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 15, 2008

America's Most Wanted

AMW All-Star: AMW, together with Spring, honors All-Star first responders – law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMTs and others – who go above and beyond to keep our communities safe every day of every year. This Saturday night, we’ll kick off the 2008 installment of the annual AMW All-Star contest.

Unknown Randi Gorenberg Killer: In a community where violent crime is nearly unheard of, residents in Delray Beach and Boca Raton, Fl. are fearful knowing a murder mystery remains unsolved. The murder of Randi Gorenberg, a well-liked woman who lived and shopped in these safe neighborhoods, has people wondering whether the killer lives among them.

Unknown Nancy and Joey Bochicchio Killer: Police in Boca Raton, Fla. are still looking for Nancy and Joey Bochicchio's killer. Cops say their best lead is a composite sketch of a man wanted in another violent attack in Boca Raton: the similarities between that case and the Bochicchios' murders are eerily similar, and police believe the man in the sketch could be involved with the vicious double murder of mom Nancy and 8-year-old daughter Joey.

Heather Riggio: Heather Riggio's family says the 20-year-old has had a tough time in her short life, and now they worry something even worse could be happening to Heather right now. She disappeared May 6th, and hasn't been heard from since.

Omar Maldonado: It's been seven years since cops say Omar Maldonado shot and killed 17-year-old Leah Tadeo at a San Diego area house party. Since then, law enforcement on both sides of the US-Mexico border have been hunting high and low for the diminutive Maldonado who police believe began working for a drug cartel south of the border. Maldonado's luck finally ran out on October 9, 2007 when cops in Tijuana, Mexico arrested the 5'2" fugitive after an AMW tipster pointed them in the right direction.

Gustavo Raygoza Mares: Thanksgiving Day 2006. Cops in Irvine, California receive a heartbreaking call that a woman has been murdered. Even worse, her body was discovered by her 9-year-old son. Police say that 36-year-old Brandi Mares was stabbed in the back with a screwdriver by her brother-in-law, Gustavo Mares.

Paul Edmund Carpenter: Horst Fietze saved for years to afford the vacation that he and his wife took to Santa Monica, Calif. in October of 1998. The house painter from Lobeau, Germany was enjoying his final evening in Southern California as he walked with his wife and another German couple by the luxury hotels and palm trees dotting the Santa Monica beachfront. Cops say the carefree atmosphere vanished the minute Paul Edmond Carpenter approached with a gun and three friends in tow. Now, the FBI has named Carpenter to their 'Featured Fugitives' list in hopes the last suspect in the murder of Horst Fietze will soon be behind bars.

Jacob Corey Gordon: Maryland State Police are searching for accused rapist Jacob Corey Gordon, who police say raped a woman at knife point with another man in the back of Gordon's van seven years ago. While his accused accomplice is awaiting trial, police say they need your help to haul Gordon back to face justice.