The FBI added gang leader Vitel’Homme Innocent to the agency's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list for his alleged role in kidnapping 16 Americans and the killing of another.
"Vitel’Homme Innocent is charged in the death of an American citizen and alleged involvement in the kidnappings of more than a dozen Americans in Haiti," U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves said.
"We applaud FBI-Miami’s dedication to this case. It is our hope that with the placement on the top ten list, the reward, and the public’s help, Vitel’Homme Innocent will be brought to justice."
According to prosecutors, Innocent, 37, ordered gang members to kidnap both Jean Franklin and Marie Odette Franklin from their home in Haiti on October 7, 2022.
Marie Odette Franklin was killed while her husband was held hostage.
During Jean Franklin's time in captivity, Vitel’Homme allegedly demanded ransom for Franklin's release. Franklin was released after his family made ransom payments to the gang.
Jeffrey B. Veltri, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami said the agency is offering a $2,000,000 reward for information leading to Innocent's arrest and/or conviction.