Beacher Hackney, 'most wanted' double murder suspect's human remains found

(Photo: Virginia State Police)

The human remains of a double murder suspect featured on the U.S. Marshal’s 15 Most Wanted list have been found in a wooded area of Hot Springs, Virginia.

On March 21, 2009, authorities say Beacher Hackney, 61, is believed to have shot and killed two of his former supervisors at the Hot Springs' Homestead Resort, where he worked as a janitor.

Two people discovered Hackney’s{ }remains in the woods of southern Bath County, located eight miles away from the resort, on September 3, authorities say.

DNA analysis along with a comparison to family members of the fugitive confirmed Hackney’s identity.{ }

"Beacher Hackney was one of the U.S. Marshals most wanted fugitives for more than three years," said David L. Harlow, Assistant Director of the U.S. Marshals Investigative Operations Division, in a statement released Tuesday. "We would have preferred to bring him in alive to face justice, but are still content to bring this fugitive case to a close."