Tragic Murder-Suicide in Las Vegas Couple Found in Death Valley National Park

On January 13th, an elderly couple from Las Vegas, Nevada, Paul Fischer, 73, and Mary Fischer, 72, were found dead in Death Valley National Park in what authorities confirmed was a murder-suicide.[0] The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Inyo County Coroner’s Office, National Park Service, California Highway Patrol and Bureau of Land Management responded to the incident.[1]

The police found a note left by Mr. Fischer in their vehicle which explained that his wife was suffering from chronic health conditions.[2] Mr. Fischer had called the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office to report that he had killed his wife and planned to kill himself.[3]

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, help is available 24/7 by calling or texting the Lifeline network at 988. Live chat is also available at[3] Additionally, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit for additional resources. All calls are confidential and services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.[0]

0. “Elderly couple from Las Vegas found dead in Death Valley National Park” KTNV 13 Action News Las Vegas, 25 Jan. 2023,

1. “Elderly couple found dead in Death Valley National Park in apparent murder-suicide” Yahoo News, 26 Jan. 2023,

2. “Couple found dead from apparent murder-suicide in Death Valley park”, 26 Jan. 2023,

3. “Las Vegas couple ID’d in Death Valley murder-suicide” Las Vegas Review-Journal, 25 Jan. 2023,