Wanted by the FBI: Eugene Palmer Added to Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List


May 29, 2019

A New York man who allegedly murdered his daughter-in-law in 2012 is the latest addition to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.


Audio Transcript

Mollie Halpern: A man who allegedly murdered his daughter-in-law is the latest addition to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Eugene Palmer allegedly shot Tammy Palmer to death moments after she walked her two children to the school bus stop.

A neighbor called 911 when it happened back in 2012 in Stony Point, New York. Listen to an excerpt.

911 Dispatcher: 911, where’s your emergency?

Neighbor: I heard a shot.

911 Dispatcher: Uh-huh.

Neighbor: A lot of screaming, another shot, no more screaming, and another shot.

Halpern: Detective Michael Cruger of the Haverstraw Police Department, who responded to the scene, says Palmer allegedly fired three shots at Tammy, who tried to escape the flying bullets.

Michael Cruger: This final shot was point-blank range right in the chest as she was lying on the ground.

Halpern: FBI Agent Andrew Fisher says Palmer is 80 years old and may blend in with a crowd of grandparents.

Andrew Fisher: But we want to make very clear that Eugene Palmer is accused of a tremendously violent act, a murder of a mother of two children.

Halpern: Palmer is a hunter, a car enthusiast, and is interested in dirt track racing. He has a deformed thumb. If you have any information about this case, dial 1-800-CALL-FBI. With Wanted by the FBI, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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