Real Name: David Harold Fisher
Aliases: David Harry Fisher, David Fisher
Wanted For: Murder, Escape
Missing Since: September 1974
Details: In 1970, twenty-nine-year-old David Harry Fisher met thirteen-year-old Laura Lea Burbank at the Tacoma pet store where he worked. A few weeks after meeting Fisher, on June 30, Laura left her home to go to the park. Originally, she was supposed to go with her sister and a friend, but both were unable to go, so she went alone. She was never seen again. A few months later, she was found sexually assaulted and murdered thirty miles away in Olympia.
Fisher became the prime suspect because of his connection to Laura. His wife contacted the police after she found a pair of girl's underwear in their home. Fisher was later arrested and charged with rape and first-degree murder. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to twenty years in prison.
In September of 1974, Fisher walked out of a Washington medium-security prison and has not been seen since. The segment also speculated that Fisher may be continuing to murder young girls and suggested he may be somehow involved with the deaths of other Washington girls including Carla Wright, Michella Welch and Jenny Bastian.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the December 6, 1989 episode.
Results: Captured. After fifteen years on the run, Fisher was arrested in Edmonton, Canada and extradited back to the United States to continue serving his sentence. He was living by the name Michael Raymond Porter and worked as a door-to-door salesman. If it had not been for his escape, he could have been released a year later on the time he was captured. Fisher was also investigated for possible involvement in the unsolved murders of children in the United States and Canada. However, it is unknown if any other crimes were ever attributed to him. It is believed that Fisher was paroled in the late-1990s.
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