It's that time of the year again where we vote on the best fugitive capture of 2018! While there will be hopefully a few more captures to round out the year, I feel we're close enough to make this poll.
This was a great year for captures especially the months of August and September which seemed to set records.
P.S. This poll is for KNOWN FUGITIVE captures. Because it was also perhaps one of the best years ever for unsolved case solvings with no known suspect, I will make a separate poll for that.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2018 1:28:37 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
I voted for Andre Neverson. It was a U.S. Marshals Top 15 capture and a notorious AMW/The Hunt cold case. Selfishly, the main reason is because of all the big ones from the list, this was the one from my area of NYC where I grew up.
Dan Hiers was tempting but because he's not "officially" recognized, I didn't pick him. Ravelo was great too, but when torn over which one to pick, I went with the one more personal to me.
Also Miguel Loza Ramlrez was tempting since he was our forum public enemy #1!
Post by 912thamwuser on Dec 10, 2018 2:14:02 GMT -5
I voted for Eduardo "Tablas, Capo, 2x4, Richolm" Ravelo. He was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for 8 2/3 years, I had no hint he'd ever get caught, it was revealed a few years ago that Ravelo was sought in connection with 3 or 4 murders, and he was #4 on my ever-elusive Top Ten Fugitives of '010.
Second is Andre Neverson, with a casualty toll of 2 dead, 1 wounded, he was on John Walsh's year-end Top Ten lists TWICE, he was my 4th most wanted fugitive of '002, he'd been aired on John Walsh's shows over a dozen times, and there were SO MANY near-misses that left me painfully ambiguous about whether they were getting closer to capturing him, on top of how tough it might've been to search for him in Trinidad if he would've been hiding there.
Third is Miguel Loza Ramirez, 4th on the July division of my '014 most wanted list, and he was eventually named our forum-wide PE #1 for a casualty toll of at least 1 child dead, and 1 child and 1 adult wounded, AND at least 2 rapes.
Fourth is Leon Henry "Jay Thunder" Shaw, whom I suspected of raping 70 or 80, if not more than 100 children, which elevated him to #3 on the March division of my '017 most wanted list, and the case itself dated back at least as far as '000, so I had my doubts the case would ever be solved. Even though it took until Jay Thunder suddenly showed up to a hospital and died, solving the case and capturing Victoria Michelle Kravitz alive on Christmas In July (what I call July 25) were some added bonuses.
Fifth is Claudia Cristina Sobral Hoerig, mid-to-high ranking on my 30+ most wanted fugitives of '009, simply because it means the extradition drama between Brazil and us, at least in Sobral-Hoerig's case, is FINALLY OVER!!!
DD12: Esnel Jean, Jorge Walter Nunez-Paz, Alexis Flores, Gilberto Juarez-Hernandez, Juan "Chaquatin" Laureano-Arvizu, Tomas Magallon Gonzalez, Frederick Cecil McLean, Jose Ramon "Angel" Reyes-Sanchez, Emmanuel Polanco Vanderhorst, Taizhi Cui, Tyrom Walter Theis, Fernando Palomino. PE #1: Yaser Abdel Said
Post by тσρтєиhυитєя on Dec 10, 2018 9:10:23 GMT -5
I picked Eduardo Ravelo as well since he had spent a significant amount of time on the Top Ten List before his capture this year. His capture is probably why I will remember 2018 for a long time, and it shows us that even though a fugitive has been on the list longer than the average, they will eventually get caught. Also a Spanish language news video stated that Ravelo had been living in Uruapan the entire time, he had been living in the mansion where he was captured since his early days on the FBI Top Ten and gave orders via email to carry out the consulate murders and the murder of school children in Ciudad Juarez. The way the cookie crumbled was when a joint U.S./Mexican surveillance team spotted Ravelo coming out of the mansion after meeting with an associate named the “Engineer”. They saw Ravelo come out of his house (which explains why they had the composite sketch) and from that point it was a matter of just making a move. In the end Ravelo let his guard down and as investigators said in his press release when he was added “if we pick up Ravelo, it’ll put a dent in his organization” and in fact he did get picked up and there is a dent in his organization. ☺️
My runner up is Jesus Munguia was also tempting since he had been on the run for years prior to being added to the Top Ten and it only took 3 months after his addition to locate him.
Highest Priority Case: Murder Victim, Alexandra (Alex) Anaya Missing Person: Ashley Summers Most Wanted #5: Frantz Dieudonne Most Wanted #4: Barrett Preston Busschau Most Wanted #3: FBI Top Ten Fugitive, Bhadreshkumar Patel Most Wanted #2: FBI Top Ten Fugitive, Rafael Caro-Quintero Public Enemy #1: FBI Most Wanted Terrorist: Saif Al-Adel