Wife charged with second-degree murder over husband's death in Sechelt: IHIT

Aug 23 2019, 12:14 pm

A Sechelt woman has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after the alleged homicide of her husband.

On August 21, 2019, at approximately 9 pm, members of the Sunshine Coast RCMP found 79-year-old Max Fischer dead in his residence, located in the 10900 blocks of Sunshine Coast Highway.

According to a statement from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), first responders found suspicious injuries on Fischer’s person. As a result, his death was deemed as a homicide and IHIT was deployed to Sechelt shortly after.

IHIT began working with the Sunshine Coast RCMP, Forensic Identification Services, and the BC Coroners Service to gather evidence.

On Thursday, Karin Fischer, Max Fischer’s 54-year-old wife, was charged with second-degree murder over her husband’s death.

Investigators note that this was an isolated incident and that there was no risk to public safety.

Max Fischer’s family was also notified of the death and victim services have been engaged to provide support.

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

Karin Fischer will make an appearance in Provincial Court on Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.