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Local Gang Member Added to FBI's Most Wanted List

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Fearing that she would turn him in, Joe Saenz kidnapped, raped and murdered the mother of his child, leaving her body at his grandma's house. That was in 1998, just days after he killed two rival gang members on the Eastside.

For ten years after those murders, he disappeared until 2008 when a video tape caught him walking up to someone and shooting them execution stye over drug money. Police say it looked like he was enjoying it and that he plans to kill a police officer if he's ever found. Well, he might be found soon (and hopefully without incident) because the FBI added him to their most wanted list today.