Robin Abrams: Missing since 1990

Robin Abrams

UPDATE 2/27/17 –   Crews began digging again at 9 a.m. Friday under a portion of concrete slab floor in the home’s basement in the 100 block of South Margaret Street after a K-9 alerted in that area, reports NBC Chicago. The current owner bought the property recently from a man who neighbors say lived there for decades.

Original Story:  Robin Abrams was 28-years-old when she was last seen in her hometown of Beecher, Ill. on Oct. 4, 1990.  She passed her dad while driving on Goodenow Road.

Robin’s red 1989 Dodge Daytona hatchback, was located eleven hours later in Harvey, Illinois. The car was locked and the keys were in the ignition. Her camera was also inside the car, but there was no trace of Abrams at the scene.

A witness said the car was dropped off at 10:00 p.m. by two men in a tow truck. Robin’s  purse was found in a residential area three blocks away from where the car had been. Her checkbook was inside but her wallet and credit cards were gone.

Robin’s was in a relationship with a married police officer, Anthony Marquez, before she vanished.   Marquez had persuaded her to join the sheriff’s department and she was hired as a deputy in 1988.   In November 1989, Robin ended her relationship with Marquez and got an order of protection against him, alleging that he had harassed her and slashed her car’s tires.

In December 1989, she was terminated from the sheriff’s department, two weeks before her probationary period was scheduled to end.

According to Robin’s sister:

“Abrams was fired from her job as a Will County sheriff’s deputy in 1989, about a year after she was hired. She claimed it was because she ended an affair with a married deputy and had sought an order of protection against him after her tires were slashed four times.”

ON Dec. 13, 1989, Robin filed a federal lawsuit against Marquez and seven other members of the sheriff’s department alleging wrongful termination and sexual harassment.

“There was a hearing set for Oct. 22, 1990. Her case was dismissed Jan. 9, 1991, because Abrams was missing,” said her sister.

Marquez filed a criminal complaint against Robin for harassment. The complaint was later dismissed and Marquez was terminated from the police department in December 1990.

Will County grand jury also investigated Abrams’ disappearance in the summer of 1991, and authorities named Abrams’ former lover and his stepbrother as suspects.

Robin has brown hair and hazel eyes, and she was wearing a long-sleeved white knit pullover shirt, black slacks, a black leather jacket, black patent leather shoes and a gold pinky ring.

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