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Demetris Robinson, 42: Vanished After Visiting Her Sister In 2000

Demetris Robinson, 42: Vanished After Visiting Her Sister In 2000

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When the family of Demetris Robinson could not get into contact with her, they immediately began to worry. The 44-year-old mother vanished from Dixmoor, Illinois, on February 3, 2000, and it seems that she disappeared without a trace. Often, in these cases, authorities weigh whether the missing adult has simply decided to walk away from their life. Still, Demetris’s loved ones told a newspaper 21 years ago that this behavior was unlike her.

The Last Night Demetris Was Seen

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Keondra Robinson, Demetris’s niece, told reporters that on the day her aunt went missing, she was with Demetris’s son, Loren Robinson. Keondra, Loren, and Demetris were all in Demetris’s car when they drove to see Sharon Robinson, Demetris’s sister.

They reportedly arrived at Sharon’s home around 5:00 p.m. and dropped off Demetris before the cousins borrowed her car and left. Sharon and Demetris spent some time together before walking down the street to visit a neighbor who had a death in the family. The sisters wanted to offer their condolences, and after visiting there, Sharon claimed she decided to return home. Demetris stayed with the neighbor.

A Fight With The Neighbors

It is unclear how long she was there, but when Demetris returned to Sharon’s residence, she told her sister she got into a “disagreement” with the neighbors. It was between 1:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. when Demetris called her niece Keondra to pick her up from Sharon’s house. Demetris said she was down the street at a pay phone, so Keondra said she told her aunt to return to Sharon’s so she could pick her up from there. However, this is where things took a turn.

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It was only a short while before Keondra arrived, but Sharon said Demetris did not return. They immediately began looking for her, and when they checked in with those grieving neighbors, the family was told that Demetris was last seen getting into a yellow vehicle. It was unknown who was behind the wheel.

“We haven’t seen or heard from her since that night and it’s been almost a month,” Keondra told reporters four weeks after Demetris went missing. “We have called everyone, all her friends, and no one has seen her. No one we know has a yellow car. This is not at all like her—to just up and disappear. She wouldn’t leave her family or her son. She wouldn’t miss work unless something was wrong.”

At the time, the acting Riverdale Police Chief Dave Shilling said investigators had no leads. It is unclear if there have been any persons of interest within the last 21 years. Police did not classify Demetris as a missing person until a month after she went missing.

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Demetris Robinson: What To Know

At the time of her disappearance, Demetris Robinson stood 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 150 to 170 pounds. She had brown hair (long, pulled into a ponytail) and brown eyes. She has scars on her legs from cuts. Demetris was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt with a beer company logo in front, a green military jacket over a lighter-weight copper-colored jacket, and red-white-and-blue Fila gym shoes. Demetris would be 63 years old at the time of this publication.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Riverdale Police Department at (708) 841-2203 or their local authorities. The agency case number is R08-04595.

Please share this story about Demetris Robinson to help bring resolution to this case. She is our sister, and her life matters.

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