'Most Wanted' fugitive site launched
- — 07 July, 2000 17:46
It's a collaborative effort between the Department of Public Safety and MissouriNet, the state's World Wide website. Participating law enforcement agencies include the State Highway Patrol, the St. Louis and Kansas City offices of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the US Marshals Service.
The site presents pictures of the day's most wanted as well as identifying information and charges against them. By clicking on the fugitive's name the viewer can enlarge the photo and obtain a name and number for reporting any relevant information.
The fugitives are not ranked in order but must be considered "top fugitives." They also must have committed (or be a suspect in) a serious crime in Missouri or be believed to be traveling to Missouri. The site makes explicit that fugitives identified as suspects in a crime are innocent until a court proves them otherwise.