Crime: After 18 Years, a Bust

After 18 Years, a Bust

The murders were carefully and diabolically plotted. By the time the bullet- riddled bodies of John List's mother, wife and three children were discovered in Westfield, N.J., in December 1971, the quiet accountant had been missing for nearly a month. It took authorities 18 years to catch up with him, and then only through a TV crime show.

Last month Fox Television's America's Most Wanted program reported on the case, featuring a sculptor's bust portraying List, now 63, as he would appear today. A tip to the program's hot line led FBI agents to Robert Clark in Brandermill, Va., an accountant...

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