Absconding sex offender is FBI Houston's featured fugitive

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- This week, the FBI in Houston is looking for information about the whereabouts of an absconding sex offender.

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According to court records, Steve Murrell was convicted of statutory rape of a 14-year-old female in Georgia in 1988.

His conviction requires him to register as a sex offender annually. The FBI now says that Murrell, 47, is wanted for parole violation. His entry on the DPS sex offender registry identifies him as absconding.

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A known member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, Murrell is a white male who stands 6 feet tall and weighs 193 pounds. He has hazel eyes and brown hair.

Anybody with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Obannion at 832-514-1643 or Shawn.Obannion@Sheriff.hctx.net.

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