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.
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.
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. Date added: April 10, 2014 Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder With a Blunt Instrument This handout image provided by the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department shows an age-progressed bust of William Bradford Bishop Jr. Bishop, a diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976. Bishop Jr. allegedly bludgeoned his family to death in their suburban Washington home.
William Bradford Bishop added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list is accused of killing five family members
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.
William Bradford Bishop | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. William Bradford Bishop, Jr. (born August 1, 1936) was a United States Foreign Service officer who has been a fugitive from justice since allegedly murdering five members of his family in 1976.