Here are some of the fugitives who have been on the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives list the longest and are still out there. A look at the list’s history, other long-sought fugitives, and their remarkable 94% capture rate.
Under director J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI launched its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in late 1949, and it went public on March 14, 1950. Since its inception, more than 500 individuals have appeared on the list.
According to Ranker, here are a few of the criminals still on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list who have still managed to evade capture.
Alexis Flores was added to the most wanted list on 6/2/2007. He was previously arrested for a series of crimes and deported to Honduras in 2005. On August 3, 2000, he’s wanted for the kidnapping and murder of 5-year-old Iriana DeJesus. DNA evidence on a bloodied T-shirt near the victim’s body links the crime to Florez.
Jason Derek Brown was added on 12/8/2007. He’s wanted for the murder of an armored car guard and theft of $56,000 in Phoenix, Arizona on November 29, 2004, and is believed to have fled to Portland, Oregon. A reward of $200,000 is being offered for his arrest.
Criminals still out there, who have not been captured yet, should know that the odds of remaining free are not in their favor. Statistics show that most fugitives don’t remain free for very long. TO THE GOVERNMENT’S CREDIT, the FBI has captured roughly 94% of its most wanted criminals.
Here are a few of the notable but now captured FBI top 10 fugitives who invaded capture the longest – until they didn’t.
The FBI added the notorious mobster Bulger to their list on 8/19/1999. He was captured on 6/22/2011. Bulger was wanted in relation to 19 murders. A day after Bulger was being transferred to US Penitentiary Hazelton, Bulger was murdered by fellow inmates on October 30, 2018.
Donald Eugene Webb was a New England mobster who was added on 5/4/1981. He spent nearly 26 years on the list after being missing for 37 years. He was wanted for killing a police chief during a traffic stop in 1980. His widow came forward in 2018, telling authorities that her husband died in 1999. The widow said Webb spent 19 years hiding in secret basement rooms in two different homes. He had lived with a broken ankle for nearly two days, fearful of getting medical help, which authorities believe occurred during his fatal shooting of the police chief.