Capture #39 Rudy Blanusa may soon get paroled. He has already been granted it in fact but California Gov. Jerry Brown has 150 days to reverse the decision. (in all likelihood, Blanusa will wind up living with his mother after parole).
I am glad to finally post this picture, since the fugitive has been on the run since before I was born. I'm glad they found this f***er and it turns out he was eventually located, so that's one case closed.
I agree, Good Riddence, I glad this Swine is off the streets, I hoped Gregory Adams's Family able to find closure at last that this trash is no longer a threat.
MARTINEZ — In 2014, a woman known to the world only as “Jane Doe 5” was working as a waitress in a southeastern strip club called the Pink Pony when a customer approached her with an offer to work for him as a makeup artist. She testified Thursday that it was her “dream” to do makeup for models, and that she thought the encounter was fated.
“I thought it was meant to be,” she testified Thursday, and said she agreed to meet the man two days later. But then he told her there was a catch; she’d have to start out as a prostitute and work her way up. She agreed, but soon, she realized there was no way out, she testified.
“He would say, ‘If you leave, I’ll come find you,'” Doe 5 testified, holding back tears. She added later that he took away her passport and ID, and would let her use them only when she was instructed to go on trips to meet johns.
That, Doe 5 testified, was her introduction to James Vernon Joseph Jr., 52, who along with Avisa Lavassani, 36, is charged with running a nationwide sex trafficking ring out of Danville. They face charges of conspiracy and kidnapping a woman, as well as charges of human trafficking, defined by state law as forcing someone into the sex trade. Joseph also faces numerous charges of rape and sodomy.
Joseph and Lavassani were arrested in 2015 after a San Ramon police wiretap investigation dubbed Operation Venom caught Joseph on tape saying he used fear to control prostitutes working for him, authorities said. The pair allegedly advertised women as high paid escorts; Doe 5 described going to an Usher concert in Las Vegas, New York Yankees games, helicopter rides, and vacations with johns, adding that one man paid $25,000 to spend a week with her and two other women.
Doe 5 also testified about being arrested as part of Operation Venom. She said she was about to travel from the East Coast to the Playboy Mansion when she was detained by California authorities, who told her she wouldn’t be charged if she agreed to testify truthfully. She said she agreed, and was excited for an escape, noting she’d tried to leave twice before but that Joseph had gotten wind of it and stopped her.
The main prosecution witness is expected to testify Thursday afternoon. She is a woman who has appeared on America’s Most Wanted and other national media outlets and said Joseph and Lavassani kidnapped her into the sex trade in 2001, after approaching her at a mall in Livermore under the guise of hiring her as a makeup artist.
releasedatetv.com now has "fall 2017" as the season 4 debut. I don't know how accurate this site is or how reputable it is though.
The only reason this makes sense to me though is usually a month before the season we see casting calls for the season after that and also still no announcent yet for a summer debut when summer is almost here.
I'd actually prefer fall in a way and more people are home in the fall so I think it would be better for tips.
However this would also make the agonizing wait even more agonizing (I understand their excitement as I have it too but after the 5,000th person messages me to ask when is The Hunt coming back it does get a bit tiring lol) and my fear is the longer the delay the more likely some fugitives might be captured without needing The Hunt. (It's not that I don't want to see them captured just airing an already captured fugitive means one less opportunity to get someone who hasn't been caught).
I dunno, I wouldn't get too anxious based on one mysterious website just yet- but just a warning to not be surprised if The Hunt is pushed back to the fall
I agree, We had a lots of catching up to do, We didn't have one fugitive from Season 3 of the hunt with John Walsh yet, Maybe of lots of repeats will help authorities to get some tips and whereabouts of the fugitives., I want to see some captures before season 4