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, April 04, 2008

America's Most Wanted

The following cases will be broadcast this week on America's Most Wanted, which airs Saturday nights at 9 pm on your local Fox station. You can also find more information at their website,

Emigdio Preciado: On September 5, 2000, cops say Emigdio Preciado, Jr. -- a reputed member of a Whittier, Calif. street gang -- was pulled over for a busted headlight when he shot a Sheriff's Deputy. On March 14, 2007, the FBI added Preciado to their Ten Most Wanted list, and now, the FBI have upped the ante: the bounty for information leading to this fugitive's arrest is now up to $200,000.

Elby Hars: When Elby Hars was released from jail for sexually abusing his daughter, cops say his victim did more than just forgive and forget.

Paul Jackson: Cops say that when Paul Erven Jackson went to visit his brother, the pair didn't engage in the usual family bonding. Instead, police believe they lured teenage girls back to a homemade sex-torture chamber. While Jackson is still on the run, Vance Roberts turned himself in back in September of 2006 and was convicted on June 6, 2007 after an hour of jury deliberation on 24 counts of charges ranging from first-degree kidnap to first-degree rape. On August 3, 2007, Judge Timothy Alexander sentenced Roberts to 108 years in prison.

Alexis Flores: Iriana DeJesus, 5, was found sexually assaulted and strangled to death in an empty apartment complex near her house in 2000. For years, the case went unsolved, but in March, the FBI in Philadelphia got the break they were looking for: a DNA match from a convicted criminal in another state.

Dan Hiers: Dan Hiers, a former cop as well as an accused murderer and child molester, is on the U.S. Marshals' 15 Most Wanted List and is one of AMW'S Dirty Dozen. It's been three years since cops say he killed his wife, stole her truck, and fled South Carolina. The victim's mother, Sueli Cohe de Araujo, just flew to Charleston from Brazil for a memorial service on March 15th, the anniversary of Mila's senseless murder - celebrating her life and reminding the public that Hiers is still on the run. Now, this week, we're hoping you can help us track him down and teach him a thing or two about justice.

Greisy Valencia: Greisy Valencia has been eluding authorities since 2002 when her then 11-year-old daughter was discovered by cops wandering the streets -- a victim of extreme abuse. Cops desperately want to get this mother in custody and our seeking any clues about her whereabouts.

Mark Everett: Once upon a time, Mark Everett was a child actor who craved time in front of the camera. Now, cops say he's a killer on the lam who's doing everything he can to stay out of sight -- and his run from justice isn't easy with a kid in tow.

Cesar Laurean: Missing U.S. Marine Cesar Laurean, who fled the country after being charged with the murder of pregnant colleague Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, has been named to John Walsh's Dirty Dozen list.

Paul Eischeid: The ATF and police in Tempe, Arizona have charged outlaw biker Paul Eischeid with an act of savagery in the desert. Now, they need your help to get their hands on him.

Andre Neverson: In July 2002, police say Andre Neverson let a feud with his sister and a bad breakup boil over into a pair of crimes that would make him one of New York's Most Wanted fugitives. Authorities have cast a wide net for Neverson, but the key to finally tracking him down may be an ex-girlfriend, a video camera, and Neverson's closeup.

James Kelly: Michigan authorities are looking for an anesthesiologist who, they say, received child pornography on his computer. Now, they're worried that this man with means could be up to his old tricks but in a whole new city.

Jason Brown: So far, AMW tipsters have caught 16 fugitives on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list. Now, the FBI has added a new member to the notorious group: a former toy salesman accused of robbing an armored car and murdering the driver.

All-Star Week 6: A dedicated, life-saving firefighter from New York has been chosen as the sixth weekly finalist in the 2008 America's Most Wanted All-Star Contest.