Francisco Sanchez (54)

2/19/2000: Reportedly, Sanchez, on parole and afraid of being sent back to prison, sped away from a California Highway Patrol officer trying to make a traffic stop. After some miles he abandoned his vehicle and fled from the officer on foot. He disappeared into some bushes near the rain-swollen Russian River. His body was found six weeks later; he had drowned in the river.

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