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Jack Roland Murphy

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Jack Roland Murphy (or "Murph the Surf" or "Murf the Surf") (May 26, 1937[1] – September 12, 2020) was an American convicted murder and robber. He was also involved in the biggest jewel heist in American history, the 1964 burglary of the jewel collection of New York's American Museum of Natural History.

He was released from prison in 1986. He spent his latter years as an ordained minister, working with inmates in the field of prison ministry.[2] He was born in Oceanside, California.

Murphy died on September 12, 2020 in Crystal River, Florida of heart and multiple organ failure, aged 83.[3]

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  1. "How New York's biggest jewel heist wrapped up at a Palm Beach County phone booth - News - the Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL". Archived from the original on 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  2. Burnsed, Brian. "What to Make of Murph the Surf?". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  3. McFadden, Robert. "Jack ('Murph the Surf') Murphy, Heist Mastermind, Dies at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 September 2020.