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

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

America's Most Wanted 5-23-08

The following cases will be aired this Saturday, at 9 pm on your local Fox station:

John Walsh At Sprint All-Star NASCAR Race: John Walsh and the AMW crew headed down to Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. recently to catch the Sprint NASCAR All-Star Race, and to catch up with some of racing's biggest stars, including Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne.

Esther Reed: After almost nine years on the run, an AMW tipster brought accused con artist Esther Reed's life as a fugitive to an end on Saturday night in suburban Chicago. Reed -- who police say stole identities and conned her way into the Ivy League -- faces 47 years in a federal lock-up and over $1 million in fines.

Stanek and Ayers: Officer Doug Stanek's dream was to become a police officer, but he couldn't because of his weight. Instead, he became a paramedic for five years. What he didn't know at the time was that after becoming a cop, the skills he learned as a paramedic would be the only things standing between his partner and death.

Aaron Garcia: Aaron Lopez Garcia's no stranger to Washington law enforcement. As a NorteƱo gang member, he racked up multiple charges ranging from rape to assault; when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, it seemed like the last anyone would hear from him for a while. But Garcia orchestrated a prison break and on November 29, 2006, he enlisted the help of fellow inmates to break out of the big house. While his cronies have all been captured, Garcia remains on the loose.

Dennis Lilly: The warden at the last prison where Dennis Lilly escaped called him "just a little rascal". Lilly has slithered his way out of four prisons and jails, and in his last escape from the Missouri State Penitentiary, he's been gone the longest: since 1986. But a sighting as recent as 2001 has authorities hoping this clever criminal can -- once again -- be put back behind bars.

Thomas Gleason: BMX Racing and teenage boys are not a good combination for Tom Gleason: after years of coaching kids in the extreme sport, police say he went too far and victimized several members of his team. Now, he's racing to stay away from the cops and families aching for justice who want him caught.

Leanna Warner: On Friday, July 8, 2005, police learned that Joseph Duncan, the man charged with kidnapping Dylan and Shasta Groene and murdering their family, wrote about missing 5-year-old Leanna Warner on his blog. Leanna has been missing since June 14, 2003. Investigators are looking into whether he might have had anything to do with her disappearance.

For more information on these and other cases, check out the AMW website-