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Fugitive thought to be in Pen Mar Park area

November 27, 2009

The U.S. Marshals Service is looking for a Waynesboro, Pa., man who authorities believe is hiding out near the Appalachian Trail in the area of Pen Mar Park.

A Marshals Service spokesman said Friday that the Drug Enforcement Administration declared Van Dorn Palmer III, 59, of Waynesboro, a fugitive after he recently failed to appear before the U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa.

Palmer was indicted July 1 for distribution of marijuana, conspiracy and other included offenses, according to a press release from the Marshals Service.

Palmer's family and friends told authorities he is an avid outdoorsman and has spent a considerable amount of time in the Michaux State Forest in Franklin County, the release said.

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The U. S. Marshals Service has received tips in the past week that Palmer was spotted on the Appalachian Trail at Fort Ritchie and at High Rock, according to the release. He was described as wearing an olive drab or camouflage jacket and carrying a sizeable backpack.

Palmer is white and about 6 feet tall with a thin build. He has blue eyes, and red and white hair. Authorities believe he has a white beard.

Anyone with information may call 1-866-437-9847.

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