Real Name: Carl Alfred Eder
Aliases: None Known
Wanted For: Murder, Escape
Missing Since: 1974
Details: In November of 1958, Thomas Pendergast was driving to El Cajon, California when he picked up a 16 year old hitchhiker named Carl Alfred Eder and let him stay with his family. On December 12, 1958, Thomas left for work, and during the day, Carl murdered his entire family. He claimed it was because one of the children was annoying him and he flipped out. Thomas's wife Lois, their 4 year old daughter Diane, 2 year old Allen, 6 year old Thomas Jr., and 9 year old David were all stabbed and slashed to death by Eder.
He was arrested two days later, convicted of first degree murder, and was sentenced to two life terms. Then, in 1974, he walked out of a minimum security prison in California and has not been seen since.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the February 8, 1989 episode.