WASHINGTON (CIRCA NEWS) - The FBI's most wanted list is composed of men, all of whom are accused of murder.
The FBI released its first list of the bureau’s ten most wanted fugitives on March 14, 1950.
The list has since become a staple of law enforcement, and the related attention it brings has contributed to the apprehension or location of 465 criminals as of 2011.
People featured on the list are typically only removed should they die or get captured, though at times individuals have been removed for no longer presenting serious danger to society.
The FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division (CID) asks the bureau’s fifty-six field offices to submit contenders for inclusion once a slot on the roster frees up.
The CID then coordinates with the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs to pitch finalists for the FBI deputy director’s approval.
Fugitives who appear on the list must have an extensive criminal history and pending charges thought to make them especially dangerous.
The FBI must also believe that listing a person on the roster will help apprehend them due to the related publicity they receive.
The bureau’s top ten most wanted fugitives as of Sunday are listed below:
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to Flores’ arrest.
Flores is wanted for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and murder of a five-year-old girl in Philadelphia in 2000.
The girl was reported missing in late July of that year, only to be later found strangled to death in a nearby apartment early the following month.
Flores was born in Honduras, and he has scars on his forehead and right cheek that may help identify him.
The Honduran’s known aliases include Mario Flores, Mario Roberto Flores, Mario F. Roberto, Alex Contreras and Alesis Contreras.
Castillo is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of a co-worker in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2016.
The female victim’s vehicle was later located at a bus station in Phoenix in August of that year, while her body was found in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
The victim was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head, and the FBI is now floating a $100,000 award for information that directly leads to Castillo’s arrest.
Castillo has ties to both Charlotte and Phoenix, and he may wear his hair short and shaved on the sides.
The American was seen crossing into Mexico, and he may now reside in San Francisco de los Romo, Aguascalientes or Pabellon de Arteaga, Aguascalientes.
Castillo may also have traveled to the Mexican states of Guanajuato or Veracruz, and he has used six past aliases.
The aliases include Alexandro Castillo, Alex Castillo, Alejandro Rosales, Alejandro Rosales Castillo, Alejandro Rosales-Castillo and Alejandro Rosalescastillo.
Yaser Abdel Said
Said was born in Sinai, Egypt and he is known to use the aliases Yaser Abdel Fattah Mohammad Said and Yaser Abdel Saeed.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information which directly results in Said’s arrest.
Said is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murders of his two teenaged daughters, both of him died of multiple gunshot wounds in Irving, Texas in 2008.
The Egyptian is known to carry a weapon at all times, and he also sports dark sunglasses both inside and outside.
Said has ties to Canada, New York, Texas and Virginia in addition to Egypt, and he may seek safe haven in communities with Egyptian links.
The Egyptian is known to enjoy Marlboro Lights 100 cigarettes, Denny’s, IHOP and dogs, particularly black-and-tan-colored German Shepherds.
Said has a dark brown spot on the lower left side of his neck, and his physical features may change in order to hide his identity.
Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel
Patel hails from Kantrodi Ta Viramgam, Gujarat, India, but he was last known to be in the Newark area.
He is wanted for allegedly killing his wife in Hanover, Maryland in 2015, and the FBI is now offering $100,000 for information directly leading to his arrest.
The couple was working at a donut shop at the time, and Patel allegedly struck his spouse multiple times with an object during a dispute.
A local arrest warrant was first issued for Patel in the District Court of Maryland for Anne Arundel County in April 2015.
Patel was charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, and a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.
The United States District Court, District of Maryland, Baltimore then issued a federal arrest warrant the same month charging Patel with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Jason Derek Brown
Brown is wanted for murder and armed robbery in Phoenix after allegedly shooting and killing an armored car guard outside a movie theater in 2004 and then fleeing with related money.
The FBI is offering an award of up to $200,000 for information leading directly to Brown’s arrest.
Brown was born in California, but he also has ties in Arizona and Utah and has traveled to France and Mexico.
The former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints completed his Mormon mission in Paris and is fluent in French.
Brown enjoys being the center of attention, and he is known to boast about his pricey boats, vehicles and other toys.
The American likes frequenting nightclubs, and he is also an avid dirt biker, golfer, snowboarder and skier.
Brown may possess a Glock 9mm and a .45 caliber handgun, and he goes by seven known aliases.
The aliases include Jason D. Brown, Derek Brown, Greg Johnson, Harline Johnson, Greg Harline Johnson, John Brown and Jay Brown.
Santiago Villalba Mederos
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Mederos, a known member of the Eastside Lokotes Sureno (ELS) gang.
Mederos speaks both English and Spanish, and he has ties to Washington State and the Mexican states of Guerrero and Morelos.
The American is wanted for his alleged participation in several crimes committed in his birthplace of Tacoma, Washington in 2010.
Mederos allegedly fired multiple shots into a random car that February, killing a 20-year-old woman and injuring her brother.
A fight the following month allegedly resulted in Mederos firing one gunshot towards bystanders, fatally striking an innocent 21-year-old man.
Mederos was next charged with multiple counts for both crimes by the Superior Court of Washington for Pierce County, with local arrest warrants issued for him.
The U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, Tacoma then issued a federal arrest warrant for him in 2016 after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Mederos has gone by multiple aliases including “Pucho,” “Stretch,” Santiago Mederes, Santiago Mederos, Santiago V. Mederos, Santiago Medeors and Santiago Villalva Mederos.
“Pucho” additionally sports a letter “S” tattoo on his left shoulder and a letter “E” version on his right shoulder.
William Bradford Bishop, Jr.
Bishop is wanted for allegedly bludgeoning to death his mother, wife and three sons in Bethesda, Maryland in 1976.
The victims’ bodies were then allegedly transported to Columbia, North Carolina, where Bishop buried them in a shallow grave before lighting them on fire.
Bishop’s mother was 68, while his wife was 38 and his sons were 14, 10, and 5 at the time of their deaths.
The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to Bishop’s capture.
Bishop has a six-inch vertical scar on his lower back, and he speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.
The American was known for being a longstanding insomniac, and he also used depression medication.
Bishop drank scotch and wine, and he also enjoyed eating spicy food and peanuts before he became a fugitive.
The licensed amateur pilot learned to fly in Botswana, Africa and he extensively camped across the continent.
Bishop was an avid camper, hiker and outdoorsman, and he often worked out several times weekly.
The American liked canoeing, fishing, jogging, swimming, skiing, playing tennis and motorcycle riding.
Bishop was described as intense and self-absorbed, prone to violent outbursts and preferring neat and orderly environments.
Aliases Bishop used include Brad Bishop, Bradford Bishop, Bradford Bishop, Jr., W. Bradford Bishop, W. Bradford Bishop, Jr., William Bradford Bishop and William Bradford Bishopp.
Ravelo is being sought for his alleged involvement with the Barrio Azteca transnational gang and their drug-related actions, money-laundering and racketeering in El Paso, Texas.
The Mexican’s alleged criminal activities started in 2003, and he is additionally wanted for numerous murders in Juarez, Mexico.
Ravelo is known to be a captain (Capo) with the Barrio Azteca, and he is allegedly responsible for issuing orders to some of the gang’s members in Juarez.
The fugitive allegedly acted alongside other Barrio Azteca members as “hitmen” for the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization and are responsible for multiple murders.
Ravelo has a scar on his face, and he also has tattoos on his abdomen, back, and chest as distinguishing features.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to Ravelo’s arrest, and the alleged criminal may have altered his fingertips and undergone plastic surgery.
Ravelo has gone by Eduardo Rabelo, Eddie Rabelo, Eduardo Rodriguez, Eddie Ravelo, Eduardo Rabelo Rodriguez, Eduardo Ruiz, Eduardo Simental Ruiz and Eduardo Saenz.
The fugitive’s other aliases include “Tablas,” “T-Blas,” “2x4,” “Blas,” “Lumberman,” “Boards,” “Tablero” and “56.”
Ravelo was indicted in the United States District Court, Western District of Texas in 2008 and 2011.
Robert William Fisher
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Fisher, who also goes by Robert W. Fisher.
Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2001, then blowing up their family house there.
The American is known to chew tobacco heavily, and he is physically fit and an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman.
Fisher has a noticeable gold crown on his upper left first bicuspid tooth, and he may walk with an exaggerated upright posture and his chest pushed out due to a lower back injury.
The fugitive has ties to Florida and New Mexico, and he is believed to possess several weapons, including a high-powered rifle.
Fisher additionally sports surgical scars on his lower back, and he was a surgical catheter technician, a respiratory therapist and a fireman before becoming a fugitive.
Jesus Roberto Munguia
Munguia is a known TEPA 13 gang member, and he continues to have ties to the group and its activities.
The convicted felon is wanted for allegedly kidnapping and murdering his wife in Las Vegas in 2008.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to Munguia’s arrest.
Munguia has ties to Los Angeles and Bakersfield, California, and he is missing his right index finger.
The fugitive also has a scar by his left eye, and he also has a teardrop tattoo in that region of his face.
Munguia has the letters “PA” tattooed on the back of his neck, and the word “Munguia” is on his back.
The American also has the words “My Baby Jessica” tattooed on his chest, and multiple others on both of his arms, his left leg, abdomen and chest.
Munguia was charged with murder with a deadly weapon and first degree kidnap with a deadly weapon by the Justice Court, Las Vegas Township, Clark County, Nevada.
A state warrant was issued for his arrest in 2008, and a federal version followed the same year after one was issued by the U.S. District Court, Court of Nevada.
The federal arrest warrant against Munguia was for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, and he has been nicknamed “Mono” and “Chuy.”
Munguia’s other known aliases include Jesse Munguia, Miguel Munguia, Jesus Mungia, Jesus Roberto Mungia, Jesus Munguia, Jesus Roberto Manguia and Jesus Robert Munguya.
The FBI’s list of its 10 most wanted fugitives and more information about them is available here.