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Click here for individuals descriptions of each fugitive listed.

On March 13, 2013, the FBI updated its list of “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” by adding the name Edwin Rivera Gracias – seen here, bottom row, 3rd from left.

According to the FBI’s website, the list is a publicity program designed to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives who might not otherwise merit nationwide attention, according to the FBI’s website.

The program was founded on March 14, 1950, when a reporter asked late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover for the names and descriptions of the “toughest guys” the Bureau would like to capture. The resulting article generated so much publicity and had so much appeal that Hoover implemented the top ten program.

Since its inception, 497 fugitives have been on the top ten list. Among those listed, the FBI says that 466 have been apprehended or located, including 154 fugitives who were captured or located as a result of citizen cooperation.

The current top ten list is maintained on the FBI website and relies on the assistance of citizens and the media. A reward of up to $100,000 is offered by the FBI for information which leads directly to the arrest of a Top Ten fugitive. Members in the Top Ten list are not ranked.

Author: Roomie Huh CBS News
Credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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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.

lakewood-victim- Claudia Miller

Lakewood police are asking the public for help in locating a person-of-interest in the death of a 66-year-old family law attorney who was found murdered on March 5, 2013.

Claudia Miller was found by cleaning crew Tuesday night in the building at 445 Union St in Lakewood, Denver, Colorado where her office was at.

Police are looking to question Warren D. Watson, 52, about the homicide. Watson was seen on surveillance cameras at Walmart at East 36th Avenue and Quebec Street using the deceased victim’s credit card to purchase items after the murder.

Watson is a wanted fugitive on an unrelated case and there is an active warrant for his arrest.

Photo of Claudia Miller smiling at a sports outing

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Pictured: Security footage at a Lakewood Walmart caught Watson purchasing items with the victim’s stolen credit-card

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Mugshot of Warren Watson who is currently being sought by police in Lakewood, Denver area

Miller’s black 2012 Honda Accord was found Thursday, the same day her body was discovered. Police did not specify where the exact location of the car was found however, they did say it was in the north Denver area, and they believe it “had been stolen from the parking lot at her office following the murder,” Lakewood police said in statement Thursday.

Lakewood Police aren’t releasing a cause of death at the moment however, they did say there was trauma to the victim’s body.

It is unknown what relationship she had, if any, with Watson.

Family and loved ones are shocked and grieving over the loss. They have spoken of the type of woman Miller was and asking for privacy during their time of grief.

“Claudia was a loving sister, mother and grandmother, who dedicated her life to helping others,” they said. “In over 30 years practicing law, she committed herself to helping people navigate a complex legal system, in times of family crisis, when they needed help most. She spent most of her spare time with her adoring grandchildren and friends, and was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan.

  • Full Name: Warren Dale Watson
  • Height: 5’6″
  • Weight: 170 pounds
  • Race: Black Sex: Male
  • Other: Watson is known to wear glasses

Crime Stoppers in Denver are offering a $2,000 reward to those with valuable information leading to the arrest and conviction. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact: Crime Stoppers in Denver, CO at 720-913-7867 (or 911 if you believe you have a possible sighting of Warren D. Watson.)

heredia_unsolved_murderLuis Rios, 35, was gunned down on June 24, 2005 at approximately 8:25PM in Yuma, Arizona. Police were called after hearing shots and a man screaming for help and when Yuma Police arrived, they found a fatally wounded man struggling in the backyard of 2037 East La Mesa Street. He was raced to Yuma Regional Medical Center where he died shortly after.

Police then went inside the residence and discovered five more victims, four of them children. Adrienne Heredia, 29, and her four children, Andreas Crawford, 13, Enrique Crawford,12, Inez Newman, 9, and Danny Heredia, 6, had all been shot to death at the home as well.

Family photo of Adrienne, Andreas, Enrique, Inez and Danny

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Photo of Luis Rios

Neighbors described an adult man who appeared to be Hispanic entering the home right after the shooting. Based on descriptions given by witnesses police were able to put together a composite sketch of what the suspect may have looked like.

According to authorities, two people close to Luis Rios have not been cooperative in the investigation.

There was an extensive investigation by Yuma Police Department as well as other agencies. Hundreds of interviews were conducted, hundreds of tips were followed but the person(s) responsible was never identified. Police are asking tipsters to call again, even if they originally called with a tip.

Yuma Police Department has received information from people who have wished to remain anonymous. Some of this information needs additional follow-up and they hope those individuals will contact them again so they can talk to them and obtain additional information. These contacts can remain anonymous. There will be no need to give names or contact information, but the opportunity to talk with them will prove invaluable.

Below is a list of some information police would like to find out;

  • They would also like to speak to the male tipster who called in on 78-CRIME on June 25, 2005, at 8PM in reference to a white van, to include a license plate and the names of several subjects possibly involved.
  • They’re also asking another caller who called in on 78-CRIME advising of Luis Rios being involved in any type of argument at RC Liquor prior to the murders, to please call again.
  • Anyone who has any information on Luis Rios having been involved in any argument prior to the murders.
  • Anyone who had contact with Luis Rios, Adrienne Heredia, Enrique Crawford, Andreas Crawford, Inez Newman or Danny Heredia on the day of the murders June 24, 2005.
  • Anyone who saw or knew the whereabouts of the Blue Durango that was stolen from the residence and later located in the area of 6th Avenue and 21st Street.
  • Anyone who has information on why anyone close to this investigation is refusing to cooperate with us.
  • Anyone with information on the subjects seen on surveillance video from RC Liquor on the afternoon of the murders that was released earlier to the media.

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The murders took place at this residence on E. La Mesa Street, Yuma, AZ

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Rios vehicle, a dark-colored Durango, which was located the following day (6/25/05) at 6th Avenue and 21st Street in Yuma

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, who has also become involved with the case, has offered a $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for these murders. There is also a $10,000 reward through 78-CRIME.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact: (928) 343-4704 to speak to Detectives directly assigned to the case.

Source of Information:
CI Yuma AZ US
Tru TV (Crime Library)

michael-lawrenceWanted For: Murder
Last Seen In: Saginaw, Michigan
Full Name: Michael Duane Lawrence
Race: Black
Current Age: 23
Height: 5’10
Weight: 160
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Possible Location(s):
Ann Arbor , MI
Michigan
Anywhere in the United States

Mugshot photo of Michael D. Lawrence

Layla Jones was a 6-year-old child from Saginaw. On August 29, 2012, while she was celebrating her father’s birthday in her family yard, Michael Lawrence drove by an opened fire, killing the little girl instantly.

Saginaw County District Court has an arrest warrant charging Lawrence with first-degree premeditated murder, conspiring to commit that crime, five counts of assault with intent to murder, single counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, carrying a concealed weapon, and possessing a firearm as a felon, and nine counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony-second offense .

He’s been on the run ever since and authorities are asking the public for help in locating in. He is considered Armed and Dangerous so do not attempt to approach him, instead, contact police immediately.

Crime Stoppers in Michigan are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. Information regarding this or any felony, call Crime Stoppers at 800-422-JAIL.

  • Maurice Harris, who suffered from Lupus died protecting his home from two armed intruders Last night
  • Shot dead fighting with one of the men who tried to gain entry to his 11-year-old daughter’s room
  • Miami Police are now on a hunt to find the two unidentified suspects who are described as being ‘heavily armed’

Maurice Harris pictured here with a woman believed to be his wife - has been hailed a hero for his actions on Tuesday evening protecting his family

Maurice Harris pictured here with a woman believed to be his wife – has been hailed a hero for his actions on Tuesday evening protecting his family

Police at the scene in Miami where Maurice Harris lost his life defending his familyPolice at the scene in Miami where Maurice Harris lost his life defending his family

The grieving widow of Maurice Harris speaks to a Miami Police Officer outside her home in the aftermath of her husbands heroic actionsThe grieving widow of Maurice Harris speaks to a Miami Police Officer outside her home in the aftermath of her husbands heroic actions

The Harris residence in Miami which was attacked jut before midnight on Tuesday evening The Harris residence in Miami which was attacked jut before midnight on Tuesday evening

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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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