Local authorities are offering a reward up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of 31-year-old Isaac Don Burks who is from the West New York area. Burks has been accused of intentionally infecting hundreds of men and women in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with HIV. Police say his potential victims could date back as far as 2003.
Described as an African-American male, six feet two inches tall, weighing 185 pounds, Burk is just 31-years old with medium brown skin. He has had several aliases throughout the years including: Stephawn Burks, Stefan Levine, Isaac Levine, Stefan Burks, and Walter Brooks.
New York City Health Department spokesperson Kate Caraway commented that this is the first time they have seen someone deliberately trying to spread HIV to so many people. “We want to make sure that anyone who may have injected drugs with , who may have had sex with him, does come forward and get tested,” she said to a local TV station. “We want to make sure that they’re not spreading the virus to anyone else.”
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is advised to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIMESC (888-274-6372). Your call will remain anonymous, and your tip may just earn you $100,000.
It is so important to use a condom and know your status. When people are out here knowingly passing around their diseases, no one is safe!