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.


Information from: The Express-Times,