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Amarillo police investigating murder / suicide in south Amarillo


On Monday, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 6200 block of Estacado. The initial call was a structure fire with people trapped inside.

Amarillo firefighters made entry into the residence and located two deceased individuals. One person was identified as 45 year old Robby Elsworth Fithen. The other was Fithen’s 12-year-old daughter.

Special Crimes investigators determined Fithen shot and killed his daughter and then shot and killed himself.

This case is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Special Crimes at 378-9468. Randall County Justice of the Peace Tracy Byrd ordered an autopsy.

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