The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been working with Pennsylvania state police for more than 30 years to capture a wanted fugitive.
According to an FBI news release, new photos have been released in the bureau’s search for longtime fugitive Donald E. Webb. Webb, who would be 85 at this point, was added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list in May 1981 and removed in March 2007.
Webb is sought in connection with the murder of police Chief Gregory Adams, of Saxonburg, the FBI said. He is the only fugitive in the U.S. wanted for the murder of a police chief.
At the time of the murder, Webb resided in Massachusetts, the FBI said. Webb allegedly beat and shot Adams to death in December 1980 during a traffic stop, and blood evidence was retrieved from a getaway car reportedly used by Webb.
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A federal arrest warrant was issued for Webb for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution after he was charged in Pennsylvania with first-degree murder, the FBI said.
The FBI has been conducting the fugitive investigation in conjunction with the state police, the release said, which has been handling the homicide investigation of Adams for the past 36 years. Both agencies have been assisted by police forces in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
“We’re asking the public to take a close look at these photographs that we recently acquired and contact us if they have any information about Mr. Webb’s whereabouts,” Special Agent in Charg Harold Shaw said in the release. “The FBI cannot make the assumption Webb is deceased without verification.
“We’re in the final stages of this investigation,” he said, “and given Mr. Webb’s age, we’re doing everything we can to bring some closure to Chief Adams’ family and the citizens of Saxonburg.”
The FBI is offering a reward up to $100,000 to any individual who can provide information about his current whereabouts or about the location of his remains, the FBI said. Anyone with information can contact the FBI at 800-225-5324.