William Leslie Arnold - Nebraska - 1967 (DECEASED) Jul 11, 2015 15:49:49 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Jul 11, 2015 15:49:49 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: doenetwork.org)
Date Of Birth: August 28, 1942
Age at Time of Disappearance: 24 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9"; 155 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
Marks, Scars: A small scar in the center of his forehead, a vaccination scar on his upper right arm, and moles/scar on his right cheek.
In 1958, 16-year old high school student William Leslie Arnold was living in Omaha, Nebraska with his parents. William shot and killed his parents over an argument regarding the family car, then buried their bodies until they were located. William was sent to prison but escaped with a fellow inmate in 1967. An unidentified accomplice drove them to a bus station, where the two then traveled to Chicago before splitting up. The other escapee was caught soon after but William disappeared. Despite publicity efforts on the internet and in the media, no decent leads are known to have been developed on William's whereabouts.
Thoughts? I had never heard of this fugitive before until Scumhunter received a master list of AMW fugitives over the years and William's name was among the felons. I have no idea when William was aired on AMW, however I'm guessing it was during the mid-1990s. It's rather annoying that AMW didn't do any further publicity of this case in the latter years of the show.
As for where William is, that's really up in the air. We have seen other convicted murderers who broke out of prison and assumed new law-abiding lives under an alias, despite the fact that they committed murder in the first place. All we really know about William is that he played the saxophone in prison and he talked about Brazil. He would only be nearing 73-years of age now so it's quite possible that he's still alive.
According to the doenetwork.org, you have any information about the whereabouts of William Leslie Arnold, then contact Nebraska State Patrol
Investigative Services, HDQ Troop, Investigator Jeff Ward, 402-471-4545.
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UPDATE from site admin: As of July 27th, 2018, Arnold still comes up in Nebraska inmate search results as a prison escapee: dcs-inmatesearch.ne.gov/Corrections/InmateDisplayServlet?DcsId=20841