In the decade that the FBI was on St. John's trail, no one suspected he was hiding in plain sight in the tiny town of Kinder, Louisiana. Residents say he was quiet, secluded and "a little different."
Living in a trailer, St. John became well-known for the colorful windmills and kites he sold along the roadside. Residents now wonder if he sold the toys to attract children. "People knew of him because of the business that he had, because of the time he spent at the casino," says FBI Special Agent Hall Jones. "He was well-known, or so they thought."
According to his landlord, St. John had a steady girlfriend who had children—and grandchildren.