Daniel William Hiers, Jr. committed an unspeakable act while serving as a police officer for the city of Charleston, South Carolina. He used his badge to con his way into the heart of a single mother, then molested her 10-year-old child for months.
He was arrested on November 24th, 2004 for committing lewd acts on a child under the age of 16. Hiers was released on bond but did not show up for his court appointment, where he was scheduled to surrender to the charges on March 15, 2005.
After missing his appearance, his mother went to his home, where she found his 24-year-old wife, Ludimila, dead. Hiers had apparently shot her before fleeing and has not been seen since.
Hiers isn’t your average criminal. He has more than a decade of police experience, which may be a key factor in how he has been able to elude authorities for nearly fifteen years. He is also trained in martial arts and upholds a high level of fitness. Police believe he may be armed with a .40 caliber Glock pistol and may also have a bulletproof vest.
Despite an exhaustive manhunt led by authorities in South Carolina–with the assistance of “Operation Intercept,” a U.S. Marshals fugitive task-force- Hiers is still at large and at the top of the U.S. Marshals Top 15 Most Wanted list.
This former police officer, now a most-wanted fugitive, is a white male who stands 6’3″ tall and weighs approximately 210 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and should be considered armed and dangerous.
The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to his capture. Hiers was born on December 2, 1972, making his 47 years old today. He is wanted for murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, as well as child molestation.
Hiers has stated that he will not go to prison, leading authorities to believe he may be suicidal and that he may use force to avoid being captured.
If you believe you know the whereabouts of Hiers, do not approach him. Contact your local U.S. Marshals Service office, U.S. embassy or consulate.