FBI’s Most Wanted Women Fugitive List

FBI’s Most Wanted Women Fugitive List
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The FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives list came to existence on March 14, 1950. Back then, a reporter for the International News Service asked for names and descriptions of the most wanted guys the Bureau would like to capture.


The consequences of the story garnered huge publicity and was quite appealing. This made late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover create the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” program.

According to the FBI’s official website, to make it into the list, an individual must have a long and serious criminal history and be considered extremely dangerous to society due to current criminal charges.

Here is a list of FBI’s Most Wanted women fugitive list.

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Brenda Delgado

It was alleged that Delgado hired a hitman to murder a popular Dallas pediatric dentist. The dentist was dating Delgado’s ex-boyfriend.

Shanika S. Minor

The 24-year-old girl is accused of shooting a nine-month pregnant woman. The shooting took place a week after Minor faced the woman while complaining about loud music. She had used a semi-automatic gun.

Donna Jean Willmott

According to CBS, Willmott and her partner, Claude Daniel Mark, planned to help a Puerto Rican nationalist leader escape a Kansas prison. The pair were put on the FBI’s Most Wanted list in 1987, but turned themselves in 1994.

Katherine Ann Power and Susan Edith Saxe

They were college roommates, and in 1970, they took part in a bank robbery along with several ex-convicts. One of the robbers killed a police officer.

Shauntay L. Henderson

Henderson was infamous for shooting and killing a man and was also credited with injecting gang violence in Kansas City, said Newsweek. She was captured.

Angela Yvonne Davis

Davis was wanted after she purchased guns, which were used in an armed escape attempt. She was acquitted of the charges after her capture and is now a prominent author, scholar and activist, said USA Today.

Bernardine Rae Dohrn

Dohrn had connections with Weather Underground, a group of protesters who committed violent acts in response to government activity and the Vietnam war. Dohrn became a Northwestern University school of law professor after her acquittal.

Ruth Eisemann-Schier

She was the first woman on the list. She and her accomplice kidnapped a wealthy real estate developer’s daughter, Barbara Mackle. They buried her in a coffin equipped with ventilation tubes, a fan and food. She was held for ransom near Atlanta.

Marie Dean Arrington

Arrington was the second woman to get on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. She escaped from a Florida facility where she was held for killing a legal secretary.

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