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Fugitive Wanted in San Bernardino Homicide Sought

FBI Los Angeles December 20, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller (310) 996-3343

The FBI and the San Bernardino Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in locating Edly Albert Atherley, II. Atherley, 29, is wanted for the murder of his wife on or about November 30, 2013, in San Bernardino, California.

Atherley was charged with murder by the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office, and a warrant for his arrest was issued on December 3, 2013. Following the murder, detectives with the San Bernardino Police Department who are conducting the homicide investigation determined that Atherley fled and, based on his ties outside of California, may have fled the state's jurisdiction. The FBI's Inland Regional Apprehension Team, which includes detectives from the San Bernardino Police Department, is conducting a fugitive investigation in order to locate and apprehend Atherley.

Atherley is described as follows:

Date(s) of Birth Used: November 14, 1984
Height: 5'9" tall
Weight: 160 to 170 pounds
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Scars & Marks: Atherley has a tattoo on his right shoulder.


Atherley has ties to California, Florida, and Belize. He is known to frequent gyms and exercise regularly. He also enjoys hiking and has been known to hike in the vicinity of Highway 38 and Glass Road, near the San
Gorgonio Wilderness. Atherley has previously worked in the banking industry and in a warehouse distribution center. The couple has two children together.

Atherley was last seen on November 30, 2013, at about 10:30 p.m. in the area near his apartment. He had a large, gash-type wound that was bleeding heavily on the web of his right hand and an abrasion to his right forearm. It is believed he may still be in the San Bernardino area.

Atherley has a criminal history, including for a domestic abuse violation, and is considered to be possibly suicidal.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads directly to the arrest of Edly Albert Atherley, II. Anyone who comes into contact with Atherley is urged to use extreme caution and to avoid taking independent action. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Atherley is urged to contact their local FBI office or call 911. In Los Angeles, the FBI may be reached 24 hours a day at 888-CANT-HIDE (888 226-8443).

This fugitive investigation is being conducted by the FBI’s Inland Regional Apprehension Team (IRAT), which is made up of agents and officers from the FBI, the Riverside Police Department, the San Bernardino Police Department, and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The FBI continues to work with local law enforcement to apprehend violent criminals charged with state crimes who then flee the jurisdiction interstate or internationally. Photos and descriptions of many fugitives wanted by the FBI can be found at www.fbi.gov.

- FBI wanted poster for Edly Albert Atherley, II