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Arizona Man Robert Fisher Still On FBI's Most Wanted List 20 Years Later

Robert Fisher
A photo of Robert Fisher taken in 1999.

One of Arizona’s most infamous unsolved crimes happened 20 years ago on Saturday. Even after two decades, the alleged perpetrator is still on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List.

Robert Fisher is wanted in the murder of his wife and children, and setting fire to their Scottsdale home in 2001. Police were unable to locate him, and 20 years later, the FBI is still receiving tips about Fisher’s whereabouts.

Taylor Hannah, an FBI special agent assigned to the Fugitive Task Force, says Fisher hasn’t been officially spotted since his disappearance. 

“Really the trail went cold, where [Fisher's wife] Mary’s 4Runner was found up in Tonto National Forest, that’s where we last know Robert Fisher to have been, after that, we don’t really have any confirmed sightings," Hannah said. 

Hannah says the FBI is reprocessing some evidence due to advances in forensic sciences. The FBI is offering $100,000 for information leading to Fisher’s arrest.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.