80's Cop Killer Found Buried in Suburban Backyard

One of the greatest mysteries in the history of American law enforcement was solved July 13 in the backyard of a suburban home in Dartmouth, Mass. 

There, investigators found the buried remains of Donald Webb in the yard of his ex-wife, Lillian Webb, the Boston Globe reports. Authorities say Donald Webb vanished nearly 40 years ago after shooting and killing a police officer in Saxonburg, Penn., during a traffic stop on Dec. 4, 1980. 


Webb was charged with first-degree murder and on Dec. 31, 1980, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest alleging unlawful flight. In 1981 Webb was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. Authorities believe Webb shot Chief Gregory Adams while planning a jewelry store heist. He was wanted at the time for an attempted burglary in New York.

- Josh Rosenblatt, Newser



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