Fugitive's Remains Likely Found— 2K Miles Away
Dennis 'Slick' Lilly escaped from a Missouri prison 27 years ago
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jan 24, 2014 11:01 AM CST
Updated Jan 24, 2014 11:19 AM CST

(Newser) – Authorities in Washington say they believe they've found the remains of a fugitive who escaped from a Missouri prison 27 years ago. The Everett Herald reports Dennis "Slick" Lilly stole a prison guard's uniform and walked right out of the prison, where authorities believe he met up with Mary, a woman he had married two years earlier while he was behind bars. Now, detectives think he changed his name and lived in Gold Bar, Washington, until 2012, when he died of cancer. Mary reportedly admitted to burying his body in the backyard, and detectives unearthed human remains from under a woodshed behind her home.