CHICAGO, Feb. 3 -- A Chicago fugitive convicted of killing her boyfriend was spotted in Hawaii after her case was profiled on the television crime show 'America's Most Wanted,' federal investigators said Saturday. In September, out on bond while awaiting trial for murder, Catherine Suh fled Chicago.
She was convicted and sentenced in absentia to life in prison for arranging the murder of her live-in boyfriend, Robert O'Dubaine. Suh's younger brother, Andrew, then a 21-year-old college student, was convicted last year of fatally shooting O'Dubaine at his sister's bidding. He was sentenced to 100 years in prison. Both siblings and O'Dubaine had been questioned in 1987, when Catherine Suh's mother Elizabeth was slain, but no was charged in the unsolved killing. The siblings inherited an estate of more than $800, 000, the Chicago Tribune said. Suh was the sole beneficiary of O'Dubaine's life insurance policy, but because his death was under investigation, she was not able to collect the money. As her trial was drawing to a close in her absence last fall, Catherine Suh met an athlete on the Hawaiian island of Kona and began a relationship with him. A week ago, one of his friends saw 'America's Most Wanted,' and realized the 26-year-old woman they knew as Tiffini Escada wasn't who they thought she was. He called the FBI. Honolulu FBI spokesman John Pikus said Suh apparently watched herself on the crime program Jan. 27 and then left the next morning. She was last seen on the island of Oahu on Wednesday morning.