Authorities: Fugitive murder suspect Eugene Palmer may be alive

Posted: Updated:

Authorities say they may have zeroed in on the whereabouts of a wanted Rockland fugitive who disappeared after allegedly murdering his daughter-in-law four years ago.

Haverstraw investigators won't say which state he may be in, but they are working with the FBI on a credible tip about Eugene Palmer’s whereabouts.

The lifelong hunter and survivalist, who would now be 78 years old, vanished near his home into the woods of Harriman State Park after allegedly gunning down his daughter-in-law, Tammy, with a shotgun. Palmer allegedly killed his daughter-in-law after she accused his son of assault and got a restraining order, removing Palmer's son from their home, while she stayed on the family's longtime property.

Since then, investigators have scoured thousands of acres of land, and the case has garnered national attention on TV shows like John Walsh's "The Hunt."

There's been many theories over the years about what happened to Palmer, including the possibility that he died in the woods.

Investigators say they won't stop searching for him until he's found dead or alive.

Authorities say Palmer’s family has not cooperated with the investigation.

News 12 has recently updated to a brand new version of our iOS and Android apps.  If you don't have auto updates enabled on your devices, head to the App Store or Google Play Store to update to the latest version.  This will ensure you keep getting up-to-date local news, traffic and weather information.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."