Lance Bedgood- Texas- 1987 Apr 16, 2013 11:39:26 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Apr 16, 2013 11:39:26 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Unsolved Mysteries wikia)
Fugitive Profile as of November 30, 2017: (Based on Unsolvled Mysteries website)
Defining Characteristics: Tattoos on his arms and legs and a scar over his left eye
Lance Bedgood was first profiled on AMW on January 14, 1990 and a few more times in the 90's.
Bedgood is also a fugitive that has the unique distinction on being on both America's Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries. The following is a description of his crime from his Unsolved Wiki Page:
"Lance Bedgood is a known Houston area criminal wanted in the murder of Opal Zacharias. On March 6, 1987, 64 year old Houston, Texas resident Opal entered her garage after getting ready for work. Two men attacked her, intending to rob her. A struggle ensued and one of the men shot and killed Opal. Then for some unknown reason, they ran over her body with her own car. One of the suspects was seen fleeing and climbing over the fence, while the other took Opal's car and later abandoned it.
Tips soon identified one of the men as 30 year old Dang M. Le, whose fingerprints were found in her garage and on her car; sadly, he was released without being tried for her murder. A year later, more tips led to the identification of the other suspect, the alleged trigg4erman, Lance Bedgood, who is still at large.
In 2000, cold case detective Roben Talton was assigned to find Bedgood. She discovered that three of Bedgood's relatives had post office boxes registered to them and paid for by a fourth person, and she believes that he is using them as a mail drop. Roben also believes that his relatives are helping to hide him. Bedgood is 5'8", weighs 140 pounds, has brown hair, blue eyes, tattoos on his arms and legs, a scar below his left eye, and would now be 67 years old. He is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted for the murder of Opal Zacharias."
Bedgood would be 71 if still alive today. Anyway, it is rather amazing this man who does not seem all that bright is somehow still at large after 26 years. You can tell by his picture he seems a bit off, plus the rather unprofessional and bizarre way the robbery went awry. It also amazing we have yet to see an age-enhanced photo of him as well. It is rather obvious based on that cold case detective that relatives are helping. Whenever I see a fugitive I don't think seems all that bright manage to stay on the run much longer than expected, I always think they're getting help from a friend, lover, or relative.
UPDATE: As of July 26th, 2018, Bedgood is listed on the Houston Police Department website as one of their most wanted at-large cold case fugitives: www.houstontx.gov/police/cold_cases/wanted_suspects.htm
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