A Hudson Valley man who vanished into a state park after allegedly murdering his daughter-in-law in 2012 has been added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, according to law enforcement authorities.
The announcement was made Wednesday during a press conference at the FBI office in Rye, New York.
Eugene Palmer was charged by the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office with shooting and killing 39-year-old Tammy Pannirello Palmer on Sept. 24, 2012, in the driveway of her Haverstraw property after walking her children to catch the school bus. News 4 had previously reported that Palmer’s sister said Palmer had been feuding with his daughter-in-law prior to her death.
According to authorities, Palmer developed a strained relationship with his daughter-in-law as her marriage to Palmer's son deteriorated. Haverstraw Police Detective Michael Cruger said a judge even issued an order of protection.
Palmer, 80, is described by the FBI as an experienced hunter, outdoorsman, and car enthusiast, was last seen entering Harriman State Park. He has eluded capture since.
A federal arrest warrant charging Palmer with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued in June 2013.
Palmer is described as 5’10”, 220 lbs, balding, with brown eyes and having a deformed left thumb.
A reward of $100,000 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of Palmer.
The FBI says Palmer should be considered armed and dangerous.