Chicago’s Most Wanted: 2012 Year End Review - New York News

Chicago’s Most Wanted: 2012 Year End Review

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Bank robbers, murderers and other fugitives kept the FBI busy in 2012 with a number of high profile cases, most recently the escape of two inmates from the federal lockup in Chicago.

Here's a wrap of the year's "Most Wanted" on Fox 32 News.

Arnoldo Jimenez is accused of killing his wife on their wedding night. It was a crime that grabbed the headlines because the victim, Estrella Carrera was found dead in her wedding dress.

FBI agents Thomas Trautmann said: "He got married in May and the day after his wedding, his wife was found murdered in the bathtub of the home they were living in. He had fled in a 2006 black Mazarati. That Mazarati was later found in a garage in Burbank, Illinois."

Two men featured this year are on the FBI's overall Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

One is Eric Toth, who was indicted in the Washington DC area on child pornography charges but has been known to be in the Chicago area.

Also Fidel Urbina who the FBI says is a very dangerous individual who's been on the run for more than 14 years.

Trautmann said: "Fidel Urbina was arrested by the Chicago Police Department for the brutal rape and beating of woman in Chicago. While he was out on bond Mr. Urbina fled, however, we think after he fled he also beat and murdered another woman."

Two of Chicago's Most Wanted were arrested as a direct result of viewer tips, including accused bank robber Glenn Rogers, who was later released on bond and found murdered in Joliet. The murder case remains unsolved.

Suspected bank bandit Huascar Cuevas is said to have told authorities after his arrest in New York, that it was due to all the publicity around here that he fled the Chicago area.

Trautmann says it's evidence efforts that sometimes someone from the public makes all the difference. He said: "A lot of times these cases are unsolvable, or would take many years to solve, and if the public happens to see this....they see something that jogs their memory or tips them off to a person who might be a subject and, yes, periodically we solve cases solely because a viewer sees them. "

2012 was a busy year for bank robberies. The FBI's bandit tracker website tally shows more 210 holdups, which is nearly double the number last year.

One of the more prolific bandits still on the loose is the "Ray Bandit" who is believed to be behind at least 14 bank robberies from coast to coast, including ones in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Chicago's Most Wanted also profiled two cold cases with ties to the area. It has now been 20 years since college Tammy Zwicki was kidnapped along I-80 in LaSalle County and murdered, her body dumped in Missouri.

And it has been 30 years since the infamous Tylenol murders that left seven people dead in the Chicago area after they ingested poisoned capsules. The FBI helped form a task force in 2007 that is re-examining all the evidence, and hoping advances in DNA testing can lead to an arrest.

The FBI is also hopeful that with continued help from the public it will be able to put more suspected criminals behind bars in 2013.

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