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MT ROBYN PETTINATO: Missing from Whitefish, MT - 5 July 1975 - Age 14

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  1. Akoya

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    http://www.nampn.org/cases/pettinato_robyn.html


    North American Missing Persons Network
    Robyn Ann Pettinato

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    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    • Missing Since: July 05, 1975 from Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Date Of Birth: November 12, 1960
    • Age: 14
    • Height: 5'0"
    • Weight: 100 lbs.
    • Hair Color: Light Brown
    • Eye Color: Blue
    • Race: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Cut-off jean shorts,
      tan patterned halter top.
    • Case Number: MP070575

    Details of Disappearance
    Robyn was last walking towards the Whitefish softball field on July 5, 1975. FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Whitefish Police Department
    406-863-2420


     
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    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/4646/0

    NamUs MP # 4646
    Robyn Pettinato
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    Flathead County, Montana
    14 year old white female

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 4646

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Robyn
    Middle name Ann
    Last name Pettinato
    NCMEC number 1047563
    Date last seen July 05, 1975 21:55
    Date entered 01/09/2010
    Age last seen 14 to 14 years old
    Age now 55 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 60.0
    Weight (pounds) 100.0

    Circumstances
    City Whitefish
    State Montana
    Zip code
    County Flathead
    Circumstances
    Robyn was last seen in Whitefish, Montana on July 5, 1975.

    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    Shoulder length

    Left eye color Blue
    Right eye color Blue

    Clothing
    Cut-off jean shorts, tan patterned halter top


    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title Detective
    First name Shane
    Last name Erickson
    Phone 406-863-2420
    Case number MP070575
    Date reported

    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Whitefish Police Department
    Address 1 275 Flathead Avenue
    City Whitefish
    State Montana
    Zip code 59937

    Title Detective
    First name Paul
    Last name Sullivan
    Phone 406-758-5610
    Case number
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction County
    Agency Flathead County Sheriff's Office
    Address 1 800 South Main Street
    City Kalispell
    State Montana
    Zip code 59901
     
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    Another teen girl, Nancy Kirkpatrick, disappeared from a town about ten miles from Whitefish, less than a year after Robyn went missing,

    Robyn was last seen walking on West 2nd St. toward a softball field, enroute to a house just two houses away from her own.

    She left her purse behind and wasn't wearing any shoes.

    http://charleyproject.org/case/robyn-ann-pettinato

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    http://missing87975.yuku.com/topic/3971/Robyn-Ann-Pettinato

    Robyn Ann Pettinato

    Case File 2554DFMT

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    Robyn Ann Pettinato
    Missing since July 5, 1975 from Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics

    • Date Of Birth: November 12, 1960
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0"; 100 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. brown hair; blue eyes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Robyn was last seen in Whitefish, Montana on July 5, 1975.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Whitefish Police Department
    406-863-2420


    Source Information:
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2554dfmt.html
     
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    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://missing87975.yuku.com/topic/3971/Robyn-Ann-Pettinato

    Robyn Ann Pettinato

    Case File 2554DFMT

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    Robyn Ann Pettinato
    Missing since July 5, 1975 from Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics

    • Date Of Birth: November 12, 1960
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0"; 100 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. brown hair; blue eyes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Robyn was last seen in Whitefish, Montana on July 5, 1975.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Whitefish Police Department
    406-863-2420


    Source Information:
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2554dfmt.html
     
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2554dfmt.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2554DFMT

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    Robyn Ann Pettinato
    Missing since July 5, 1975 from Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

      • Date Of Birth: November 12, 1960
      • Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
      • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0"; 100 lbs.
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. brown hair; blue eyes.
      • Clothing: Cut-off jean shorts, tan pattered halter top
      • DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Robyn was last seen in Whitefish, Montana on July 5, 1975.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Whitefish Police Department
    406-863-2420
    OR
    Flathead County Sheriff's Office
    Detective Sergeant Pat Walsh
    406-758-5600


    Agency Case Number: MP070575

    NCMEC Number: NCMC1047563
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Montana Department of Justice
    NamUs MP #4646
     
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    http://www.childbeaconquest.com/state/montana/page/2/

    Missing Children Alerts for Montana

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    Endangered Missing: ROBYN PETTINATO (MT)
    ROBYN PETTINATO, Age Now: 54, Missing: 07/05/1975. Missing From WHITEFISH, MT. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Flathead County Sheriff’s Office (Montana) 1-406-758-5610.
     
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    Robyn Pettinato Missing Since Jul 5, 1975 Missing From Whitefish, MT DOB Nov 12, 1960

    Missing Robyn, 1975 Missing, Help Find The Missing, Whitefish Montana, Whitefish Mt, Missing People R, People Needing, Missing Persons, 5 1975

    ***MISSING*** Robyn Ann Pettinato, age 14 at time of disappearance, missing since July 5,1975 from Whitefish, Montana

    Robyn Ann Pettinato left her home in Whitefish, Montana in July of 1975 and vanished. She was 14.
    ENDANGERED MISSING FEMALE "ROBYN PETTINATO" WHITEFISH,MONTANA Since 1975
    Missing From: WHITEFISH, MT. Missing Date: 07/05/1975. Robyn was last walking towards the Whitefish softball field on July 5, 1975. FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED.

    Profiles the disappearance of Robyn Ann Pettinato, missing since July 5, 1975 from Whitefish, Montana.
     
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    http://www.missingin.org/reg2719/robyn_ann_pettinato.htm

    Robyn Ann Pettinato Went Missing In Whitefish Montana in July 1975


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    Missing
    Last seen alive: July 05, 1975 at 21:55

    Circumstances: Robyn was last seen in Whitefish, Montana on July 5, 1975.
    First Name: Robyn Ann
    Middle Name: Ann
    Last Name: Pettinato
    Details
    Age When Last Known Alive: 14
    Race: White
    Sex: Female
    Height: 60.0
    Weight: 100.0
    Location
    City: Whitefish
    State: Montana
    County: Flathead
    Appearance
    Hair: Brown
    Head Hair: Shoulder length
    Eye: Blue
    Clothing and Accessories
    Clothing: Cut-off jean shorts, tan patterned halter top
     
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    https://www.facebook.com/MontanaLostNMissing/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1632676190304134

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    Robyn Ann Pettinato - July 5, 1975 - Whitefish, Montana
    Updated about a year ago
    #Missing Robyn Ann Pettinato - 7/5/1975 - Whitefish, MT

    Case Report - NamUs MP #4646
    Case # MP070575

    Case Information
    Status: Missing
    First Name: Robyn
    Last Name: Pettinato
    Date Last Seen: July 5, 1975
    Date Entered: January 9, 2010
    Age Last Seen: 14
    Age Now: 54
    Race: White
    Sex: Female
    Height (inches): 60.0
    Weight (pounds): 100
    City: Whitefish
    State: Montana
    County: Flathead

    Circumstances: Robyn was last seen in Whitefish, Montana on July 5, 1975.

    Physical
    Hair Color: Brown Shoulder Length
    Left Eye Color: Blue
    Right Eye Color: Blue

    Clothing: Cut-off jean shorts, and tan patterned halter top.

    Dental Status: Dental Information / Charting is Available and Entered

    DNA Status: Sample Submitted - Tests Complete

    Fingerprint Information Status: Currently Not Available

    Investigating Agency
    Title: Det
    First Name: Shane
    Last Name: Erickson
    Phone: 406-863-2420
    Case Number: MP070575
    Jurisdiction: Local
    Agency: Whitefish PD
    Address: 275 Flathead Avenue
    City: Whitefish
    State: Montana
    Zip Code: 59937

    Title: Det
    First Name: Paul
    Last Name: Sullican
    Phone: 406-758-5610
    Jurisdiction: County
    Agency: Flathead County S/O
    Address: 800 South Main Street
    City: Kalispell
    State: Montana
    Zip Code: 59901

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4646/56/

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2554dfmt.html

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    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/21876512/

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    September 5, 1975
    The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana · Page 2
    Publication:
    The Daily Inter Lake i
    Location:
    Kalispell, Montana
    Issue Date:
    Friday, September 5, 1975
    Page:
    Page 2

    Search continues WH1TEFISH - Whitefish police, in cooperation with the Flathead County sheriff's office, are-continuing their investigation into the disappearance of Robyn A. Pettinato, 14, on July 5. . · ' . · '· . Last seen in the morning, the 5-foot 100-pound girl has yet to. be located. Law. officers have been checking various leads, but Whitefish Police Chief Jim Loser said, "there's- nothing we can do. to pin it down." . . " . · . · ' Miss Pettinato has light brown shoulder length hair and blue eyes.' Police are assuming she is a runaway until future information might prove otherwise. .
     
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    On the day after Independence Day in 1975, 14-year-old Robin Pettinato was walking barefoot to a friend’s house in Whitefish.

    Then she simply vanished.

    Forty years later, Robin’s family and the detectives who investigated her case remain just as puzzled now as they were then about her disappearance.

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    Robin was walking along West Second Street to a home just two houses to the north of the Pettinato family home.

    Her diary, turned over to law enforcement officers by her older sister, Rhonda Dudis of Kalispell, gave detectives insight into her personal life and a few leads to follow, but they were all dead ends.

    “She had kept notes [in her diary] until the day she disappeared. We somewhat followed her trail” from the details in the journal, recalled Whitefish detective Dan Voelker, who dogged the Pettinato case for years and is now retired.

    “We polygraphed the boyfriend and he passed,” Voelker. “We interviewed the parents ... they were dealing with it the best they could. They had no idea what had happened.”

    Detectives tracked down a young man Robin mentioned in her diary who had left Whitefish for another state around the time of her disappearance, but that was a dead end.

    Voelker said he pursued a lead years later when a local teacher took a trip to Alaska and swore she talked to Robin in a bar in Alaska.

    “I interviewed the teacher extensively and we got in contact with an Alaska trooper,” Voelker recalled. “He did everything and could find nothing.”

    Voelker also checked Social Security and Internal Revenue Service records through the years to see if Robin’s name came up.

    Nothing ever surfaced.

    There was early speculation that Robin may have run away from home, but Voelker and Robin’s family members agreed that theory didn’t make much sense since she had left her purse behind and didn’t even have shoes on.

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    Through the years Rhonda, one of five Pettinato siblings, became the “go-to” family member who worked with detectives. She was the one who provided a lock of Robin’s hair that continues to be a DNA sample on file. She also was involved when a psychic was hired in the early 1980s to help with the case.

    “My parents were both devastated,” she said. “I was going to do anything I could to help alleviate that pain. Mom couldn’t handle any of it; Dad was just shut off from it.”

    Robin’s parents, Romolo and Esther Pettinato, settled in Essex after World War II and he worked on the railroad. They moved to Whitefish in 1960 and he continued his career with the railroad until retiring in 1988. Both Romolo and Esther are no longer living.

    The small-town gossip mill churned out ugly rumors. A few speculated Robin’s father was involved in her disappearance, but Rhonda said that was a hurtful and false accusation.

    “My dad would never, ever hurt one of his children. That’s not a possibility,” Rhonda said. “Robin was not a throw-away child. She had a family who loved her.”

    Rhonda also pointed out her father had just gotten back from his shift as a brakeman for the railroad when he came home to learn his daughter had gone missing.

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    Pat Walsh, a sergeant with the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office — also now retired — took on the case in later years. His specialty was pursuing cold cases

    “Everything was in a shoe box at the Whitefish Police Department,” Walsh recalled. “I copied and put everything into a notebook.”

    Walsh continues to believe the disappearance of Robin Pettinato is connected to the disappearance of Nancy Kirkpatrick from Columbia Falls in April 1976.

    “There are commonalities in there,” he said.


    http://www.dailyinterlake.com/membe...cle_023fc068-22b9-11e5-b147-7f1028c06f43.html
     
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    Nancy Lynn Kirkpatrick

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    Nancy was last seen in Columbia Falls, Montana on April 21, 1976. She babysat for a neighborhood family that day and was last seen walking home afterwards. She never arrived at her residence and has never been heard from again. Her loved ones stated she was a normal teenager and a good student in 1976, and embraced the hippie counterculture.

    Another teen girl, Robyn Pettinato, disappeared from a town about ten miles from Columbia Falls, less than a year before Nancy went missing, and was never found. It's theorized that there's some connection between the two cases, but this hasn't been proven. Few details are available in either case; both of them remain unsolved.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/k/kirkpatrick_nancy.html
     
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