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Real Name: David Lee Kemp
Aliases: David Glover, Ian Melancon
Wanted For: Murder
Missing Since: June 1999
Details: On August 5, 1998, David Lee Kemp of Lawton, Oklahoma received final divorce papers from his wife of five years, 25 year old Christina "Tina" Cremer, and vowed that no other man could have her. Tina moved on and began dating a 26 year old man named Robert Miller, whom she met at the hospital where the two worked. A few days after the divorce on August 10, the couple was at Robert's house when Tina decided to take a shower. David began stalking them and shot and killed Robert at the front door, then went to the bathroom and killed Tina. Their bodies were discovered the next day and authorities believed that Kemp was the killer but he left before being arrested.
Two weeks later, a California Highway Patrolman in Bishop, California, saw a man walking through town. The man said that he had ran out of gas and had abandoned his vehicle, but when the patrolman ran the license plate, he discovered that it belonged to Kemp, who was wanted for the double murder. Authorities moved in and began a two hour standoff with him in a junkyard, and during this time Kemp asked if he could talk to his mother, a detective in Louisiana. A cell phone was lowered behind a fence which allowed him to talk with his mother.
During the standoff, Kemp placed his gun to his head several times, threatening suicide, before he was taken down by non-lethal beanbag shots. He was extradited to Lawton, Oklahoma, and placed in the Comache County Jail to await trial. Six months later, on March 11, 1999, prisoners took over the jail by holding a barbecue fork to one of the guards, and nine inmates, including Kemp, escaped. The other inmates were soon captured, but Kemp remained at large, reportedly heading to Texas. In June of 1999, Kemp, using an alias, was a tenant at a motel in Las Vegas. When his rent was late, the motel manager went to Kemp's room and found him lying in a bathtub with a knife on his stomach and covered in blood; he had tried to commit suicide.
Kemp was taken to a psychiatric hospital and was treated; doctors reported that the wounds were only superficial. He was checked into the hospital as a John Doe, and voluntarily left a few days later. Only later did they discover that he was a wanted fugitive. Kemp was last seen getting into a black Firebird at a gas station outside of Las Vegas in June of 1999. Kemp is 6'3", 210 pounds, has brown eyes, blond hair, and would today be 41 years old.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the July 2, 2002 episode of Unsolved Mysteries. This case is not to be confused with the Missing Persons case of Donald Kemp in Montana.
Results: Captured. On April 26th 2013 he turned himself in to authorities in Oklahoma. He told police that he was tired of running and that it was affecting his health. In September 2013, he pled guilty to the murders and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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