Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries reboot is returning for quantity two on Oct. 19, and episode three sheds mild on the case of Lester Eubanks, one of America’s most wanted fugitives. In December 1973, the Ohio Division of Corrections took Eubanks — who was serving a life sentence for the 1965 homicide and tried rape of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener — and different inmates to a neighborhood mall to do some Christmas purchasing as a reward for good conduct. Eubanks used the chance to flee and has been on the run since.
In September 1994, after police featured Eubanks’s case on America’s Most Needed, authorities received a tip that he had been residing in Los Angeles along with his cousin’s widow, Kay Banks. Detectives then paid Banks a go to, and he or she confessed that Eubanks had initially been residing in Michigan earlier than he finally made his approach to the Los Angeles space, the place he glided by the identify Victor Younger and labored within the metropolis of Gardena. Nonetheless, Eubanks ended up transferring out some time later when Banks lied and instructed him that the FBI had known as her asking about his whereabouts.
So, the place is Eubanks now? No one is aware of. It is believed that Eubanks was involved along with his father, Mose, who lived in Mansfield, OH, through the summer time of 2003, however authorities had been by no means in a position to verify that. He has family and friends throughout the US, together with in Michigan, Florida, Texas, Alabama, California, and Washington.
Eubanks was included in the 2018 US Marshals 15 Most Wanted List, and in November 2019, authorities appeared to have a break within the case when a man came forward claiming he believed his late mom had been raped by Eubanks, resulting in his beginning. The person, who selected to stay nameless, supplied his DNA in hopes of serving to to carry Eubanks to justice. Nonetheless, FBI insurance policies prohibit using a relative’s DNA in a search of the group’s DNA database, prompting authorized hurdles for utilizing the person’s DNA to catch Eubanks. To this present day, Eubanks’s whereabouts are nonetheless unknown, and the US Marshals are providing a $25,000 reward for any data that results in his arrest.