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For Immediate Release

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November 04, 2016 Tad Thompson, Senior Inspector
Western District of Pennsylvania (412) 965-3768
U.S. Marshals Hunt Ex-Police Officer Featured on America’s Most Wanted
WPAFTF LogoPittsburgh, PA - The U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task force (WPAFTF) is hunting Edward Reisch. Reisch, an ex-police officer, has been sought by law enforcement for over 16 years. His case received national attention after being featured on “America’s Most Wanted”. The hunt for Reisch has grown cold and the U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s assistance in locating this dangerous fugitive.

Edward Reisch, now 66, is alleged to have sexually assaulted a juvenile victim shortly after the Thanksgiving Holiday in November, 1999. Reisch was charged by District Court of MD for Baltimore City in February, 2000, with seven criminal counts including: Sex Offense in the First Degree and Sodomy. Reisch fled immediately after being confronted about the incident and has evaded capture since.

The WPAFTF is soliciting tips in Western Pennsylvania because of Reisch’s has substantial ties in the Trafford and Turtle Creek areas. Law enforcement has received tips indicating that Reisch has frequented the area over the years. On at least one occasion, Reisch reportedly fled a local restaurant after being recognized in public by somebody who he believed to be a former acquaintance.
Edward Reisch
Photo Date 12/14/99

The WPAFTF requests the public’s assistance in bringing this fugitive to justice. Reisch is described as: 5’11’, 195 lbs, Hair-Gray, Eyes-Hazel. Reisch has 11 years of experience as a police officer in Baltimore and should be considered armed and dangerous. Reisch is a proven flight risk and should not be approached by the public. Call the U.S. Marshals Service Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force at 412-422-GRAB (4722) or 412-644-6628 with any tips. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a substantial cash reward.

The U.S. Marshals Service Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force is made up of the following: U.S. Marshals, PA State Police, PA Board of Probation and Parole, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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