Featured Fugitives – Eddie Nikkel & Esteban Olivarez III

Posted at 9:00 PM, Apr 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-05 12:06:48-04

WEST MICHIGAN - The U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force is looking for your help as they work to track down a pair of parole absconders, one wanted for months now, the other, more than a decade.

34-year-old Eddie Jay Nikkel is wanted out of the Grand Rapids area after violating his parole in November 2014.

His criminal record includes past convictions for criminal sexual conduct, check fraud, and auto theft.

Nikkel is 5'11", 174 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  He also goes by the name 'Ed Nikkel', and has several scars on his knees, along with tattoos on his center right firearm, and a tattoo that says "Thug Life" on his upper left back.

37-year-old Esteban Olivarez III has managed to avoid authorities for more than 12 years after violating conditions of his parole in January of 2002.

His record includes a past conviction for 2nd degree Home Invasion which he served prison time for out of Allegan County, which took place in 1995.

The photo you see pictured of Olivarez was taken in 1999.

Olivarez is 5'11", 212 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  His record also indicates he has scars on his chin, left eye and lip.

If you have any information on these two parole absconders, you’re asked to contact the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-926-8332 or the Michigan Department of Corrections tip line at 1-844-362-8477.