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  • Full Name: Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias
  • Aliases: Edwin Ernesto Rivera-Gracias, Ernest Rivera
  • Birthdate Used: July 4, 1984 / July 4, 1988
  • Date of Homicide: 08/17/11
  • Location of Crime: Jefferson County, CO
  • Country: United States
  • Possibly Location(s): El Salvador / Mexico / Guatemala /USA (has ties to Colorado and California)
  • Race: White/Hispanic Sex: Male
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 170 – 180 lbs (Medium/Slender build).
  • Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown 
  • Scars/Marks: Rivera Gracias has the following tattoos: “LA” on his right forearm; “Maria” on his left chest; “Nena” on his left hand (shown above); “El Salvador” down the back of his right arm; “503” down the back of his left arm; and “MS-13” across his back.
  • Occupation: Manual Labor

Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias is wanted for the murder of a long-time family acquaintance of his girlfriend. The 69-year-old victim was found brutally beaten, stabbed, and dumped in the mountains of Jefferson County, Colorado. The crime took place on August 17, 2011.
Rivera Gracias is believed to be in El Salvador, and may have a Salvadoran identification that says Edwin Rivera. He may also attempt to travel to the United States using fraudulent documents. He is a member of the La Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13). Rivera Gracias has ties to other gang members who are located in Colorado; Los Angeles, California; and El Salvador. Rivera Gracias may also visit Mexico and Guatemala.

Rivera Gracias is believed to be in El Salvador, and may have a Salvadoran identification that says Edwin Rivera. He may also attempt to travel to the United States using fraudulent documents. He is a member of the La Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13). Rivera Gracias has ties to other gang members who are located in Colorado; Los Angeles, California; and El Salvador. Rivera Gracias may also visit Mexico and Guatemala.

ABC News posted an article several days ago related to this case. To read the article, click here.

To share Rivera Gracias wanted poster on Facebook or Twitter, or to leave an online tip, click here.

FBI in Denver is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to contact:
Your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. You can also contact you local police for immediate sightings.

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christopher_dornerFeb 13, 2013, UPDATE – CALIFORNIA — According to CBS News, charred remains were found inside a burned-out cabin near Big Bear Lake,.. east of Los Angeles, CA. DNA test have not yet confirmed if it is in fact Dorner.

The cabin went up in flames after an intense shootout Yesterday, after cleaning ladies spotted Dorner at a condominium in Big Bear Yesterday morning. He tied them up and left them unharmed before stealing a vehicle. Only CBS News captured the gunfight while it was happening.

Click here to read Christopher Dorner’s Online Rant (Manifesto) — A massive manhunt for Dorner was conducted this past week. Dorner is accused of killing several people including a two Police officers and an off-duty cop along with the cop’s fiance.

Police in California came upon Dorner’s online rant towards LAPD cops. He goes on to threaten violence towards police and their family members.

Parts of the manifesto are as follows;

Don’t honor these fallen officers/dirtbags. When your family members die, they just see you as extra overtime at a crime scene and at a perimeter. Why would you value their lives when they clearly don’t value yours or your family members lives? I’ve heard many officers who state they see dead victims as ATV’s, Waverunners, RV’s and new clothes for their kids. Why would you shed a tear for them when they in return crack a smile for your loss because of the impending extra money they will receive in their next paycheck for sitting at your loved ones crime scene of 6 hours because of the overtime they will accrue. They take photos of your loved ones recently deceased bodies with their cellphones and play a game of who has the most graphic dead body of the night with officers from other divisions. This isn’t just the 20 something year old officers, this is the 50 year old officers with significant time on the job as well who participate.

Never allow a LAPPL union attorney to be a retired LAPD Captain,(Quan). He doesn’t work for you, your interest, or your name. He works for the department, period. His job is to protect the department from civil lawsuits being filed and their best interest which is the almighty dollar. His loyalty is to the department, not his client. Even when he knowingly knows your innocent and the BOR also knows your innocent after Christopher Gettler stated on videotape that he was kicked and Evans attorney confessed to the BOR off the record that she kicked Gettler.

And the threat;

The Violence of action will be HIGH. I am the reason TAC alert was established. I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty. ISR is my strength and your weakness. You will now live the life of the prey. Your RD’s and homes away from work will be my AO and battle space. I will utilize every tool within INT collections that I learned from NMITC in Dam Neck. You have misjudged a sleeping giant. There is no conventional threat assessment for me. JAM, New Ba’ath party, 1920 rev BGE, ACM, AAF, AQAP, AQIM and AQIZ have nothing on me. Do not deploy airships or gunships. SA-7 Manpads will be waiting. As you know I also own Barrett .50′s so your APC are defunct and futile.

Outside agencies and individual officers on patrol. If you recognize my vehicle, and confirm it is my vehicle thru a dmv/want warrant check. It behoves you to respond to dispatch that your query was for information purposes only. If you proceed with a traffic stop or attempt to notify other officers of my location or for backup you will not live to see the medal of valor you were hoping to receive for your actions. Think before you attempt to intervene. You will not survive. Your family will receive that medal of valor posthumously. It will gather dust on the fireplace mantel for years. Then one day, it will go in a shoe box with other memories. Your mother will lose a son or daughter. Your significant other will be left alone, but they will find someone else to fill your void in the future and make them just as happy. Your children, if you have them, will call someone else mommy or daddy. Don’t be selfish. Your vest is only a level II or IIIA, think about it.

The rant goes on.

Feb 12, 2013 UPDATE – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA —Ex-LAPD cop is BARRICADED in Big Bear cabin after killing ANOTHER officer and wounding another in raging gun battle

  • Christopher Dorner purchased the scuba tanks of oxygen at Southern California sporting goods store
  • Dorner, who was in the Naval reserves, had allegedly tried to steal a boat last week
  • Facebook page supporting Dorner now has over 9,000 likes
  • Feds worry that Dorner has already reached Mexico while FAA warns that Dorner learned to fly in the Navy and could try to steal an airplane
  • LAPD guarding 50 families Dorner is likely to target
  • The standoff is taking place about 20 miles from the place where his truck was found in Big Bear
Holding out: Officers used their SUV as cover as they took up positions around the cabinHolding out: Officers used their SUV as cover as they took up positions around the cabin
Heavy equipment: Dozens of officers, troopers, federal agents and sheriff's deputies poured into the area on Tuesday afternoonHeavy equipment: Dozens of officers, troopers, federal agents and sheriff’s deputies poured into the area on Tuesday afternoonMany supporters of Christopher Dorner are rooting for the cop killer on various Facebook pages.

Click here for full article by MailOnline (DAILYMAIL)

Click here to read Christopher Dorner’s Online Rant (Manifesto)

Feb 10, 2013, LOS ANGELES, CA — Manhunt For Former LAPD Police Officer In Southern California Continues

christopher-dornerFormer Los Angeles law enforcement officer Christopher Dorner is wanted for a series of murders targeted at police officers and their family members. 

Police including SWAT Teams and bloodhounds have been on a manhunt the past several days looking for him near the Big Bear Lake in Southern California. They’ve been searching the snowy San Bernardo mountains after finding camping equipment along with weapons inside a burnt-out truck belonging to Dorner. LAPD Sergeant. Rudy Lopez said in a statement on Sunday that the vehicle was so charred that investigators couldn’t be more specific about the nature of its contents. They went door-to-door, asking the hundreds of cabin-owners if they have seen the disgruntled ex-officer.

Dorner allegedly shot and killed a Riverside police officer in the early hours of Thursday morning. Dorner pulled up across from two Riverside officers stopped at a traffic light in their patrol car and used his rifle to shoot them, killing one and injuring the other, according to Chief Sergio Diaz of the Riverside Police Department.

Dorner is out with a vengeance and has threatened to target several former co-workers who he blames for his failed career. He has left rambling rants on Facebook vowing to take revenge. “You are aware that I have always been the top shot, highest score, an expert in rifle qualifications in every unit I’ve been in,” he wrote. “I will utilize every bit of small arms training, demolition ordnance, and survival training I’ve been given.”

The killings and threats have led police to provide protection to 50 families.

A captain for the LAPD who was named a target in the manifesto posted on Facebook told the Orange County Register he has not stepped outside his house since he learned of the threat.

“From what I’ve seen of (Dorner’s) actions, he feels he can make allegations for injustice and justify killing people and that’s not reasonable,” said Capt. Phil Tingirides, who chaired a board that stripped Dorner of his badge. “The end never justifies the means.”

Also, newly released surveillance video showed Dorner tossing several items into a Dumpster behind an auto parts store in National City on Monday. The store’s manager told FOX5 in San Diego that an employee found a magazine full of bullets, a military belt and a military helmet. Majid Yahyai said he and the employee took the items across the street to a police station.

Many search warrants have been issued including Dorner’s mother’s La Palma home, but police are tip-lipped as the ongoing investigation continues.

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Meanwhile, Investigators are trying to raise one million dollars for a reward for information that leads to the capture and conviction of Christopher Dorner.

  • Classified: WANTED FOR MULTIPLE MURDERS
  • Name: Christopher Dorner
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 270
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Last Seen: Riverside, CA
  • Other Possible Locations: Southern California areas including San Diego, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura County, Los Angeles, and Orange County, CA. Las Vegas, Nevada is also listed as a possible location.
  • Vehicle: Black Nissan Pick Up Truck CA Plates 8D83987

Join the LAPD Twitter Page for additional updates straight from Los Angeles Police Department source.

Anyone with a possible sighting of Christopher Dorner is urge to contact police immediately.

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Reconstruction of Victim – Many reconstructions of the victim were created. It is unknown if she had curly, wavy or straight hair. These recreations shouldn’t be the sole identifying factor.

The skeletal remains of the unidentified female victim was discovered on October 27, 2006 in a field near the South Service Road and Holt Road which is located near the entrance to Darlington Nuclear Plant in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

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“Jane Doe” is described as a White female between the ages 18 – 30 years. She had several items in and around her possession, including a Omni watch with stainless steel straps, a ring with an oval January birthstone, a piece of ribbon and a small red heart that was found in the area. A t-shirt with green, blue, red yellow, and black strips.

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Good Identifying Factors:

  • She has a very well-healed nasal fracture which would have been located at the midpoint of her nose (in life) – the point where the nasal bones end and the soft part of the nose begins. The fracture is set so she either received treatment, or it is possibly the result of rhinoplasty. The fact that her nose had been fractured (or surgically altered) would not have been obvious unless someone who knew her at the time saw her post trauma/surgery, or she told someone. She exhibits bone changes indicative of anemia.
  • Nice teeth with visible white fillings on her front teeth, one front tooth appears slightly wider than the other, smallish silver fillings in some back teeth. Her upper and lower jaws are described as narrow. She also had prominent upper and lower teeth that protruded. Her upper teeth protruded more than her lower teeth.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Durham Regional Police
905-579-1520
AND/OR
Ontario Provincial Police Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
877-934-6363 – Toll Free in North America
705-330-4144 – Local or outside of North America
OR Crime Stoppers
1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Source:
Ontario Provincial Police Website (OPP)
The Doe Network

Note: Just because the unidentified person was discovered in another country doesn’t necessarily mean they’re from that Country. The Bowmanville community was most likely alerted of this case. The fact that nobody has come forward could indicate she was from another area.

 

  • The severely mutilated body of Elizabeth Short was discovered in 1947
  • The case remains one of the oldest unsolved murder cases in L.A. history
  • Steve Hodel believes his father killed the Black Dahlia at the family home and later fled the country, something he’s suspected for many years
  • A Cadaver dog has discovered the faint trace of human remains in the basement and soil samples are being tested
Black Dahlia: A head shot of Elizabeth Short who had been an aspiring actress until her untimely murderBlack Dahlia: A head shot of Elizabeth Short who had been an aspiring actress until her untimely murder

The body of Elizabeth Short had been severed at the waist and completely drained of blood, her face had also been slashed from the corners of her mouth toward her earsThe body of Elizabeth Short had been severed at the waist and completely drained of blood, her face had also been slashed from the corners of her mouth toward her ears

Steve Hodel, right, with cadaver dog handler Paul Dostie, and Buster, searched the Sowden/Franklin House at 5121 Franklin Ave., Hollywood for evidence that the Black Dahlia Murder took place thereSteve Hodel, right, with cadaver dog handler Paul Dostie, and Buster, searched the Sowden/Franklin House at 5121 Franklin Ave., Hollywood for evidence that the Black Dahlia Murder took place there

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Sowden House (above) the potential murder scene and Dr George Hodel (below) who was a suspect in the original investigation and who Steve Hodel believes is responsible for the murder of the Black Dahlia

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Elizabeth Short's mutilated body was found in a vacant lot near a busy intersection on the southwest section of L.A. in 1947Elizabeth Short’s mutilated body was found in a vacant lot near a busy intersection on the southwest section of L.A. in 1947

Not long before her death, Short was arrested in Santa Barbara for underage drinking and this police mugshot was takenNot long before her death, Short was arrested in Santa Barbara for underage drinking and this police mugshot was taken

Click here for full article published by MailOnline

lester_garnierLester Garneir (pictured) was a San Francisco police officer who was murdered 24 years ago by an unknown culprit.

On the evening of July 10, 1988 Lester was eating dinner with family in the Bay Area of Concord, California when he received a sudden phone call which cut the dinner short. After hanging up the phone, Lester left. This was the last time his family will see him alive.

Less than 24 hours after suddenly leaving his family’s home, Lester was found in Walnut Creek, only a couple of miles from his home, slumped over his stirring wheel in his 1984 Chevrolet Corvette. He had been shot in the head and chest.

His vehicle was parked across three parking spots in a manner that Lester’s law enforcement colleagues said was so that anyone approaching the car could be spotted.

The murder weapon, an AMT .380 semi-automatic, was never located.

Witnesses who were in Walnut Creek the night of the murder told authorities they saw two females leaving the crime scene area around the same time of the shooting. The first woman was described as a tall, thin blonde who cops now believe — thanks to advances in fingerprinting technology — was a Scottish immigrant named Catherine Kuntz.

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Kuntz moved to the United States from her home country of Scotland in 1985 after meeting a U.S. Navy Sailor.

The 44-year-old recently called a prison in Ocala, Florida, her “home.”

Kuntz is the prime suspect and police want her behind bars. They say that during the 1980’s Kuntz lived in apartments threw out Martinez, Concord, Walnut Creek and Alameda, CA. And often visited the Oakland area.

Three years after the murder of Lester, Kuntz was charged in Virginia for attempting a ‘murder for hire’ plot. She hired a teenager to murder her husband, Gregory Kuntz however, when Gregory survived he was able to aid police to the suspect shooter and although Catherine was cleared of the conspiracy charge, she did plead guilty to misdemeanor assault for her involvement in hiring the two young men to kill her husband.  For that, she was given credit for time served.

Kuntz served alot of time in prison for different crimes and although she’s been a long-time suspect in Lester’s murder police don’t have the evidence to charge her and Lester Garnier’s murder remains unsolved.

For additional information and photos on this case, please click: SFGATE – Unsolved Murder of a SF Cop

Most of the information was gathered from Lester’s case featured on America’s Most Wanted – There you will find additional information and anyone with information can submit a tip there as well.

eder_wantedCarl Alfred Eder was a 16-year-old homeless teenager in the fall of 1958 when Thomas Pendergast, a family man and father of four, seen the young man hitchhiking alone on the San Diego Freeway and decided to give him a lift. He later invited the teen to stay at his home until he got a job and got on his feet.

Less than two months later, on December 12, 1958, a gruesome discovery was made at the Pendergast family home in El Cajon.

Thomas Pendergast had gone to work earlier that day and came home to his wife Lois Pendergast, 4-year-old daughter Diane, 2-year-old toddler named Allen, 6-year-old Thomas Jr. and 9-year-old David, who all had been bludgeoned/stabbed to death.

They were murdered in cold blood and Eder was the culprit.

When Eder was being interviewed by police, he told them that Diane Pendergast, the 4-year-old, was annoying him so he flipped out. He ran and got his shotgun and shot Mrs. Pendergast in the head. He then got a butcher-knife and went after Diane, stabbing her viciously and slashing her throat. He then went after the toddler with just as much force and after killing him, he proceeded to attack the rest of the family.

 They were stabbed so violently, authorities say they were disemboweled.

When Mr. Pendergast arrived home from work, Eder made him drive him around until he (Eder) decided to flee on foot. Mr. Pendergast then went back to his home and that’s when he discovered his butchered family.

El Cajon police arrested Eder and he was booked and went to trail where he was convicted and sentenced to two life terms. He was serving his sentence in Tehachapi, CA when he escaped in 1974 at age 32 years of age.

Two years after escaping, a badly composed body was discovered on the Pendergast property–chained to two cinder blocks. The male had been dead two weeks but it wasn’t Eder.

Crime scene photo of victim discovered at the Pendergast home

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Age enhanced photo of what Eder may look like today. He turned 70-years-old in 2012.

Sex: Male
Race: White
Current Age: 70
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 165 – 175 lbs.
Other Phys. Characteristics:
Cops say Eder probably still has several moles on his cheeks and left eye. They say he has sunken eyes and hollow cheekbones.
Location information:
Cops say Eder may be working as a lab technician. They say he is skilled with knives and woodwork. He is very good at making cabinets.
Last Seen:
El Cajon , CA

Carl Eder was featured on America’s Most Wanted with the first airing on February 8, 1989 and was reaired since then, with the most recent airing on October 12, 2012

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Carl Alfred Eder you’re asked to please contact: The Cold Homicide Unit of the El Cajon Police Department by calling 619-441-5530  or leave an online tip by emailing: coldhomicideunit@ci.elcajon.ca.us

Manhatten Hitman Murders Man In Broad Daylight

A shocking image has been released of the moment a suspected hit man followed closely behind his victim on a busy Manhattan street and pulled a gun out of his pocket, right before he shot him in the head at close range.

NYPD have released CCTV footage which shows Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, from Los Angeles, walking and texting on his phone as his killer gets out of his getaway car and walks almost beside him.

The killer exited the passenger side door of his light grey Lincoln Sedan on 58th Street and casually popped the hood of his black sweatshirt before taking the semi-automatic pistol out of his pocket.

He followed his victim for around ten minutes before killing him.

Moment of attack: Brandon Woodard is seen texting on his phone moments before his killer, on the left, pulls a gun from his pocket and shoots him in the head in broad daylightMoment of attack: Brandon Woodard is seen texting on his phone moments before his killer, on the left, pulls a gun from his pocket and shoots him in the head in broad daylight

Killed: Brandon Woodard, 31, was the victim of a targeted hit, police believe

Victim: Brandon Woodard was said to have been trying to turn around a life of crime after being arrested on a number of charges and was studying law

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Police say it was a targeted hit. The killer is still at large.

The NYPD released a statement saying: ‘In the video, the gunman wanted in the shooting death yesterday of Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31 of Los Angeles, is seen ten minutes before the shooting.

‘The shooter, who appears to be bald and may have a beard, exited a late model Lincoln sedan, initially bare-headed, but soon pulled the hood of his jacket over his head.

‘Ten minutes later, at approximately 2:00pm, the shooter walked up behind Woodard and fired.  In the attached still, the gunman is seen behind Woodard  a moment before the shooting, pulling the weapon from his jacket pocket.’

Click the link at the top for full article and to watch CCTV footage showing the killer standing by his gateaway vehicle.