MP of the week: Jerome Robinson

This week’s featured missing person is Jerome David Robinson, a 21-year-old black man who disappeared from Tunis, Texas three days after Christmas in 2001. He’d won a lot of money gambling at a bar, the Team Club, and had some of his winnings already, and that night he went there to collect the rest.

It looks like he never emerged from the bar alive, but his body has never been found and no charges have been filed against anyone in his case.

6 thoughts on “MP of the week: Jerome Robinson

    • Meaghan August 14, 2020 / 6:30 pm

      Yeah I know. Unfortunately I don’t think I can do much about it, unless I want to spend money to take him to court over it.

      • Emma August 15, 2020 / 8:09 am

        If he’s based in the U.S., you could send him a take-down request under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Jonathan Bailey at https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/ has a bunch of suggestions. I’ve also heard that he does a little bit of consulting work and may be able to write and send it himself for a fee.

  1. J. Leon August 15, 2020 / 5:45 pm

    Gee, I don’t know who’s worse-plaigiarists or people who go out and about now without masks. Same selfishness and self-centeredness, same “What-me in the wrong?” indignation when you call them out on it, same…well, maybe I’d better stop. Wouldn’t want to start another long off-topic debate, would we?

    Anyway, I hope everyone’s been keeping up better than I have recently. I just now found out that Connecticut investigators struck out completely trying to match either of the two unidentified bodies they exhumed to any of the five people still missing from the 1944 Hartford circus tent fire.

    It’s kind of confusing. Apparently they were able to extract enough DNA to rule out either being Grace Fifield (https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-hartford-circus-fire-victims-20200208-riefbo6auradvounczqnmbhyje-story.html#nt=interstitial-manual) but couldn’t pull enough to try matching with anyone else (https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-connecticut-circus-fire-no-identity-20200707-dsmdwnrzjvcrzeiixzjd3t3ooi-story.html).

    Sad, very sad. That said, I’ve got to agree with the niece of the little boy (Raymond Erickson) who survived the fire and then went missing. They should exhume the remaining three unidentified victims and at least try to do what they can. At this late date, what do they stand to lose?

  2. Patrick Kerrigan August 16, 2020 / 6:08 pm

    According to Forensic maagazine Online, Snokomish County authorities have identified the Lake Stickney John Doe as Rodney Peter Johnson, a Male white (25). He supposedly was last seen in 1987. His body was originally found in the lake by a fisherman, in 1994. It was interesting that he was finally reported missing in 1996.

    His remains were finally identifieed through a company that wasa capable of specialized DNA testing, and updating the material. The cause of death was originally classified as a homicide.

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