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Lone female fugitive on US Marshals Most-Wanted list captured Published: August 14, 2014

For five years, they pursued her, always one step behind as she used aliases and altered her appearance to elude them, CNN reports.

But Janet Killough Barreto's luck ran out at a shopping mall in Portland, Oregon, where the U.S. Marshals Service caught up with her -- the lone female fugitive in their 15 Most Wanted list.

"The crimes they are alleged to have committed are nothing short of horrendous and despicable," Union County, Mississippi, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said, about Barreto and her husband. His department aided in the search because her alleged crimes took place in his jurisdiction.

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