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Appalachian Unsolved: The diplomat accused of killing his family, Part 2 – WBIR

If you’re a man who has just murdered his family, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a perfect place to disappear.

William Bradford Bishop, 39, an ambitious U.S. State Department diplomat whose life was falling apart, appears to have done just that in March 1976. Nearly 42 years later, he still hasn’t been found.

Bishop is on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list with a reward of up to $100,000 available for information leading to his arrest.

Federal investigators and police in Maryland, where the killings occurred, refuse to give up the search. A global alert remains in effect for Bishop, who spoke five languages and had a diplomatic passport at the time of the killings.

More: The diplomat accused of murdering his family, Part 1

But authorities say it’s possible he — or his remains —

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Fugitive of the Week accused of breaking into ex’s home, threatening her with hunting knife

Most Wanted: Lebanon man accused of violating parole with aggravated assault

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Entered into the National Crime Information Center database, Edgar Eugene Bennett is listed as having “anger issues” and weapons.

According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the 42-year-old is wanted for violation of probation for domestic and aggravated assault.

The department said Bennett violated his probation when he was arrested for another domestic assault on October 15, 2017.

He has several prior arrests in Wilson and Montgomery County. His previous charges include kidnapping, vandalism and a couple of DUIs.

Bennett stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs in at close to 180 pounds. His last known address is in Lebanon.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-444-1412 ext. 268.

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Most Wanted: Accused Smyrna child predator may have fled country

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – In the country illegally, Artemio Xalate-Rivas reportedly lived in the Smyrna area for a while.

According to police, Xalate-Rivas had a job, made friends, and carried on relationships with several different women. During that same time, he’s accused of preying on a child.

“The suspect had been sexually molesting this young girl from anywhere in the neighborhood of around 4 to 6 years old on numerous occasions,” Sgt. Bobby Gibson with the Smyrna Police Department told News 2.

According to Sgt. Gibson, the Department of Children’s Services contacted law enforcement in a neighboring county.

(Courtesy: Smyrna Police Department)

Through interviews with the parents and the victim, it was determined that some of the crimes were alleged to have taken place in Smyrna.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and officers went in search of him. They checked Xalate-Rivas’

Read More at: http://wkrn.com/2017/12/04/most-wanted-smyrna-police-suspect-man-accused-of-molesting-girl-may-have-fled-country/

FBI arrests Atlanta fugitive accused of shooting girlfriend, Uber driver

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Former fugitive accused in Geauga County overdose case going to trial – News



A Cleveland man accused of selling heroin that led to two overdose deaths in Geauga County is scheduled to be tried Dec. 18.

Savonn Primm, 22, is accused of selling heroin to Laurie Pavella and Sonya Sheppard.

Pavella, 48, and Sheppard, 46, were found dead on April 6, 2016, in an upstairs bedroom in the home Pavella rented on Washington Street in Auburn Township, according to the Geauga County Maple Leaf.

Primm is set to go on trial before Geauga County Common Pleas Judge Forrest W. Burt

Read More at: http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20171110/former-fugitive-accused-in-geauga-county-overdose-case-going-to-trial

Santiago Villalba Mederos, accused in 2 slayings, added to FBI’s "Most Wanted" list

TACOMA, Wash. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double murder suspect and gang member who has been on the run since the 2010 killings in Tacoma.

Santiago Villalba Mederos, 26, was added this week to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

The FBI says Mederos is wanted related to shootings that resulted in the death of a woman and the wounding of her brother, and a month later, the murder of a man.

The News-Tribune reports that on the night of the first slaying, Feb. 7, 2010, Mederos and other members of his gang had stolen a van and were searching for members of a rival gang to target in retaliation for a shooting two days earlier.

The victim, Camille Love, was an aspiring veterinary technician who was targeted because she and her brother were riding

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Tacoma fugitive accused of 2 murders added to FBI’s Ten Most …

TACOMA — The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double homicide suspect and gang member who has been on the run since the killings in Tacoma.

KOMO-TV reports 26-year-old Santiago Villalba Mederos, aka “Pucho,” also was named this week to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

The FBI says Mederos is wanted related to shootings that resulted in the death of a woman and the wounding of her brother, and a month later, the killing of a man.

The FBI says it’s believed that Mederos fled to Mexico after the homicides but he may have returned to the U.S.

Mederos is approximately 5-foot-10 and weighs 140 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and tattoos of the letter “S” on his left shoulder and

Read More at: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/tacoma-fugitive-accused-of-2-murders-added-to-fbis-ten-most-wanted-list/

Tacoma fugitive accused of 2 murders added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list

TACOMA — The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double homicide suspect and gang member who has been on the run since the killings in Tacoma.

KOMO-TV reports 26-year-old Santiago Villalba Mederos, aka “Pucho,” also was named this week to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

The FBI says Mederos is wanted related to shootings that resulted in the death of a woman and the wounding of her brother, and a month later, the killing of a man.

The FBI says it’s believed that Mederos fled to Mexico after the homicides but he may have returned to the U.S.

Mederos is approximately 5-foot-10 and weighs 140 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and tattoos of the letter “S” on his left shoulder and

Read More at: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/tacoma-fugitive-accused-of-2-murders-added-to-fbis-ten-most-wanted-list/

FBI 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, Accused of NJ Slaying, Captured in Virginia

One of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, who was accused of a 2011 killing in New Jersey, was arrested in Virginia, authorities said. 

Walter Gomez was arrested without incident in Virginia on Friday evening, the FBI said. 

The FBI says Gomez and a co-conspirator in Plainfield struck Julio Matute in the head with a bat, sliced his throat and stabbed him in the back 17 times with a screwdriver because he was suspected of socializing with a rival gang. The co-conspirator was convicted in the slaying.

The FBI had offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Gomez. 

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“Tips all along had generated interest in the Washington, D.C., area and a tip from the general public placed him in northern Virginia,” said Tim Gallagher, FBI Newark Director. 

Gomez is expected to be extradited to Newark,

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