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TX BLANCA ROBERSON: Missing from Aransas Pass, TX - 8 August 1989 - Age 13

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  1. Akoya

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    13 year-old Elisa Roberson was last seen in Aransas Pass, Texas on August 6, 1989. She was last seen walking to meet a friend at a nearby school, at approximately 4:30 PM. She was reportedly walking to her friend’s house on the 200 block of S. 11th street in Aransas Pass
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    NamUs MP # 6582
    Blanca Roberson
    San Patricio County, Texas
    13 year old hispanic/latino female

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 6582

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Blanca
    Middle name Elisa
    Last name Roberson
    NCMEC number 731626
    Date last seen August 06, 1989 00:00
    Date entered 04/15/2010
    Age last seen 13 to 13 years old
    Age now 40 years old
    Race Other
    Ethnicity Hispanic/Latino
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 60.0
    Weight (pounds) 120.0

    City Aransas Pass
    State Texas
    Zip code
    County San Patricio
    Blanca was en route to a friend's house between 4:30-5 p.m. and has not been seen since. She was wearing a light blue Mickey Mouse T-shirt and blue shorts. Blanca has a scar on her right knee.

    Hair color Black

    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown

    Scars and marks
    Scar on right knee, scar on left thigh

    Mickey Mouse T-shirt, blue shorts

    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title Chief
    First name Eric
    Last name Blanchard
    Phone (361) 758-5224
    Case number 89-395
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Aransas Pass Police Department
    Address 1 P.O. Box 203
    Address 2 600 West Cleveland Boulevard
    City Aransas Pass
    State Texas
    Zip code 78336

    First name Tony
    Last name DeLuna
    Case number
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction State
    Agency Texas Rangers
    Address 1 Cold Case Unit
    Address 2
    City Corpus Christi
    State Texas
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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 331DFTX


    Blanca Elisa Roberson
    Missing since August 6, 1989 from Aransas Pass, San Patricio County, Texas.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics
      • Date Of Birth: January 12, 1976
      • Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
      • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0; 120 pounds
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic female. Black hair; brown eyes. Originally from Nicaragua. She is immature for her age.
      • Marks, Scars: Roberson has a a three inch scar on her right knee.
      • Clothing: She was wearing a light blue Mickey Mouse t-shirt; dark blue shorts and tennis shoes.
      • Dentals: Available.
      • DNA: Available in CODIS.
    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Elisa Roberson was last seen walking to a friend's home at approximately 16:30- 17.00 on August 6, 1989 in Aransas Pass, Texas. They were to meet halfway between their houses, which were about eight blocks apart. Elisa never arrived at the friend's home.

    When she had failed to return home at 22.00, her mother called the police. A massive search was launched, involving volunteers, rescue teams, helicopter and bloodhounds, but they turned up no leads, or evidence.

    Elisa is described as being a very shy, retiring girl. She is believed to have been abducted.


    If you have any information concerning Roberson's whereabouts, please contact:
    Aransas Pass Police Department
    Captain Roberto Gonzales
    Email Form
    Aransas Pass Crime Stoppers

    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Agency Case Number: 89-395

    NCMEC #: NCMC731626

    NCIC Number: M464573883
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    KRISTV 6 2/5/07
    Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    NamUs MP #6582
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  7. Akoya

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    Blanca Elisa Roberson (missing since: 8/6/1989)

    Cold Case Missing Child:

    Case Number: 89-395
    Victim: Blanca Elisa Roberson , DOB 1-12-1976
    Suspect: Remains Unknown
    Missing since: 8-6-1989

    Case Summary: Blanca Elisa Roberson was last seen leaving her home at approximately 4:30pm on 8-6-1989. She was reportedly walking to a friend’s house (Debbie Green) located at the 200 block of S. 11th street in Aransas Pass, Texas. Blanca was to meet her friend at Faulk or Keiberger elementary school and then walk together to Green’s house.

    A witness observed Blanca walking by the witness’ residence in the 500 block of Greenwood at S. Whitney and spoke to her. The witness advised that Blanca walked westbound; and a short time later, Debbie approached the witness and asked her if she had seen Blanca. The witness said that Blanca’s mother and Debbie later returned together and told her that Blanca was missing.

    Blanca was last seen wearing a light blue Mickey Mouse T-shirt and blue shorts. Blanca was also known to have a scar on her right knee and her left thigh.

    Police have exhausted all leads after interviewing several subjects/suspects mentioned in the case. The events surrounding Blanca’s disappearance remain a mystery as police were never able to locate Blanca or bring closure to this case.

    If you have information on this case, contact the Aransas Pass PD Investigations Division or submit a tip anonymously via Tri-County Crime Stoppers at (800) 245-TIPS/8477 or online at TCCS Online Tip Form. You could earn up to $1000.00 for your tip in this case.
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  8. Akoya

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    Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse Online Bulletin
    Missing Person Details


    Name: Blanca Elisa Roberson
    AKA: Elisa Roberson
    Case Number: M8908011
    Case Type: Involuntary - Non-Family Abduction
    Last Seen in: Aransas Pass (San Patricio County)
    Last Seen on: 8/6/1989
    Height: 5' 0 "
    Weight: 120 lbs.
    Date of Birth: 1/12/1976
    Age Missing: 13
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Race: Hispanic
    Sex: Female
    State Missing From: Texas
    Country Missing From: USA

    Circumstances: Blanca was in route to a friend’s house between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. and has not been seen since. She was wearing a light blue Mickey Mouse T-shirt and blue shorts. She has a scar on her right knee.

    You can contact the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at :
    Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    Texas Department of Public Safety

    P O Box 4087
    Austin, Texas 78773-0422
    Phone: (512) 424-5074
    Helpline: (800) 346-3243
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    Akoya Bronze Member


    MISSING: Elisa Roberson – Aransas Pass, Texas (8/6/1989)


    13 year-old Elisa Roberson was last seen in Aransas Pass, Texas on August 6th 1989. Elisa was last seen as she was walking down the street to meet a friend at a nearby school. Elisa was wearing a light blue Mickey Mouse t-shirt and blue shorts. Blanca has a scar on her right knee and her left thigh. If you have seen Elisa Roberson since her disappearance, if you know of her current whereabouts or if you have any information concerning her disappearance; please contact the Aransas Pass Police Department at (361) 758-5224 – or call Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.
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    Potential break in 27-year-old cold case

    Items found in search for missing Aransas Pass girl

    August 26, 2016

    ARANSAS PASS (KIII NEWS) - Some items of interest were reportedly discovered in the search for a possible murder victim in Aransas Pass who disappeared 27 years ago.

    This week Texas Equusearch began digging through the childhood home of 13-year-old Blanca Roberson, who disappeared back in 1989. They said items were found during the dig that are now being sent to a lab for testing.

    They would not elaborate on what they found or how long testing could take.


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    Blanca Elisa Roberson

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: August 6, 1989 from Aransas Pass, Texas
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: January 12, 1976
    Age: 13 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'0, 120 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic (Nicaraguan) female. Black hair, brown eyes. Roberson has a scar on her right knee and a three-inch circular scar on her thigh. She was immature for her age and has a shy, retiring temperament at the time of her disappearance. She is a native of Nicaragua. Roberson goes by her middle name, Elisa. Her ears are pierced. She may be called "Elisa Roberson" by some agencies.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue Mickey Mouse t-shirt, dark blue culotte-style shorts, and tennis shoes.

    Details of Disappearance

    Roberson was last seen walking to a friend's residence in Aransas Pass, Texas on August 6, 1989 between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. She never arrived at her destination, which was a block and a half from her home, and has not been heard from again. Roberson's mother notified police when she had not arrived home by 11:00 p.m. and an extensive search was launched but turned up no sign of her. Foul play is suspected in her case.
    An anonymous tipster sent a map to a Texas news station in June 2001. The letter purportedly contained the location of Roberson's body. Authorities searched the area near Aransas Pass, but no evidence related to her case was discovered. Human remains were found in Aransas County in March 2005 and authorities are investigating the possibility that they may be in Roberson's. Roberson's disappearance remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Aransas Pass Police Department
    Texas Department Of Public Safety

    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    The Doe Network
    The Corpus Christi Caller-News

    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 4, 2005; details of disappearance updated.
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    Akoya Bronze Member



    Investigator Still Searching For Missing Woman

    Updated: May 25, 2009 11:21 PM EDT

    Investigator Still Searching For Missing Woman

    ARANSAS PASS - Memorial Day is also National Missing Children's Day and one of the most high profile cases in the Coastal Bend is that of 13-year-old Elisa Roberson of Aransas Pass.

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of her disappearance and investigators said there are new leads in the case.

    Roberson was a happy 13-year-old when she disappeared back in 1989.

    She left her Aransas Pass home to go to a friend's house, but never made it.

    "She virtually just vanished," Mike Kelley, a consultant for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, said.

    He's been working on Roberson's case over the past several years, and said new information received within the last year has placed the young teen back into the spotlight.

    Cadaver dogs recently gave investigators some new leads that involve what he said is a person of interest.

    He couldn't elaborate, but said it could be the break they've been waiting for.

    "It's a long shot, the dogs are pretty good, but her remains, that would be 20 years ago, so we're hoping that might pan out," Kelley said.

    As he works to solve the mystery, there's still hope that someone will come forward with information.

    Too much time may have passed though to rely on forensics to generate new leads. It's up to the public to speak up and help solve Roberson's disappearance.

    "What I try and do every year is get publicity on the Roberson case because it brings it out into the media attention and the community gets to look at it again, and you know, someone might get motivated to bring in some information," Kelley said.

    In the meantime, the family plans a memorial service for this August, marking the 20th anniversary of Roberson's disappearance. However, as long as her case remains a mystery, Kelley said they will never get the closure they deserve, which is why he'll stay on the trail that is finally beginning to heat up.

    "There's nothing more tragic than losing a child and they have to live with that every single day. So, I think we owe to those people to do everything we can," Kelley said.

    Online Reporter: Bianca Castro
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    3News Special Report: Cold Case - Elisa Roberson

    It's many parents worst fear -a young girl walking to meet a childhood friend goes missing, never to be seen or heard from again. Her name was Blanca Roberson, but she was known to her family and friends as Elisa. She was just 13 years old back in 1989 when she vanished without a trace from her Aransas Pass neighborhood. To this date, 28 years later, her disappearance remains a mystery.

    Aransas Pass resident, Elva Fuentes said, "when we hear about it, we still pray there will be closure."

    It was one of those cases that stunned an entire community. Fuentes, "that changed everything around here."

    The day was Sunday, August 6th, 1989. Elva Fuentes remembers it like it was yesterday. "By the time school started, they were calling out names, I remember they called her name. She was going to be in my son, Brian's room and everybody just looked at each other, and some were even crying because they knew she disappeared, "said Fuentes.

    Aransas Pass Police Captain Kyle Rhodes said, "the way the initial report came in, she was going to meet a friend to have a sleepover, and she never met at the meeting point which was the local elementary school."

    The last place Elisa was ever seen was at the corner of Greenwood and South Whitney. A police report cites a neighbor spotting the girl walking and stopping to speak with her.

    Despite the passage of time, for her, it's something that is still difficult to talk about Ruby Roberson Messerli said, "I know if I go back to that, it always opens the door to me going to a place that's not a very pleasant place."

    Elisa would've been 41 years old.

    A memorial plaque now sits outside of Kieberger Elementary School. It's the spot where Elisa was supposed to meet her friend.

    Aransas Pass Police Captain, Kyle Rhodes hopes to one day solve Roberson's case. "There were a lot of leads that came in. A lot of them we checked out. Many of them dispelled as rumors, and so forth, " said Rhodes.

    Countless hours and resources were spent on trying to locate Elisa. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children even released a picture of what Roberson could look like as an adult.

    Still, the young girl nor her body have ever been found. The case went cold, but then in the summer of 2016, police were aided by Texas EquuSearch, and the investigation took a new approach.

    Capt. Rhodes said, "we explored some areas mentioned in the initial reports, with the technology, and with dogs, we actually cleared a field with a back hoe, and did a lot of pre extensive searching. I believe we've moved this case forward in a lot of ways."

    Capt. Rhodes wasn't ready to release those findings to us, but he believes he is close to finding out the truth.

    "I do, I have faith, I think we're getting close, I'm at a cold point right now, I am pretty confident we will reach a successful conclusion to it and find out what happened to this girl," said Rhodes.

    We asked Elisa's sister Ruby if she believes there will be closure.

    "I go back and forth. I sometimes do, and I think eventually sometime, somehow, but then I know the reality of it is, there are cases that are never solved, and I just have to have peace with that."

    If you have information on this case, contact the Aransas Pass PD Investigations Division or submit a tip anonymously via Tri-County Crime Stoppers at (800) 245-TIPS/8477 or online at TCCS Online Tip Form. You could earn up to $1000.00 for your tip in this case.

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    Family still hopes for return of Elisa Roberson 30 years after her disappearance

    ARANSAS PASS, Texas — Even after three decades, investigators still don't know what happened to Elisa Roberson. Roberson was 13 years old when she disappeared on Aug. 6, 1989. The case went cold long ago, but Elisa’s family has never given up hope.

    At Kieberger Elementary School, where Elisa was supposed to meet her friend the day she vanished, a memorial sits in Elisa’s honor as a reminder. But for Elisa's family, the memories are there every day. “Not a day goes by that I don't think about my missing child, not a day,” said Elisa’s mother, Marina Tomchak.

    For Tomchak, the memory of the news no mother wants to hear is still has fresh as it was 30 years ago. ”It was horrible really, it was absolutely horrible,” said Tomchak. “That evening was the worst day of my life.”

    Ruby Hall was 11 when her sister disappeared. She calls the experience her family has been through a nightmare. “The nightmare has lasted 30 years; still no closer, no answers, no nothing,” said Hall. Officially, there are currently no suspects in the case. However, investigators haven't given up.

    “We recently brought in some new technology, ground penetrating radar and some things like that,” said Capt. Kyle Rhodes of the Aransas Pass Police Department. “It's allowed us to make some progress into the case.”

    Even though the case has been cold for the seven years he’s worked on it, Rhodes does believe Elisa Roberson’s disappearance will be solved. “I'm not going to sit here and say for sure people are going to be charged with a crime, but I think the potential is there to reach a successful resolution,” said Rhodes.

    There is only one successful resolution for Tomchak, and she still holds out hope. “We want Elisa home,” said Tomchak. “I know it's been 30 years, but a mother would like her child to come home no matter what the situation is.”
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