Thirty-nine years ago, New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster was killed on the New Jersey Turnpike, executed by a woman wanted for bank robbery and other felonies.
Joanne Chesimard was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, but escaped six years later with help from an accomplice. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez wants the feds to make finding her a priority.
“I strongly support the requests by the New Jersey State Attorney General and the New Jersey State Police to add Joanne Chesimard to the FBI’s Top Ten and the Top 25 Most Wanted Terrorists lists and to increase the reward for her capture from $1 million to $5 million.” Menendez wrote in a letter to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III.
Chesimard was spotted in Cuba in the ’80s, and is believed to still be there.