Arrest made in Rosemont-area woman's slaying


Ryan Doyle

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police said they have made an arrest in the case of a slaying of a Rosemont-area woman.

Police found Lora Fischer, 25, dead inside an apartment just after 10 p.m. Sunday. The apartment is in Village Park on Martins Way.

Police are not saying how Fischer died.

Detectives said they arrested Ryan Doyle, 23. 

Police said Doyle travelled to North Carolina, allegedly on his way to relatives in Kentucky. 

Officers said Doyle shot himself in the arm and tried to get rid of the gun by throwing it outside his car. 

In North Carolina, Henderson County Sheriff’s deputies said they recovered the gun and detained Doyle when he showed up at a local hospital with the gunshot wound.

"[She was a] beautiful young lady. To have her life taken so early, if it's true, devastating," said resident Annie Benjamin.

A neighbor heard a fight between a man and woman Saturday night.

Ashley Stevick's boyfriend is now planning to talk with police about what he saw and heard.

"He thought about how he heard fighting, and then, when he saw her picture, he thought she looked familiar from the fighting," said Stevick. "We hear fights all the time, but now we realize it could have been more."

Neighbors said a large police presence flooded the complex Sunday night.

"It's pretty sad and disgusting," said neighbor Tyrone Lewis.

"How could you live with something like this? How could you? You took someone's daughter," said Benjamin.

Police said there have been no problems reported at the apartment before.

The call to police came from a resident who wanted to make noise and disturbance complaints about a neighbor.