Sources confirm body found Thursday was suspect

Saxonburg Pennsylvania Police Chief Gregory Adams was murdered in 1980

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.

The remains were found buried behind the North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, home of the ex-wife of longtime fugitive Donald Eugene Webb, police said.

She led investigators to her home in Dartmouth, Massachusettes, where human remains believed to be Webb's were found, the AP report said.

Officials believe Webb was in Pennsylvania at the time to check out a burglary target as he was a "career criminal" who burglarized jewelry stores. Police believe Webb to have been the driver of the auto.

He was on the FBI's Most Wanted List until 2007.

The FBI has offered $100,000 for information leading to Webb's capture.

Authorities have been trying to determine what happened to Donald Eugene Webb for almost four decades.

The FBI announced Friday that remains of one of agency's most-wanted fugitives have been located after a 37-year search.

"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", he added.

Then Adams pulled him over in a remote area, and Webb, who had ties to the notorious Patriarca organized crime family in Providence, allegedly beat and fatally shot Adams, a married father of two small boys, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

Thirty-seven years later, his ex-wife Lillian Webb showed police on Thursday where her ex-husband was buried in her backyard in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

King said Jones and her sons agreed to drop the lawsuit so the Butler County District Attorney's office could work out the immunity deal.

Saxonburg police Chief Joe Beachem and Mayor Bill Gillespie were driving back to Saxonburg from Lillian Webb's home in MA as the news of the remains being identified came in.

"She never gave a thought to me and my family".

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. The cause listed in the paperwork is "desertion".

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