Real Name: William Peter Fischer
Aliases: William Alan Fischer
Wanted For: Murder
Missing Since: February 27, 1987
CaseEditDetails: Twenty-one-year-old Nancy Hyer and nineteen-year-old Billy Fischer met by chance in 1986. Billy first saw Nancy on a train heading into New York City. She had become lost and was on the verge of tears when Billy stepped forward and volunteered to escort her back home to Hicksville, Long Island. Three weeks later Nancy received a call from Billy, asking for a ride home from his father's house in South Hampton, an hour-and-a-half away. Thinking to return his kindness, Nancy agreed. Little did she know she was heading into a family conflict that was about to turn violent. Billy Fischer had cystic fibrosis, a degenerative respiratory disease, and was overwhelmed with medical bills. His father, William Fischer, had abandoned the family fifteen years earlier, but even though the two hadn't spoken in over a year, Billy had gone to South Hampton to ask his father for help. When Nancy hadn't returned home or called by the next morning, her mother, Joan Hyer, became concerned and called police and William Fischer. Fischer told Nancy's family that Nancy and Billy had left South Hampton shortly after dinner and suggested they might have gone somewhere else before heading home.
Ten days later police found Nancy's car, abandoned in a parking lot two miles from William Fischer's house. Nancy and Billy's bodies were found in the trunk. Billy had been shot 18 times at close range, and Nancy had been stabbed to death. When police secured a search warrant for the Fischer residence they recovered two .22 caliber bullets from the master bedroom wall, with a single strand of Billy Fischer's hair fused to one of them. Further tests revealed blood splattered along the hallway outside the bedroom, consistent with an individual having been stabbed in that area. Police sought a warrant for murder against William Fischer. But before it could be issued, Fischer disappeared. His car was found abandoned at JFK airport. William Fischer has evaded arrest on murder charges for nearly two decades. William Peter Fischer is a 67-year-old white male. He is 5'11" tall, weighs about 185-200 pounds and has salt-and-pepper brown hair and blue eyes. He also has a tattoo on his right bicep that reads "Mary." He wears expensive clothing, drinks heavily, and may have fled the country.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the August 16, 2002 episode of Unsolved Mysteries.