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Real Name: Joseph Carl Mancini
Aliases: None known
Wanted For: Rape, Escape
Missing Since: March 19, 1987


Details: In 1979, convicted serial rapist Joseph Mancini was sentenced to life in prison plus ten years. On March 19, 1987, he escaped from the Southern Nevada Correctional Center near Las Vegas while hidden in a prison delivery van. He has not been seen since.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of a special alert in the February 8, 1989 episode, along with Thomas Nauss Jr., Lena Regina Smith, and Carl Alfred Eder.
Results: Captured. In 1998, Mancini was arrested in California for car theft and assault. At the time, he was using the alias Richard Lobb, and it was not until July of 1998 that authorities determined through fingerprint analysis that he was in reality Joseph Mancini. Mancini served the rest of his five year sentence in California and was then returned to Nevada to serve the rest of his sentence there. His parole was denied in 2015. Joseph Mancini is still serving his sentence in Nevada in close security due to his previous escapes.