WILLIAM BRADFORD BISHOP, JR. Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder With a Blunt Instrument REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of William Bradford Bishop, Jr.
On March 2, 1976, a brush fire was discovered in a wooded area in Columbia, North Carolina, which concealed a shallow grave containing the burned remains of five bodies. They remained unidentified until eight days later, when police visited the residence of William Bradford Bishop in Bethesda, Maryland, and discovered a bloody crime scene.
The family of William Bradford Bishop Jr. is seen on this poster Thursday displayed at Montgomery County Police headquarters. Authorities say Bishop murdered his mother, Lobelia Bishop, 68; his wife, Annette Bishop, 37; and his three sons, William, 14; Brenton, 10; and Geoffrey, 5.
This image provided by the FBI shows part of a poster featuring William Bradford Bishop Jr., a man sought for the 1976 killings of five family members in Maryland, who has just been placed on the bureau's "Ten Most Wanted" list. The FBI says Bishop, suspected of bludgeoning his mother, wife and three sons to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago, has Southern California roots. Agents are taking a second look at the case of Bishop, who hasn't been seen since the day after ...