Robin Renea Abrams
Missing since October 4, 1990 from Beecher, Will County, Illinois.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Abrams was last seen when she and her father waved at each other as their cars passed on a rural Will County road in Beecher, Illinois on October 4, 1990.
It was the last time Robin Abrams, a former Will County deputy sheriff, was seen.
Her vehicle, a bright red 1989 Dodge Daytona Hatchback was recovered 11 hours later by police in south suburban Harvey, Illinois. Her keys were still in the ignition inside the locked car.
A nearby resident saw the vehicle dropped off around 22.00 by two men in what was described as a tow truck.
Around 3.00, police were called to the scene by another resident who reported that someone was trying to break into the car. In addition to the keys, police found Abrams camera inside the car.
Police alerted the family by telephone shortly after 3.00.
Three days later her purse was located three blocks away from the car's location. Abram's wallet and credit cards were gone, but her checkbook was still in the purse.
Authorities suspect she met with foul play — and her family believes her disappearance was somehow tied to her job with the Will County Sheriff's Department.
She got hired there in January 1988, and, according to a civil rights lawsuit she filed in late 1989, she had a five-month affair with a married officer involved with the sheriff's auxiliary unit.
The officer harassed her for a year and orchestrated her firing, the lawsuit claimed. And then she vanished.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Illinois State Police
Agency Case Number: 90-F6393
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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