Robert Finley- Florida- 1979 (Case of the Week) Oct 11, 2015 0:26:48 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 11, 2015 0:26:48 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Left: Robert Finley- Circa 1979 Middle: Arrest photo of Finley, 1987 Right: Age-progressed photo from 2009 Credit: Manateecrime.blogspot.com)
Fugitive Profile as of October 11th, 2015: (Based on AMW archives, manateecrime.blogspot.com, gatorsports.com)
Date of Birth: 11/02/1937
Weight: 164 lbs.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair): Brown
Tattoos: He has several tattoos including, "Ni Vida Loca" on his right forearm; a dagger and "BF" on his lower left arm; and "Marlene" on his left bicep.
Location information: Finley escaped from the Kissimmee, Fla. Work Release Center in 1979.
Last Known Locations: Southwest , FL. Finley lived in Southwest Florida before his arrest. He has an extensive criminal history that includes arrests in Oklahoma, Louisiana, California, Colorado and Michigan.
TIPS: Anyone with information on Finley's whereabouts is asked to call the toll free tip line at 1-877-FLA-WANTED (1-877-352-9268) or e-mail [email protected]
Prison Escapee Uses Alias To Avoid Capture
Robert Finley escaped from the Kissimmee Work Release Center in Florida on July 8,1979 and he's been hiding from police ever since.
On March 2, 1974 Finley used a knife to slit another inmate's throat at Brown's Labor Camp in Hardee County, Fla. He was serving a 10-year sentence for that crime when he escaped from Kissimmee.
Cops say Finley was arrested in Florida several times after his escape for disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest, but used the alias Ray Lynn Burris.
At the time, police didn't have the technology to electronically match his fingerprints and link the two identities.
“This fugitive has been on the run for 30 years and has a violent past,” said F.D.L.E. Tampa Bay
Special Agent in Charge Jim Madden.
Finley is known to work as a laborer and migrant worker. He has an extensive criminal history that includes arrests in Oklahoma, Louisiana, California, Colorado and Michigan.
Thoughts? Finley was a web-exclusive case on AMW's old website. While it seems initially Finley hid in plain sight, I have to wonder if he's alive anymore based on that 1987 photo, where he did not look like he was aging well, probably due to his alcoholism.
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