It was one of Butler County’s biggest mysteries—and now a new book details the investigation into finding the killer.
It’s been over 40 years now since Saxonburg Police Chief Gregory Adams was gunned down after a traffic stop in December of 1980. The search for suspect Donald Webb lasted for years until his body was found in Massachusetts four years ago.
The new book called “The Ghost” was written by Maureen Boyle, a former journalist in the New England area.
“In talking to the investigators and anyone who was touched by this crime, it also gave me chills,” Boyle said. “The memory of what happened that day, and in the months and years afterwards, still haunts people.”
Current Saxonburg Police Chief Joe Beachem says that he appreciates Boyle taking the time to fully research the story.
“That was a big wound to this community for decades, and in a lot of ways, it still is. For Maureen to take the time that she has taken to memorialize basically everything from the events that day to the conclusion, we’re obviously very happy that she’s done that,” Beachem said.
Boyle will be at the South Butler Community Library tomorrow at 1 p.m. to discuss the case and sign copies of her book. For more information on the event, you can stop by or call the library.