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, September 26, 2008

This week on America's Most Wanted

The following cases will be aired this Saturday on America's Most Wanted. You can catch AMW on your local Fox station at 9pm.


Roger McCray: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. detectives are trying to find this fugitive, who they say set his roommate on fire, leaving him to burn to death. There's just one problem: he's used so many identities, they don't know who he really is.
http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=38744

Larry Laudig: Police say Larry Laudig failed to show up for a scheduled court date, and police have no idea where this alleged sex offender could be lurking.
http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=58119

Douglas Adamson Killer: When dismembered body parts began washing ashore in Oregon's idyllic Colombia River Gorge, cops had to not only figure out who their John Doe was, the also had to identify his killer. Luckily, police were able to pull a fingerprint off the victim, a local truck mechanic named Douglas Adamson. Now, police hope AMW viewers can lend information that will help catch his killer.
http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=46914

Leonard Ray Harper: More than ten years have passed since Leonard Ray Harper has fled murder charges and the search is still on. The last lead cops received, in 2005, placed Harper in San Antonio, Texas; police in San Antonio believe their leads have dried up. Authorities hope avid AMW viewers will help revive this case by supplying the information needed to catch this accused killer.
http://www.amw.com/Fugitives/brief.cfm?id=26693

Tommy Halfacre: Carlos Ortiz Orellana was nearly home when confronted with a lethal predicament. Cops say two men, Tommy Halfacre and a friend, planned to rob Carlos as he was parking at his apartment complex. The situation escalated from bad to worse when Halfacre pulled out a gun and shot Carlos in the head. Halfacre's accomplice has been apprehended, however Halfacre is still on the run. Recent sightings place Halfacre in Nebraska, where he is suspected to be hiding with his family.
http://www.amw.com/Fugitives/brief.cfm?id=40354

Chatyn Byrd: Cops say Chatyn Byrd has been a thorn in law enforcement's side for years, racking up a rap sheet which includes armed robbery and various drug charges. But in November 2007, cops say he graduated to a far greater level of criminality, when he pumped four bullets into another man's body, nearly killing him.
http://www.amw.com/Fugitives/brief.cfm?id=55615

Armando Orta: In pictures, he looks friendly, and on paper, he appears accomplished. But behind closed doors, police say Armando Orta is a monster.
http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=57563

Sarah Pender: She served almost six years of a potential 110-year prison term for her role in a double murder, but Sarah Pender decided that enough was enough. On August 4, 2008, police say she broke out of prison -- with the alleged help of a prison guard -- and hit the road. Now, cops need your help to track her down and lock her up again.
http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=58000

Marlow Reynolds: After convicted killer Marlow Reynolds broke out of prison, he has been spotted at a convenience store in West Columbia, Texas. Authorities say you should be on the lookout for a rugged man who may be living in abandoned buildings or in the wilderness.
http://www.amw.com/Fugitives/brief.cfm?id=59074

James Roberts: Police say Toby Roberts had a mission, and he wasn't going to stop until the job was done: cops say he tried to kill his girlfriend, and he was so determined, he used three different tools to finish the job.
http://www.amw.com/Fugitives/brief.cfm?id=51170

Patricia Viola: On the morning of February 13, 2001, Jim says Pat seemed a little agitated. His sister was staying with them, and Pat had been dreading a confrontation about smoking in the house. The discussion didn't go well, but Pat continued her day by going to her son's elementary school, E. Roy Bixby, where she volunteered as a librarian. Her co-workers said she seemed sullen when she first got there, but by the end of her shift seemed much more relaxed. At 11:35 a.m., Pat walked one block back home, talked to her mother on the phone at around noon, and then set the house alarm at 1:11 p.m., and left. She was wearing a green or gray long sleeved sports shirt, jeans, white athletic shoes, and a black cloth winter jacket. This is the last anyone has seen or heard from her.
http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=38620

Jose Rivera: Federal Corrections Officer Jose Rivera was stabbed to death by two inmates as he transported them to their cells on June 20, 2008. Since his death, the 'Jose Rivera Correctional Officer Protection Act' has been introduced in Congress to provide correctional officers with stab-resistant vests.
http://www.amw.com/line-of-duty/?id=402