An Oregon man accused of killing his wife and three young children was added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list today, amid speculation he may have fled to Mexico.
Christian Longo, 27, has been the subject of an intensive manhunt since he disappeared after authorities found the bodies of his 34-year-old wife, Maryjane, and his children Zachary, 4, Sadie, 3, and Madison, 2, in the waters off the Oregon coast.
Zachary's body was found on Dec. 19, and Sadie's on Dec. 22. Divers recovered the other family members five days later.
The couple had recently moved to Oregon from Ypsilanti, Mich., near Detroit.
The parents of both Longo and his wife described the couple as happy and caring, but Longo was apparently in financial trouble, with tens of thousands of dollars in outstanding debts. He was convicted in October 2000 of forging thousands of dollars in checks and put on probation.
Authorities have provided no motive for the killings, however.
Spotted in San Francisco, May Have Flown to Mexico
A warrant for Longo's arrest was issued on Dec. 28, and he has been the subject of a nationwide manhunt. He was last seen in Oregon on Dec. 21, and then spotted in San Francisco in a coffee shop and youth hostel.
Because he is a diabetic and dependent on insulin, investigators have been checking hospitals and medical facilities.
A stolen Dodge Durango, which authorities say is linked to Longo, was found at San Francisco International Airport on Jan. 6. They recovered items pointing to Longo using three different birth dates and aliases including: "John Thomas Christopher" and "Jason Joseph Fortner."
Longo is believed to have fled to Mexico, FBI officials said today, and federal agents have been sent south of the border to search for him.
Authorities said he should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest.