Decades of chasing leads nationwide
Conrad’s alleged heist took place on a Friday. The bank did not know the money was missing from the vault until Monday, when he failed to show up for work. Then the case went cold.
何十年もの間, investigators have chased tips on Conrad’s whereabouts in various states, including California, ハワイ, Texas and Oregon. His case was spotlighted on “America’s Most Wanted” そして “Unsolved Mysteries.”
After years of investigation, federal authorities traveled to Massachusetts last week and confirmed he’d been living a quiet life under a fictitious name in Boston. As part of their investigation, they compared his 1960s documents to paperwork he’d completed under the name Randele, を含む 2014 bankruptcy filing at a Boston federal court.
He died of lung cancer in May of this year in Lynnfield, マサチューセッツ, the US Marshals Service said. 彼がいた 71.
A father and son helped solve the mystery
One of the case’s key investigators was Peter J. エリオット, a US marshal from northern Ohio, whose family lived near Conrad in the late 1960s.
“This is a case I know all too well. My father, John K. エリオット, was a dedicated career deputy United States marshal in Cleveland from 1969 until his retirement in 1990,” 彼は言った. “My father never stopped searching for Conrad and always wanted closure up until his death in 2020.”
Some of the documents uncovered by the elder Elliott played a role in confirming Conrad’s identification, the son said.
“I hope my father is resting a little easier today knowing his investigation … brought closure to this decades-long mystery,” the younger Elliott said. “Everything in real life doesn’t always end like in the movies.”