Lina smith

Lena Regina Smith

Real Name: Valerie Osborne
Aliases: Lena Regina Smith
Wanted For: Manslaughter, Assault, Larceny, Escape
Missing Since: August 27, 1976


Details: In 1971, Lena Smith was sentenced to 8 to 15 years in prison for manslaughter. She had allegedly murdered a client when she worked as a prostitute. She had a long criminal record, with previous convictions for prostitution, larceny, and assault. On August 27, 1976, Smith escaped from the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Framingham and has not been seen since. It is believed that she is working as a truck driver.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of a special alert in the February 8, 1989 episode, along with Thomas Nauss Jr., Carl Alfred Eder, and Joseph Mancini.
Results: Captured. In November of 1993, Smith, whose real name was later determined to be Valerie Osborne, was arrested in Commerce City, Colorado. She was being investigated by authorities for selling stolen vacuum cleaners when authorities realized that she was a wanted fugitive, and she was arrested. She was returned to Massachusetts and the same prison that she had escaped from seventeen years earlier.