The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Friday, February 22, 2008

America's Most Wanted 2/22

Bobby Weatherton: U.S. Marshals say Bobby Weatherton -- accused of rape, kidnapping, attempted murder and violating his federal probation -- very nearly killed a female friend he'd assaulted and held prisoner. She managed to escape, and now the Feds are hot on Bobby's trail.

Cops Helping Cops In New Orleans: In August 2005, Michigan Sheriffs responded to the needs of the Gulf Coast. They set up camp at a parking lot and slept in tents when they were not working to preserve peace and rescue and recover victims. Years after she first struck the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina is still wreaking havoc. One organization is working to alleviate some of the pain and get some deserving first responders' homes back functioning and livable for their families.

Edmunda Cerda Anima: The manhunt for accused killer Edmundo Cerda-Anima has gone international. Police now believe the former Hurricane Katrina contractor may be going back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico -- and if he's caught, he'll have to answer for a lot more than crossing the border.

William Greer: A year after William Greer showed up in the woods, naked from the waist down and apparently confessing to the murder of his live-in girlfriend Tammy Myers, cops in Houston, Texas still don't have him behind bars. Greer has been spotted in New Orleans and Georgetown, Ky., and cops even believe that he may have been involved in a shooting that took place in the midst of a drug investigation in Paris, Ky. It is clear that AMW viewers and cops have been walking in Greer's shadows, but they are still hoping these near-misses will turn into a long-awaited capture.

Juan Garcia Diaz: On December 17, 2005, Juan Garcia-Diaz and Melina Fuentes De Rosas ate dinner together at a Scottsdale, Ariz. restaurant but police tell AMW that the couple's relationship had been on the rocks for quite some time. This was the last supper for the pair because hours after the meal, Melina's strangled body was found in a car halfway submerged in a canal. Now, cops are on the lookout for Juan Garcia-Diaz and hope that AMW viewers can help put this bad boyfriend behind bars.

Bruce Veniero: For a fleeting moment, U.S. Marshals say they had a big fish when they arrested Bruce Veniero in Miami on drug charges. But while in custody, Veniero pulled a bold move: tricking the authorities and leading him to freedom. Ever since, cops have been searching for him, and now, they're turning to AMW for help.

Jacqueline Highberger: Chesterfield County, S.C. detectives are looking for a woman who they say helped kill a man who volunteered with the Carolina Miracle League, and who coached basketball and football at the S. C. School for the Deaf and Blind. Police say Jacqueline Highberger, together with John Jackson, killed Thomas Sartor and left his body under a fake Christmas tree.

Mo Atat: A worldwide manhunt is on for Mustapha "Crazy Mo" Mohamed Atat, who many consider to be a legend on the off-road drag racing circuit. Cops think he may be traveling between Lebanon and the U.S., and they hope someone can turn this accused killer in to authorities before his dangerous hobbies get someone else killed.

Dwayne Edward Lee: Most people have heard of the cheap shot, the unexpected attack from a cowardly opponent. But most of the time, the cheap shot is ultimately harmless. That's not the case when it comes to Dwayne Edward Lee, a young man police say isn't afraid to take a cheap shot that'll kill.

AMW All-Star: America's Most Wanted is once again asking the public to help give special recognition to the police, firefighters, EMTs and other first-responders who dedicate themselves to protecting us. Any first-responder is eligible for nomination, and the process is simple. Fill out a short online form naming a first-responder, and explain what makes this person an All-Star.