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Google ?nets? Man In 24-yr-old Case

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In 1982, Canadian man Jaroslaw ?Jerry? Ambrozuk, 19, crashed a rented plane in a lake and left his girlfriend to die. The couple had been attempting to elope to the United States. Dianne Babcock, 18, was found strapped into the passenger seat of a Cessna, 150 feet down at the bottom of the lake, uninjured apart from a broken collar bone.

Ambrozuk, disappeared, along with extra clothes and ?10,000 that his girlfriend had taken from her savings account to fund their plan to start a new life in the US. His disappearance sparked a manhunt in Canada, where the pair lived, and Montana, where the plane crashed into Bitterroot Lake. Ambrozuk was featured on two episodes of ?America?s Most Wanted,? the television show which targets fugitives.

In the weeks between the crash and the discovery of her body, he called a friend in Vancouver from Montana, New York and Dallas, saying he could not save his girlfriend as her seatbelt had jammed when the plane flipped over and sank. But he did not explain how he was able to save his extra clothes and the cash.

Ambrozuk then disappeared completely. He was charged with negligent homicide, but Montana authorities held out little hope of finding him. But in August this year, Flathead County sheriff James Dupont received a phone call from a woman who had answered a lonely hearts advert on the Internet posted by ?Michael Lee Smith.? They exchanged e-mails and then met in person. Eventually, he told her his real name and date of birth. She went home and did a Google search and found a newspaper story about the case.

Dupont, who was at the lake when Babcock?s body was recovered, said: ?She was very legitimate sounding and knew things that only Jerry could have known.? ?Babcock wasn?t injured to the point where she couldn?t get out of the aircraft,? he recalled, noting that her seat belt was not jammed.

Thanks to the Google lead, police arrested Ambrozukin at his home in a wealthy Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas.


Google - "Don't be evil" :D

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