Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking for the public’s help in locating a former resident of Waukegan, who is wanted for alleged violation of state drug laws.
CESAR A. CADAVID, age 51, whose last known address was 111 Harding Avenue in the north suburb, has been the subject of a nationwide manhunt coordinated by the Chicago FBI since September of 1999, when he was charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago with Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement, which is a felony offense.
According to the complaint, CADAVID was part of a drug-trafficking organization centered in the north suburbs of Chicago, which distributed illicit drugs throughout northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. Given his relatively minor role in the operation, CADAVID was charged in state court with delivery of a controlled substance, which is a Class X felony. CADAVID pled guilty to the drug charge and was released on bond, pending sentencing. However, CADAVID failed to appear for his sentencing hearing in Lake County Circuit Court on December 1, 1997, and his whereabouts remain unknown.
According to the FBI, CADAVID was one of ten members of this illicit operation who were charged in connection with this investigation and is the only defendant in the case who is still at-large. CADAVID still has relatives in and around the City of Waukegan and in southeastern Wisconsin.
CADAVID, who is a Columbian national, is described as a Hispanic male, date of birth January 9, 1958, 5’ 6” tall, stocky build, with black hair, brown eyes and was last known to be wearing a thin mustache. Although CADAVID has no prior criminal history, given the size and scope of the drug operation and its inherent violent nature, CADAVID should be considered Armed and Dangerous.
Anyone recognizing CADAVID or having any information about his current whereabouts is asked to call either the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700 or any law enforcement agency.