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Remains found may belong to Saxonburg murder

Remains found may belong to Saxonburg murder

Authorities have confirmed that the remains of a fugitive wanted in the 1980 slaying of a Pennsylvania police chief have been found buried in a yard in MA. Investigators say Webb's body has been buried in the backyard since he died 17 years ago back in 1999.

The human remains found buried behind a MA home have been positively identified as a fugitive suspect wanted in connection to the decades-old, unsolved slaying of a Pennsylvania police chief, authorities said today.

The Associated Press reports that Webb's wife, Lillian Webb, led investigators to his remains in her North Dartmouth backyard in exchange for immunity in the criminal investigation.

Police have discovered what appeared to be human remains behind a home with connections to the decades-old, unsolved slaying of a Pennsylvania police chief, authorities said.

Webb would be in his 80s now, if he is still alive, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation records.

The FBI has offered $100,000 for information leading to Webb's capture. "We found Donald Webb and it was absolutely worth it", Goldinger said. "So I'm sure those are questions that remain in everyone's mind".

Police spent the day digging in the backyard of Webb's ex-wife's home in MA, where they found what is believed to be human remains.

Human remains found in cold case involving Pa. police chief

Thomas King III, an attorney for Mary Ann Adams Jones and Adams' two sons, had filed a civil lawsuit against Lillian Webb last month after learning that Webb had a hidden room inside her house and the room, accessible through a closet, still had a cane in it and evidence that someone who was injured had stayed there.

Webb was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list ion May 4, 1981, and was removed on March 31, 2007. "Although it's unfortunate Mr. Webb will never be brought to justice to pay for his crimes, we're hopeful the family can find some closure in knowing that this alleged murderer has been located", said Harold H. Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division, in a news release.

Officials believe Webb was in Pennsylvania at the time to check out a burglary target as he was a "career criminal" who burglarized jewelry stores.

"No. No. The man got away with murder", Adams Jones said.

After 37 years, the remains related to a cold-case may have been discovered. His remains were found Thursday night on the property of his former wife, Lillian Webb.

Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney's Office in MA said Webb's cause of death has not yet been determined, but it 'does not appear his death was the result of a violent act'. "I would punch her for what she put my family through". The cause listed in the paperwork is "desertion".


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