The Sacramento Bee from Sacramento, California on January 1, 2003 · 18
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The Sacramento Bee from Sacramento, California · 18

Sacramento, California
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Wednesday, January 1, 2003
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18 Wanted: Folsom Prison escapee HOST WANTED ESCAPED FUGITIVES Any information as to the escapees’ whereabouts should be forwarded to Special Agent Cindy Tigh Law Enforcement Investigations Unit at (6 1 9 ) 247-4029 (6 1 9) 968-9468 or the California Department of Corrections ID Warrant Unit (24-hour number) at (916) 445-67 1 3 CONTINUED FROM A1 -of escapees who had busted out of prison said Cindy Tigh a spe-’cial agent with the department’s law enforcement and investigations unit Tigh based in San Diego is one of several agents involved in Operation Manhunt - Some escapees were removed from the list quickly: They were dead “But then it became quite challenging because these cases are cold” said Tigh who has been with the department since 1984 To pick up the trail she has kept vigil in marginal neighbor- Moods with guns in her lap pe-' rused cemeteries in Puerto Rico and driven reluctant relatives ‘into Tijuana to check the old gaunts I Sometimes the inmates them-$?lves are helpful One who had U escaped with another man was f captured alone some years later When Tigh asked him what had ' Happened to the other inmate he replied: “1 killed him” Tigh anticipated subterfuge but sure enough the other fugitive’s body was found in a Mexico grave right where his “friend” had said it would be Tigh said most escapees actually are relieved when their past catches up and bursts through their front door But some have a different take When authorities were closing in on one fugitive the woman wrote to the department’s director and declared that in her 20 years or so on the run for theft she had gained some prominence by clogging a style of American folk dance and therefore shouldn't have to return to prison The department informed her otherwise "What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Carpal TYinnel Syndrome CAN Hurt You!” For a FREE copy of a special report revealing what many doctors don't know about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome call toll-free 1-888-460-7702 24 hour recorded message GutterHeEmet GUTTER PROTECTION SYSTEM Ol ( IV1PM & ViKnJlPN Caijiornia Never Clean Your Gutters Again!' 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A J -T 4 -tfj -r : r j “ ' George Richard Annette Glen Carl Eder Stiner Rodriguez Hernandez Stewart (deceased) Godwin Fa mae information on the Web go to wwwcdcstatecaus The five most dangerous escapees are featured on the Corrections Department’s Web site including the guy the department wants most: Glen Stewart Godwin a murderer who was serving time at Folsom State Prison in 1987 when he slipped out through a storm drain into the American River A girlfriend and a buddy on the outside helped spring him Godwin subsequently wound up in prison in Jalisco Mexico on drug charges killed an inmate there and escaped again in 1991 Now 44 Godwin probably flits around Mexico or Central America and frequents the Bay Area said Tigh The other three men on the most-wanted-escapees list include Richard Rodriguez a decorated Army veteran who was also a contract murderer George Stiner a 1960s radical who with his brother killed two Black Panthers members and Carl Eder Eder had no criminal history until 1958 when he broke into a DONATE YOUR CAR BOAT or RV to UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY Advancing Independence Making A Better Community Immediate Pick-Up FREE Towing 24 Hours A Day TAX DEDUCTIBLE TOLL FREE 888-433-GIVE 941507998 $oin Rewneaons Apply) (4483) Please Donate Any Vehicle You Can Todayl GARAGE CABINETS & CLOSET ORGAfUZERSI WORK BENCHES PANTRIES ADJUSTABLE SHELVING 1 DAY INSTALLTION aaOQ Custom Woodworking Available i Licensed Contractor I BnHTMNBR CBnBd SHE OfflCES MM CMB Eh Licensed Contractor References Available FREE in home Estimates Custom Designs for You Lifetime Guarantee Low Price Guarantee iff? 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