On Saturday afternoon sheriff deputies responded to a call from the 500 block of Bay Drive in Stevensville, where a man said he saw a body floating in the water.
Her body, found this weekend in the water off Kent Island, has been transferred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maryland. As investigators wait for the agency to weigh in on the cause of death, State Police spokesman Greg Shipley tells ABC2, “No one in homicide is taking a day off.”
UPDATE: 3/21/13 – Priscilla Hastings, Robin’s daughter told HLN her mother had a job interview at a GNC on March 1 around 8 p.m. and the last known communication from her cell phone was a 13-minute call to Wayne Pope at 10:30 p.m. According to Hastings, Wayne Pope allegedly said he fell asleep after that conversation. When he woke up, he allegedly found Robin sleeping in her car outside the house. He knocked on her window and told her he would leave so she could go inside and get her belongings.
Also, Rachael Pope, Robin’s other daughter, told WMAR that searchers had found a shirt believed to be Robin’s near the spot where Bella’s body was discovered.
Previous story: Robin L. Pope, 51, of Stevensville, Md. went missing from a home on the 100-block of Beach Road home where she once lived with her husband on March 2, 2012. A bizarre twist to the story is her beloved Great Dane was found dead on the beach near the home.
Pope’s estranged husband, Wayne said Robin came to pick up some belongings from the home. He left her there alone on Friday night and when he came back she was gone, but her keys, cell phone and car were still there. He reported her missing to the police, reports WUSA-9 news.
There has been no determination how Pope’s 11-year-old Great Dane, Bella died. At first the police suspected traumatic injuries on the dog, but a veterinarian found none. The dog had large tumors on her body and the veterinarian said the dog did not drown nor did it die from external injuries, reports My Eastern Shore MD news. A current theory is that the dog died from exposure. The police are waiting for a final determination.
A page set up on Facebook is planning a search for Robin on Sunday, March 10.
If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Robin Pope, please contact the Maryland State Police at 410-758-1101.