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Guy Spotted at Dodgers Game Wasn't Actually Fugitive

Authorities had sought public's help in search for John Ruffo, on the run for 23 years

(Newser) - Update: Sorry, it's not him. That's the final word from authorities on a mystery man spotted at a 2016 MLB game who looked just like a fugitive who's been on the run for 23 years. The US Marshals Service says the man seen in video footage at...

Mafia Boss Look-Alike Seized at Gunpoint, Thrown in Prison

Attorney blames Italian authorities for mix-up in the Hague

(Newser) - An Englishman who traveled to the Netherlands to take in a Formula One race got more excitement than he bargained for when he was mistaken for an Italian Mafia boss, wanted for more than 50 murders. The 54-year-old, identified by his attorney as Mark L., was seized at gunpoint by...

DNA Test Led to Her Birth Father, and a Grim Accusation

William Bradford Bishop, Jr. allegedly murdered his wife, mother, and three children

(Newser) - Of all the secrets revealed by at-home DNA tests, Kathy Gillcrist's has to be one of the more extreme. The 63-year-old was adopted and quickly connected with her first known family member after taking a 23andMe DNA test in 2017: a third cousin named Susan Gillmor. As luck would...

One of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Has Been Arrested

Yaser Abdel Said accused of killing his two teenage daughters in 2008

(Newser) - A Dallas-area taxicab driver wanted for the 2008 slayings of his two teenage daughters was arrested Wednesday in a small North Texas town, the FBI said. Agents arrested Yaser Abdel Said, 63, in Justin, some 36 miles northwest of Dallas. The Egyptian-born suspect had been sought on a capital murder...

South Korea's Biggest Manhunt Ever Is Over

Yoo Hyuk-kee, wanted after 2014 sinking of Sewol ferry, was nabbed at home in New York

(Newser) - He may not have been steering the ferry that sank six years ago in South Korean waters, but Yoo Hyuk-kee was nevertheless a wanted man. Now Yoo—also known as Keith Yoo—is in police custody in New York, accused with other family members of embezzling millions from the company...

Fugitive Accused of Faking His Own Suicide Is Caught

Jason Blair Scott allegedly raped his stepdaughter and now faces life in prison

(Newser) - A man faked his own death in an attempt to avoid penalty for raping his stepdaughter, who was found to be pregnant with his child, according to the US Marshals Service, which is now celebrating "the fastest apprehension of a fugitive in the 37-year history of the 15 Most...

FBI: $5M for San Diego Man Now Supporting Terror in Africa

A new indictment, and a re-upped reward, for 37-year-old US citizen Jehad Serwan Mostafa

(Newser) - Jehad Serwan Mostafa is worth quite a bit to the FBI—up to $5 million, in fact. That's how much the agency is offering for information leading to the arrest of the 37-year-old US citizen, who appears on its "Most Wanted Terrorist List," CNN reports. A new...

Fugitive Marine Deserter Found at Mom's Home

Michael Alexander Brown accused of murdering his mother's boyfriend

(Newser) - The Marine deserter recently placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list for allegedly murdering his mother's boyfriend was captured Wednesday morning. Michael Alexander Brown, 22, was taken into custody at his mother's Roanoke, Virginia-area home—the same place the murder is alleged to have taken place, CNN...

FBI Puts Marine Deserter on Most Wanted List

Michael Alexander Brown is sought in the slaying of his mother's boyfriend

(Newser) - The FBI's Most Wanted list of fugitives now includes a Marine deserter on the run from a murder charge. Michael Alexander Brown is wanted in the slaying earlier this month of his mother's boyfriend in Virginia. Brown, 22, had deserted his post in October at Camp Lejeune, North...

He Fled the Feds in 2011. He Was Just Found 'Squatting'

Michael Duane Strain, busted on Native American reservation in Montana, was on most wanted list

(Newser) - They thought he was hiding in Minnesota, but they nabbed him in Montana. USA Today reports 62-year-old Michael Duane Strain, one of the 15 most wanted fugitives on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' list, was busted last week by US Marshals Service deputies on a Native American reservation...

Man Suspected of Killing Son's Wife Now on Most-Wanted List

Eugene Palmer hasn't been seen since 2012

(Newser) - If he's alive, Eugene Palmer is 80. "His age doesn’t change the level of violence in this crime," says a special agent with the FBI's New York office. Palmer on Wednesday became the 523rd person added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list...

One of FBI's 10 Most Wanted Is Believed Shot Dead at Motel

Agents tracked man they believe is Greg Alyn Carlson to NC

(Newser) - The FBI tracked a man they think was one of the country's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives to a North Carolina motel, where agents shot and killed him. The armed suspect shot to death at a motel in the Raleigh suburb of Apex on Wednesday will be identified by state...

A Child Killer on the Lam for 45 Years Is Now Most Wanted

Lester Eubanks was convicted of the 1965 murder of an Ohio 14-year-old

(Newser) - A 75-year-old has just been added to the US Marshals Service's "15 Most Wanted" list —some 45 years after he went on the lam. Lester Eubanks was sentenced to death in 1966 for the murder of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener of Mansfield, Ohio, a year prior. In...

'Most Wanted Deadbeat Dad' Felled by Cherry Pit Scheme

Joseph Stroup arrested earlier this month in Canada

(Newser) - A tiny cherry pit has led to the capture of America's "most wanted deadbeat" dad after nearly 20 years on the lam. Owing what the US government claims is some $560,000 in child support, Joseph Stroup fled arrest in 1998, at some point arriving in Alberta, Canada....

Vegas Shooter's 'Psychopathic' Father Became 'Bingo Bruce'

Benjamin Paddock was a bank robber who escaped prison and opened a bingo parlor

(Newser) - One of the more unusual details to emerge about Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock is that his father was a bank robber who spent about a decade on the FBI's most wanted list. In fact, Benjamin Paddock also had a history with Vegas: In 1960 FBI agents arrested him...

One of America's Most Wanted Caught in Virginia

MS-13 gang member wanted on suspicion of murder

(Newser) - A New Jersey murder suspect who was recently added to the FBI's Most Wanted Fugitives list has been captured in Virginia, the AP reports. Federal authorities announced Saturday that Walter Yovany Gomez was arrested Friday in Woodbridge, thanks in part to tips from the public. They will now seek...

Famous Singer's Brother on a Texas 'Most Wanted' List

AB Quintanilla, brother of Selena, reportedly owes nearly $90K in child support

(Newser) - A surprising name has popped up on a Texas "most wanted" list: that of Selena Quintanilla's brother. Per People Chica , AB Quintanilla—full name: Abraham Quintanilla, per a Facebook post by the Nueces County Sheriff's Office—is one of the top 10 fugitives in Corpus Christi for...

'AK-47 Bandit' May Have Finally Been Caught, Thanks to Call With Mom

Richard Gathercole was arrested on other charges, then linked to string of heists

(Newser) - Richard Gathercole was arrested June 20 after he allegedly tried to shoot a Kansas state trooper who was attempting to pull him over due to an obscured vehicle registration. But thanks to a phone call with his mother from jail, authorities now believe Gathercole is also responsible for more—much...

Cops Think Teacher Kidnapped His 15-Year-Old Student

Tennesee police looking for Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas

(Newser) - Tennessee police are renewing their plea to the public to be on the lookout for a 50-year-old teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student. Tad Cummins disappeared along with Elizabeth Thomas on Monday, and surveillance video from a gas station in Decatur, Alabama, appears to show Cummins there that...

FBI Nabs 1 of 10 Most Wanted
FBI Nabs 1 of 10 Most Wanted

FBI Nabs 1 of 10 Most Wanted

He was wanted for 2 'vicious,' 'unnecessary' killings

(Newser) - A man placed on the FBI's list of 10 most-wanted fugitives after allegedly killing two men in Milwaukee was arrested Sunday in Texas, the FBI says. Terry Strickland, 24, was arrested in El Paso and booked into jail, the AP reports. He has been charged in Milwaukee with two...

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