Detroit's Most Wanted: US Marshals hope to heat up cold case files

Posted at 6:37 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 23:23:44-04

Each week we team up with the U.S. Marshals to find the most dangerous fugitives in our community. But what happens when those cases grow cold? After decades on the run it’s going to take your help to put these three fugitives back behind bars.

“These cold cases, these warrants, they don’t just go away as people may want to believe, there’s no statute of limitations on an escape case,” Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia said.

And that’s exactly what John Edward is wanted for, born Billy Edwards but convicted under the name John.  He’s charged with escaping Jackson prison in 1972.

“He was serving a sentence for an armed robbery as well as breaking and entering,” Garcia said.

Edward was 27 at the time and he’s believed to still be in Metro Detroit, today he’s 72-years-old.

“We’re looking for Denise McGee aka Denise Smith, she’s born in 1953 and this warrant goes back to 1984,” Garcia said.

Denise is wanted for escape as well after serving time for drugs in Detroit.

“She’s probably a grandmother right now, she probably has several grandchildren, I don’t know what name she’s living under,” Garcia said.

Denise escape in 1984, now she’s 64-years-old.

“We have information she has family in the Detroit area, Pontiac area,” Garcia said.

Warren Cavatio has been on the run since 2005.

“He was serving time in MDOC for aggravated stalking and then he absconds on his parole,” Garcia said.

It’s a case that more recently went cold, 12 years ago after all leads came to a dead end.  The Marshals believe Cavatio is in either Wayne or Macomb County.

“We believe he’s still in the area working odd jobs, landscaping jobs, completely fell off the radar,” Garcia said.

There’s a reward for any information leading to an arrest of any of these fugitives. You can call the U.S. Marshals anytime at (313) 234-5656.