$50K Reward Offered For FBI Most Wanted Fugitive Domestic Terrorist Elizabeth Ann Duke


Elizabeth Anna Duke is wanted for her alleged involvement in a series of criminal activities during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. She was allegedly a member of the radical group known as the May 19th Communist Organization which advocated communism and the violent overthrow of the United States Government.

Duke was arrested in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in May of 1985 for her alleged participation in this group, but was released on bail. She later fled the jurisdiction and has been a fugitive since October of 1985. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Duke in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on November 13, 1986, charging her with the aforementioned federal charges.

Duke was born in Beeville, Texas on November 25, 1940 but has given her date of birth as April 20, 1941. Duke was allegedly a member of a Weathermen splinter group, the May 19th Communist Movement. The group claimed responsibility for a series of bombings of U.S. government buildings between 1983 and 1985, including the bombing of the United States Capitol building in November 1983.

Duke, along with her accomplice Alan Berkman, was arrested in May 1985 and indicted on conspiracy and weapons charges by a federal grand jury, in what became known as the Resistance Conspiracy case. Also charged as co-conspirators were Marilyn Jean Buck, wanted for her role in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery, Laura Whitehorn, Linda Sue Evans, Susan Rosenberg, and Timothy Blunk. She was released on bail in July 1985 and in October 1985 she skipped bail and has evaded recapture ever since.

Duke is known to speak fluent Spanish. She has ties to Texas and is known to travel in the northern United States near the Canadian border. She is to be considered armed and dangerous.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of Duke.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.