Rapist and killer of teenager, who escaped in 1973 still hunted – Daily News

Rapist and killer of teenager, who escaped in 1973 still hunted – Daily News

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US Marshals are offering $25,000 for an escaped child killer who has been on the run for 45 years after he was let out Christmas shopping for good behavior On December 7 1973, Lester Eubanks – then 30-years-old – was allowed to stroll unescorted into a shopping center in Columbus, Ohio Eight years before his brazen escape he grabbed 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deneer off the street raped and then shot her in Mansfield, Ohio He returned to the scene when he heard the child gasping for air and smashed a brick into her head, the Mansfield New Journal reported Share this article Share Eubanks was sentenced to death for first-degree murder while perpetrating rape in 1966 but that was commuted to a life sentence in 1972 One year later the prisoner was allowed to enter the shopping center without a chaperone and he was never seen again US Marshals believe Eubanks – who would be 75 – is still on the run and they have added him to their list of 15 Most Wanted Police leads last had him marked up in California or Michigan, but he has continued to evade capture ‘I think about this case every day and the little girl who was killed,’ said Deputy US Marshal David Siler, who was assigned the case in January 2016 ‘In law enforcement, there are cases that keep you up at night; this is one of those cases ‘ Siler says that the time Eubanks has spent ‘on the lam’ will have afforded him the chance to build a new life for himself ‘He literally could be hiding in plain sight. This is why we are asking citizens to be vigilant and contact us with any information they believe will help us apprehend him ‘ The Deputy US Marshal said.Eubanks is 5 ft 11, thought to weigh roughly 175 pounds and has a large scar or burn on his upper right arm Police say he could be using the alias Victor Young.

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