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Sources confirm body found Thursday was suspect

July 14, 2017 News Extra

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Donald Eugene Webb

The human remains found buried Thursday near the home of Lillian Webb in Dartmouth, Mass., are of Donald Eugene Webb — the prime suspect in the killing of Saxonburg Police Chief Greg Adams.

Adams was 31 when he was shot and killed on Dec. 4, 1980, during a traffic stop on Butler Street.

Saxonburg Police and Massachusetts state police discovered human remains Thursday at the Dartmouth home.

Saxonburg Mayor Bill Gillespie confirmed Friday that the remains found Thursday were Webb.

FBI officials believe Webb passed away about 17 years ago in 1999.

The FBI previously questioned Lillian Webb about the whereabouts of her husband, Donald, who is accused of killing Adams. The FBI's Boston office last month announced a reward of up to $100,000 for anyone who provides information leading to an arrest or recovery of the remains of Donald Eugene Webb.

Investigators believe Adams was beaten and shot to death by Webb while performing a routine traffic stop. The white Mercury Cougar Webb was believed to be driving was found later that month in Rhode Island.An arrest warrant was issued in 1980 and Webb was listed on the FBI's 10 most wanted list from 1981 to 2007.

Police recently had a break in the case when investigators found a hidden room on the other side of a closet in Lillian Webb's house.

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