A California mom who worked as an appliance repair technician died mysteriously at her last house call of the day Friday — and authorities believe her client murdered her in his garage.
Lyndi Fisher, a married mother of three, was dispatched to the home of William Hughes, 30, in Lancaster, Calif., at the end of her shift and never emerged, investigators said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested Hughes over the weekend. He was being held on $2 million bail Monday.
Deputies said they responded to a medical emergency call at Hughes’ address at 11:11 p.m. Friday and found Fisher unresponsive on the floor.
Hughes claimed he stepped out while Fisher, 36, worked on his broken appliance and that he found her unconscious upon his return, deputies said.
Investigators said Fisher suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Los Angeles County Coroner reported her place of death as Hughes’ garage.
According to his booking record, Hughes is 6-feet 2-inches tall and 300 pounds.
The Sheriff’s Department said evidence at the scene linked Hughes to the death.
Deputies also said Hughes gave “conflicting statements.” They said he lived alone at the family-owned residence.
“Such a huge tragedy and loss of a bright and kind person loved by so many,” Fisher’s employer Arrow Appliance said in a Facebook post Sunday.
The Lancaster business started a fundraising account for Fisher’s family.
“Arrow Appliance tragically lost one of our family,” it said in a Saturday Facebook post announcing the GoFundMe.com effort.
Fisher is survived by husband Cass Fisher and three children, the company said.
“Lyndi was always a happy person and brought smiles to everyone she came in contact with,” the GoFundMe page said. “We know no amount of money can bring Lyndi back to her loved ones or make sense of this horrible tragedy, but we at Arrow Appliance have started this Go Fund Me page in hopes of helping husband Cass with upcoming expenses.”