Real Name: Robert F. Trenholm
Aliases: Francis R. Nye; Robert F. Murphy; Robert F. Kostas; John Robert Cahill; Anthony Michael Shea; Tony Shea; Robert Coyne; Robert Carren; Robert Kostros; James Russell
Wanted For: Robbery, Rape, Assault, Escape
Missing Since: 1985


Details: Robert Trenholm is an escaped convict with a record that stretches across four decades, with convictions that included robbery, rape, and assault. In 1955, while jailed in Massachusetts on robbery charges, he and two other inmates took two guards hostage during a daring escape but was captured the next day and sentenced to ten more years in prison. After he was released, Trenholm married and had three children, but in 1981, he was sent back to prison after raping his own five year old daughter. But in 1985, Trenholm once again escaped from a Massachusetts prison, and turned up later in Van Nuys, California where he married a second time. He apparently con his new wife out of $21,000 and tried to rape his 18 year old daughter. However, before he could be arrested, Trenholm vanished again. He was last seen in Tampa, Florida, in December of 1996, and police believe he may be traveling between Florida and California. He is 6', 165 pounds, has gray hair, hazel eyes, a tatoo of an eagle and flag on his left forearm, and would now be 75 years old.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the November 22, 1996 episode of Unsolved Mysteries.
Results: Captured. In January of 2002, Trenholm was arrested in Lexington, Kentucky, after 17 years on the run.
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