Fugitive in police chief slaying died in 1997 after stroke

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Court documents show a man wanted in the 1980 killing of a Pennsylvania police chief lived in a secret room in his ex-wife’s home and told her to bury him in the backyard when he died in 1997 after two strokes.

The remains of Donald Eugene Webb were found buried in the yard of a Dartmouth, Massachusetts, house last week.

Authorities say Webb fatally shot Saxonburg Police Chief Gregory Adams in December 1980 during a traffic stop.

According to an affidavit for a search warrant, Webb’s ex-wife, Lillian, told investigators he suffered a stroke in 1997 and lost the ability to care for himself. Knowing he was dying, he told her to dig the hole. She buried him after a second stroke.

Lillian Webb doesn’t face any charges.

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