Unsolved Murder Investigation

Sheriff R. Gary Hofmann announced that the Sheriff’s Office has formed its newest partnership with the Fox Television show, America’s Most Wanted. Working with the writers of the show, the unsolved August 1992 murder of Queen Anne resident, Herman “Dolly” Callahan has been added to their website. Mr. Callahan’s body was found when a motorist caught a fleeting glimpse of something odd, a man hunched over his front stoop, motionless. The driver quickly exited Route 404, near Hillsboro, and alerted the emergency services including the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies soon arrived and what they found was more than just odd: It was seventy-five-year-old Herman “Dolly” Callahan laying dead in the doorway after being shot in the back with a shotgun.

“We have tried to develop some new leads in this case” said Sheriff Hofmann. “We have listed the case on our website under cold cases, and then profiled it for the past two years in August on our QAC TV cable show of Queen Anne’s Most Wanted.” Sheriff Hofmann went on to say “most recently we contacted AMW asking for their help”. Jim Gagliano, who is an Associate Producer worked with Lt. Dale Patrick preparing the case file and on Thursday, the case went onto their site and was listed on the home page headlines.

America’s Most Wanted has captured more then 1,130 fugitives worldwide and has solved many cold cases. The Callahan case can be viewed on AMW’s website at www.amw.com/fugitives/case. Sheriff Hofmann is asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office at 410.758.0770 or to call AMW tip line at 1-800 CRIME-TV where callers may remain anonymous. The show, hosted by John Walsh can be seen locally on Fox TV at 9PM on Saturdays.