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FBI Adds 10th Woman to ‘Most Wanted’ List: Meet Them All

From 1960s militant radicals to a hardened gangster, meet the women who’ve made the FBI’s infamous list

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This week, accused murderer Shanika S. Minor became the 10th woman to make the FBI's Most Wanted list.

While there might not be too many real-life Thelma and Louises, every once in a while, a woman is considered dangerous enough to make the FBI's official list of 10 Most Wanted fugitives. This week, accused murderer Shanika S. Minor became the 509th person – yet only the 10th woman – to be added to the list since its debut in 1950. Though former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was at first wary about creating a list of the most wanted criminals – as to not encourage the behavior – a 1950 news story on the "toughest guys" evading the FBI changed his mind. He quickly launched the program, hoping that excitement and publicity caused by the article would lead to citizen participation in the discovery and capture of dangerous fugitives. Here, meet the 10 women menacing enough to make the cut.

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