The resulting story generated so much publicity and had so much appeal that late FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover implemented the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” program.

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Nine of the first 20 “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” were arrested due to citizen cooperation, including the very first “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive,” Thomas Holden, who was arrested after a citizen recognized his photograph in an Oregon newspaper.

Today, editors and news directors want the local angle, which is not always present in a story.

The following contains current and historical information for internal and external distribution.

This information is based on FBI records and is updated by the Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit, Office of Public Affairs.

Once into the radical 1960s, the list reflected the revolutionaries of the times with destruction of Government property, sabotage, and kidnapping dominating the list.

During the 1970s, with the FBI’s concentration on organized crime and terrorism, the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” included many fugitives with organized crime ties or links to terrorist groups.

The FBI recognizes the need for public assistance in tracking fugitives.

One hundred and sixty-one of the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive” apprehensions have been the result of citizen recognition of “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive” publicity.

Third, they no longer fit “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” criteria. Internet...........................4 Television.......................28 Radio...............................2 Newspapers...................33 Magazines.....................13 Wanted Notices.............49 Total.............................129NCIC Hits.......................2Other: Found Deceased...........14 Nick George Montos Dates: 09/08/52 - 08/23/54 03/02/56 - 03/28/56Edward Sanford Garrison Dates: 10/26/53 - 11/03/53 03/04/59 - 09/09/60Ernest Tait Dates: 07/11/51 - 07/12/51 08/16/60 - 09/10/60Quay C.

In the nine cases where fugitives were removed for the third reason, it was determined that each fugitive was no longer considered to be a “particularly dangerous menace to society.” When a fugitive is removed from the list, another is added to take his or her place. Kilburn Dates: 04/16/58 - 06/02/58 03/23/64 - 06/25/64Joseph Lloyd Thomas Dates: 10/21/59 - 12/10/59 09/12/69 - 03/08/70James Earl Ray Dates: 04/20/68 - 06/08/68 06/11/77 - 06/13/77 Ruth Eismann-Schier Dates: 12/28/68 - 03/05/69Marie Dean Arrington Dates: 05/29/69 - 12/22/71Angela Yvonne Davis Dates: 08/18/70 - 10/13/70Bernardine Rae Dohrn Dates: 10/14/70 - 12/07/73Katherine Ann Power Dates: 10/17/70 - 06/15/84Susan Edith Saxe Dates: 10/17/70 - 03/27/75Donna Jean Willmott Dates: 05/22/87 - 12/6/94Shauntay L.

Therefore, the program relies heavily on publicity from coast to coast.