AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin man who has been on the run for decades after being identified as a suspect in a 1983 murder case is now being added to the Federal Bureau of Investigations 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list. Authorities are also offering a $100,000 reward for anyone who knows the location of Robert Francis Van Wisse.
Wisse, 51, is accused of murdering 22-year-old Laurie Stout on Sept. 20, 1983. Stout, who was working as a late-night janitor, was found dead around 8:30 a.m. inside a men’s restroom at a south Austin office building on South First Street. Reports at the time indicated the victim was killed some time after midnight. Police say she was sexually assaulted, strangled and suffocated with a wire. Stout was married and had a 1-year-old daughter at the time.
Authorities determined Van Wisse, who was 18 years old the year Stout was killed, was in the