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Real Name: Douglas Alan Costa
Aliases: Stephen Shaw
Wanted For: Drug Trafficking, Posession
Missing Since: 1987


Details: Douglas Costa was sentenced to forty-five years in prison for smuggling drugs. In 1987, while awaiting trial on California state narcotics charges, he jumped bail and disappeared. He has threatened to kill the witnesses that testified against him in court.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of a drug roll call in the November 8, 1989 episode, along with Lewis Michael Geiger, Lavada Floyd, and Richard Green.
Results: Captured. Costa was killed in a shootout with police on March 16, 1990, during a routine traffic stop in Fremont, California.