Hanover Man Put on FBI’s Most Wanted List

The FBI has added Bhadreshkumar Patel, a 26-year-old Hanover resident, to its Top 10 Most Wanted List, and is offering as much as $100,000 for information that leads to his arrest. Patel was videotaped working with his wife at a Hanover Dunkin Donuts on April 12, 2015. The videotape shows him walking with her off screen behind some racks in the store, but returning without her. Her body was subsequently discovered with multiple stab wounds.

According to family members, Patel’s wife had told her husband that she wanted to return to her homeland in India and had asked him to buy her a plane ticket. Patel was last seen in New Jersey, the day after the murder, taking a hotel shuttle to Newark Penn Station. Authorities say Patel was in the United States on a visa, but that it had expired. They say he did not have the ability to legally leave the country, so they suspect that he is receiving assistance from friends or family in the New York City area.

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