The FBI on Thursday recognized the 69th anniversary of its “Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive” list in a series of tweets that included two fugitives from Arizona.
One of those fugitives is Robert William Fisher, a man still wanted for allegedly murdering his wife and two young children and then setting fire to their Scottsdale home in 2001 with the bodies inside.
Robert Fisher never was found, but his case status continues to stir periodic interest not only in Arizona, but across the country after in the years since the killings.
The remains of Mary Fisher and the couple’s children, Brittney and Bobby, were found inside the burned home on April 10, 2001. Their throats had been slit and Mary had also been shot in the head.
There was no sign of Robert, who was quickly declared the lone suspect in the case. Mary’s SUV was found 10 days later near Payson, along with the family dog and a hat belonging to Robert.
The last confirmed sighting of him was immediately after the homicides, when a tow truck driver reported that he helped pull Fisher’s vehicle from a ditch.
In 2016, officials released age-enhanced photos of Fisher and dismissed suggestions he may have died since the crime.
The FBI is offering up to $100,000 for information leading to Fisher’s arrest.
A flyer shared on the FBI’s Twitter on Tuesday described Fisher as physically fit and an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. He has a noticeable gold crown on one of his upper left teeth and is known to chew tobacco heavily. He might walk with an “exaggerated erect posture” with his chest pushed out due to a lower back injury, the flyer said.
He has brown hair and blue eyes and is six feet tall with a medium, 190-pound build.
Fisher, who now would be 57, has ties to New Mexico and Florida and is believed to be in possession of several weapons including a high-powered rifle.
He faces charges including three counts of first degree murder, arson and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Also on the most wanted list: Jason Derek Brown
The FBI’s current most wanted list also includes Jason Derek Brown, who allegedly shot and killed an armored car guard outside of the AMC Ahwatukee 24 movie theater and fled with the money in November 2004.
Police said they linked Brown to the killing after finding evidence on an abandoned bicycle near the theater. He is facing charges including first-degree murder, armed robbery and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
The FBI is offering up to $200,000 for information leading to Brown’s arrest.
He has blond hair and green eyes, is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 170 and 180 pounds.
A flyer posted to the FBI’s Twitter page on Thursday said Brown speaks fluent French and is an avid golfer, snowboarder, skier and dirt biker. He has been known to frequent nightclubs where he enjoys showing off his high-priced vehicles and boats.
Brown was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and completed his mission near Paris, France. He has ties to California, Arizona and Utah but has previously traveled to France and Mexico.
He might be in possession of a Glock 9mm and a .45-caliber handgun, the flyer said, adding that Brown should be considered “armed and extremely dangerous.”
Anyone with information on either case is urged to contact the FBI’s tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI, a local FBI office or the nearest American embassy or consulate.
The Top Ten program, as the FBI’s list is frequently called, has an objective of publicizing dangerous fugitives “who might not otherwise merit national attention,” according to the FBI’s website.
Out of the 521 fugitives who have been added to the list since its creation in 1950, 488 have been apprehended or located. The list today does not list the Top 10 in any specific order on the FBI site.
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