Kenneth Cofer- Oklahoma- 2002 May 24, 2013 11:31:59 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on May 24, 2013 11:31:59 GMT -5
Click here for link to old photo compared to age-enhanced sketches Artist Credit: Randall Sands
Fugitive Profile as of August 24th, 2014 (based on 2006 AMW archive, please contact site with more recent information):
Aliases: KM Cofer
Age Now: 54-56
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair): Brown. Sometimes sports a goatee
Eyes (Color and Correction): Hazel, Glasses
Other Physical Characteristics: Wears very thick glasses, has poor vision
Scars and Tattoos:
-Has a burn on his chest
-Two Vikings on the right side of his chest
-Three skulls on left side of his chest
-Eagle with a swastika in the middle of his chest
-Magic circle and unicorn on upper left arm
-Japanese sword, Mt. Fuji, two lightning streaks on his upper right arm
Traits and Habits:
-Cops say he has anti-American feelings and tells others frequently
-Plays the drums
-Is a skilled carpenter and auto mechanic
-Has prior arrests for drug possesion, reckless driving, assault and battery and eluding a police officer
Last Seen: Oklahoma City, OK
Other Possible Locations: Mena, AR. Oklahoma
Last Known Locations: Newhalla, OK
Who to call if you've seen him: Based on wanted location, our advice would be to call Oklahoma City Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300 or submit a web tip to them at the following link: www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=491
Kenneth Cofer is wanted for the murder of Vietnam veteran Larry Buchanan. It started during a gathering when Cofer claimed America got what it deserved the day of the Oklahoma City bombing and on 9/11 (this first gathering/argument if I recall correctly was during either the anniversary of either the OKC bombing or 9/11 and escalated from there. Most likely the first argument was during the one year anniversary of 9/11 since the murder would happen two days later) Buchanan protested in defense of the country he fought for, and the two got into a heated argument, and a verbal argument would turn physical. The two had two arguments before the third and fatal one described below:
"On September 13, 2002, Cofer and Buchanan ran into one another for the third and final time.
Cofer was hanging out with a group of men at a rural property outside Oklahoma City when Larry Buchanan showed up. As had happened the previous two days, cops say the two would square off. But this time, instead of fighting it out with fists, cops say Cofer pulled out a handgun and shot Larry Buchanan in the head.
Witnesses say Cofer walked over to his truck, stated, "I guess I have ruined my life," climbed in and drove away. Buchanan died at the scene.
Months later, cops found Cofer's truck in a ditch near the murder scene. It had been spray-painted black and had receipts inside suggesting Cofer had traveled to Arkansas and back. Cofer hasn't been seen since the day of the murder."
As said by a detective on this case, this was a murder that did not have to happen and I agree. Those on the old amw.com forums remember me stating that while murder except in self-defense is never OK, this was one of the most unnecessary murders and stupidest reasons I'd seen for one on the show (I've now decided to name them into a category called the "Stupidest Crimes Hall of Fame"). The way this escalated from just a war of words to a murder was entirely uncalled for and if Cofer is still out there, he needs to be taken down and pay for what he allegedly did.
Cofer was named John Walsh's #8 fugitive of 2005
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