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Ohio Murder Suspect Placed On Most Wanted List After Escaping Capture For 45 Years

Posted at 3:40 PM, Dec 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-09 15:40:19-05

(U.S. Marshalls Service)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 75-year-old murder convict who escaped custody 45 years ago has been put on the U.S. Marshals Service “15 Most Wanted” list.

The service says that Lester Eubanks was placed on the list Friday. He was convicted of the 1965 shooting and bludgeoning of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Denner. A death sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment, and Eubanks ran away during a 1973 shopping trip granted for good behavior.

The service says marshals are undeterred by the passage of time and determined to get justice for the Mansfield girl.

Marshals believe Eubanks is living under an alias. Investigative leads have placed him in Michigan and California.

The service urges anyone with information to call 1-800-336-0102. Information leading directly to his arrest can earn a reward of up to $25,000.