Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: March 6, 1982
Location Last Seen: Washoe Valley, Nevada

James and Nancy disappeared from Winters Creek Equestrial Ranch in Washoe Valley, Nevada in 1982. The ranch was located on southbound US Highway 395 in Washoe Valley. The couple had been employed at the ranch for several months prior to their disappearances. Their disappearances were discovered during the morning of March 8. A construction worker who had been employed on the ranch arrived to find a broken window and blood on the front steps of the ranch's living quarters. Large pools of blood were discovered inside the Robinson's' residence, along with signs of a struggle. The Robinson's' truck was discovered abandoned with a flat tire on Highway 50, later in the day. Blood was found inside the vehicle as well. Tests conducted in 1982 were unable to determine the blood type.

The Robinson's truck was found abandoned with a flat tire on Highway 50, en route to Lake Tahoe, on March 8. Blood was found in the vehicle, along with some valuables that had been missing from their home.

The main house at the ranch burned down three months before the couple vanished. They disappeared right before they were scheduled to take polygraph tests to determine if they were involved. Arson is the suspected cause of the blaze. No one has been charged with the fire or the couple's disappearances. There has not been any activity on Social Security numbers for either employment or tax filing on either of them.

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