Top 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Lester Eubanks On the Run Since 1973

Eubanks has been on the run since December 7, 1973 after he was sentenced to death for the attempted rape and murder of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener.

January 29, 2020

Lester Eubanks in 1965, and as he would appear today [US Marshals/NCMEC]

Lester Eubanks in 1965, and as he would appear today [US Marshals/NCMEC]

By: Michelle Sigona

Lester Eubanks is a US Marshal Top 15 Most Wanted and has been on the run since December 7, 1973 after he was sentenced to death for the attempted rape and murder of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener in Mansfield, Ohio. Authorities say Eubanks not only tried to rape the teen, but shot her twice and then returned to the scene to beat her with a brick, leaving her to die. Eubanks was behind bars but in 1973 prison officials allowed him to go Christmas shopping as a reward for "good behavior." Eubanks failed to return to his pick up location with the officials and has been on the run ever since. In 2019 the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released an age-enhanced photo of what Eubanks could look like today. Eubanks is believed to possibly be armed and dangerous.

CASE DETAILS & FUGITIVE CHARACTERISTICS

Possible Aliases: Victor Young, Pete Eubanks

Possible locations: California, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Washington state, North Carolina

Wanted for: Escape

Location of Crime: Mansfield, OH

DOB: October 31, 1943

RACE: Black

SEX: Male

HEIGHT: 5 feet 11 inches

HAIR: Black

EYES: Brown

WEIGHT: 175 pounds

SCARS or TATTOOS: Large scar or burn on upper right arm

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