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New lead in 38-year-old unsolved Smokies manhunt

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KNOXVILLE (WBIR) - The FBI has a new theory about a Top 10 most wanted fugitive with ties to East Tennessee.

This week a judge authorized agents to exhume an unidentified grave in Scottsboro, Alabama to see if the man buried there is William Bradford Bishop. The John Doe was killed in a hit-and-run crash in 1981.

The agency says Bishop, a U.S. diplomat, beat his mother and wife to death with a sledgehammer and then murdered his three sons while they were sleeping in their beds in 1976.

"There was an awful lot of rage. He went from room to room with such anger and rage, it was just a terrible crime scene," said Montgomery County, Maryland Sheriff Darren Popkin.

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