Jehovah’s Witness child rapist and molester, Frederick McLean has been found dead in a decomposed state on November 6, 2021 in a South Carolina Home, after being on the run from U.S Marshalls for 16 years.
He was 70 years old at the time of death. No foul play is suspected.The fugitive allegedly lived in the South Carolina home where his body was found for 15 years and was going by the alias “James Fitzgerald.”
U.S Marshals News Release – November 19, 2021:
Washington D.C. – On Nov. 6, a concerned neighbor conducted a welfare check on an elderly man not seen in weeks. At the home, located in the 200 block of Jennifer Lane, Seneca, South Carolina, the neighbor made the grisly discovery of a decomposing body and called authorities. During the death investigation, authorities made their own discovery – the dead man was 15 Most Wanted fugitive Frederick Cecil McLean who had been on the run for more than 16 years.
“The discovery of Frederick McLean’s body marks an end to the manhunt, but the investigation continues,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Ronald Davis. “I want to personally thank the men and women of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the Oconee County Coroner’s Office who dedicated hundreds of man hours helping the Marshals identify the body and gather evidence allowing us to gain a better picture of McLean’s life as a fugitive.”
On Nov. 15, an autopsy was conducted, and a fingerprint was obtained and compared to the known fingerprints on file for McLean. A positive identification was confirmed based on the fingerprint analysis. No foul play is suspected in McLean’s death.
McLean, 70, was wanted by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department in California on multiple counts of sexual assault on a child and was deemed a high risk for sexually assaulting young girls. One alleged victim, now an adult, reported McLean assaulted her more than 100 times, starting when she was five and ending about seven years later. An arrest warrant was issued for him in 2005 and he was added to the U.S. Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted fugitive list in 2006.
The fugitive allegedly lived in the South Carolina home where his body was found for 15 years and was going by the alias “James Fitzgerald.”
“We wish McLean’s fate had been determined by a court of law 15 years ago,” said U.S. Marshal Steve Stafford of the Southern District of California. “The investigators working on this case never gave up. We hope McLean’s death brings some sense of closure for the victims and their families, especially knowing he can never hurt another child.”
The U.S. Marshals and local authorities continue to investigate the case to determine if McLean received any help to avoid capture.
“During his years on the run McLean used numerous aliases and also lived in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Anderson, South Carolina,” said Stafford. “Because of his alleged crimes, we are concerned there may be other victims out there.”
Anyone with information related to this case should contact the nearest U.S. Marshals Service office, or local law enforcement authority. Jenna Rojas, Deputy U.S. Marshal; Southern District of California (619) 964-6751;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699 – https://www.usmarshals.gov/investigations/most_wanted/mclean/mclean-deceased.htm
According to a well-place source, McLean is the father of two children and may have last attended the Temecula Creek Congregation, Temecula, California, prior to him becoming a fugitive. It is also unclear whether he was summoned by a judicial committee (a disciplinary process that is initiated by local congregation elders against the accused member; not to be confused with Catholic confessions which Jehovah’s Witnesses do not practice) and subsequently disfellowshipped prior to him becoming a fugitive.
In a media clip by WYFF News 4, one of McLean’s neighbors in Seneca said that McLean wanted young boys who could have fit in tight spaces, to help out around the home.
McLean’s Seneca Strategic Hideout Behind God’s Back
No one manages to stay hidden away from U.S Marshals as a wanted fugitive for 16 years with 100000% success.
McLean must have received help and Jehovah’s Witnesses have a known reputation for hiding away fellow members wanted by the State. No non-JW in their right mind, would assist a known Jehovah’s Witness fugitive on the run. According to the Google Map images above, McLean’s hideout in Seneca was ideal for a fugitive as it was far from the city area and in an area with rural farms, which reduced the risk of him being spotted. The only convenient store which was in a good walking distance, was Dollar General at the end of Oak Creek Road.
McLean spent 15 years at the Seneca hideout, which meant that during his first year on the run, traveling cross-country undetected from California to North Carolina, he had sufficient time to change his appearance before arriving in Seneca.
This raises more questions than answers:
- Did the local congregation elders aid and abetted a known fugitive?
- Did the local elders have knowledge as to his location?
- Who helped a known fugitive to travel undetected from California to North Carolina?
- Who visited him in those 16 years on the run?
- Was there any communication with the property owner and local elders?
- Who brought him food and medicine? Was this service contracted by the local elders to un-suspecting non-JWs?
- Who repaired the home? Was repairs contracted by the local elders to un-suspecting non-JWs?
- How did he get a lease using a false identity? Why is there no paperwork if there was a lease?
If you have the answers to any of these questions, you should should contact the nearest U.S. Marshals Service office, or local law enforcement authority. Jenna Rojas, Deputy U.S. Marshal; Southern District of California (619) 964-6751; U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699.
John Walsh’s program
This is a clip from 6 years ago on John Walsh’s program.
The statements by Tom Maranda, Deputy US Marshall, and John Walsh should be taken seriously to heart by everyone.
Jehovah’s Witnesses is a religion that brazenly fosters a “perfect paradise for pedophiles” to groom victims and get away with crimes right underneath the nose of parents, relatives and neighbors.
Know someone who is a little too well liked by everyone? Exercise extreme caution! Debra Wesche, a victim’s mother, took the words right out of my mouth…”I could not believe that as hard as we tried to give our kids a good life, that these things happened.”