Ronald Moreland- Maryland- 1973 Apr 9, 2016 10:14:24 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Apr 9, 2016 10:14:24 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile as of April 9th, 2016: (Based on RCMP most wanted website, news articles)
Born: August 1950
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Green
Weight: 130 lbs / 59 kg
Height: 5 ft 9 in / 175 cm
Who to call if you've seen him: In the U.S., Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777. In Canada, 1-800-222-TIPS. Or contact your local police or Crime Stoppers line
Ronald Moreland escaped from a prison in Maryland over 40 years ago. Below is a 1996 article, which obviously is outdated (an understatement lol) but I feel underlines most aspects of the case:
In one of the stranger fugitive cases to come out of cold storage, the FBI has suddenly said it believes that a long-forgotten escaped murderer is living in the Northern Virginia suburbs.
FBI investigators and Fairfax County police say he is 46 and believe he is married with two children.
And that's about all they know.
"During the course of a recent interview, information came to us that there was a possibility he might be living in Northern Virginia," said Susan Lloyd, spokeswoman for the FBI's Washington field office. "We don't know the name he might be using, what employment he might have. It was a very general bit of information that we developed about him."
The missing man is Ronald Moreland. Twenty-nine years ago, Moreland, then 16, fatally stabbed a 19-year-old man in an Ocean City, Md., hotel. He was convicted of second-degree murder. Six years later, he escaped from the Maryland House of Corrections in Jessup.
And then he vanished.
Now investigators say they believe he has become a middle-aged, suburbanite dad.
Investigators won't say exactly what information they are working on, but they say it is credible.
The case began with a fight June 24, 1967. Witnesses later testified that the victim, Joseph E. Rhoades, of Hagerstown, Md., spat on Moreland. The 16-year-old, who lived with his parents in Rockville at the time, retaliated by stabbing Rhoades three times.
In November 1967, after a two-day trial, a jury deliberated for 60 minutes and found Moreland guilty. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
On Aug. 7, 1973, Moreland escaped from state prison. Somehow, he walked out of a boiler room at the Maryland House of Corrections. The FBI could not provide specific information about the escape, but Lloyd suspects he was a trusted prisoner who had access to the less-secure parts of the prison.
Because Moreland was so young at the time of the crime, he had not been issued a Social Security number, and his only work experience was as a summer laborer. So even the Internal Revenue Service doesn't have a record of him.
Moreland's parents, who the FBI said are living in Georgia, have told investigators they have not heard from him, Lloyd said. A woman who answered the phone at a home listed under Moreland's father's name in Midway, Ga., said: "We are not the Morelands you're looking for. I wouldn't know anything about him."
Attempts to reach the Rhoades family were unsuccessful.
Police hope an age-enhanced photo of Moreland will lead to his capture, and they are asking anyone with information to call Fairfax County police at 1-800-673-2777.
"If he's married, maybe the wife will recognize him," Lloyd said. But will she turn him in? "That's a good question," Lloyd said.
Thoughts? Obviously a lot could have changed as far as possible whereabouts since 1996. In fact, Moreland has a page on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Most Wanted website. (Apparently an Interpol alert was issued in Ottawa in 1999). Here is that page: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/wanted/ronald-moreland
Whether in Virginia, Canada, or anywhere else, Moreland would only be 65 years old as of this posting so there is a very good chance he is still alive. So anyone who sees him, call or send a web tip your relevant crime stoppers line
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