Christine Burke and her team of virtual investigators are reaching out for help in locating Robert William Fisher – a fugitive on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. Fisher is wanted for the murder of his wife and two children in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2001. Fisher disappeared shortly after the crime.
Burke, a retired police sergeant, launched HelpSolveTheCase.com in 2010 to assist in resolving cold cases and wrongful convictions by uncovering new clues and utilizing new tools like genetic genealogy. “Our goal is to get answers, and hopefully justice, for families, friends and loved ones,” says Burke.
The backlog of cold cases nationwide is staggering, Burke adds, with close to 50% of homicides going unsolved.* That’s not due to a lack of desire by law enforcement to solve the cases, Burke stresses, but rather a lack of time, staffing and money. Burke’s organization helps tackle these long-dormant cases using the eyes and ears of virtual investigators, plus assistance from licensed private investigators and the support of the community.
Burke’s goal is to find Robert Fisher before April 10, 2001, the 20th anniversary of the crime. She’s reaching out to the public for assistance through her podcast specifically detailing the case which is available on Apple Podcasts as well as most major streaming services and a book which will be available in January.
More information, including a digital flier with Fisher’s photo and physical description, can be found at HelpSolveTheCase.com. “Someone, somewhere has information that will lead to Robert Fisher and finally bring closure for this tragic case,” Burke explains. “I hope the public will join in this important effort.”