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Robert William Fisher
FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives
Robert William Fisher
Born: April 13, 1961 (1961-04-13) (age 48)
Charges: Unlawful flight to avoid prosecution - First Degree Murder (3 counts), Arson of an occupied structure
Added: June 29, 2002
Number: 475
Currently A Top Ten Fugitive

Robert William Fisher (born April 13, 1961) is a wanted fugitive suspected of murdering his wife and their two children. On June 29, 2002 he was named by the FBI as the 475th fugitive to be placed on the list of FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.[1] He currently remains at large.

Fisher has been selected by America's Most Wanted host John Walsh as the program's Public Enemy Number One.


On the morning of April 10, 2001, a Scottsdale, Arizona residence exploded and burned. The bodies of Mary Cooper Fisher and her two children, Robert "Bobby" Fisher, Jr., 10, and Brittany Jean Fisher, 12, were recovered from the wreckage. It was determined that the children's throats had been slit, and their mother had been shot in the head. Robert William Fisher, Mary's husband and the children's father, became the main suspect in the case. Arson investigators believe Fisher rigged the house in hopes of covering up the murders.[2]

On April 20, police located Mary Fisher's SUV abandoned in Tonto National Forest, 100 miles north of Scottsdale. The family's dog "Blue" was found alive, but there was no sign of Robert Fisher.

On July 19, 2001, an Arizona Superior Court state arrest warrant was issued at Phoenix, charging Fisher with three counts of first degree murder and one count of arson. Subsequently, Fisher was declared a fugitive, and a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, charging him with unlawful flight. By 2002, he became one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted. Efforts by authorities to locate and arrest him have so far been unsuccessful.

During the summer of 2001, a group of three campers saw a man baring striking resemblance to Robert Fisher standing on the side of a dirt road in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest near Ohaco lookout tower.[citation needed]

In February 2004, a man who bore a striking resemblance to Robert Fisher was arrested in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Fingerprints eventually confirmed that the man was not Fisher. The man, who also went by the name Robert, was held by Canadian police for approximately one week until a family member correctly identified the man.[3]


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