FBI Announces the 499th and 500th Additions to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List
One Fugitive May Have Traveled to Mexico and the Other Previously Resided in Palm Springs, California
|FBI San Diego June 17, 2013|
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today the additions of Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, aka “Pelón,” an alleged murderer and rapist, and Walter Lee Williams, an alleged child sex predator, to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. These men represent the 499th and 500th additions to the list, respectively. The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list was established in March 1950. Since then, 469 fugitives have been apprehended or located, 155 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.
Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara allegedly murdered a 26-year-old woman in the presence of her 4-year-old stepson in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 2008. Guevara and the victim lived in the same mobile home park. Guevara allegedly broke into the victim’s home, raped her, and brutally stabbed her to death. The state of Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish, 14th Judicial District Court, charged Guevara with second-degree murder, aggravated rape, and aggravated burglary, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on April 17, 2008. A federal arrest warrant was issued on October 1, 2009, by the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, after Guevara was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Guevara is a white (Hispanic) male, 5’6” to 5’8” tall, weighing 160 to 180 pounds with black or dark brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo of the letter J on his shoulder. Guevara has been employed as a laborer. He was born on February 11, 1988, in La Boquilla, Rioverde, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Guevara is believed to be in Mexico but may have traveled to the United States using fraudulent documentation.
Walter Lee Williams, a former university professor, is wanted for the alleged sexual exploitation of children and for traveling abroad for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual acts with children. On April 30, 2013, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Williams in the United States District Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles, California, after he was charged with sexual exploitation of children, travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, and criminal forfeiture. Williams is a white male, 5’9” tall, weighing 180 pounds with grayish-brown hair and brown eyes. Williams was born on November 3, 1948, in Durham, North Carolina.
Williams has previously resided in Palm Springs, California. He was affiliated with a religious organization known as the Buddhist Universal Association in Los Angeles, California. Williams has an extensive history of travel throughout the South East Asia region, specifically the Philippines. He has reportedly resided in Indonesia, Polynesia, and Thailand. Williams is also alleged to have owned property in Thailand. He may also travel to Mexico and Peru.
As the newest additions to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, the FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of either of these subjects.