GUILTY PA - Ellen Robb, 49, beaten to death, Montgomery County, 22 Dec 2006

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    luthersmama Active Member

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    Gracelin New Member

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    I said the same thing to my hubby as we watched the news last night!
    Howdy neighbor!
     
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    luthersmama Active Member

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    The husband said that he saw his wife in the morning before he left for work but aren't all colleges on Christmas break? I wonder if anyone saw him at the college? Also wonder where the 12 yr old daughter was when her mother was murdered or was she conviently at a friend's home? I also wonder why the were estranged. Lots of questions with no answers.

    I hope the wife got a few good scratches in so LE can get some DNA from under her fingernails. Poor thing.
     
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    Gracelin New Member

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    ANGRYWOLF Former Member

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    on...Sometimes I think it has more to do with the police being lazy..and hoping the "significant other" will be the real killer so they won't have to work very hard.
    The child could have been at a sleepover....that happens a lot with close family friends...girl children especially like to have those and their moms tend to encourage it.My daughter has been to a couple of those, although none recently.
    Of course you look at the husband but you don't want to have tunnelvision. You look at burglaries in the area.You look at drug problems in the area.Junkies often will perform burglaries to support their habits.So is anything missing from the home? Has her ATM or bank card been used? Did she carry around alot of cash with her ? Stuff like that.
    You also look to see if any recent work has been done at the home.Any home improvements where some workers might have come there and been inside the home.
    We'll see if the husband has an alibi.I hope he does..I hope he didn't do it .That will make the case much more interesting.:mad:
     
  8. luthersmama

    luthersmama Active Member

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    The police are quite confident that it was not an intruder who killed Ellen:

    http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/...sylvania/counties/chester_county/16324419.htm

    If she was killed in the middle of the day as Rafael seems to be suggesting, somebody would have seen something. The houses in that neighborhood are pretty close together. The street doesn't have much "through" traffic, so an unfamiliar vehicle parked at the house would have been noticed.

    Husbands are very much the focus at the beginning, especially if the couple is separated and the wife has just hired a lawyer. It isn't looking good for Rafael, IMHO. I hope the daughter has some family to rely on.
     
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    opme New Member

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    http://cbs3.com/local/local_story_360165927.html

    "Sources believe Ellen Robb was not killed by a stranger, but rather by someone she knew and perhaps trusted. Sources tell CBS 3 the killer, shattered the glass pane of a back door to make it appear that she had been attacked by an intruder during a break in.

    Sources said the robbery was staged by someone she knew. "

    Also the police have seized forensic evidence from inside the home and the husbands offices at Penn in an attempt to rule him out as a suspect however at this time they are unable to do so.

    Apparently they are attempting to detemrine the motive and one of the aspects is t he information that surfaced that indicates Eileen Robb had initiated divorce proceedings
     
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    luthersmama Active Member

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    Ellen had filed for divorce in 1993 but the case was terminated in 2004. My guess is that she got pregnant and decided to stay with him.
     
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    luthersmama Active Member

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    I heard on the radio that the police are interested in what someone might have noticed between 8:10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

    I'm guessing the daughter left for school at 8:10. Perhaps 10:30 is the latest time she could have died according to the ME. No details that I have been able to find.

    Good thing Rafael got home when he did - the daughter's school had earl dismissal according to the school calendar. She might have found her mom if he was even a few minutes later.
     
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    luthersmama Active Member

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    Ellen's Death notice:


    Robb, Ellen Gregory
    ROBB
    ELLEN GREGORY, age 49, on Dec. 22, 2006,, of Wayne, PA. Wife of Raphael Robb; dear mother of Olivia Robb; dear daughter of Mary J. Gregory; beloved sister of Arthur W. and Gary L. Gregory. Relatives and friends are invited Thurs. eve 7 to 9 P.M. and Fri. 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. THE DONOHUE FUNERAL HOME, 366 W. LANCASTER AVE., WAYNE PA, 610-989-9600 and to Funeral Service Fri. 10 A.M. Radnor United Methodist Church, 930 Conesstoga Rd., Rosemont, PA 19010. Int. private. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory to The Radnor United Methodist Church (above address).

    www.donohuefuneralhome.com
    Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 12/26/2006.
    Notice • Guest Book • Funeral home info • Flowers • Gift Shop
     
  13. Reannan

    Reannan Seek Brotherhood, Cherish Solitude

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    Why, oh why, do these jerks think they can get away with this? Why isn't it just easier to get out of a relationship and get on with life? I will never, ever, understand it. (P.S. yeh....I know...."HE" hasn't been implicated yet, but come on, it's obvious - that is what makes it so stupid.)
     
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    kidzndogznme A closed mouth gathers no foot

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    Whoever wrote this obit, I bet it wasn't dear ol hubby. Notice how all the other family members are decribed as being dear and beloved except him.


     
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    kidzndogznme A closed mouth gathers no foot

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    http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/16349918.htm

    GAZING at his sister's coffin, Gary Gregory could barely contain his grief.

    "She was an angel on earth," he said of Ellen Robb, choking back a sob. "She was too good to keep here."

    As the tear-streaked faces of those packed in the tiny Montgomery County church nodded in emphatic agreement - remembering the stay-at-home mother for her warmth, generosity and dedication to her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia - one spectator sat conspicuously still.

    Rafael Robb, listening stoically from the front row, had also just given a eulogy to the 150 people in the sanctuary of the Radnor United Methodist Church. But his delivery had elicited discreet, disapproving head-shakes and even a few scoffs and unintelligible mutterings.
     
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    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    Yes, poor Olivia...prayers for her and God bless the little angel...just awful for her. Doubly terrible if her dad DID do this. :( :behindbar
     
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    I agree, poor child, sitting in church listening to the rumblings! and wondering if they are true! How do you keep a 12 year old away from the news reports?
     
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    misterallgood Former Member

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    I've been fascinated by this case from the start. I wrote a blog entry:

    http://huffcrimeblog.com/?p=519

    I decided to look at a couple of papers Dr. Rob(b) wrote as part of his work. Interesting, complicated stuff.

    Steve
     

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