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Wednesday
Dec192012

Feds Seek Help in Finding Child Pornographer, Rescuing Victim

Courtesy ICE.gov(WASHINGTON) -- Federal officials are urgently asking for the public's help to rescue a young child who may be a victim of ongoing sexual exploitation, and to identify and arrest a "Jane Doe" suspected of producing child pornography.

Investigators from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations are looking for a white female, from 23 to 29 years old, who is believed to have produced at least one long-form video that shows her engaging in explicit sex with a four-to-five-year-old victim. Investigators think the video first appeared on the Internet less than a month ago, on Nov. 27, 2012, which raises the possibility that the child is still being exploited.

"Jane Doe" has a medium build, hazel or green eyes and brown hair with blond highlights. The suspect also has a mole on her left thigh and a tongue piercing. Investigators believe that the video was made in the U.S., and that Jane Doe and the child are in the U.S.

HSI special agents got a tip from the Danish National Police after Danish law enforcement downloaded a copy of the video. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children determined that the victim had not been identified or rescued.

Authorities request that anyone with information about "Jane Doe" call ICE's 24-hour tip line at 866-347-2423 or fill out an on-line tip form at www.ice.gov.

The criminal complaint against this unidentified woman, which was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., is the second obtained by HSI's Child Exploitation Investigations Unit in 2012. The first "Jane Doe" suspect was arrested with her husband in Oregon in September after ICE solicited, and received, help from the public in finding her.

Michelle Lee Freeman and Michael Serapis Freeman turned themselves in to local police after tips to ICE identified Michelle as the "Jane Doe" suspect. Two child victims were rescued in that case and the Freemans are awaiting trial.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Nov082012

Urgent Hunt for Armed Serial Bank Robber

Thinkstock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An assault rifle-wielding serial bank robber suspected of shooting a police officer in February and hitting banks from California to Washington has struck again in Idaho, the FBI said Thursday.

The “AK-47 Bandit” is considered armed and dangerous. He is suspected of robbing a Chino, Calif., bank in February, opening fire on police and wounding a cop as he fled. The wounded officer was hospitalized but is expected to survive.

The FBI says the bandit later hit banks in Vacaville and Sacramento Calif., before committing another robbery in North Bend, Wash.

The latest holdup occurred Wednesday in Rexburg, Idaho. The suspect used his rifle to order employees and customers of the East Idaho Credit Union into a vault, the FBI said. He then stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing in a dark blue sedan with tinted windows and red and blue license plates.

The suspect is described as a male 5’10″ tall, wearing a mask, black gloves and a black coat with a hood.

The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the AK-47 Bandit. The East Idaho Credit Union is kicking in another $20,000.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Oct052012

Bathtub Bride‚Äôs Suspected Killer on the Run, Maserati Found

Comstock/Thinkstock(BURBANK, Ill.) -- The manhunt for a Chicago man suspected of killing his wife on their wedding night and leaving her in a blood-soaked bathtub may be headed to Mexico.

Burbank, Ill., police have been on the trail of Humberto “Betito” Jimenez since they found his newlywed bride, Estrella Carrera, dead in her bathtub, still wearing her wedding dress, on May 13.

The couple had married in a civil ceremony and then headed to dinner and a nightclub with friends, according to police.

Jimenez had then taken off in a black Maserati that police had not been able to find.

Last week, a Drug Enforcement Agency-led sweep of suspected criminals in the Chicago area yielded the Maserati, which had blood stains and other evidence inside, according to Burbank police Capt. Joseph Ford.

The DEA was arresting two of Jimenez’s brothers in connection with drug offenses during the sweep, Ford said.

“We’ve been working with the feds due to the parallel of cases since our victim was murdered,” Ford said. “We became aware of this drug investigation when our case broke, and  we kept in communique with them, sharing information back and forth, and when they were ready to do this round-up we wanted to be part of it.”

The fact that the 2006 black Maserati was at the brothers’ house was “a bonus,” he said.

Ford said that the police are now “dotting their i’s and crossing their t’s” in building a case against Jimenez. The Burbank police believe it’s possible that he is in Mexico, but now that federal agents are involved they are hoping to find him wherever he is.

“We’re still following leads, but there is a very good likelihood that he’s there and feels safe there,” Ford said. "We have feet on the ground there, especially in Duragno, and the feds are on this case.

“We hope to put handcuffs on him,” he said.

Two of Jimenez’s brothers have drug-related rap sheets, including drug trafficking convictions.

“Obviously, he’s getting assistance from some family members,” Ford told the Chicago Tribune. “We’re sort of tying their hands here in the Chicagoland area now. There’s pressure on the family.”

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to Jimenez’s arrest.

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Wednesday
Oct052011

'Dangerous' Boyfriend-Girlfriend Duo Wanted for Murder Arrested 

Oregon State Police Handout(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A boyfriend-girlfriend duo allegedly linked to a brutal murder and two disappearances was apprehended by a highway patrol officer Wednesday afternoon north of Sacramento, Calif., after a police officer recognized the car the couple was driving.

Earlier Wednesday, a manhunt for the couple had led cops to Willamette Valley, Ore., where they found the body of a young man.

The unidentified body was discovered near where the suspects, David Joseph Pedersen, 31, and Holly Grigsby, 24, were seen over the weekend.

When spotted, the suspects were believed to be driving a 1999 white Plymouth Breeze that belonged to a man named Cody Myers. Myers, 19, was last seen on the morning of Oct. 1 when he left his home in Lafayette, Ore.

"We can't say for certain at this time that [the body] is Cody. However, his family has been warned," said Don Thomson, public information officer for the Marion County Sheriff's Office. "It's clear the death was not accidental."

Pedersen and Grigsby have been on the run since Sept. 28, when Pedersen's stepmother, Leslie Pedersen, 69, was found stabbed to death in her Everett, Wash., mobile home.

Leslie Pedersen was found in bed, her hands bound with duct tape and her head wrapped in a pillow soaked with blood. A sword lay nearby.

"We have detrimental evidence that gives us probable cause to arrest David Joseph Pedersen and Holly Grigsby," said Sgt. Robert Goetz of the Everett Police Department.

He declined to elaborate, but added, "Mrs. Pedersen was killed in a very brutal way."

Police are still looking for Leslie Pedersen's husband, David Jones Pedersen, 56. They do not consider David Pedersen a suspect, but he has been missing since his wife's murder.

"It's extremely troubling to us. We haven't heard from anyone or had any clues to his whereabouts," said Goetz. "We consider him endangered at this point."

A 2010 Black Jeep Patriot was missing from Pedersen's home.

The pair was seen in Willamette Valley, Ore., several times this past weekend in Myers' Plymouth Breeze, police said.

Earlier this week, Grigsby attempted to use a stolen credit card in a Salem, Ore., convenience store, while surveillance footage captured the distinctive looking Pedersen, who has extensive tattoos, waiting in the car, according to authorities.

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