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

Discussion in 'Missing 1900 to 1979' started by Akoya, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    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.


    They have Robyn's DNA. It will be an easy comparison for Jane Doe's DNA.
     
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  2. Akoya

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    Robyn Pettinato was ruled out for Monmouth County Jane Doe.

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    Exclusions
    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA

    Carol Donn 1963 Florida
    Margaret Fox 1960 New Jersey
    Brenda Green 1972 Alabama
    Lorraine Herbster 1962 New Jersey
    Sandra Hopler 1955 Pennsylvania
    Charlotte Loomis 1958 New Jersey
    Tammie McCormick 1972 New York
    Judith O'Donnell 1961 New York
    Robyn Pettinatto 1960 New Jersey
    Patricia Schmidt 1964 Virginia
    Patricia Seelbaugh 1956 Pennsylvania
    Sheryl Tillinghast 1956 New York
    Karen Zendrosky 1963 New Jersey


    https://identifyus.org/cases/1458
     
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  3. Sunburst

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    Ann Ellinwood of Corvallis , OR, age 12, also disappeared from the vicinity of a ball field in 1978. Four days later, a second girl, Stephanie Newsom, age 11, disappeared from West Salem, OR. The girls resembled each other physically, and Ann's link below has a descripton of the male suspect with reddish -brown or sandy blond-hair. Stephanie's body was recovered, Ann has never been seen again.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/e/ellinwood_ann.html
     
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  4. Akoya

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    Earl Chambers was the prime suspect in Ann's disappearance, but he killed himself before he could go to trial or give up any details. She does look like Robyn. There were some girls who disappeared near Robyn Pettitano in Montana, too. These girls could have been trafficking victims or victims of a serial killer. I don't think any of them were runaways. I really thought Robyn was a match for Monmouth County Jane Doe.
     
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    Laurie Partridge was 17-years-old when she vanished in South Spokane. She was last seen on her way home from school near the intersection of 37th and Havana Street. December 4, 1974.

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    Robyn Ann Pettitnato was last walking towards the Whitefish softball field. July 5, 1975.

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    Nancy Lynn Kirkpatrick was 16 when she vanished without a trace on April 21, 1976, in Columbia Falls. She was walking home from a babysitting job in the neighborhood, but never arrived at her house.
     
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  11. Sunburst

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    I am wondering if some of the missing girls ended up in Canada, taken against their will. Crossing the border back then would have been very easy. Canada only now is starting to institute their own database similar to NAMUS.
     
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  13. Akoya

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    Is there a connection? These women disappeared during the day near their homes.

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    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...lls-mt-21-april-1976-age-16.6058/#post-225907

    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...ng-from-whitefish-mt-5-july-1975-age-14.4751/

    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...missing-from-spokane-wa-4-dec-1974-age-17.46/

    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...sing-from-moscow-id-29-june-1979-age-28.6064/

    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...ing-from-asotin-wa-28-april-1979-age-12.6066/



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    Laurie Partridge was 17-years-old when she vanished in South Spokane. She was last seen on her way home from school near the intersection of 37th and Havana Street. December 4, 1974.

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    Robyn Ann Pettitnato was last walking towards the Whitefish softball field. July 5, 1975.

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    Nancy Lynn Kirkpatrick was 16 when she vanished without a trace on April 21, 1976, in Columbia Falls. She was walking home from a babysitting job in the neighborhood, but never arrived at her house.

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    Gayla Schaper was last seen when her husband dropped her off at a pasture near the family's dairy farm on Lenville Road southeast of Moscow, Idaho on June 29, 1979.

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    Christina White was 12 when she was last seen in Asotin, Washington on April 28, 1979.
     
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  14. Sunburst

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    Also Marcia Joyce, age 28, who disappeared in 1978 while apparently hanging laundry out to dry on the clothesline in the backyard in Bellingham, WA. Her two young children were in the house. Her husband had gone into town to the bank. While at the bank, he discovered that the account had been drained of money a few days earlier. Marcia has never been seen again. Authorities do not know who drained the account, but suspect it may have been Marcia. Authorities are trying to locate former employees of the now-closed (defunct?) bank who may have been working at the bank in August 1978, in hopes a former employee may remember the transaction.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/j/joyce_marcia.html All images are of Marcia Joyce, circa 1978.

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    Is it just my eyes, or are there facial resemblances between all of these missing women/ girls that Akoya posted and Marcia Joyce.- they all seem to have the same face shape and the same nose shape.
     
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  15. Akoya

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    I created this map to get a visual look at the locations where the victims disappeared. I am guessing that these disappearances may be connected because of similarities. There may be more victims who need to be added to the map. I have a feeling this map may only represent some of the victims.

    - The victims disappeared during normal daylight hours.
    - The women disappeared from a street near their homes.
    - The victims were walking or riding a bicycle, alone.
    - There are no crime scenes.
    - The women disappeared between 1974 and 1979.
    - Remains of the victims have never been found.
    - The women disappeared within a 225 mile radius of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, along the I-90 corridor.
     
  16. Akoya

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    Laurie Partridge was 17 when she vanished in South Spokane, Washington. She was last seen on her way home from school near the intersection of 37th and Havana Street. December 4, 1974.

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    Robyn Ann Pettitnato was last seen walking towards the Whitefish, Montana softball field. July 5, 1975. She was 14.

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    Nancy Lynn Kirkpatrick was 16 when she vanished without a trace on April 21, 1976, in Columbia Falls, Montana. She was walking home from a babysitting job in the neighborhood, but never arrived at her house.

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    Gayla Schaper was l28 when her husband dropped her off at a pasture near the family's dairy farm on Lenville Road southeast of Moscow, Idaho on June 29, 1979.

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    Christina White was 12 when she was last seen in Asotin, Washington on April 28, 1979.


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    Kristen David was 22 when she last seen on Friday, June 26, 1981, riding her bicycle from Moscow to her summer job at the Twin City Food Plant in nearby Lewiston, Idaho. On July 4, 1981, Kristen's remains were found in the river.
     
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  17. Akoya

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    http://altereddimensions.net/2014/l...n-asotin-washington-idaho-killer-remains-free

    The disappearance and murder of Kristen David

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    22-year-old Kristen David, a beautiful young woman with almond-shaped eyes, full lips, and blondish brown shoulder length hair, was a student at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. An avid bike rider, she was last seen on Friday June 26, 1981, riding her bicycle from Moscow to her summer job at the Twin City Food Plant (a pea-processing factory) in nearby Lewiston. It was not an unusual trek for Kristen, she had made this ride many times before, and one witness recalled seeing her going down a hill that lead into Lewiston the day she disappeared~. Later, another witness came forward claiming he may have seen her talking to someone in a brown van that had stopped along Highway 95 to “assist a young woman on the side of the road”.

    Several days later, on Saturday July 4, 1981, two fisherman near the Red Wolf Crossing Bridge in Lewiston were moving down the river in their boat when they noticed a black, plastic garbage bag bobbing in the water near the north shore. Curious, they opened the bag and inside found the remains of a woman’s torso and leg. Not having a radio on board the boat, they asked another boat in the area to radio it in for them and waited for the police to arrive.

    Police arrived on the scene and after searching the area “just downriver from the bridge”, found more bags containing human body parts, all within 300 yards from where the fishermen found the first bag. Police noted that the Red Wolf Crossing Bridge was a long, isolated bridge with a clear, flat view of the roads leading to and from the structure and surmised the killer dumped the bags from atop the bridge, likely in the middle of the night or early morning hours.

    Evidence was sent to the state crime lab who returned the results of their analysis of the body (and other accompanying articles) in short order. The discarded body belonged to 22-year old Kristen David. A taste of fear spread through the community and a rumor began to proliferate – was one of the fisherman who discovered Kristen’s body the same man who last saw little Christina before her disappearance two years earlier
     
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  18. Akoya

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    - The victims disappeared during normal daylight hours.
    - The women disappeared from a street near their homes.
    - The victims were walking or riding a bicycle, alone, but in public view.
    - There were no crime scenes. Even the two bicycles disappeared.
    - The women disappeared between 1974 and 1979, except Kristen David who disappeared in 1981.
    - The remains of the victims have never been found, except Kristen's remains. She was dismembered and thrown into the Snake River, in multiple garbage bags.
    - The women disappeared in clusters, within a 225 mile radius of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, along the I-90 corridor.
    - I do think there are probably more women who were found deceased or who are unrecovered UIDs.
    - I haven't found any possible Oregon victims, even though the van reportedly had Oregon plates. Did this brown haired man travel during the day for his business? Did he have a sales region? Did he hunt out of State?



    I am not big on the idea of a coincidence, so I think there may be some kind of a pattern, here. The six women I have identified all disappeared on a Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday.

    Wednesday
    12/4/74 - Spokane, Washington
    4/21/76 - Columbia Falls, Montana

    Friday
    6/29/79 - Moscow, Idaho
    6/26/81 - Lewiston, Idaho

    Saturday
    7/5/75 - Whitefish, Montana
    4/28/79 - Asotin, Washington
     
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  19. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    A 1973 UPS brown van would not have attracted any unusual attention during daylight hours.
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    1970: United Parcel Service.
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    1972 Ford Econoline
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