Investigation Continues in 1980 Slaying Following Discovery of Human Remains

Laura Christensen
July 16, 2017

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.

Webb had been sought in connection with the murder of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, Police Chief Greg Adams, who the Federal Bureau of Investigation said was shot twice at close range and beaten about the head and face with a blunt instrument in December 1980. Prosecutors in both MA and Pennsylvania confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that authorities have agreed not to prosecute Lillian Webb in the investigation.

The FBI and state police in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania discovered human remains Thursday at Lillian Webb's home on Maple Crest Drive in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

The FBI said in a statement Thursday night that it was in the process of determining whether the remains belong to Webb.

The remains might be Webb, who is a long time fugitive wanted for the murder of Adams.

After 37 years, the remains related to a cold-case may have been discovered.

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Authorities have been trying to determine what happened to Donald Eugene Webb for almost four decades. "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. "I would punch her for what she put my family through".

Antonio Almeida says he's being doing yard work for Lillian Webb at the home for more than decade, but he rarely saw her until recently and never suspected a thing.

Last month, the Post-Gazette reported that a secret room had been found inside Webb's ex-wife's home.

Mary Ann Jones, Adams' widow, told Channel 11 she didn't realize how emotional it would be to relive all of this.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III is staying tight-lipped on details. He was added to the list on May 4, 1981, and removed from it on March 31, 2007. His remains were found Thursday night on the property of his former wife, Lillian Webb. State police in MA and Pennsylvania also were on hand for the dig.

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