Premiere of the documentary: In search of Robert Fisher
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – It is one of the most infamous felony cases in Arizona history. But so far, little has been publicly known about the case.
On the morning of April 10, 2001, residents of Scottsdale, Arizona woke up to a house that was exploding in flames. The house belonged to the Fisher family and investigators soon learned there were three bodies inside, wife Mary Fisher and two young children Brittney Fisher, 12, and Bobby Fisher, 10. One family member was missing – Robert Fisher.
After more than 20 years, the person who spent a weekend camping with Robert two weeks before the explosion reveals what Robert said and did on that trip, and why he thinks there was an ulterior motive for a trip to that specific area.
A question that many ask: who was Robert Fisher?
In our investigation, new details come to light about strange conversations and personality traits he displayed before the murders and the house explosion. For the first time, we have exclusive access to the full evidence dossier and crime scene photos that reveal new details and tips about the investigation.
Most notably, a bombshell from Mexico shakes up the case – complete with photos of a man that shocked detectives and our team.
The Fugitive Hunt takes our team into the woods where Robert Fisher’s car was found as they prepared to go underground for a search. Journalists Briana Whitney and Serjio Hernandez assemble a full team consisting of a retired detective in charge of the case, the main cave finder at the time of Fisher’s disappearance and experienced cavers, who realize what happened in the woods in 2001.
Within a mile of where Robert Fisher’s car was found in the woods are miles and miles of underground caves. It is believed that he may have been hiding there at some point, and written evidence found in one of them suggests that this may have been the case. We investigate the written messages and dive into the caves ourselves to find out if it is realistic to live there for a while.
Meanwhile, a 2004 Canadian tip still baffles people with some of the most unusual investigative techniques ever used. We go to the bottom of things.
Herb Greenbeck, the man camping with Robert before the murders, presents a new theory about where Robert Fisher went and what he did after the murders and the house explosion, based on strange questions that he was posing on their camping trip together a few weeks prior. Investigators share what they’re struggling the most with trying to solve this case, which brings our team back to the Fisher family home and their Scottsdale neighborhood.
Our team receives unexpected new information from a former homicide detective that pushes them to investigate more than expected. All interviewees this season reveal Robert Fisher’s whereabouts, and whether he is dead or alive, based on new information our team uncovered during their investigation, and Robert Fisher’s own sister shares her thoughts on all new information, with things about Robert we didn’t know until now.
If you have any new information or tips on Robert Fisher’s whereabouts, call the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-TIPS.
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