LDS Elder Jason 'Derek' Brown, one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives may have avoided detection for the last eight years by blending into the Mormon community an FBI spokesperson said. Jason 'Derek' Brown, 43, who is on the FBI's most wanted list, is accused of shooting Robert Keith Palomares, an armored truck driver, on Nov. 29, 2004 outside a Phoenix movie theater. Jason 'Derek' Brown a Mormon, Eagle Scout, college graduate, charismatic and charming, cocky and arrogant, he is also a con man, scam artist and gambler with rich tastes in big-boy toys that include sports cars, motorcycles and strippers. SEE, The Ghost: How a California Golden Boy Became America's Most Unlikely-and Elusive-Fugitive by Paige Williams.
Could LDS Elder Jason 'Derek' Brown, using an alias and his connections, work his way around the US in the Mormon underground in broad daylight?
Jason 'Derek' Brown Aliases: Jason D. Brown, Derek Brown, Greg Johnson, Harline Johnson, Greg Harline Johnson, John Brown, Jay Brown. Federal Bureau of Investigation Phoenix Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Steven R. Hooper announces an increased reward for FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Jason Derek Brown. The reward of up to $200,000 is for information leading directly to the arrest of Jason Derek Brown, who is wanted for murder and armed robbery in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jason Derek Brown allegedly stole $56,000 and made his getaway on a bicycle before switching to his BMW, which was parked nearby. Brown's surfer boy looks, master's degree in international business and hobbies, which include skiing and visiting nightclubs, are all characteristics the FBI believes may help the fugitive blend in, said Special Agent Manuel Johnson. However, his familiarity with the Mormon church could be a biggest asset.
Jason 'Derek' Brown, who once lived in Salt Lake City, served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in France and is a French speaker. The FBI believes that Brown, using an alias, may be hiding among Mormons. "It's a possibility because of Jason's familiarity with the Mormon church," Johnson told ABCNews.com. "Prior to the shooting he was involved in different types of fraud, so he's not who he claims to be and we could see him taking advantage of people." The last confirmed sighting of Brown was in Salt Lake City in August 2008 when a friend saw him pull up to a stoplight, according to the FBI.
Jason 'Derek' Brown is described as an avid golfer, snowboarder, skier and dirt biker, according to his FBI most wanted flyer. "Brown enjoys being the center of attention and has been known to frequent nightclubs where he enjoys showing off his high-priced vehicles, boats and other toys," the FBI flyer says.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com