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Alleged deserter found after 45 years

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Former Air Force member found in Ocala

By Jim Clark

On Tuesday, March 21, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted agents with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations in locating Linley Benson Lemburg (DOB: 08/29/1941), who has allegedly been AWOL (Absent Without Leave) from the Air Force since 1972.

Lemburg was living at 7847 SW 5th Place in The Falls in Ocala with his wife under the alias of William Michael Robertson, and had a fictitious date of birth of 08/29/1951.

MCSO deputies were asked by Air Force agents to assist in locating Lemburg, which culminated in Tuesday’s apprehension.

Lemburg was then transported to the MCSO Evidence Division, where latent print examiners obtained his fingerprints and compared them against samples that the Air Force had in their possession from his enlistment. Latent print examiners confirmed Lemburg’s identity and Lemburg was then taken into the U.S. Air Force’s custody.

Lemburg has been taken by the Air Force to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa for further investigation. No information was released as to how the Air Force located him.