The Doe Network:
Case File 518DFNY


Robin Frances Murphy
Missing since April 9, 1995 from Carmel, Putnam County, New York.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 11, 1978
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9" (175 cm); 140 lbs (64 kg)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blue eyes; long black hair (dyed) and pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Her clothing is described as Ripped black jeans, black stockings, plaid flannel shirt, black boots, small black purse.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Murphy left her residence en route to a local restaurant to meet her boyfriend and was last seen on foot at ShopRite Plaza on Route 52. She never reached the restaurant.
Murphy's vehicle was located near the Burger King restaurant in the mall's parking lot shortly afterward. Her keys, wallet and checkbook were discovered in a marshy area behind the center several days later. Foul play is suspected.
Two local bodies of water were searched for the body of Murphy to no avail. On November 15, 1997, divers search a pond off Nichols Road in Kent. In 1999 and in 2002, police divers search flooded Tilly Foster mine in Southeast.
The last person known to have seen Robin alive is a convicted criminal who twice had rape charges dismissed in Putnam County. The suspect, currently serving 30 years in prison in Connecticut for sexual assault and other offenses, worked at a laundry in the plaza where Robin went. He admitted seeing her that night but denied any role in her disappearance. He has never been charged in relation to the Murphy case.

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

Carmel Town Police

Agency Case Number: KCAR00250

NCMEC #: NCMC936690

NCIC Number: M823035336
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Journal News (White Plains, NY) 4/9/05
New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
NamUs MP #6439

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