The Mystery of Unsolved Crimes

November 4, 2009

Murder of Thomas Crane Wales

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The Crime:

On October 11, 2001, at about 10:40 p.m., Thomas Crane Wales was killed in his home in Seattle, Washington. Wales worked for the Western District of Washington as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for over 18 years, prosecuting white collar crime cases on behalf of the United States of America.

Information Needed:

It is believed that the shooter stood in the backyard of AUSA Wales’ home and shot him several times through a basement window as he sat at his desk typing on his computer. It has been reported that a lone male suspect was seen fleeing the scene. Wales died at a hospital the next day.

FBI Remarks:

Wales was 49 years old and the father of two adult children. He was active in local community politics and community affairs, including gun control issues.


The United States Department of Justice is offering a reward of up to $1,000,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of AUSA Thomas Crane Wales.

What to Do:

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact your Local FBI Office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.



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