Verne Purifoy


Age: 53


Summary: former member of the Black Panther Party who was once implicated in the 1971 car bombing deaths of New York City police commissioner William Plank and his wife Rachel in one of the nation's high-profile criminal trials, but who was later acquitted of all charges due to lack of evidence and settled into a private life in Saudi Arabia.



Cause of Death: Killed during an earthquake


Born: February 19, 1947


Died: November 12, 2000


Location: Kolkata, India