April 17, 2012
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One of the nation’s most wanted fugitives may be living in Rim Country, federal officials have reminded local police. Despite the lack of recent sightings of murder suspect Robert Fisher, the FBI wants officials to stay alert. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office passed that message onto some 80 Blue Ridge residents Saturday by e-mail. The blast message from Deputy Richard Shouse came just days after the 11-year anniversary of a crime in which Scottsdale police say Fisher slit the throats of his wife and two children, and then set their home on fire and vanished. Today, the FBI believes Fisher may be living in the Blue Ridge Reservoir area as a hermit or squatting in a trailer, cabin or an old home in the woods. Shouse wrote that the FBI had recently contacted him about the case. FBI special agent Manual Johnson, Phoenix media coordinator, said the FBI intended for the notice to go to local law enforcement, not the news media or residents.