‘Most Wanted’ comes to Aspen | AspenTimes.com

‘Most Wanted’ comes to Aspen

Janet Urquhart

“America’s Most Wanted,” the fugitive-tracking TV show on Fox, is coming to Aspen to shoot scenes for an episode about a case that put the resort in the headlines in late 1985.Steven Grabow, an alleged drug-ring mastermind, died when a bomb planted beneath the seat of his Jeep exploded outside the Aspen Club in December 1985. His murder came just more than a month before he was to stand trial in U.S. District Court in Denver for allegedly heading a drug ring that brought $35 million worth of cocaine to Aspen annually, according to a news report at the time.A production crew plans to shoot scenes downtown on Sunday and outside a Red Mountain mansion on Monday, according to Angela Seaman, director of Model Team, a local modeling agency. She has been assisting the show’s producers in lining up actors for re-enactments and finding locations for the shoot. One of the scenes will depict a couple talking at an outdoor cafe, she said.Aspen Police Detective Jim Crowley has already been interviewed for the show, though he was not on the police force when Grabow was killed. Crowley said he was interviewed about an embezzlement case in Aspen a decade later and its possible connection to a death in Tucson, Ariz.”That death was very similar to the Grabow death,” he said.Grabow’s murder case is in the hands of federal authorities, according to Crowley.”It’s certainly not an active case, but it’s open. It hasn’t been solved,” he said.The TV show, which has produced tips that have led authorities to arrests in unsolved cases, will apparently focus on a man who was considered “a person of interest,” according to Seaman. The individual disappeared about the time of the Tucson murder, according to Crowley.Janet Urquhart’s e-mail address is janet@aspentimes.com