Stephen Michael Paris was 22 years old in 1981 -- and 19 months into a nine-year sentence on a drug conviction -- when he escaped from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Muskogee. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the case was adopted by agents there about six weeks ago.
Agents discovered an obituary for Paris' mother, Joann Rahimi, who lived in Houston before her death on Easter Sunday. The obituary lists Rahimi's family, including a son, Steve Chavez.