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

Thursday, July 10, 2008

America's Most Wanted

America's Most Wanted airs at 9pm on Saturday nights on Fox Network. This Saturday, the following cases will be highlighted.

Bobby Weatherton: The day after AMW profiled the case of accused rapist Bobby Jo Weatherton, the fugitive turned himself in to Memphis Police. The U.S. Marshals say Weatherton walked up to a security guard at a federal building and said he was just on America's Most Wanted, and wanted to turn himself in.

Nasser Alavi: In May 2003, a 22-year-old woman began going to her general practitioner for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Cops say that from the very first visit, Dr. Nasser Alavi's "routine exams" escalated in sexual inappropriateness. When the woman came forward, cops arrested Alavi and he was later convicted. However, police say that before his sentencing, Alavi posted bail and has not been heard from since.

Stephen Hall: Police are searching for fugitive Stephen Bishop Hall, who they say failed to show up in court after pleading guilty to numerous drug charges.

Fredrick Gregg: Deputy U.S. Marshals in Indiana say Freddie Gregg is accused of violating a young girl and committing heinous crimes; he's been convicted of molesting children before, and federal authorities say that he won't stop until he's caught.

David Matusiewicz: Delaware police are seeking the public's help in locating a father accused of kidnapping his three daughters. Cops say David Matusiewicz told his ex-wife that he was taking the kids on a two-week vacation to Florida, but authorities now think Matusiewicz was making his getaway. One of his children suffers from Autism and may be in grave danger.

Timoteo Rios: When 39-year-old Tina Davila went to a Cricket store in Houston, Texas to pay her cell phone bill, she never imagined such a routine errand would have a tragic ending. Police in Texas are now looking for Timoteo Rios, the man they say stole a young mother's life.

Beau Zabel: Philadelphia cops are hitting the pavement to find the person who shot 23-year-old Beau Zabel, an aspiring math teacher, to death. Cops say surveillance cameras caught the last precious moments of Beau's life as he bought a soda, then started his short walk home from the Starbuck's where he'd been working the late shift. But Beau never made it home, and now cops are asking anyone with information to help them solve this sad case.

Samantha Kibalo: Samantha Kibalo's father remembers how she cried and screamed when she was taken away from him, when he said goodbye to his little girl. Samantha would be all grown up now, and in the search to find her, authorities have created an age-enhanced sketch to help reunite the family once again.

Eddie Hicks: Former Chicago cop Sgt. Eddie C. Hicks swore to uphold the law throughout his 30 years on the force. But for nearly ten of those years, police say Hicks was part of a racketeering scheme in which he and his crew stole drugs from area drug dealers, only to sell them back to a local peddler. Now this disgraced ex-cop is on the run, and police need your help to track him down.

Craig Oliver: Convicted con man Craig Oliver scammed dozens of people with a construction company that wasn't what it seemed. But when he decided to try his double-dealing on the wrong homeowner -- an FBI agent, no less -- Oliver ended up getting a taste of his own medicine.

Rodney Lee Keller: Police say child sexual abuse suspect Rodney Lee Keller has a formula to get what he wants: first he earns your trust, then, cops say, he tears your family apart.

Emanuel Veiga: Florida law enforcement officials are searching nationwide for Emanuel Veiga - an accused child rapist - who cut off his tracking device and took off. Now cops need your help to track him down.