Soltys Named to FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List
CA -- Richard R. Baker, Special Agent in Charge of the
Sacramento Division of the FBI, U.S. Marshal Jerry Enomoto
and Sacramento County Sheriff Lou Blanas announce the
Federal Bureau of Investigation today placed Nikolay Soltys
on its "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list. Nikolay
Soltys is being sought for the murder of six of his family
members in and around the Sacramento, California area.
Soltys should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
August 20, 2001, Nikolay Soltys allegedly stabbed his
23-year-old pregnant wife to death in their North Highlands,
California home. He reportedly then drove to the home
of his aunt and uncle where he is suspected of killing
the couple and his two young cousins. After the first
five murders, Soltys allegedly drove to his mother's house
and picked up his three-year-old son. Later that evening,
Soltys' car was found in the vicinity of his mother's
house. During a search of the vehicle, a note was recovered
with information regarding the location of Soltys' son.
On August 21, 2001, investigators located the boy's body
in an empty field in Roseville, California.
A state arrest warrant for murder was issued for Nikolay
Soltys on August 20, 2001, by the California Superior
Court for the County of Sacramento in Sacramento, California.
Then, on August 21, 2001, the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of California issued a federal
arrest warrant charging Soltys with unlawful flight to
Soltys is described as a White male, 6'0", 165 pounds,
with blond or brown hair and blue eyes. He was born in
Ukraine on May 19, 1974, and speaks broken English with
an accent. Soltys uses the following aliases: Mykola Soltys,
Nikolay A. Soltys, Nikolay Alekseyevi Soltys. Soltys has
ties to Canada; New York; California, Seattle, Washington;
and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Soltys is the 466th person to be placed on the FBI's "Ten
Most Wanted Fugitives" list, which began in 1950.
Since then, 437 fugitives have been apprehended or located,
139 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.
federal fugitive investigation is being coordinated jointly
by the FBI and the United States Marshals Service. A reward
of up to $50,000 is being offered for any information
leading directly to the arrest of Nikolay Soltys. Individuals
with information concerning Nikolay Soltys should take
no action themselves, but instead immediately contact
the nearest office of the FBI, United States Marshals
Service, or local law enforcement agency. For any possible
sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest
U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
information about Nikolay Soltys, including his wanted
poster, is available on the FBI's Internet Home Page.
The FBI's Internet Home Page address is: http://www.fbi.gov.
Sacramento Sheriff's Department has also established two
24-hour tip lines for information concerning Soltys: (916)
874-5321 and (916) 874-5414. Sacramento Media Contacts:
FBI Special Agent Nick Rossi (916) 977-2258 Sheriff's
Sgt. James Lewis (916) 874-5021