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Good Question:Now that Osama bin Laden is dead and off the Ten Most Wanted List, who will move into the tenth spot, how are they selected?

Osama bin Laden was a wanted man even before becoming the mastermind the terrorist attacks of September 11th, forces have been trying to take him down since 1999.

Good Question: Nancy, Lexington-Now that Osama bin Laden is dead and off the Ten Most Wanted List, who will move into the tenth spot, how are they selected? Has a woman ever been on the list?

His face has been plastered across the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List for over a decade.

Osama bin Laden's death now makes room for another fugitive to join the poster.

The FBI's most wanted list has been around since 1950, Thomas James Holden was the first, wanted for murdering three people including his wife.

In six decades there have been 494 fugitives listed, 464 of those have been located and 152 of them were found as a result of help from the public.

When it comes to choosing who goes on the list there is a special team that investigates.

The Criminal Investigative Division of the FBI works with 56 field offices around the country who submit candidates.

Final approval comes ultimately from the director of the FBI.

Fugitives make the list based on certain criteria including having a lengthy record of serious crimes, they must be considered dangerous and a menace and officials have to believe nationwide publicity is a must to catch them.

Wit bin Laden being listed now as deceased, a spot opens up.

There is speculation Al Qaeda's second in command could fill that infamous slot.

As for women on the list there have been eight women on the list.

The first was Ruth Eiseman in 1968.


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