FBI ADDS HAMMER KILLER TO TOP-TEN MOST WANTED LIST

 

The FBI added William Bradford Bishop (77) to their ten-most-wanted fugitive list. Bishop is wanted for the murder of his wife, mother and three children (ages 5, 10 and 14) on March 1st, 1976 in Bethesda, Maryland. The children were murdered while they slept; authorities believe he buried them in a shallow grave and lit them on fire. The murders were committed with the use of a hammer. Bishop, a former Foreign Service Officer, was highly educated and spoke multiple languages. His car was last spotted shortly after the murders in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A $100,000 reward is being offered for his capture.

UPDATE: September 2018

The FBI removed a long-sought fugitive—a  foreign service officer accused of murdering his wife, mother and three young children in 1976—from its Ten Most Wanted List, bureau officials said.

William Bradford Bishop Jr. was only the 10th person removed from the Ten Most Wanted List since 1950 without prosecutors dropping charges or the fugitive being captured or dying. Despite removing him from the list, the FBI said it would continue to hunt for Mr. Bishop.

Mr. Bishop, who was added to the famous list in 2014, was replaced on Wednesday by Antwan Tamon Mims, an accused gang member charged in the March killings of two men at a house party in Benton Harbor, Mich. Source: Wall Street Journal

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