The FBI hopes a new media campaign will help agents track down one of their most-wanted fugitives.
A Boston mobster wanted in the 1981 murder of millionaire businessman Roger Wheeler, James “Whitey” Bulger has been on the FBI’s Top Ten Most wanted list since 1999.
Now for the first time the FBI is airing a campaign to find him and long-time female companion Catherine Greig.
The Public Service Announcement will air in 14 cities the FBI knows or suspects Greig or Bulger has ties to those areas. The cities are Albuquerque, NM; Biloxi, MS; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Ft. Myers, FL; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Tampa, FL; and Tucson, AZ.
Bulger who is now 81, has been indiceted in 19 murders and Greig was known to harbor Bulger.
The FBI says Greig is known to love dogs and all kinds of animals, she is likely to have well-kept teeth because she previously worked as a dental hygienist.
She likes to frequent beauty salons. Prior to her fleeing with Bulger, she had multiple plastic surgeries.
Greig has blue eyes, is 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a thin build when she fled. She is known to go by the aliases Helen Marshal and Carol Shapeton. The last credible sighting of her and Bulger was in 2002 when they were believed to be in London together.
The reward for Bulger is now up to $2 million, the largest reward in Top Ten Fugitive FBI history. Greig’s reward is $100,000.
Retired Homicide Sergeant Mike Huff helped put an FBI agent connected to the case in prison and testified in front of Congress.
The hit-man in the Wheeler murder was released from prison in 2007. Another accomplice is serving a life-sentence.
Anyone with information about Greig or Bulger is asked to contact the FBI by calling 1-800- CALL- FBI, via the Internet at https://tips.fbi.gov, or by calling their local FBI office, or the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.