Man arrested 22 years after his ex-wife's killing

Monday, December 10, 2001

CHICAGO -- Donald R. Calloway, alias Bob Ducks, hid out and avoided first-degree murder charges for 22 years, police said.

Until now.

Acting on a tip from federal officials, police arrested him Thursday at the West Side real estate agency where he worked. Police allege Calloway, now 64, shot his ex-wife Margie R. Murray in the right temple and dumped her in nearby Harvey.

"For 22 years, he had gotten away," Harvey Police Sgt. Joe Thomas said. "I'm just glad for the family that we finally have him."

Police are still trying to piece together Calloway's life for the last 22 years, but they say he has used at least three names and four Social Security numbers and birth dates. As Bob Ducks he married a woman 30 years his junior, police said.

Police learned his whereabouts Wednesday when federal authorities contacted them after adding his fingerprints to a national database. Under the name Bob Ducks, Calloway had pleaded guilty to fraud in a real estate transaction with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Harvey Police Department had his fingerprints on file from a previous armed robbery conviction.

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