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Robert Beauchamp

Convicted of killing a friend in Arlington 1971, Beauchamp started a relationship George Reissfelder while serving in prison. Beauchamp contends that Reissfelder and David Turner visited him in Bay State Correctional Facility in Norfolk numerous times in 1988 and 1989 and, without providing details, mentioned intentions for a museum robbery. Reissfelder’s motive, in part, was his anger over the state’s refusal to compensate him for serving 14 years in prison for murder he had not committed.

In hopes of gaining consideration for his own release, Beauchamp has cooperated with the FBI and the museum in their search for a recovery. But Anthony Amore, head of security for the museum, has said that based on Beauchamp’s statements the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office searched homes in Dedham; Lewiston, Maine; and Orrington, Maine, but each time, investigators came up empty.

-- Written by Stephen Kurkjian


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