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FED kills a real life friend (former ATS member & Military Man of 12yrs) - PLEASE help solve this!

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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:05 AM


FED kills a real life friend, a former ATS member, a military man of 12 years

This story blew my mind, and like I said in the thread title it hits home because I knew this man, and his step-daughter (whom I once dated a long time ago).

Please take the time to read all of this, and if anyone has ANY information on who he was on ATS (didn't find out he went on ATS until after his death) AND/OR why he may have been killed, please let me know. I need to figure this out so I can not only tell the world, but the family needs to know the truth.

PLEASE do not post if you're going to talk down about this man, he does NOT deserve it, period.

Best link with info
(will be used to show info here) had a good story which is gone now, but it was saved and put up on the link above, I have other article still available from News websites that I will share as well. Here is the rundown from that article (please read all of it before turning away, he was wrongfully accused).

*Bolded text added by me*
Hilltown man was shot 6 times, not once, says FBI
Mother asks why officers would shoot someone who had shot himself already.

By Scott Kraus

Of the Morning Call

January 31, 2008

FBI agents were looking for child pornography Monday night when they and local police officers confronted a 39-year-old man in the upstairs bedroom of his Hilltown Township home.

Darius T. Hill, of 836 Callowhill Road died Monday after being shot six times, said Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell, one of the bullets coming from his own gun.

Cambell said the cause of death was ''multiple gunshot wounds'' but that he has not ruled on which bullet caused Hill's death or the manner of death: whether homicide, suicide, accident or undetermined.

''We have not issued any report or final determination,'' Campbell said. ''It is still under investigation.''

District Attorney Michelle Henry said Wednesday night that federal investigators were looking for images of child pornography for ''possession and/or distribution'' on Hill's computer.

Hilltown Police Chief Chris Englehart said officers from his department assisted the FBI, but he declined to say how many officers were present or if any of them fired their weapons.

It was not Hill's first brush with the federal investigators, according to court records. He was apprehended in 1997 by undercover agents from the FBI and Naval Criminal Investigative Service as part of an investigation into the theft and sale of military munitions called ''Operation Longfuse.''

According to the 1997 Department of Defense news release, Hill was one of six Marines arrested in the operation, charged with ''allegedly stealing military M-16 rifles, machine guns, explosives and hand grenades'' for sale to weapons enthusiasts.

The Hilltown shooting is being investigated by the Bucks County district attorney and internally by a special ''shooting review team'' out of the FBI's Washington, D.C., office, FBI spokeswoman Jerria Williams said.

Williams admitted the FBI was premature when it said Tuesday night that Hill died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

''In this case, the interviews are being conducted, and the autopsy was just done yesterday,'' Henry said.

Federal court records show Hill, a Marine who fought in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, re-enlisted in 1995 and rose to the rank of sergeant.

But he admitted in June 1998, during a court martial proceeding, to charges of conspiracy to steal and wrongfully dispose of military property, wrongful disposition of military property, larceny of military property and wrongful disposition of stolen ammunition.

He was sentenced to four years' confinement. A Marine Corps spokeswoman said Hill was dishonorably discharged at the rank of private.

Hill has fought the verdict and sentence in a series of unsuccessful federal appeals, saying he was denied due process and ''duped'' into pleading guilty by his underqualified civilian attorney.

Hill's mother, Eileen K. Hill, said her son's family does not know what the FBI was looking for Monday and does not believe her son killed himself. She said the FBI confiscated her son's computer.

Hill said they plan to hire an attorney and an independent medical examiner to conduct an autopsy.

''Why would anyone shoot a man who shot himself in the mouth?'' she asked. ''...I don't feel the whole thing fits together.''

Eileen Hill, who lives in Shamokin, Northumberland County, said her son in 1991 was in one of the first rows of tanks to roll into Kuwait, then occupied by the Iraq army.

He married his wife, Rebecca, seven years ago, and the couple had two children -- Reagan, 3, and Shelby, 5, and the whole family was home Monday night when FBI agents arrived at the door of their white Callowhill Road farmhouse, she said.

Hill said her son, a tall, broad-shouldered, bear of a man, was gentle and loving with his children.

According to Eileen Hill, the agents, accompanied by Hilltown police, came to the door Monday at about 6:30 p.m., announcing that they had a search warrant, and asking if her son was home.

Rebecca, who goes by Becky, told them he was upstairs, Hill said.

They pushed past her and went upstairs and a little while later, two township police officers came down and ushered Rebecca, and her two children into a squad car and took them to the Hilltown police station, Hill said.

Two hours later, Hill said, a police officer told Rebecca Hill that her husband had been killed in a dispute with law enforcement officers.

The agents confiscated Darius Hill's computer, and took up a square of blood soaked carpet in his bedroom, his mother said.

She said the hardest part was telling his two children that their father was dead. ''It was the most horrible thing I ever had to do,'' she said.

Eileen Hill said her son, 1986 Pennridge High School graduate who graduated with the Women's Club of Perkasie Instrumental Music Award, was a remodeling and restoration contractor, and was remodeling his boyhood home at 836 Callowhill Road.

She said he seemed happy with his life and showed no signs of wanting to kill himself.

Hill served as judge of elections for the Bucks County Board of Elections in Hilltown.

Okay, now after reading that I have more that you must read to fully understand the story, the next part will include another article which explains things in more detail (PLEASE READ).

[edit on 4-2-2010 by highlyoriginal]

[edit on 4-2-2010 by highlyoriginal]

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:06 AM


FED kills a real life friend, a former ATS member, a military man of 12 years

I do not know as of yet what Darius Hill did OR knew that he shouldn't have, but I want to mention that a friend of mine who dated his step-daughter before I did (and who knew him much better than I) is the one who brought this to my attention just a few days ago, which is why I never brought it up before. He also told me that he talked about aliens and such, so it may have something to do with ET's - let me know if you can find ANY info on Darius Hill & ATS and/or any other connections you can make with the military and such.This is another article which has some more detailed information that must be known to fully understand that this was DEFINITELY a cover up of some kind.

Article is originally from The Bucks Co. Courier Times, however when you try and go to the articleit now says "Service Unavailable" - once again you can find the article backed up and saved here. It is the 2nd article on the page (first one on the site is the one from the first post).

*All bold text is done by me*

FBI house raid linked to child porn

The Intelligencer

Federal investigators were looking for evidence of child pornography when they raided a Hilltown home Monday night, touching off a fatal shooting.

But whether Darius Hill, 39, a Marine veteran of the first Iraq war who is described as a “mountain of a man,” killed himself or died from one of the five gunshot wounds inflicted by law enforcement, was still unclear Wednesday.

Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell said Hill died of gunshot wounds, one of which was self-inflicted, but didn't have a conclusive answer as to which bullet caused his death.

Hill, a 1986 Pennridge High School graduate, was shot six times in his bedroom Monday just before 7 p.m. after FBI agents executed a federal search warrant, authorities said.

His most grievous wounds were gunshots to the mouth and chest, officials said. The shot to the mouth was believed to be the self-inflicted one, whereas the other gunshots came from law officers' guns.

On Wednesday, the FBI stepped back from its earlier statement that a coroner's report showed conclusively Hill shot himself to death.

“The information we had was premature and that we now realize that the coroner had not made a final determination,” said FBI spokeswoman Jerri Williams.

Friends and family said they couldn't believe the dedicated father of two young daughters would have committed suicide in the bedroom of the Callowhill Road home where he grew up.

The sketchy narrative provided so far doesn't add up, Hill's mother said.Hill's wife was told that he had put a gun into his mouth in the tense situation, friends and family said.

Bucks County District Attorney Michelle Henry said the warrants were granted for an investigation into possession and distribution of child pornography. She wouldn't say anything about the shooting besides stating that an investigation was ongoing.

Steven Gamvroulas, an agent in the Utah Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, said he'd received about 700 pieces of child pornography by e-mail from Hill specifically.

As an undercover agent, Gamvroulas joined a network that shared such images, and said he was just one member of many receiving the e-mails. Hill was not suspected of producing the pornography, Gamvroulas said.

Hill's computer was seized, according to his mother, Eileen Hill, but she rejected the idea that he was involved in anything illegal. “My son's not a seller of child pornography,” she said.

Hill said her family had hired a lawyer and expected answers to the unanswered questions surrounding his death. “Frankly, he was murdered,” she said.

“Even if you committed a murder they don't have the right to come in and murder you and say you did it to yourself,” she said. “If you shot yourself in the mouth, why would they shoot you? And if they shot you first, how could you shoot yourself in the mouth?”

A FBI shooting review team is examining the incident, and Bucks County detectives are conducting their own inquiry, but neither had any new details to share Wednesday.County detectives were not involved in the raid, so they are a “neutral party,” Campbell said.

Eileen Hill gave this account of the events:

Darius Hill had just finished working out on a treadmill and was going upstairs to take a shower when the doorbell rang. The family had ordered a pizza, and his two young daughters, ages 3 and 5, ran toward the door. Hill's wife, Rebecca, answered the door and found FBI agents outside.

Agents told Rebecca Hill they had a search warrant, but wouldn't say what they were looking for, and pushed past her into the house. When they realized her husband was home, they went upstairs to the bedroom. Rebecca Hill heard voices, but not any shots.

Soon afterward, Hilltown police escorted Rebecca Hill and her two daughters to a squad car outside and later drove them to the police station. Only several hours later did they tell her that her husband had died.

A friend said that at 6 feet, 4 inches tall, Darius Hill was a “moving mountain of a man” and a fearless Marine. “He drove the lead tank in the center column going into Kuwait City” during the first Iraq war, said the friend, who asked not to be named.

His mother said Darius had joined the Marines straight out of high school and served for a dozen years, rising to staff sergeant.

Sheila Thoder, a family friend and the bookkeeper for Hill's contracting business, said he was proud of his daughters. “He adored them, and he was such an upbeat person. If anybody ever had any problems or something wasn't going well, he'd always be the one to say everything is going to work out,” she said.

“His wife is just inconsolable,” Thoder said. “She's devastated — absolutely devastated. One minute she was planning on what to have dinner with her husband — the next she was taken out and dragged to a police station. A few hours later was told her husband was dead.”

Eileen Hill said she had to tell her granddaughters they'd never see their father again.

The eldest daughter was stunned, Hill said.

"Daddy was going to take me to Chuck E. Cheese's for my birthday' ... and then she cried.

She said, "We were supposed to go camping this summer',” she said. “It just tore me apart. I thought — oh my.”

Jacob Fenton can be reached at 215-957-8166 or

So to break it down here, Darius Hill was a good man who I believe was falsely convicted of the crimes in '97 in the military, and then later on in '08 when he was killed, he was once again wrongfully accused of the child pornography picture sharing so the FED could come and execute him for unknown reasons to the public. I am trying to piece this together, and I WILL get to the bottom of this. I am asking for everyones help here at ATS (as well as just readers of ATS) to aid me in doing so. This man, Darius Hill, was a member of ATS and I cannot find his account here after doing searches, so I am asking the Admins/Mods (or anyone at all really) here to please help me out and find this mans account information so I can try and see what he may have posted on here which could have possibly got him in trouble. Also, if I can find out what his account was here on ATS it may lead me to people who talked to him on here and they may be able to shed some light on what he may have been going through.

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:11 AM
reply to post by highlyoriginal

There is NO WAY that a man works out on a treadmill and then goes up stairs and kills himself. Who works out before committing suicide, seriously? If you're going to commit suicide you wont work out before hand, period.

I mean give me a break here, there is definitely something going on here, and I need everyones help to get to the truth. Like I stated above, I WILL NOT give up until the truth is told. The family deserves to know the truth; to know that Darius Hill was not involved with child pornography and that this was an execution done by the government.

Please submit any information in this thread, or feel free to U2U me.

Thank you all for reading, Darius is very thankful I guarantee that for this thread being made, and me trying to solve this. Whoever helps get the truth out to the public & to the family will be doing a very good deed and it will not go by unnoticed. I plead for your help ATS, thank you for reading.


posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:15 AM
hey does anyone think ats is a tool for tptb i mean whats that old saying keep your freinds close and your enemy's closer

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:15 AM
Perhaps you could add his ATS profile link? (when/if you find it) Even if his account is now banned, It will atleast let us know what he was looking into before his time came.

Though I highly doubt it was because of anything he had to do with on ATS. Especially since the FBI could so easily just discredit his posts or in a severe case bring the site down with some legel mumbo-jumbo.

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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:18 AM
reply to post by Ghost in the Machine

If you read my post, I asked for people to help me find it, I didn't find out he came to ATS at all until recently after I was told he had been killed.

So if any Admins/Mods can help me find his account information (not asking for his login info just his username) I would greatly appreciate it. He is dead, I am sure he would be more than happy to give it to me if he was able too since I am trying to help figure this out.

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:25 AM
Wanted to add that I will post some more links if necessary (since the two I brought up have been removed, but are backed up). If you wish to look on your own, just go to google and type "Darius Hill, Hilltown Pennsylvania" as the search string.

Here is one other article I can share for now.

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:36 AM
The mods / owners cant reveal that information to you (even if they know) that level of breaking trust would destroy this site.

How do you know he was a member here. If we as the membership can work out who he is through clues that maybe more acceptable. I would suspect its the only chance you have.

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:49 AM
I agree if admins/ mods find out he was a member then we should check into his account. Maybe something he released on the web got him in trouble. ATS is designed so that people can find out the truth.

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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:51 AM
"Searching for child pornography" is a common excuse the FBI uses for raiding homes and confiscating computers, even though the defendants strongly deny the charge. Making the child pornography charge is so horrifying to most people, they automatically distance themselves from the defendant — even family members will distance themselves.

The FBI is counting on that fact to diminish opposition to its unlawful searches and seizures. If they can turn everyone against the defendant, that makes the FBI's case easier, and there's nothing like a charge of child pornography to alienate a defendant.

It's a totally trumped-up charge, of course, as is the allegation that this man shot himself in the mouth after being shot 6 times at close range by FBI agents. This man was murdered, undoubtedly, and an FBI agent pulled the trigger.

— Doc Velocity

[edit on 2/4/2010 by Doc Velocity]

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 12:54 AM
my bad, bad info

[edit on 4-2-2010 by Pajjikor]

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 01:00 AM
I can't say I know who he was here. But am I the only one that finds incredibly odd that he would be killed over alledged kiddie porn? That doesn't seem like standard protocol.
If he pulled a gun on the fbi he wouldn't been shot, but not by his own weapon. Yes, it is a very odd situation indeed.

OP, you said that he was into aliens, anything other topics? Do you know his stance on these subjects? Or any specific info he may have told you or your friend old stories, specific beliefs to try searching phrases?

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 01:13 AM

Originally posted by searching4truth
OP, you said that he was into aliens, anything other topics? Do you know his stance on these subjects? Or any specific info he may have told you or your friend old stories, specific beliefs to try searching phrases?

I will talk to my friend who knew Darius better and see what I come up with. So far I only was told about the aliens, but I'm sure I can find something else out (I hope).

I do know his family was unaware (at least I believe so) that he posted on ATS. He wouldn't give out his info to my friend, don't know why, but he was a very secretive man when it came to this sort of information so it may be tough to get some credible info to go on, but I definitely will try my hardest.

I'm going to try and get a hold of the widow, Mrs. Hill, and get whatever information I can from her, although it may not be a subject she is willing to talk about. But maybe if I tell her I'm trying to solve this whole ordeal/execution of her husband she may be willing to help.

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 01:13 AM
I am sure his death doesnt have anything to do with ATS, since no one here really is capable of doing anything to hurt whatever these people work for ...

so, it should be something related to what he did when he was working for the govn ....

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 01:15 AM
Found this Don't Know if it will help.

But I would really like to help on this. I googled his name and there was a website that looked to be very promising on information on the case, But it would not let me go onto it. If I can do anything to help uncover why he was killed let me know. This story is ridiculously filled with holes, into why the hell the FBI would go after him, and then kill him. Infact how would He have been able to go for his gun Because he didn't know the FBI were coming. And since he has 2 children, I would Highly say he did not have his gun out in the open. So I want to know the truth!

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 01:16 AM
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The person who told you he was a ATS'er doesn't know his username? I would search threads for mentions of his town and adjacent areas, and look for various hints of things he may have mentioned that match his known interests. He might have left his birth date or other info on his profile as well. I try and fly very under the radar here, personal info wise, but in different threads I will let slip a piece or two if it is relevant. It might help you get a list of candidates you can U2U, and the ones who don't answer back or stopped posting...

Maybe try the survival and military threads first?

Or are you close enough to his wife to ask? Know of any of his favorite movies/books, etc that he might have made a username from? He could have been on other sites as well. People can use the same name at several sites, so if you do know a few places he frequented, you may get lucky or at least get a feel for the types of names he goes for. But before you spend weeks shifting through threads, how sure is your informant that he was on the board?

As for the child porn stuff, I don't know this guy one whit. Just understand that some people will participate in it and most outsiders would never suspect it of them. One of my favorite radio personalities was taken down this way, and I still can hardly believe it. I have no idea how probable it is, but it is possible. Sadly enough.

No matter what, my heart goes out to his wife and kids. And best of luck in your personal quest, I truly hope you are able to find the resolution you need.

Edit: Ahh, you posted more info that answers a few of my questions while I was writing. His wife will be in shock right now, so I would suggest being very respectful of her time and energy and gentle in your approach, but do ask. If she too thinks foul play is involved, she may be very thankful for your efforts. Just don 't be surprised if it's all she can do right now to keep it together enough to make it hour by hour. An assault in your home can be particularly conducive to PTSD (as is any assault in a place where you thought you were safe). I have been through a tremendous amount of crap in my life, but if I lost my husband that way, I really don' t know what I would end up doing.

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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 01:17 AM
reply to post by Pajjikor

child please ...

I mean really, you can use ATS to research about somethings but here you wont find any type of proof ... so really, its all speculation in the end and nobody would kill a person because of it

researching is not the problem, the problem would be if he was trying to distribute information, but the subject wouldnt have anything to do with ATS, it would be something personal to someone in the fbi maybe, but its highly doubtful

posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 01:17 AM
I just typred Darius into the Members search and came up with a few.

Do the same, maybe he's one of them.?

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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 01:53 AM

Originally posted by highlyoriginal
I'm going to try and get a hold of the widow, Mrs. Hill, and get whatever information I can from her, although it may not be a subject she is willing to talk about. But maybe if I tell her I'm trying to solve this whole ordeal/execution of her husband she may be willing to help.

Be prepared for her to shut you out. She's probably been instructed not to communicate anything about this case to anyone. Even if she does talk to you, I'd be cautious about the information she imparts to you — you'll probably be linked to the case in FBI records if you start asking questions.

In which case, you may want to install a webcam surveillance system around your home with a SEPARATE SERVER, well-hidden and far-removed from your personal computer. So, if anyone shows up to confiscate your computer, let them take it — then break out your hidden surveillance server and upload the video contents to the Internet as a record of the seizure.

— Doc Velocity

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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 02:18 AM
Make no mistake, this is a serious case. Any time the Executive Branch executes somebody, you can bet your butt that it was pre-meditated, and that there was a lot of ass-covering before and after the execution. These assassins "had warrants" to search for child pornography, which was their cover for going in. The shooting itself was completely blacked-out with no witnesses aside from FBI operatives — that doesn't make it less suspicious.

Let's see, the guy pulls a gun and sticks it in his mouth and fires, whereupon the FBI agents shoot him six times for killing himself. No, that doesn't work.

Or, the guy pulls a gun, the FBI agents react instantly, shooting him six times at close range, whereupon he takes his own gun and sticks it in his mouth and fires. Still no good.

Or, the FBI walks in, starts confiscating equipment, the guy resists, they shoot him in cold blood, one FBI agent picks up the guy's gun and sticks it in the dead man's mouth and pulls the trigger to create an improbable suicide scene.

This clicks, but only if the FBI is hideously corrupt..... As I said, it clicks.

— Doc Velocity

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