The Arizona’s Most Wanted podcast delves into some of the most infamous unsolved crimes around the state. New episodes are released on Tuesdays
Episode 2: Jason Derek Brown
For $56,000, Jason Derek Brown allegedly became a fugitive. Brown portrayed himself as a wealthy man, a playboy who had all the toys a bachelor could want. But police said, in reality, he was far from rich. He was living on credit, spending above his means, and looking for money.
In November of 2004, Brown allegedly waited outside the AMC Theater in Ahwatukee for an armored car to arrive. When it did, Brown walked up to the driver and shot him five times in the head, according to police.
Investigators said Brown took a bag with $56,000 in it and disappeared. For a while, police tracked him in cars they knew he owned. But when he made a sudden turn that surprised them, cops lost him. He was never seen again.
Episode 1: Robert Fisher
Perhaps the most famous Arizona fugitive of all time, Robert Fisher is wanted for triple murder and arson. He allegedly murdered his wife and two children in 2001, then rigged his house to explode to cover his tracks.
Fisher apparently lived a double life, attending church with his family while allegedly having an affair with a prostitute.
The FBI said he was a controlling husband and his wife was about to leave him. But before she could leave, the FBI said he killed her and their children.
Fisher went on the run immediately after the murder. Ten days later authorities found his wife’s car abandoned in the forest near Payson, with the family dog.
Tracks suggested Fisher had gone into a large cave system nearby. But no other trace of Fisher was ever found.
An avid outdoorsman and survivalist, the FBI believes Fisher could be anywhere. He’s currently on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, as investigators believe he’s still alive.
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