- A Fil-Am is among the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” of the FBI in the US
- Philip Patrick Policarpio is wanted for the murder of his girlfriend and her unborn child
- He has known connections in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the Philippines
A Filipino-American landed on the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States.
The 39-year-old Philip Patrick Policarpio, who lived in Los Angeles, was previously convicted for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Lauren Elaine Olguin, and her unborn child.
“Policarpio became enraged with his girlfriend, who was playing cards at a party in the Rampart area of Los Angeles last month. He beat her in the face and then allegedly shot her in the head in front of partygoers. She died instantly,” explained Mollie Halpern at the FBI podcast.
The FBI has set out a $100,000 reward for information that would lead directly to the arrest of Policarpio. Authorities, however, warn that the convicted felon is “usually armed and very dangerous.”
Policarpio was already wanted for violating his parole for a separate conviction in 2001 at the time of the murder.
He is known to travel to Las Vegas while maintaining connections to the Philippines; using several passports and foreign travel documents in multiple names. He is also known by several aliases, including his primary one, “Bugsy.”
He also reportedly has other spouses and children in Florida, as well as in the Philippines.
“His pattern is one of violence, and he is always armed. He is the definition of a continuing threat to the community,” FBI Special Agent Scott Garriola told the Los Angeles Times.
Policarpio is described as 5-foot-8, weighing 150 to 165 pounds with brown eyes, black hair, eyeglasses, moles on his face, and sporting tattoos that cover his chest, arms, and back.
The FBI urges the public to report any tips that will lead to his arrest to the nearest FBI office, American embassy, or consulate.