Netflix Unexplained mysteries Volume two was rebooted on October 19, and the third episode highlights the case of Lester Eubanks, one of America's most wanted refugees. In December 1973, the Ohio Justice Department took Eubanks – who was serving a life sentence for the 1965 murder and attempted to rape 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener – and other inmates as a reward to a mall to do Christmas shopping for good behavior. Eubanks took the opportunity to escape and has been on the run ever since.
In September 1994, after police presented Eubank's case to America's Most WantedAuthorities received notice that he had lived in Los Angeles with his cousin's widow, Kay Banks. Detectives then paid a visit to Banks, and she confessed that Eubanks had originally lived in Michigan before eventually moving to the Los Angeles area, where he was named Victor Young and worked in the town of Gardena. However, Eubanks moved out a while later when Banks lied and told him that the FBI had called her to inquire about his whereabouts.
So where is Eubanks now? Nobody knows. Eubanks is believed to have had contact with his father, Moses, who lived in Mansfield, OH, in the summer of 2003, but authorities have never been able to confirm this. He has friends and family in the United States, including Michigan, Florida, Texas, Alabama, California, and Washington.
Eubanks was named to the list of the 15 Most Wanted U.S. Marshals in 2018, and in November 2019 authorities appeared to be pausing on the case when a man came forward claiming his late mother had been raped by Eubanks, resulting in his birth. The man, who chose to remain anonymous, provided his DNA in hopes of bringing Eubanks to justice. However, FBI guidelines prohibit the use of a relative's DNA in searches of the organization's DNA database, creating legal barriers to using the man's DNA to catch Eubanks. To date, the whereabouts of Eubanks are not yet known, and the US Marshals are offering a $ 25,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest.