Fugitive Killer Nabbed Running Wedding Chapel

'Blended in with locals' say cops
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2010 4:07 AM CDT
Fugitive Killer Nabbed Running Wedding Chapel
Frank Dryman was running this Cactus Rose wedding chapel when authorities finally caught up to him.   (AP Photo/Kayne Crison, Casa Grande Dispatch)

A convicted killer on the lam for 38 years was finally nabbed this week—running the Cactus Rose wedding chapel in Arizona. Frank Dryman, who murdered a driver who picked him up hitchhiking on a snowy Montana road in 1951, skipped out on parole decades ago. He was finally tracked down by a detective hired by the murder victim's grandson. Authorities said Dryman, living under an assumed name, blended in well with the locals and had even made friends with county sheriffs.
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