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  1. #1
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    Oct 2014

    OK - Jimmy Don Robinson, 21, Elmore City, 1 October 1976

    A new lead has given renewed hope to the family of Jimmy Robinson. The new information has not yet been specified by authorities.


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    Above Images: Robinson, circa 1976

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    • Missing Since: October 1, 1976 from Elmore City, Oklahoma
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Age: 21 years old
    • Height: 5'6
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair. Robinson had a mustache at the time of his 1976 disappearance. He has a slender, muscular build.

    Details of Disappearance
    Robinson was last midnight on October 1, 1976, when he stopped by his parents' Elmore City, Oklahoma home. He was living in a rented room in Moore, Oklahoma at the time and working at a car dealership in Del City, Oklahoma. Robinson was driving a green 1974 Toyota Celica, which was on loan from his job. He had an unidentified male passenger who waited in the car. Robinson said he was going to drop him off and return in half an hour. He asked his mother to transfer his laundry from the washing machine to the drier so he would have it ready to wear to work. He left at 12:30 a.m. Robinson never returned and has never been heard from again. The Toyota was later found abandoned a few weeks later on Shields Boulevard in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    Robinson is the oldest of six children. He dropped out of school in his junior year to marry his girlfriend after she became pregnant. They divorced a couple of years later. He joined the Army in 1974, but only stayed for about a year. At the time of his disappearance, he had just started his new job in Del City and was excited because he was about to get his first paycheck.

    Few details are available in Robinson's case.

    Cold case family still has hope

    Just days ago new leads in the cold case of an Elmore City man missing for nearly four decades now gives surviving family members a glimmer of hope in finding out what happened to him all those years ago.

    The leads not yet released to the public are about Jimmy Don Robinson, who was 21 years old when he went missing back in 1976.

    It’s those leads that now give his three sisters yet another moment of hope to get some closure after an emotional search for answers stretching out over the past 39 years.

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  2. #2
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    Apr 2013

    The file is getting a few inches thick these days in the cold case of an Elmore City man who went missing four decades ago.

    The case appears to have heated up a bit in recent months as Garvin County officials continue to look closer at the disappearance of Jimmy Don Robinson, who was 21 years old when he went missing in 1976.

    From a tip that led to the search for a vehicle in a rural pond to even more current actions, Undersheriff Jim Mullett says there’s a lot going on in the case out of the public’s eye.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2015
    New leads in Garvin County’s oldest cold case are giving a missing man’s sisters new hope.

    “The not knowing is just haunting,” Phyllis Hines cried.

    This year will mark 40 years since Jimmy Don Robinson’s family last saw him.

    “1976, October 1st. It changed our lives forever,” Hines, Robinson’s youngest sister, said.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2014
    Car find no help in cold case


    For Garvin County officials the next development hasn’t resulted in any new leads in the cold case of an Elmore man who disappeared four decades ago.

    An investigation into the 1976 disappearance of Jimmy Don Robinson has led to the recovery of a car in a farm pond in the Beaty community southwest of Pauls Valley.

    “This vehicle is not associated with the disappearance of Jimmy Don Robinson but still investigators will work to determine the owner of the vehicle and why it was totally submerged in the farm pond,” Sheriff Larry Rhodes said.
    “This is the second body of water that has been searched relating to the Robinson case,” Rhodes says.

    “A pond in the Table Tops was checked using side scan sonar equipment in December of last year. That search had negative results. All actionable leads will be investigated.”

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