Fugitive On The Run

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Fugitive On The RunBLOG POST #233: This week, I’m sharing research on a fugitive who has been on the FBI’s Most Wanted List since June 2002.

As always, everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.

On the attached FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives flyer, it states Robert William Fisher allegedly killed his wife and two children—a 12-year-old daughter and 10 year-old-son.

He’s a U.S. Navy veteran and has worked as a respiratory therapist among other public service type jobs. Take a look at the flyer, it seems since the world is battling a respiratory disease, he may be working somewhere in that capacity.

He and his wife had been married fourteen years at the time of this tragedy.

A few years before the tragedy, the couple sought marital counseling through their church. Fisher had control issues similar to his father’s, which led to his parent’s divorce. His parents’ divorce during his teenage years triggered a debilitating fear of losing people close to him.

About three years into marital counseling and a few weeks before her death, his wife reportedly told friends she planned to divorce Fisher.

Neighbors reported hearing the couple arguing late one night. The following morning their home exploded with enough force to shake homes one-half mile away.

Law enforcement theorizes that Fisher murdered his family, tampered with the gas line, lit a candle giving him about a ten-hour head start. Once firefighters extinguished the flames, the bodies of his wife and children were found. His wife had been shot, and the children’s’ throats were slashed.

Fisher is the only person charged in this case. Ten days after the home exploded, investigators found his wife’s vehicle parked in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, along with the family dog.

There are many caves and places to hide in the Tonto National Forest. Some speculate that Fisher may have hidden in a cave and accidentally died. The caves are dark and can be deep with limited oxygen. Plus the decomposing plant matter creates carbon monoxide which hinders the lungs ability to absorb oxygen. Rappelling gear is needed, but if you were on the run and fell into the dark abyss, your remains, by now, would be buried under years of debris.

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-Robin

Source: FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, azcentral.com, azfamily.com

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The Lone Wolf

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, author websiteThe FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force thwarted this “lone wolf’s” plan. However, it’s scary, the time and effort this high school student put into his mass shooting plot.

I know, most parents believe their children aren’t capable of doing bad things. The parents of the children who have carried out evil acts felt the same way. Please, snoop on your children.

Parents need to know what websites and apps their children visit or use. Without the connectivity provided by parents, children wouldn’t have access to terrorist-type people.  Read More

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Killer High School Friends

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Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #184: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving three high school friends.

She was a 16-year-old honors student living in a small close-knit community when she went missing. After her parents reviewed the security video from their apartment complex, they saw she’d slipped out her bedroom window and got into the back seat of a car. The video was too grainy to see make, model, or license plate number.

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Children Charged As Adults

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This week, you may have heard four of the five high school boys who made the news in November 2018, for the alleged hazing incident where boys were sexually assaulted in the locker room are being charged as adults.

I’m sure the families of these boys were shocked by the allegation and now frightened their children may go to prison.

Sadly, this is not an isolated case. You may have missed two posts I did on similar crimes. I’ll be sure to summarize the outcome of the current case once it’s known.

High School Hazing  

Shock and Horror at the Basketball Tournament  

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What They Do To Snitches

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Robin Lyons BlogThank you for reading my weekly posts. I don’t know about you, but I’ve come to the conclusion nothing is too bizarre when it comes to crime.

I’ve also come to understand when your family has lost a relative to a heinous act, reliving the pain through the court testimony often drags on for years as it has in the case I’m sharing information on in this post.

BLOG POST #160: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving high school classmates hanging out on a Sunday afternoon.

Plot To Run Away

Ten teenager classmates and one adult plotted to run away. One new member of the group, a shy 15-year-old, voiced her decision to not join the others.

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