Real Name: John Milton Feiga
Aliases: None known
Wanted For: Questioning in Murder, Grand Theft Auto
Missing Since: December 8, 1997
Details: John Feiga was an electrician in Tampa, Florida who met and romanced Erica Richardson, a student at the University of Florida doing post-graduate work in pharmaceuticals from Howard University. She was also the manager of a pharmacy in town, and had recently purchased her own home in Valrico which she allowed John to move in with her. but eventually, their relationship soon began to unravel. Her family says that he became increasingly jealous and tried to isolate her from them and her friends, and he exhibited wild mood swings and repeatedly called her at work, accusing her of being unfaithful and making unreasonable demands, but she eventually had enough and made him move out. However, even after leaving, his erratic behavior continued, and he began stalking her, showing up at the pharmacy unannounced, harassing her, and threatening physical harm. She filed a restraining order against him, but he continued to show up at her house until she had him arrested. Despite this, he continued to pursue her and a few weeks before Christmas 1997, she met with her mother, Imogene, at a local mall to do some shopping and when they drove to the back to get some purchases at a loading dock, he pulled up from behind and said he wanted to talk to her. Imogene saw her leave with him following behind her, and that was the last time she saw her alive. After not hearing from her for two days, she went to her house and saw John's truck in the driveway, and when she peered in the window, she saw a bloody knife and called the police. They soon discovered Erica's body in the kitchen. She had been stabbed several times. Authorities determined that there had been signs of a struggle and another person's blood had been mixed with hers. Detectives suspected that the blood was John's, but without a DNA sample from him, authorities could not prove it. Also, her 1992 Honda was missing and witnesses had seen him driving it shortly after the murder. It was later located in Lafayette, Louisiana, in a parking lot near his hometown, but he has not been seen since. He is wanted for grand auto theft and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, but authorities do not have enough evidence to charge him in the murder, but wanted to question him.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the August 22, 2002 episode. Feiga was also profiled on America’s Most Wanted.
Results: Unresolved. Eleven years after Erica's murder and John's disappearance, police were able to locate him, but he had been dead the entire time. four months after the murder, the body of a black male was found floating in the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana on April 13, 1998. The police there couldn't identify it and labeled it a John Doe. In July 2008, DNA taken from the murder scene matched it. It took a comparison of dental records to prove John was dead. He had been murdered, but his killer has never been found.
- Mother's search never flags
- Erica Richarson's cold case solved 11 years later
- Fan discussion thread on Feiga