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Jun 5, 2012 5:10 PM by Irina Cates (KPAX News)

New FBI Top Ten Fugitive

Fidel Urbina has been been named to the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. He's been the subject of a nationwide manhunt since 1999 in connection with two sexual assaults and murder.

The former Chicago resident is wanted for allegedly beating and raping a woman in March 1998, and seven months later-while free on bond-for beating, raping, and strangling a second Chicago woman to death. That woman's body was found in the trunk of a burned-out car.

"These crimes have demonstrated his violent nature and the need to locate and apprehend him before he can strike again. We are hoping that the publicity associated with this case, along with the significant reward being offered, will lead to his arrest," Robert Grant, special agent in charge of our Chicago office.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to Urbina's arrest. The fugitive, who is now 37 years old, is a Mexican national who is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and a noticeably pockmarked right cheek. He has been known to use numerous aliases, including the names Lorenzo Maes, Fernando Ramos, and Fidel Urbina Aquirre. Given the nature of the charges against him, Urbina should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information about Fidel Urbina, please call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700 or your nearest law enforcement agency or U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You can also submit a tip online.

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