Escaped Prisoner from 1986 – Crime Stoppers Featured Case #17-27



The Oregon Department of Corrections, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect who escaped from custody in 1986.

On October 7, 1986, Leslie Charles Dawson escaped from the Oregon Department of Corrections’ South Fork Forest Camp in Tillamook, Oregon. Dawson was serving a lengthy sentence for Rape and Sodomy after his convictions in Linn County for abusing his teenaged step-daughter.

Dawson would be 77-years-old today. At the time of his escape, Dawson was 5’10” tall, 155 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. Dawson has a scar on his abdomen. Dawson has connections to Plano, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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