FBI using social media to search for Top Ten Fugitive

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HUNTSVILLE, Al. (WHNT) – The FBI is using social media in its search for a top ten fugitive – William Bradford Bishop, Jr.

Bishop is accused of using a sledgehammer to murder his wife, mother, and three children in Potomac, Maryland in 1976. Authorities believe he then fled south to Tennessee and possibly into Alabama.

In 2014, investigators with the FBI exhumed the body of an unknown man at a Scottsboro cemetery, believing he could be Bishop. Tests later showed the body was not Bishop’s.

The FBI is now asking Facebook users to visit this specially created page and share a post highlighting Bishop’s case. The post features a three-dimensional, age-enhanced bust, of what Bishop might look like now, at age 79.

If the social media push leads to a break in the case, FBI investigators will get a new model for finding their most wanted.

If a tipster offers up information that leads to Bishop’s capture, they could get a reward of up to $100,000.

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