Renowned FBI agent and author Robert Ressler died Monday at age 76. During his career, Ressler made significant strides in understanding the mind of the serial killer, a term he coined. Ressler worked on the investigations of several notorious predators like Jeffrey Dahmer and Richard Chase. After retirement from the FBI, Ressler continued to write and give lectures on psychological profiling.
The FBI can cross another fugitive off of its Top Ten Most Wanted list. Accused child pornographer Eric Justin Toth, on the run since 2008, was captured in Nicaragua over the weekend.
Born on April 18, 1944, Bob Hanssen was a respected FBI agent, family man and staunch Catholic conservative. He was also leading a secret double life spying for the Russians, hanging around strip clubs and surfing Internet porn sites. Long seen as the greatest security breach in U.S. history, his crimes formed the basis for the movie Breach.
On March 14, 1950, the FBI debuted its list of top ten most wanted fugitives.
The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward or as their press release states, “some quick Christmas cash or a windfall in the New Year to anyone who can help locate” fugitive Victor Dwayne Johnson, who is charged with one count of bank robbery and is wanted in Texas for questioning in other bank jobs.”
One of the FBI’s top ten most wanted fugitives has been apprehended in Mexico, authorities say. Joe Saenz has been on the run since 1998 when he allegedly shot and killed two rival gang members in Los Angeles. Ten days later, police say Saenz kidnapped, raped and murdered Sigreta Hernandez, his girlfriend and the mother of his then two-year-old daughter.
Convicted small-time criminal Kimball convinced the FBI to release him and use him as a snitch. Little did agents realize, Kimball was a serial killer using them to go on a multi-state spree.
Star City, W. Va., girl Skylar Neese has been missing since July 7. This week, Star City Police Chief Vic Propst has confirmed that the FBI is assisting with the search, but added that they have been doing so for several weeks.
Enterprising Jeanette Maier, along with her mother and daughter, ran a New Orleans brothel for the rich and powerful, which in 20001 became the focus of an expensive FBI probe that, ultimately, turned up little.
In the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, fans of the horrorcore rap duo Insane Clown Posse, known as Juggalos, were labeled a “loosely-organized hybrid gang.” Now, the ICP plans to sue the FBI for giving its face-painting followers the potentially dangerous label.