Point Blank Range

When Haverstraw, NY police respond to a 911 call the morning of September 24, 2012, they discover Tammy Palmer has been shot to death at point blank range. Tammy’s father-in-law, Eugene Palmer, becomes the prime suspect when Eugene’s sister reveals to police that he confessed to her that he ambushed Tammy and went on the run. Initially police believe Palmer escaped into the adjacent wilderness of Harriman State Park, but no trace of him is found. Then when bloodhounds lose his scent at a road, authorities are left to believe that he was picked up by someone who helped him flee. Eight years later, Eugene Palmer is one of the FBI’S Ten Most Wanted fugitives, with a $100,000 reward on his head, and Tammy’s grieving family waits for him to be found, dead or alive.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Eugene Palmer, please call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI, the Haverstraw Police at 845-942-3730, or go to unsolved.com.

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  1. M

    The sister! The sister the sister! She was so matter of fact. She is helping.


  2. Emily

    There is a Facebook profile ‘Eugene Palmer’ with the same photo as the first posted above. I’m not sure if this is a fake profile created by someone other than Eugene. But if this profile was created and used by Eugene, the photo was uploaded in December 2019, approx. 7 years after the crime was committed.


  3. Optimus

    Ailin Babcock should be in jail for helping his brother Eugene Babcock escape.



    Make the images clickable to enlarge it.


  5. Kristin

    I’m with Jim. Make the relevant info clickable so that we can actually read it!


  6. Jim

    Small suggestion – is it possible to make it so you can click the attached pictures to make them larger? It would be helpful, since the poster is unreadable at that size and some may not take the time to find the official poster elsewhere.


  7. Eileen

    Still breaks my heart


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