Leonard Rayne Moses - Pennsylvania - 1971 Nov 17, 2015 15:42:47 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Nov 17, 2015 15:42:47 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: FBI.Gov)
Aliases: Rennie Hoskins, Renee Hoskins, Leonard Moses, Leonard R. Moses, "Lucky"
Date(s) of Birth Used: August 25, 1952
Place of Birth: Shelby, North Carolina
Weight: 150 pounds
Scars and Marks: Moses has a circular scar on the right side of his face near his eye.
Leonard Rayne Moses was serving a life sentence after having been convicted of first degree murder when he escaped the custody of law enforcement in 1971. On April 6, 1968, Moses and others threw Molotov cocktails at the house of a female victim in Homewood, Pennsylvania, during the "Pittsburgh Riots" that occurred following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a result of burns received during the attack, and subsequent pneumonia, the victim inside the house died.
Moses was convicted of first degree murder and given a life sentence. On June 1, 1971, Moses was permitted to attend the funeral of a close relative in Homewood. During the funeral, Moses escaped custody and has not been seen since. On July 12, 1971, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Moses in the United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid confinement.
Thoughts? I had never heard of this fugitive before until the FBI suddenly added him to their featured fugitives website. It looks like cold case investigators are trying to get new leads in this 44-year old manhunt and doing an age-enhanced photo is a great way to start. Sadly there doesn't seem to be much information on possible whereabouts, aside from Leonard Moses being from North Carolina.
Admin Note #1: According to FBI.Gov, If you have any information concerning Leonard Rayne Moses, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
Admin Note #2: If you have any news-related updates on this case, please contact us here: amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form