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How 8 Other Massive Manhunts Ended

Not well for the one being hunted. WARNING: Graphic images.

Posted on April 19, 2013, at 4:47 p.m. ET

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1. Timothy McVeigh

WANTED FOR: the Oklahoma City bombing, where he detonated a massive bomb outside a federal building, killing 168 people and injuring over 800.

Rick Wilking / Reuters

FOUND: 90 minutes after the bombing by an Oklahoma state trooper.

FATE: executed by lethal injection on June 11, 2001.


2. Ted Kaczynski (aka The Unabomber)


May 1978 - April 1996

WANTED FOR: engaging in a domestic bombing campaign between 1978 and 1995, killing 3 and injuring 23.

FOUND: living in a secluded cabin in Lincoln, Montana, after his mother and brother identified his published handwriting and alerted the FBI.

FATE: life in prison without chance of parole.

3. The Beltway Snipers


Oct. 2 – Oct. 24, 2002

WANTED FOR: killing 10 and injuring 3 people with a sniper rifle in the metropolitan D.C. area.


FOUND: sleeping in their dark blue 1990 Chevy Caprice at a Maryland rest stop.


FATE: John Allen Muhammad was found guilty and executed by lethal injection on Nov. 10, 2009.

FATE: Lee Boyd Malvo received six life sentences without possibility of parole.

4. Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein


March 2003 – December 2003

WANTED FOR: crimes against humanity

Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

FOUND: living is a small underground crawlspace under a farmhouse in ad-Dawr near the city of Tikrit.

FATE: sentenced to death by an Iraqi court and executed on Dec. 30, 2006.

AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / Getty Images

5. 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed


September 2001– March 2003

WANTED FOR: acts of terrorism, including mass murder of civilians.


Mohammed has allegedly also confessed playing a role in two notorious bombings.

FOUND: hiding in a safe house in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.


FATE: has remained in U.S. custody since 2006. Awaiting trial.

Michelle Shephard-Pool / Getty Images

6. Lybian President Moammar Gadhafi

February 2011 – October 2011

WANTED FOR: multiple human rights abuses and support of international terrorism.

Sergey Ponomarev / AP

FOUND: hiding inside drainage pipes in a construction site near Sirte, Libya.

FATE: executed by mob without trial.

7. Al-Qaeda Leader Osama bin Laden

Ho New / Reuters

September 2001 – May 2011

WANTED FOR: international acts of terrorism, mass murder.

Jose Jimenez / Getty Images

FOUND: hiding in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, with members of his family and inner circle.

Files / Reuters

FATE: was killed in a joint operation by American Special Forces on the night of May 2, 2011.

8. Chris Dorner


Feb. 3 – Feb. 12, 2013

WANTED FOR: the shooting deaths of four people, including two police officers.

Jonathan Alcorn / Getty Images

FOUND: after a four-hour chase, hiding in a cabin in Angelus Oaks, California.


FATE: The cabin was set on fire by local law enforcement, and Dorner perished in the fire.

John Valenzuela / AP