Ex-MLB Pitcher Found Dead in Grand Canyon While on the Run

by Jacklyn Krol

Ex-MLB pitcher Charlie Haeger was found dead in the Grand Canyon while on the run from police.

What Happened to Charlie Haeger

Haeger was on the run from police on October 3 after he allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Breed. He reportedly shot and killed her at her Scottsdale home. According to Fox News, she was seeking a restraining order from him for cyberstalking. The former couple broke up “several months” prior to the murder.

Authorities found Haeger’s body in the Grand Canyon around 4 P.M. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He shot himself at the Rim Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

What Happened to Danielle Breed

According to the Arizona Republic, Breed’s remote came home on Friday afternoon to hear gunshots coming from her roommate’s room. Haeger left the room with the gun in his hand and pointed it at the unidentified roommate. The roommate was able to escape and immediately called 9-1-1.

By 7 P.M. the Scottsdale Police arrived at their home. In addition to the police presence, they began to set up barricades but Haeger managed to evade the police and escape. Authorities found his 2020 Chrysler Voyager on Saturday, 118 miles North of Scottsdale.

What Her Mother Said

Breed’s mother, Jane Long, spoke with Fox News to speak about her daughter’s tragic murder.

“He broke a lot of people,” she said. “He shattered a lot of people today and he knows that. He knows that he knows how close our family was. He used to come to the family gatherings and we’re talking about having 30 people 40 people every month,” she told the outlet prior to his death.

Unfortunately, it seems as though he was stalking her and was angry with her. “He was calling here and asking to you know get back together and she’s like ‘no, no, no, no, no, no,'” she added.

Charlie Haeger MLB Career

Furthermore, Haeger was in the MLB from 2006-10. He first was with the Chicago White Sox for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. He later went with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers before going to Seattle and Boston.

Finally, his career ended with a record of 2-7 and 6.40 ERA over 34 games with ten starts. Overall, he played 83 innings in the majors.