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. He first saw her on a train to New York City. She had become lost and was on the verge of tears when he stepped forward and volunteered to escort her back home to Hicksville, Long Island. Three weeks later she received a call from him, asking for a ride home from his father's house in Southampton, an hour-and-a-half away. Thinking to return his kindness, she agreed. Little did she know she was heading into a family conflict that was about to turn violent. He 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, he had gone to South Hampton to ask him 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. He told Nancy's family that she 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's house. He and Billy's bodies were found in the trunk. He had been shot 18 times at close range, and she 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'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. They sought a warrant for murder against William. But before it could be issued, he disappeared. His car was found abandoned at JFK Airport. William has evaded arrest on murder charges for nearly two decades. He is a 72-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.