Donald Eugene Webb- Pennsylvania- 1980 (DECEASED) Nov 7, 2013 12:09:55 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Nov 7, 2013 12:09:55 GMT -5
(Above left: Webb in 1997, right: Age-progression to unknown year. Photo Credits: FBI.Gov)
Fugitive Profile as of August 30th, 2014 (Based on fbi.gov profile):
Aliases: A. D. Baker, Donald Eugene Perkins, Donald Eugene Pierce, John S. Portas, Stanley John Portas, Bev Webb, Eugene Bevlin Webb, Eugene Donald Webb, Stanley Webb
Date(s) of Birth Used: July 14, 1931; July 14, 1928
Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Weight: 165 pounds
Occupations: Butcher, Car Salesman, Jewelry Salesman, Real Estate Salesman, Restaurant Manager,Vending Machine Repairman
Scars and Marks: Webb may have a small scar on his right cheek and his right forearm.
He may have the following tattoos: "DON" on the web of his right hand and "ANN" on his chest.
Remarks: Webb, who is considered to be a career criminal and master of assumed identities, specializes in the burglary of jewelry stores. He is reportedly allergic to penicillin, a lover of dogs, a flashy dresser, and a big tipper.
TIPS: If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Or submit a web tip at tips.fbi.gov
Donald Eugene Webb is a notorious AMW and Unsolved Mysteries-aired fugitive, former FBI Top 10 member, and an alleged cop killer. To this day, no one knows what happened after the night of his alleged murder, which is described below from his wikipedia page:
(P.S. since this is a notorious and complicated case, this will be a long-post and I apologize for the novel-length of it)
"Gregory B. Adams, a 31-year-old police chief and nine-year veteran of law enforcement, made a routine traffic stop in the parking lot of Agway Feed Store on Butler Street in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania at about 2:50 p.m. or 3:10 p.m. on December 4, 1980. Adams used his patrol car to stop the suspect by blocking the exit of the parking lot. When he asked the suspect for his driver's license, he gave fraudulent identity documents and shot Adams. He returned fire, but the shots were not fatal.
The man believed to be Donald Eugene Webb got out of the car and fought with him. Adams was disarmed and pistol-whipped with his own revolver, being struck several times causing deep wounds to his face and head.
Witnesses heard fired shots; four "pop" noises, presumably from a semiautomatic .25-caliber Colt pistol and a "boom" from Adams' revolver. He was shot once in the arm and once in the chest at close range. By another account, Adams was shot twice in the chest, one bullet collapsing a lung and another ripping the bottom of his heart.[Adams was not wearing his bulletproof vest at the time as he had lent it to another officer. The killer took Adams' gun, ran to his patrol car, ripped out its microphone and took the keys before driving away in his own car.
A nearby resident found mortally wounded Adams, who told her that he did not know his attacker and that he thought he was not going to live. Adams was so badly beaten he was almost unrecognizable. Adams lost consciousness on the way to the hospital and died of his injuries. Adams was survived by his wife Mary Ann Jones (formerly Adams), and their two sons, Benjamin and Gregory, Jr. Adams is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Herman, Pennsylvania."
Some after-the-crime notes:
-After the crime, a New Jersey driver's license with Webb's alias of Stanley Portas was found and on December 21st, 1980, his getaway car was found nearby a Warwick, Rhode Island Howard Johnson's motel.
-The last confirmed sighting of Webb was an anonymous tip placing him in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1981. Webb has many ties to the Boston and Massachusetts area with both his wife and family having lived there. According to his wikipedia page, since that lead, there have been unconfirmed sightings in Massachusetts, Washington, Canada, and Costa Rica.
-In January 1990, FBI director William S. Sessions received a letter postmarked on January 23. It was written by someone claiming to be Webb, asking for forgiveness from Adams' family. The letter contained indications of a possible surrender to authorities, but only if he could talk directly and alone to John Walsh. Walsh stated on America's Most Wanted that FBI's evidence technicians examined the letter and believed it was authentic. Handwriting tests were conducted, and the results were inconclusive. On April 1, 1990, a man claiming to be Webb did make a direct phone call to John Walsh, but was unable to name two of Webb's closest relatives. The call was dismissed as an April Fools' joke.
-In April 2005, an unidentified man in Detroit was using Webb's name, age and social security number. Detroit police trailed the address to a burned-out house in a poor section of town. Authorities consider this a case of identity theft, although a very unusual one.
-On March 31st, 2007, after having spent nearly 26 years on the FBI's top 10 list, the FBI removed him, citing that the lack of significant leads led them to believe he was likely deceased. He held a record for longest time on the list before being surpassed by Victor Gerena in 2010.
Thoughts? I made a vow to stop guessing deceased all the time for cold-case fugitives since I feel it's a bit taking the easy way out, but even the FBI essentially said they believe he's dead. He would be 82 years old if still alive today. But if anything, I would point out that wanted rapist Gary Irving was able to spend decades in a quiet Northeast town in Maine without being detected so imo it's not impossible to think Webb could have stayed under the radar and still be in the Northeast or Massachusetts area in a quiet rural town if it turns out against all odds he was still alive.
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