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.
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.
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’
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.
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
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.