Ex-pro baseball player sought in woman's killing found dead

Charlie Haeger
Posted at 10:34 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 01:34:09-04

SCOTTSALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a former professional baseball player sought in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in a Phoenix suburb was found dead Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Grand Canyon.

Scottsdale police say the body of Charles Haeger, 37, was discovered about 4 p.m. on a trail along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona.

Sgt. Ben Hoster says police were seeking Haeger on suspicion of murder and aggravated assault in the fatal shooting Friday. The victim was identified by police Saturday night as Danielle Breed, 34.

According to, Haeger was a pitcher drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2001, and he played 83 innings in the major leagues.