FBI Most Wanted List: The Most Wanted Fugitives Right Now

Published November 30, 2017
Updated January 9, 2018

The FBI most wanted list is almost as infamous as the people on it.

Fbi Most Wanted List James Earl Ray

Getty Images James Earl Ray’s FBI most wanted poster.

Through the years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ has been almost as infamous as the men on it.

A committee made up of agents from all 56 field offices of the FBI create the list, after surveying the most dangerous crimes, and the period of time the criminal spent evading arrest. Surprisingly, there’s even a waiting list. Some criminals are placed on a secondary list, and have to wait until a spot frees up. Osama bin Laden was one of those wait-listed for the top ten. He wasn’t added until almost a year after he bombed an embassy in Kenya.

Out of more than 500 people who’ve had their names on the list, only nine of them were women, the first in 1968, the latest in 2016.

Here’s the list as of December 2017.

FBI Most Wanted List: 1. Robert William Fisher

Robert William Fisher

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fisher has been wanted since 2001, for the murder of his wife and two children, as well as for arson of an occupied structure.

2. Jesus Roberto Munguia

Jesus Roberto Munguia

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Manguia has been wanted since 2008, for the kidnap and murder of his wife in Las Vegas, as well as for ties to the TEPA 13 gang in California.

3. Alexis Flores

Alexis Flores

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Flores has been wanted since 2000, for the kidnap and murder of a five-year-old girl in Pennsylvania.

4. Alejandro Castillo

Alejandro Castillo

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Castillo has been wanted since 2016, and is the newest addition to the list. Castillo is wanted for the murder of a former girlfriend in North Carolina, as well as for evading arrest.

5. Yaser Abdel Said

Yaser Abdel Said

Federal Bureau of Investigaton

Said, wanted since 2008, is on the list for the murder of his two teenage daughters.

Katie Serena
A former staff writer at All That's Interesting, Katie Serena has also published work in Salon.
John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Serena, Katie. "FBI Most Wanted List: The Most Wanted Fugitives Right Now." AllThatsInteresting.com, November 30, 2017, https://allthatsinteresting.com/fbi-most-wanted-list. Accessed May 26, 2024.