Feds release age enhanced photos of fugitive who raped, shot and killed a 14-year-old girl in 1965 then fled

By ROSS IBBETSON FOR MAILONLINE

US Marshals are offering $25,000 for an escaped child killer who has been on the run for 45 years after he was let out Christmas shopping for good behavior.

On December 7 1973, Lester Eubanks – then 30-years-old – was allowed to stroll unescorted into a shopping center in Columbus, Ohio.

Eight years before his brazen escape he grabbed 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deneer off the street raped and then shot her in Mansfield, Ohio.

He returned to the scene when he heard the child gasping for air and smashed a brick into her head, the Mansfield New Journal reported.

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