Episode 35

Fugitive John Blauvelt

November 25, 2019   Tags: , , , , , ,
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John Blauvelt, 31 years old, wanted for the murder of his wife Cati Blauvelt in October 2016. 

The Murder of Cati Boyter Blauvelt:
On October 24th, 2016, Cati Blauvelt finished her shift at PetSmart on Woodruff Road in Greenville, South Carolina. She told her niece she would meet her later for dinner but never showed.

Six months earlier, in February of 2016, Cati had separated from her husband John Blauvelt. The Fountain Inn Police Department had arrested him and charged him with several counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Cati reported to the police station for questioning. She brought in one of John's guns and told the police how he'd threatened her the month prior. The police added a domestic violence charge to Blauvelt's lists of crimes.

So when Cati failed to show up for dinner in October, her family immediately feared the worst. 32 hours after Cati disappeared, friends went to look for her in an abandoned house they used to hang out in in Simpsonville, South Carolina. In the basement of the house, the friends found Cati stabbed to death under a pile of lumber.
It didn't take long for Simpsonville Police to start looking in John Blauvelt's direction for the crime. But by the time they were able to issue a warrant for his arrest, John had fled the area. But perhaps the scariest part of him fleeing was that he had taken a teenage girl from the area with him. 

On The Run:
John Blauvelt and the teen who we refer to as "Heather" in the episode made a trek across the country. The US Marshals were called in as soon as Simpsonville Police knew Blauvelt had fled.

Law enforcement was able to track the two to a store in Alabama where they bought camping equipment. Then they were spotted in New Mexico. Next a license plate reader caught them in his 2000 GMC Yukon turning north up the west coast.

John Blauvelt was caught on surveillance by an ATM and store camera in the Portland, Oregon area around the same time the teen with him called home. The two had separated somehow, and "Heather" now wanted to come home. "Heather" is the last confirmed sighting law enforcement has of John Blauvelt.


John Blauvelt should be considered armed and dangerous. He is currently 31 years old.

At the time he fled, he was 185 pounds and five feet six inches to five feet eight inches. He has brown eyes and brown hair.

He had four tattoos at the time of his disappearance: A Pirate and banner with a rose and sunset on right arm (partially seen in the photo above); Ying Yang symbol on left forearm; parrot on right side of chest; “Madison” on left wrist.
He’s been known to use a variety of aliases. Blue Blauvelt, John Bluefields, Vincent Mendoza, and Victor Sacceti. He is considered incredibly dangerous.

John Blauvelt may be hitchhiking up and down the California coast, camping in parks and taking odd jobs for money. Law enforcement believes him to be on the west coast, but he could be as far north as Canada.

We are looking for any information that could lead to the capture of John Blauvelt. He is considered to be armed and dangerous, and the US Marshals believe it is only a matter of time before he is violent again.


If you spot him, please contact authorities or you can contact us.


1. Do not name names publicly. Send everything to the police or to this page and we will forward to the police.
2. Do not post side by side photos.
3. Do not contact any family members.
4. Do not doxx each other and be civil. We all want to the same thing. 

As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here to try and get us closer to their names.