The FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives

Below, you'll find a list of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. The FBI’s infamous list began in 1949 when the director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover tried to find a way to help capture the most dangerous wanted criminals. The list has lead to the capture of hundreds of fugitives, even reaching 500 fugitives in 2013. The Most Wanted List is posted in public places, such as the post office, and online to create awareness for the general public. The FBI also had a list of the Most Wanted Terrorists.

In the history of the most wanted list, only 8 of them have been women. 470 of the 500 fugitives have been captured. The only way to be dropped from the list is if the fugitive is captured or dies. Victor Manuel Gerena has been on the list since 1984, which is longer than any fugitive in the history of the list. One fugitive only lasted two hours on the list before being caught. Sometimes the FBI adds an 11th name to the list, if there is a dangerous fugitive at large but no other names on the list are worth dropping.

This slideshow answers the question, “Who are the FBI’s most wanted fugitives?” These are the most hazardous fugitives, according to the FBI.

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  • 1

    Robert William Fisher

    Robert William Fisher brutally murdered his wife and two children in 2001, after his wife threatened him with divorce. Hours later, he burned down their Arizona home by severing a natural gas line, pouring flammable liquid throughout the house, and lighting a candle before fleeing. Fisher remains at large. 

    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • 2

    Alexis Flores

    Alexis Flores
    Photo: The Federal Bureau of Investigation / WikiMedia Commons / Public Domain

    Alexis Flores kidnapped, raped, and murdered Iriana DeJesus, a five-year-old girl from Philadelphia, in 2000. Before the police officials knew he committed the crime, Flores was deported to Honduras in 2005 due to unrelated forgery charges. He wasn't added to the list until after his deportation, when DNA evidence linked him to the crime.

  • Jason Derek Brown
    Photo: Federal Bureau of Investigation / WikiMedia Commons / Public Domain

    While on a bicycle, Jason Derek Brown killed an armored car guard in Phoenix, Arizona and stole a money bag with $56,000 before fleeing the scene on a bicycle. Brown was most recently spotted in 2008 by a friend in Salt Lake City, Utah. Authorities speculate that he may be living abroad in France or Thailand.

    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • 4

    Yaser Abdel Said

    Yaser Abdel Said is suspected of having murdered his two daughters on January 1, 2008 in Irving, TX. His two teenage daughters died of gunshot wounds in Said's car. Said's current whereabouts are unknown, but he has ties to New York, Texas, Virginia, and Canada.

    Originally from Egypt, authorities suspect Said may be blending into the Egyptian communities somewhere in the United States or Canada. 

  • 5

    Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel

    Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel
    Photo: fbi / YouTube

    On April 12, 2005, Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel allegedly murdered his wife by striking her multiple times with an object. The incident occurred in Hanover, MD, at a donut shop where they both worked. Patel fled after being charged with first and second degree murder and assault and was last seen in Newark, NJ. 

  • 6

    Santiago Villalba Mederos

    Santiago Villalba Mederos
    Photo: fbi / YouTube

    Santiago Villalba Mederos is the primary suspect in a string of random crimes that took place in Tacoma, WA, in 2010. Mederos killed a 20-year-old woman in February of that year by firing shots into a car at random and then killed a 21-year-old in March by opening fire at bystanders during a fight.