NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Texas man has been added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.
Robert Van Weisse, a former University of Texas at Austin student, is accused of killing school janitor Laurie Stout in 1983. It is believed Van Wisse fled the area after learning he was being looked as the murder suspect.
Stout’s daughter, Daile, spoke at a joint law enforcement news conference. She said Van Wisse has been on the run for more than 30 years and everyone involved in his disappearance should do the right thing.
“It’s time for whoever it is that’s helping him hide to stop,” she said. ” He’s out there walking around… living the free life that he took away from my mother.”
The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Steven McCraw, said, “It is a tremendous injustice for the victims, their loved ones and the entire community when a murder goes unsolved.”
Van Wisse is considered armed and dangerous. FBI Special Agent Chris Combs explained that there have been no leads to narrow down where Van Wisse could be. “We have received tips that he’s either still here in central Texas, or New York City, Washington, Mexico or Guatemala. Frankly he could be anywhere.”
Robert Van Wisse is 51-years-old, stands 5’6” and weighs about 180 pounds. He is Hispanic with brown hair, brown eyes and is fluent in both Spanish and English.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Van Wisse. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should can contact officials at 800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or submit a tip online on the FBIs tips and public leads page.
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