Updated to reflect Ponce's capture, which although apparently not direct is still great news. Ponce is the 12th overall fugitive aired on the show to be captured before or after his airing, and the 9th fugitive from the show to be captured after their airing.
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 6, 2016 14:58:26 GMT -5
I figured since The Hunt technically profiled Jacob Wetterling's case as trying to capture his then unknown abductor, Daniel James Heinrich should count in the capture listing. He's technically not a direct capture in my opinion since he was never actually charged with abducting Wetterling despite his admissions because of the plea deal, but The Hunt like with the Ponce case obviously played a significant role.
(I'm not counting Heinrich towards the total official fugitive tallies since he was technically not a fugitive case but an unknown abductor case. In other words, the official tally is listed as:
15 overall cases resolved before or after airing 14 fugitive cases resolved before or after airing 9 fugitives captured after airing 4 fugitives captured as direct results after airing
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2016 5:52:32 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
New count after Curcio capture. He is unequivocally at least fifth capture The Hunt should take credit for according to our unofficial determination, but there are a total of 10 overall cases resolved after airing that the show possibly played a role in.
16 overall cases resolved before or after airing 15 fugitive cases resolved before or after airing 10 fugitives captured after airing 5 fugitives captured as direct results after airing