This past year, the FBI added Fidel Urbina to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, which was depleted last year with the captures of two Top Tenners. Most recently, Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias surrendered to authorities in El Salvador in March 2013 and Nicaraguan police reportedly detained child-porn suspect Eric Justin Toth the following month. Since its creation in 1950, the Top Ten list has helped the FBI capture some of the nation's most dangerous criminals. Of the 498 fugitives named to the list, 467 have been apprehended or located. The two fugitives captured in the last year were Usama Bin Laden, who was killed during capture, and James J. Bulger, who surrendered before being caught. A third Top Tenner, Christopher Adam Mayes, killed himself during the capture.
WASHINGTON – A man who has been on the run since allegedly raping and murdering two women in 1998 has been added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, the agency announced Tuesday.
Fidel Urbina, 37, was arrested in March 1998 for raping and beating a woman while he was living in Chicago, the FBI said.
Months later, while free on bond awaiting trial, he allegedly raped and strangled another woman and then went on the run.
"These crimes have demonstrated his violent nature and the need to locate and apprehend him before he can strike again," said Robert Grant, a spokesman for the FBI's Chicago office.
A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to Urbina's arrest. The FBI believes he may be hiding out in Mexico.
Adam Mayes, who went on the run in Mississippi with two sisters from Tennessee after slaying their mother and older sister, was added to the Most Wanted list in May but was removed after he fatally shot himself as authorities closed in.
The list also includes Eric Justin Toth, a former private school teacher wanted for possessing child pornography and described by the FBI as a "computer expert," and Joe Luis Saenz, who allegedly killed two rival gang members in 1998, and then raped and murdered his girlfriend about two weeks later.