The FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list has been in existence since March 14, 1950. The first person to be placed on the list was Thomas James Holden, wanted for the murder of his wife, her brother, and her stepbrother. Since its inception, 494 fugitives have been on the "Top Ten" list, and 463 have been apprehended or located. The list is designed to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives who might not otherwise merit nationwide attention. The FBI recognizes the need for public assistance in tracking fugitives. These are the current 10 most wanted fugitives by the FBI.