Wow I saw every episode since 1996 and obviously memory fades over time but I honestly don't recall JW calling out Biggie's celebrity friends.
So many people say the cops didn't care about his or Tupac's cases but I also don't remember any of their friends offering reward money.
One of the conspiracy theories, at least regarding the Biggie murder, is that the LAPD actually had a role in it. A now-retired detective claims that some of his rogue colleagues were co-conspirators in getting him killed. They dedicated an entire segment to VH1's Behind the Music on Biggie about it.
EDIT 1: Regarding Eric Rudolph, I recall Rick Segall saying during Rudolph's capture report in 2003 that he was profiled 22 times on AMW.
EDIT 2: Wow, I didn't know Angel Rivera got a brief profile in 1999! I'd always assumed his first profile was in 2002.
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2017 20:09:05 GMT -5 by pakman
I was browsing through old AMW articles and I found this one from two years ago by the New York Daily News. It talks about Kara Robinson, who, when she was 15 years old, unknowingly brought down a serial killer.
In 2002, Robinson was abducted by Richard Evonitz while outside doing chores and raped for hours. She was able to escape by getting out of her handcuffs and went to police, where, thanks to her excellent memory, officers were able to find Evonitz's home and begin searching. During the search, they found evidence that linked Evonitz to the murders of Kristin & Kati Lisk and Sofia Silva, three teenage girls who were all killed in Virginia in the mid-90s. (The most shocking evidence was Kristin Lisk's fingerprint that was found inside of Evonitz's trunk) But before they could arrest him, Evonitz committed suicide.
It turns out, back in 2010, Robinson graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. While it's unclear what she's doing now, I think it's amazing that she decided to go into law enforcement.
Captured: Tom Curtis - Seemingly personable high school student body president committed 19 armed robberies with Ethan Thrower in Portland (doesn't specify Portland, OR or Portland, ME, but I'm assuming Oregon). Showed up at senior class trip in Mexico and all of his classmates refused to turn him in. Thrower was put out of commission after accidentally shooting himself in the testicle (!!). Curtis was arrested in Las Vegas.
Captured: Jamie Hawkins - Turned himself in after quickie profile (possibly from previous week). He and his girlfriend severely beat and neglected her two year old daughter, eventually beating her to death. Girlfriend had previously been arrested and placed on one million dollar bond (the highest ever for that particular county). John Walsh says there's no punishment too severe for Hawkins (I agree).
Public Enemy #1: Eddie Mathis - Wanted for killing two adults and placing young child in closet for 14 hours while murders were carried out. Has violent history and is a gun fanatic. Once robbed bank and nearby White Castle while bank's alarm was going off. Once narrowly escaped capture. He is also a crossdresser and is on the U.S. Marshalls 15 Most Wanted list.
Juan Jimenez - Last remaining member of trio who robbed and killed Bob Rooney during a home invasion in Glastonbury, CT in 1991 is wanted.
Unknown National Monument thief - Searching for whoever is responsible for stealing part of a National Monument in Montana. This occurred on federal land, so it is a federal crime.
Julie Holmquist - Minnesota teenager has disappeared. (It was later discovered she was sexually assaulted and murdered. Curtiss Cedergren killed himself as the authorities were closing in on him.)
This is either the April 4, 1998, or August 8, 1998, episode. Eddie Mathis was profiled on both of those episodes, according to his archived AMW profile:
Also, just for my own personal curiosity, how long was Mathis' profile? I saw him profiled three times; two of those profiles were All-Points Bulletins (so only about 2-3 minutes long) and the third was a brief.
Trung Pham was AMW Capture #624 in August of 2000. I can't remember off the top of my head what became of Tu Truong, although I'm pretty sure he's no longer wanted (anyone have additional information)?
AMW was doing a lot of weird things with captures around that time. That's also about the same time Jerome Handy was found dead and ID'D via an AMW tip but they never counted it as direct. That's despite the fact that Esat Bici was marked as a direct capture pretty much via the exact same method.
Illinois restaurant massacre - Another famous one. 7 people gunned down in Palantine, IL in 1993 during closing time at a family chicken restaurant. John Walsh mentions they recently discovered the perp's fingerprints and are awaiting to match it to someone. 100k reward offered. (I swore this was featured on another crime show and if anyone has it, please contact me as I'm dying to see it again. I seem to recall two of the victims were a middle aged husband and wife and their daughter was supposed to work that night, but didn't. She later discovered the bodies).
Hi walshfan! Sorry I'm a little late to the game, but I wanted to thank you for providing summaries of all these episodes!
I didn't see an update on this case, but there has been one; in May 2002, the case was solved with the arrests of Juan Luna and James Degorski. An ex-girlfriend of Degorski's came forward and told police everything she knew about the case. Apparently Degorski bragged about it but threatened to kill her if she told anyone.
Nearly a decade later, the woman was long broken up with Degorski and was now married with her own family. One night she couldn't sleep and told her husband about everything. He convinced her to go to the police and she told them everything as well, including details that had never been released publicly.
Both Luna and Degorski were convicted, and I believe both are serving life.
Someone has uploaded another preview of an AMW episode from the early 90s. This one advertises a jailhouse interview with James Pauley (AMW Capture #243), where he fully admits all the crimes that he's accused of. Pauley had seen himself on AMW and said he was going to turn himself in, but before he did, he raped a woman he met at a bar that night. The next day, he said he realized how violet he was and if he didn't turn himself in, he'd continue his life of crime. Later that day, he walked into the local police department and surrendered.
I once tried compiling a list of known U.S. Marshals Top 15ers, but never got very far. Part of me wanted to send an email to the Marshals' communications department to see if they had a list, but I never did.
Ever since he was first profiled, I've been convinced that Durham is dead. Cop shootings are usually resolved fairly quickly, but this is the only one in recent memory I can think of where the suspect wasn't apprehended within a few weeks. AMW profiled him nonstop, but they never gave him a full airing, oddly enough. It was either a BOLO, Break-Four Tease or a small profile on the 50/50 shows.