty years and Donovan's been on the run ever since, living the life of a free man.
Now, thanks to a new law enforcement initiative made up of the Fla. Dept. of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Fla. Dept. of Corrections (FDOC) and the Fla. Police Chiefs Assoc. (FPCA), they hope to bring an end to Donovan's years on the lam.
Fla. Cops Vow To Take Down Murderer
Phillip Donovan's now in his 70s, and he's not getting any younger. Cops haven't heard from him in quite some time, and though there's a possibility he may have passed away, they think he's still alive and laying low.
In his hay day, Donovan served in the U.S. Army in a clerical/administrative position. He'd also found work in the day labor realm as a shipping clerk, delivery man and farm hand. For a brief time, he even worked as a bartender in California.
Donovan loves sports, including softball, baseball, swimming, and shooting pool. He also loves going to the movies, though his favorite films are unknown.
He has relatives in New York City, and is actually a suspect in a number of other violent crimes that have taken place there.
Authorities have confirmed sightings of Donovan in Miami and the Belle Glades areas of Florida, though they've never been able to catch up with him.
Thoughts? The problem I see here is Donovan seems like a crafty fugitive that could easily find employment in a normal job and hide in plain sight. There seems to have good tips on him in Florida and New York though.
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