BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND - Two days ago, the U.S. Marshals announced the capture of Luis Frias, 34, a Blackwell, Oklahoma fugitive on the 15 Most Wanted list, who appeared in the premiere episode of IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH and has been on John Walsh's personal most wanted list for the past six years after allegedly stabbing his ex-wife, Janett Reyna, 41 times in front of her young children. Thanks to a tip generated from the television show, IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH, led U.S. Marshals to Mexico, and returned Frias back to the United States.
"Our fans and viewers did it again! The first fugitive on the very first episode of IN PURSUIT has been captured and will be brought to justice," said host and executive producer, John Walsh. "A victim's family doesn't have to look over their shoulders anymore. Luis Frias, wanted for the murder of his ex-wife Janett Reyna, has been apprehended in Mexico from a direct tip from one of our brave ID viewers and thanks to our great partners, the U.S. Marshals. Keep looking out for each other out there, and I promise, we will keep listening."
"We are thrilled that our ID audience has helped lead to the arrest of fugitive, Luis Frias, hopefully beginning a path of healing to the Reyna family," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. "Investigation Discovery is honored to be the home of IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH where we can shine a klieg light on some of the most wanted fugitives in this country. I am so very proud of our viewers for taking a stand, today, to actively engage in the justice system and believe this is only the beginning of our incredibly profound work with John to help bring fugitives to justice and, hopefully, recover some missing children."
Shawn W. Anderson