Real Name: Joseph M.L. Gardner
Aliases: Joseph Gardner
Wanted For: Murder, Rape, Abduction
Missing Since: December 30, 1992
Details: Joseph Gardner is wanted for the abduction, rape, and murder of Melissa McLauchlin in December of 1992. He had over seven accomplices, all who were quickly captured, however, Gardner is still at large.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of a rapist roll call on January 12, 1994 and later as part of an FBI special alert on May 25, 1994.
Results: Captured. Gardner was captured in Philadelphia in October 1994. He was convicted of Melissa's murder and subsequently sentenced to death. He was executed in December 2008.
- Joseph Gardner at Murderpedia
- Garder on the Clark Counter Prosecutor
- South Carolina Man Convicted of Torture, Murder and Rape Is Executed
- Webpage on Melissa's murder
- Melissa McLauchlin at Find a Grave