Since the FBI debuted its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on March 14, 1950, over 500 individuals have been placed on the list. Despite hundreds of suspected criminals having appeared on the list in the last seven decades, only 10 of the fugitives have been women. In fact, the first woman wasn't added to the list until December 1968. These women have been added to the list for a variety of crimes including murder, kidnapping, bank robberies, and alleged involvement in extremist groups. Although some of them were apprehended and sent to prison, others were exonerated and went on to live successful lives as professors and authors.
Below, we'll meet the 10 women on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list and learn their stories.
Ruth Eisemann-Schier: Added 12/28/1968, Arrested 3/5/1969
Angela Yvonne Davis: Added 8/18/70, Arrested 10/13/70
Shanika Minor: Added 6/28/2016, Arrested 7/1/2016
Bernardine Rae Dohrn: Added 10/14/1970, Case Dismissed 12/7/1973
Brenda Delgado: Added 4/6/2016, Arrested 4/8/2016
Marie Dean Arrington: Added 5/29/1969, Arrested 12/22/1971