The Victims Nov 6, 2006 6:46:23 GMT -5
Post by mr dio on Nov 6, 2006 6:46:23 GMT -5
Beverly Bonner, 49, of Cameron, Missouri. Bonner allegedly met Robinson when as a librarian for the Missouri Department of Corrections at the department's Cameron facility where Robinson was serving a fraud conviction. Bonner dropped out of sight in 1996 after going into business with Robinson. At the time of her dissapearence she was listed as the president of Hydro-Gro Inc., a company operated in Kansas and Missouri by James Turner, an alias used by Robinson in Internet chat rooms. Bonner was identified through the use of dental records. Her body was found in a barrel in a Raymore, Missouri, storage facility rented by Robinson.
Izabela Lewicka, 21, a Polish immigrant who moved to the United States a few years ago. She graduated from high school in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1996. She then attended Purdue University for two semesters as a fine arts student. Lewicka then moved to Kansas City and went to Johnson County Community College in the fall of 1998 under the name Izabela Lewicka-Robinson. Police believe Lewicka was romantically linked with Robinson and, according to newspaper reports, was planning to marry him. She was not heard since the fall of 1999. Like the other bodies found, Lewicka died from a blow to the head. She was found buried in a barrel in a 16.5 acre La Cygne property owned by Robinson.
Suzette Trouten, 28, moved to suburban Kansas City in March 2000 from Monroe, Michigan. Her family said she was lured through an Internet chat room on the promise of $62,000 to care for "an elderly father." Records from the Missouri secretary of state show she was listed as the registered agent in the articles of incorporation for Hydro-Gro Inc. She was found in a barrel buried in the La Cygne property.
Sheila Dale Faith, who would be 51 now, left California in 1994 to move to Colorado, just one year after John Faith, Sheila's husband and Debbie's father, died. According to family members, the two women then moved to the Kansas City area after living in Colorado for only a few months. Family members lost contact with them after they met a man called John. Police, tipped by the owner of a commercial mail center in Olathe, Kansas, determined that Robinson had been picking up their monthly government checks until his arrest. On June 28 authorities confirmed that Sheila was one of the bodies found in the Raymore strorage facility. The third body at the site is believed to be Sheila's wheelchair-bound daughter, Debbie Lynn Faith, who would be 21, but authorites have yet been able to confirm it.
Catherine Clampitt, 27, missing since June of 1987. A one-time drug user seeking rehabilitation, Catherine moved from Wichita Falls, Texas, to Overland Park. She lost contact with her family once she found work at Equi-II, a management consulting firm created by Robinson.
Paula Godfrey, 19, missing since September of 1984. Paula disappearance and relationship to Robinson is least understood by investigators. Robinson's probation officer, Steve Haymes, who had become suspicious of his involvement with Godfrey, noted in a report: "Robinson had allegedly hired her to be a sales representative. Overland Park Police Department later received a letter from this girl stating that she was thankful for John Robinson's help and that she was o.k."
Lisa Stasi, 19, and her five-month-old daughter Tiffany, missing since 1985. Lisa was in a shelter for battered women when she met Robinson in 1985. Robinson allegedly recruited her for his fraudulent "Outreach" program for young single mothers, pledging to train her in Texas as a silkscreen printer, land her an $800-a-month stipend, set her up with baby-sitting and give her an apartment. On January 8, 1985, she and her baby were at an Overland Park Rodeway Inn, where a "John Osborne" had checked her in. Her room was paid for with a credit card issued to Equi-II, a consulting company set up by Robinson. She checked out two days later, and her family has not heard from her since.
Authorities have now located her daughter, Tiffany, alive and living with Robinson's older brother in Hammond, Indiana. Robinson arranged the fake adoption of Tiffany soon after she and her mother dissappeared. Unaware that the adoption was not legal or that the girl's mother was presumably killed by Robinson, his brother raised the little girl in a seemingly normal fashion. According to authorities the brother never suspected any foulplay and had been given fake legal documents concerning the adoption. According to authorities Tiffany is now a teenager in her last year in high school. She has now been made aware of the true identity