Police search for man who allegedly used dead person's identity to avoid arrest

Douglas Lee Adams may also be known as Robert Dean Wuolle

PALM BAY, Fla. – For decades, police were looking for Douglas Lee Adams. His look has changed, and so has his name.

Not only did police figure out he has been using a fake name, there is now an updated picture of the elusive fugitive.

Court records show Adams was charged with four counts of raping a child under 12 years old. The crime appears to have happened in 1984, but he wasn't charged until 1996.

He still has never been arrested for the crime. Instead, he went on the run.

A picture was taken when Adams was in his 40s, and for years it was the last picture police had.

At the time, his last known address was in Palm Bay. Neighbors do not recall him living there.

Perhaps it's because his appearance has changed. He is now 66 years old.

A picture taken in 2004 was when he called himself Robert Dean Wuolle. Police said he stole that identity from a dead man.

That was more than a decade ago, and police are convinced he may have taken other fake names.

Adams is 5 foot 8 inches tall. Those with information are asked to call the Palm Bay Police Department at 321-952-3456 or anonymously through Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).