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With the death of Osama bin Laden in May and the arrest of James (Whitey) Bulger on Wednesday night in California, there are only eight fugitives now on the Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s 10 Most Wanted list.
Among them are Glen Stewart Godwin, who has green eyes and black or salt-and-pepper hair and who has escaped from prison twice (once in California in 1987, and in Mexico in 1991) while serving time for murder and drug trafficking (the F.B.I. reward is up to $100,000).
Also on the list is Jason Derek Brown, a golfer and snowboarder with a degree in international business who is fluent in French and “enjoys being the center of attention”; he is accused of killing an armored car guard in Phoenix in 2004 and absconding with the money (F.B.I. reward: up to $100,000).
And there is Victor Manuel Gerena, a New York-born machinist and security guard who, the authorities say, held two employees at a Connecticut security company hostage and injected them with an “unknown substance” during a robbery that netted about $7 million in 1983 (F.B.I. reward: up to $1 million).
Two of the other fugitives on the list are known or suspected to be affiliated with Mexican drug cartels. One, Joe Luis Saenz, born in Los Angeles, is accused of killing two rival gang members there in 1998, then kidnapping, raping and killing his girlfriend and, 10 years later, murdering a fourth person. The other, Eduardo Ravelo, is a leader in the Barrio Azteca street gang, which operates in El Paso and supplies hired killers for drug traffickers in Ciudad Juarez. He may have had plastic surgery and “altered” his fingerprints, according to the F.B.I.