Unsolved Mysteries Volume Two has landed on Netflix bringing a whole host of unresolved crimes to our screens.
One mystery being the disappearance of the convicted murderer Lester Eubanks who managed to escape death row in 1973.
The prisoner had been convicted of murdering the 14-year-old girl Mary Ellen Deener while she was helping her mum out on some household chores by stopping at a laundromat to get some change.
Eubanks is said to have pulled the teenager behind a house where he tried to sexually assault her, but when she struggled to break free, he pulled out a gun and shot the victim twice in the stomach.
After fleeing the scene he returned to make sure she had died, and crushed her skull with a brick when discovering Deener was still breathing.
Eubanks confessed to the crime and was placed on death row, however, in 1972, the US Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional – meaning the prisoner was sentenced to life behind bars.
So how did he escape?
After his sentence changed, Eubanks managed to get on the good side of the prison guards, and ended up being granted furlough with three other inmates to go and do some Christmas shopping.
They were dropped off at a shopping centre in Columbus, but when the security team returned to collect them, Eubanks had already made his escape.
He has since been on the run for 47 years, seeing US Marshals place him on the top 15 most wanted list in 2018.
Where is Eubanks now?
The short answer to this question is quite honestly, no body knows.
Once he went missing in 1973, Eubanks was never seen again – however, the disappearance has of course struck up a lot of interest with both the public and police coming up with a number of theories.
Here are just a few…
He has died
Probably the most obvious theories to turn to, but as there have been no successful leads ont the location of Eubanks, it’s highly likely that he has died.
Especially now that he would be in his mid-70s.
As it stands there is a $25,000 (£19,248) reward offered for information on his whereabouts, however there have been no official sightings of him reported.
He moved to Michigan
One of the theories is the Eubanks has moved to either Michigan or California after authorities were given leads in both areas.
Deputy US Marshal David Siler claimed that the prisoner could have arranged to be driven to Michigan by a friend on the day he escaped and then took a bus to California.
Some believe that once he got there he lived a long and happy life.
According to ABC News, police have attempted to get the approval to use Eubank’s son’s DNA to compare it to DNA at different crime scenes across the country.
He became an artist
A wild theory that police believe could actually be true is that Eubanks moved to Hollywood where he resided with a lover an became an oil painter.
It’s thought that he put out his work under the alias Victor Young.
Siler told Fox Detroit: ‘We’re looking for that one piece of the puzzle that closes this case – and it might be just outside of Detroit.
‘It could be in an oil painting.’
Unsolved Mysteries is available to stream now on Netflix.
Credit: Original article published here.