IHIT called to Sechelt homicide – Charges Laid

Sunshine Coast, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2019-08-23 16:53 PDT

File # 2019-1280

Sechelt: A woman has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in connection with the homicide of Max Fischer.

On August 21, 2019 just before 9 p.m., the Sunshine Coast RCMP received a call from neighbours of 79-year-old Max Fischer found dead in his residence in the 10900-block of Sunshine Coast Highway. Emergency responders found suspicious injuries on Mr. Fischer and his death was deemed a homicide. An arrest was quickly made in relation to Mr. Fischer’s death. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was deployed to Sechelt to take conduct of the investigation.

IHIT is working closely with the Sunshine Coast RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

Investigators quickly determined that this was an isolated incident and there was no risk to public safety. Mr. Fischer’s family was notified of his death and victim services was engaged to provide support.

On August 22, 2019, Mr. Fischer’s 54-year-old wife, Karin Fischer, was charged with second degree murder for his death. Karin Fischer will appear before a judge in B.C. Provincial Court on August 23, 2019.

IHIT investigators remain in Sechelt continuing their investigation and collecting further evidence, says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT.

Anyone with information, who have yet to come forward to police, is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Released by

Sgt. Frank Jang

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC, V3T 6P3 Mailstop 508/509
Office: 778-290-4876
Cell: 604-557-8529
Fax: 778-290-6102

Email: frank.jang@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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