Missing and Never Forgotten
Robin Frances Murphy
Missing since April 9, 1995 from Carmel, Putnam County, New York.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: January 11, 1978
Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9" (175 cm); 140 lbs (64 kg)
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blue eyes; long black hair (dyed).
Clothing: A black and white plaid shirt, black jeans and black boots.
Murphy left her residence en route to a local restaurant to meet her boyfriend and was last seen on foot at ShopRite Plaza on Route 52. She never reached the restaurant.
Murphy's vehicle was located near the Burger King restaurant in the mall's parking lot shortly afterward. Her keys, wallet and checkbook were discovered in a marshy area behind the center several days later. Foul play is suspected.
Two local bodies of water were searched for the body of Murphy to no avail. On November 15, 1997, divers search a pond off Nichols Road in Kent. In 1999 and in 2002, police divers search flooded Tilly Foster mine in Southeast.
The last person known to have seen Robin alive is a convicted criminal who twice had rape charges dismissed in Putnam County. The suspect, currently serving 30 years in prison in Connecticut for sexual assault and other offenses, worked at a laundry in the plaza where Robin went. He admitted seeing her that night but denied any role in her disappearance. He has never been charged in relation to the Murphy case.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Carmel Town Police
NCMEC #: NCMC936690
NCIC Number: M-823035336
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Journal News (White Plains, NY) 4/9/05
New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse