The Doe Network:
Case File 540DFNV


Nancy Lorraine Robinson
Missing since March 6, 1982 from Washoe Valley, Nevada.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: June 9, 1957
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"; 135 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.

  • Circumstances of Disappearance
    Robinson disappeared from Winters Creek Equestrial Ranch in Washoe Valley, Nevada in 1982 along with her husband, James Ezra Robinson.

    The ranch was located on southbound US Highway 395 in Washoe Valley. The couple had been employed at the ranch for several months prior to their disappearances. Their disappearances were discovered during the morning of March 8. A construction worker who had been employed on the ranch arrived to find a broken window and blood on the front steps of the ranch's living quarters. Large pools of blood were discovered inside the Robinson's' residence, along with signs of a struggle.

    The Robinson's' truck was discovered abandoned with a flat tire on Highway 50, later in the day. Blood was found inside the vehicle as well. Tests conducted in 1982 were unable to determine the blood type.

    The main house at the ranch burned down three months before the couple vanished. They disappeared right before they were scheduled to take polygraph tests to determine if they were involved. Arson is the suspected cause of the blaze. No one has been charged with the fire or the couple's disappearances.

    There has not been any activity on Social Security numbers for either employment or tax filing on either of them.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washoe County Sheriff's Office
    Detective Rick Garretson

    NCIC Number: M098556999
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Washoe County Sheriff's Office

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