On March 1, 1976, William Bradford Bishop was living in Maryland when he learned that he did not get a promotion at work. He returned home, where he killed his wife, mother, & 3 sons. On March 2, he drove their bodies to North Carolina, dug a shallow hole where he piled their bodies, doused them with gasoline, & set them ablaze. A forest ranger discovered their bodies that day. On March 10, a concerned neighbor alerted police of the families absence...continued in comments
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.
William Bradford Bishop Jr. (born August 1, 1936 in Pasadena, CA) is a former United States Foreign Service officer who has been a fugitive from justice since allegedly murdering five members of his family in 1976. On April 10, 2014, the FBI placed him on the list of its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
William Bradford Bishop, Jr. is wanted for allegedly bludgeoning to death his wife (age 37), mother (age 68), and three sons (ages 5, 10 and 14) in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 1, 1976. He then allegedly transported their bodies to Columbia, North Carolina, where he buried the bodies in a shallow grave and lit them on fire.