Frederick McLean, America’s Most Wanted Jehovah’s Witness Found Dead—Investigation Continues

America's Most Wanted: Frederick Cecil McLean, Most Wanted Poster (2021)
Frederick McLean
Frederick McLean (1996) a.k.a. aliases McClean, Rick; McLain, Frederick; McLain, Rick
Frederick McLean
Frederick McLean (2005) a.k.a. aliases McClean, Rick; McLain, Frederick; McLain, Rick

Is Frederick Mclean hiding in a Kingdom Hall?

Case Overview

Frederick McLean has been on the run since 2005.

He is considered Armed and Dangerous.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest USMS District Office, the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or submit a tip using USMS Tips.

Crime: Accused of multiple counts of child molestation

Frederick Cecil MCLEAN has been molesting young females for approximately 25 years with at least eight known victims; MCLEAN was a Jehovah’s Witness and found his victims through people he met in church at the Kingdom Hall.

Frederick McLean

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SEX: 			Male              
RACE: 			White          
DATE OF BIRTH:		February 15, 1951
PLACE OF BIRTH:   	Massachusetts 
HEIGHT:           	5"11"
WEIGHT:           	170 LBS
EYES:             	Hazel
HAIR:             	Brown

WARRANT ISSUED:   	Southern District of California
DATE OF WARRANT:  	January 20, 2005 
WARRANT NUMBER: 	W516994997	 
CHARGE: 		Sexual Assault of a Child (Multiple Counts)



  • Age: 69
  • Birthday: February 15, 1951
  • White male
  • 5’11” tall
  • Weighs approximately 170 lbs.
  • Brown / gray hair
  • Hazel eyes

Lifestyle traits:

  • Previously owned a business restoring and selling old race cars. His specialty was CAN-AM racers from the 1960’s and 1970’s, especially Lola chassis race cars.
  • Devout Yehowah’s Witness
  • Experienced camper
  • Extremely neat, methodical, detail oriented
  • Frugal, often uses cash

Last Known Location: Southern Riverside, Northern San Diego area

At the time of MCLEAN’s disappearance, he was known to have at least $100,000 in cash. MCLEAN was last known to be driving an older blue or green conversion van.

Since then, investigators believe he may have changed his name and appearance. MCLEAN is knowledgeable/capable of doing home/auto repair, MCLEAN may be working as a mechanic or handyman.

In the past, MCLEAN resided near Winchester, California, and may still be in the Southern Riverside/Northern San Diego County area.

NOTICE: Before arrest, verify warrant through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).

If arrested or whereabouts known contact the nearest United States Marshals Service office or call the United States Marshals Service Headquarters at 1 (800) 336-0102.

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