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.
数十年, investigators have chased tips on Conrad’s whereabouts in various states, 包括加利福尼亚, 夏威夷, Texas and Oregon. His case was spotlighted on “America’s Most Wanted” 和 “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, 包括一个 2014 bankruptcy filing at a Boston federal court.
He died of lung cancer in May of this year in Lynnfield, 马萨诸塞州, the US Marshals Service said. 他是 71.
A father and son helped solve the mystery
One of the case’s key investigators was Peter J. 埃利奥特, 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. 埃利奥特, was a dedicated career deputy United States marshal in Cleveland from 1969 until his retirement in 1990,” 他说. “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, 儿子说.
“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.”