Tuesday, Jan. 05, 2010

Paul Michael Merhige

On Jan. 2, 2010, just hours after being profiled on America's Most Wanted, Paul Michael Merhige was found and arrested for allegedly gunning down four family members at a Thanksgiving Day gathering. A monthlong manhunt for Merhige had proved fruitless, but authorities received a tip to his location after owners of the Edgewater Lodge in Long Key, Fla., saw a preview of the crime show's upcoming segment and recognized Merhige as a man who had recently checked into their motel. Merhige is just one of 1,100 suspected criminals caught as a result of their appearances on the show.