Elizabeth Anna Duke

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from left: Duke in 1985; later photograph

Template:TOCnestleft Elizabeth Anna Duke is currently wanted by the FBI for "Unlawful Possession of United States Identification; Conspiracy; Unlawful Storage of Explosives; Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Destructive Devices; Storage and Concealment of Stolen Explosives; Unlawful Possession of Five or More False Identification Documents; Possession of Counterfeit Social Security Cards; Aiding and Abetting; Unlawful Possession of Document-Making Implement."

Wanted by the FBI

Elizabeth Anna Duke is wanted for her alleged involvement in a series of criminal activities during the late 1970s and early 1980s. 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.[1]


  • Date(s) of Birth Used: November 25, 1940; April 20, 1941
  • Place of Birth: Beeville, Texas
  • Height: 56"
  • Weight: 120 pounds
  • NCIC: W502404799
  • Occupation: Teacher, Philanthropist
  • Hair: Brown (May now be gray)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Scars and Marks: Duke has pin holes on the front of her earlobes due to a genetic condition.
  • Remarks: 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.

Aliases used: Betty Ann Duke, Elizabeth Ann Duke, Betty Weir, "Betty Ann"


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of Elizabeth Anna Duke. She should be considered armed and dangerous and an escape risk.