By Steve Neavling
Donald Eugene Webb, a long-sought fugitive with mob ties wanted in connection with the killing of a Pennsylvania police chief, told his wife to dig a hole in the backyard to bury him after he had a stroke and believed he was dying.
The latest revelation, which was disclosed in a newly unsealed search warrant, is another strange twist in the case of Webb, whose remains were found behind his wife’s North Dartmouth, Mass., home last week, WPRI.com reports .
Webb was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list from 1981 to 2007, but it turns out, the career criminal with connections to the New England mob died in 1999.
Webb had been charged in the brutal beating and fatal shooting of Saxonburg Police Chief Gregory Adams during a traffic stop in December 1980.
The new documents indicate FBI Special Agent Thomas MacDonald discovered a secret room inside the home of Webb’s ex-wife, prompting detectives to secure a judge’s permission to search the home.
The wife, Lillian Webb, told investigators the room was built so “she could hide in the hidden room” in the event of a burglary. But MacDonald didn’t buy the explanation because the lock at the top of the door was too high for the wife to reach it.