Man found dead was 22-year fugitive

September 14, 2009 4:39:11 AM PDT
Officials in eastern Pennsylvania say a man found dead in his fire-gutted home was a fugitive for more than two decades.

Northampton County Coroner Zach Lysek said the victim of Friday's fire in Lehigh Township was 53-year-old Bruce Sensinger, who was also known as Michael Griffith.

Sensinger was wanted in Florida for 22 years on a felony grand theft auto charge.

According to court papers, police discovered Griffith's real identity in January and that he was wanted for theft in excess of $100,000 dating from 1987.

Police arrested Sensinger Jan. 21. A corrections officer on Saturday said Sensinger left the county prison March 15 for his scheduled extradition to Florida.

It's not clear what happened after that. An investigation is continuing.

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Information from: The Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com


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