John Gentry - Ohio, Michigan - 1983 Jun 17, 2013 13:02:10 GMT -5
Post by theczar on Jun 17, 2013 13:02:10 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile as of August 24th, 2014 (Based on Michigan State Police website, online articles:
Date of Birth: 03/01/1953
Weight: 154 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Scars/Marks: Circular burn scar on left elbow; "LCI" burned into upper left arm
Who to call if you've seen him: Michigan State Police Tip Line: 1-866-638-4847 or Monroe County detectives at (734) 240-7530.
John Gentry is wanted for the double murder of his male and female lovers Barbara Gerber and William Veith back in 1983.
Gentry was serving time for assault when he met Gerber, the kitchen manager. He convinced her that he was serving time for a bar fight where he was defending a woman, when in reality, he was serving time for crushing the Adam's apple of his male lover. After he was released, he began living with Gerber in her home in Michigan. Gerber had no idea that Gentry was living in Ohio, just across the Ohio/Michigan border, with his male lover William Veith, a 52 year-old coin shop owner.
Gentry was spending his time commuting between Ohio and Michigan, living with both Gerber and Veith. By April 1983, the whole charade was over, and police believe either Gerber or Veith found out the truth. In April, Gerber was found stabbed to death and sexually assaulted. Police traveled to Ohio, where Gentry had listed his address at, to talk to him about his girlfriends death. They went to Veith's house, where Gentry listed as his address, and found he wasn't home. When they checked Veith's coin store, they found it locked. Suspicious, they entered the store, where they found Veith's body in the basement. He had been beaten to death with the blunt end of an axe, the axe found nearby. Veith's car, as well as some coins and diamonds, were found missing.
Veith's car was found in Indiana, with a road map from Ohio to Chicago, and a cup with Gentry's prints on it. Gentry also sent postcards to a friend from San Diego, and his father from Los Angeles. He was indicted for Veith's murder; four years later, he was indicted for Gerber's murder as well. He was profiled three time from 1990 to 1992, and once in 2005. In 2007, human remains were found near a lake in Kentucky. They had been there for quite some time, and it was determined he died from self-inflicted wounds. Investigators initially believed the remains were that of Gentry's, but tests confirmed it wasn't.
What do you guys think? I, for one, am at a loss as to where he could be. If investigators were that certain the dead body was Gentry's, then maybe they believe he killed himself, and just missed his body. Otherwise, I'm out of ideas.
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