UNSOLVED Mysteries has been flooded with new tips about missing Lester Eubanks after his death row prison escape.
Lester was originally sentenced to death in 1965 for murdering 14-year-old Mary Ellen Denner in Mansfield, Ohio.
Unsolved Mysteries has received lots of tips about Lester Eubanks after he escaped prisonCredit: US Marshals Service
However, his sentence was later altered to life in prison with no chance of parole and in 1973, he was allowed a brief stint outside of the jail to do some Christmas shopping, before he managed to escape.
How he managed to evade the prison guards during his outing has never been explained, but authorities believe Lester is still alive.
Lester’s case featured in a new episode from season two of Unsolved Mysteries, and co-creator Terry Dunn Meurer has revealed to TMZ that they have been flooded with tips ever since it dropped on Netflix.
Any tips that seem credible are being passed to the police for further investigation in the hope of finally catching Lester.
Lester was convicted in 1965 for murdering 14-year-old Mary Ellen Denner in Mansfield, Ohio
Lester escaped during a Christmas shopping trip outside of prison in 1973Credit: U.S. Marshals Service
The majority of theories claim he is living under a new name, potentially in Alabama, where he was believed to be living around 2002.
The renewed interest in his case has seen law enforcers increase the reward for information leading to his capture from $25,000 to $50,000.
Lester had spotted Mary Ellen walking to a laundromat to get some change as she helped her mother do chores in Mansfield, Ohio.
He grabbed her and tried to sexually assault her, but after she fought back he pulled out a gun and shot her twice in the stomach.
The credible tips received by the Netflix show are being passed to police to investigate further Credit: Netflix
Last year, Lester’s biological son agreed to give a DNA sample which could potentially link his father to recent crimes that could then narrow down his location.
However, that will only be possible if the FBI agree to make an exception to its policy that prohibits searches using family members DNA.
Unsolved Mysteries is available on Netflix now.
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