REWARD: FBI MOST WANTED WILLIAM BRADFORD BISHOP, JR. ENHANCED IMAGE RELEASED

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FBI Enhanced Bust

The FBI has released images of a three-dimensional, age-enhanced bust of what William Bradford Bishop, Jr. may look like now, at the age of 79. A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered in the case.

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.

Bishop was, and may still be, an avid outdoorsman, camper, and hiker. He had extensive camping experience in Africa. He also enjoyed canoeing, fishing, swimming, jogging, tennis, skiing and riding motorcycles. Bishop enjoyed working out several times a week. He was also a licensed amateur pilot who learned to fly in Botswana, Africa.

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FBI Most Wanted Poster

Bishop has an American Studies degree from Yale University and a Master’s Degree in Italian from Middlebury College in Vermont. He was known to read extensively and may have kept a diary or journal. A longtime insomniac, Bishop reportedly had been under psychiatric care in the past and had used medication for depression. He drank scotch and wine and enjoyed eating peanuts and spicy food.

Bishop was described as intense and self-absorbed, prone to violent outbursts, and preferred a neat and orderly environment.

Please send tips or information to https://tips.fbi.gov.

UPDATE: Tip Information Leads to Identification of Bank Robber

UPDATE: Citizen tip information helped investigators identify RANDY JAMISON as the man who law enforcement believe robbed the Huntington Bank at 23 West Federal Street in Youngstown May 29th.

JAMISON was arrested today by officers from the Liberty, Ohio Police Department.

An arrest, complaint, or Indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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SEEKING: Lone Male Bank Robber at Downtown Youngstown

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Mason Jr. Sentenced Today, Others Await Trial for Murder and Robbery

imgresDARRELL MASON JR. will join other Vic Boys criminal street gang members and associates in Ohio State prison after Mahoning County Judge Maureen Sweeney sentenced MASON JR.  to a 10-year prison term today.

The gang was involved in street level drug trafficking, burglaries, robberies, felonious assaults, murders, and other gun violence in and around the Victory Estates neighborhood of East Youngstown.  In 2012, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force began investigating a drug trafficking organization that included known members of the Vic Boys criminal street gang. The group was targeted because of neighborhood tips detailing their ongoing criminal activity and because the group has been a known catalyst for violence in Youngstown.

Based on information gathered through this investigation by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office, Tijuan Muldrow and Willie Daniels were indited for the 2012 Murders of Ibn Shakoor and Michael Johnson in the Victory Estates neighborhood.  In addition, a juvenile was charged with a March 13, 2013 Felonious Assault and Aggravated Robbery also in the Victory Estates neighborhood. All three men are awaiting trial.


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The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional task force targeting gang and violent criminal enterprises in the Mahoning Valley of Northeast Ohio.

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