FBI's 'Ten Most Wanted' Fugitives List Turns 65
Today marks the 65th anniversary of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" fugitives program.
First put in place by then-FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in 1950, the list has helped capture hundreds of fugitives over the years.
Gregg Jarrett reported on "America's News Headquarters" that Hoover got the idea for the list from a reporter writing a story on America's toughest guys on the run.
"In 65 years, agents have nabbed 473 fugitives on that list, many with the help of ordinary citizens who took note," Jarrett said.
Jarrett reported on a recent addition to the most wanted list, Yaser Said, who is wanted for the 2008 execution-style murders of his own two daughters.
The murders are believed to have been "honor killings," because the girls dared to date non-Muslim men.
Jarrett reported that the FBI believes Said may still be in the U.S., possibly driving a cab.
"In the old days, it was just a poster. Well, now the FBI has their most wanted list on websites, Twitter, Facebook, there's even a smartphone app. So if you happen to recognize Yaser Said, contact the FBI. They want him."
Jarrett added that you can get rich doing so. The minimum bounty of the heads of the current Ten Most Wanted criminals is $100,000.
Watch the "America's News Headquarters" clip above.
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