The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who can privide information leading to the arrest of a Filipino placed in its “most wanted” list for allegedly shooting to death his girlfriend at a home in east Hollywood.
According to a report by LA West Media, Philip Patrick Policarpio, 39, is accused of killing Lauren Olguin and her unborn child. Officers were sent to the 500 block of North Virgil Avenue about 6 a.m. on April 12 to investigate a report of a shooting and found Olguin dead.
“Philip Patrick Policarpio is a danger to society and we are using a variety of resources to find him,” said Deirdre L. Fike, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
“FBI agents sought this violent offender in the year 2000 and found him overseas before he was deported to the U.S. to serve his time. Now that he’s fled yet again after being charged with the double homicide of innocent, defenseless victims, I’m confident he will be located as a result of the worldwide publicity generated by the Top Ten List, coupled with the expertise of the members of our Fugitive Task Force and the public on whom they heavily rely,” Fike said.
Policarpio is described as about 5 feet 8 in height and weighs between 150 and 165 pounds. He has tattoos on his chest, including one that reads “Only God Can Judge Me,” on his back, both arms and left thigh. He has moles on his right nostril, near his left nostril and below his right lip, and a scar near his left eye.
According to FBI, he may be wearing glasses and his head shaven. He goes by various aliases Damon Hiromi Tanaka, Damon Hiromi Tanak, Damon Tanaka, Philip Policardio, Paul Policarpio, Phillip Policarpio, Bugsy, Sinister and Sins. He may have traveled to Las Vegas and may still have ties to tthe Philippines, where he was arrested in connection with the case in 2000. He is also known to use and sell illegal drug, has possession of multiple weapons and multiple foreign travel documents bearing different names. He could also be generating income from credit card or vehicle identification number fraud.
Anyone who could provide information regarding his whereabouts should call FBI Los Angeles Field Office at (310) 477-6565 or the nearest American embassy or consulate. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be submitted anonymously.