FBI still searching for Robert Fisher 12 years later

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by Kristine Harrington

azfamily.com

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 10 at 6:00 PM

PHOENIX -- Robert Fisher isn't just the most wanted man in our state, he's one of the Ten Most Wanted men in America.

Twelve years ago Wednesday night, Fisher allegedly slaughtered his family and attempted to cover up the murders with an inferno blowing up his home.

He hasn't been seen since, but investigators and even the public are still searching.

“We continue to believe he is alive,” said Mark Hoffman, Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI.

Fisher is one of the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives and will be until he is found.

“He has ties to Arizona, New Mexico and Florida,” said Hoffman. “We look at all possibilities he will not be taken off the top ten until we have definitive proof either he is alive and we captured him or he is dead, we'll continue to look.”

The FBI acknowledges he could be anywhere right now and they don't discount any leads.

Fisher was last seen that fateful day April 10, 2001.

His wife's SUV and the family dog were found 10 days later in the mountains near Payson.

“I'd say he's an outdoors type person… a hunter a fisherman… he liked being outside but I wouldn't classify him as a survivalist,” said Hoffman. “I think if I was in top ten I'd always be looking over my shoulder at some point, people over a period of time can get complacent and that's something we count on too, at some point he will make a mistake.”

Fisher is said to have a gold upper bicuspid and a surgical scar on his lower back.

Of course other physical traits can change, especially in 12 years time.

“Something you can't change is your personality and he's been described as a loner somewhat egotistical and controlling type of person,” said Hoffman. 

And the FBI’s message to Fisher…

“We will never stop looking for you until we gotcha.”

The FBI gets tips on this case daily, 30 to 50 a month.

They have a case agent specifically assigned to this case to chase down every one of those potential leads.

The FBI is also asking for the public's help. There is a $100,000 reward being offered in this case.
 

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