Wednesday, March 2, 2016

INFORMATION SOUGHT IN SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION

INFORMATION SOUGHT IN SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION 



The suspicious death of a Queen Anne’s County woman three years ago remains under investigation as State Police continue to work to identify a cause of death and determine if that cause of death was the result of a criminal act.

Robin L. Pope, 51, of Stevensville, Md. had been residing with her husband, Wayne A. Pope Jr., in the 100-block of Beach Road, Stevensville until December 2012 when the couple separated. 

Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on March 2, 2013, the Queen Anne’s County Emergency Operations Center received a call from Wayne Pope, who reported suspicious circumstances involving his wife. When deputies responded to the home, Pope told them his wife Robin had come to the home late Friday night, March 1, to retrieve some belongings. After she arrived, he left the home. When he returned to the home early Saturday morning, he found his wife’s black 2011 Infinity still parked in the driveway, but she was not at the residence. He also said their dog, a Great Dane, was missing.

Deputies found Robin Pope’s keys, purse, credit cards, and cash still in her vehicle. The dog was found dead in the water at a residence near the Pope’s home a few days later. An exact cause of death for the dog was not identified, but it was determined the dog had not died from external trauma.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on March 23, 2013, Queen Anne’s County Emergency Communications received a 911 call from the 500-block of Bay Drive, Stevensville. The caller reported he had been fishing on a pier when he observed a body in the water near the shore. Police and fire department personnel responded and recovered the body of an adult female from the water.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner used dental records to positively identify the body as Robin Pope. Although the cause and manner of Robin Pope’s death have not been determined, Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators continue to consider the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and death suspicious and have not ruled anything out as a possibility, or ruled anyone out as a suspect. All possibilities remain open.

The Maryland State Police continue to hope for assistance from the public. The area where Robin Pope disappeared and was later found dead is isolated, but investigators believe there are people who have information that could be helpful. Anyone who has information, even if they think it is insignificant, is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit at the Easton Barrack, at 410-822-3101.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did they give the X Husband a POLYGRAPH.? ??

InvictusV said...

The older daughter certainly blames the ex-husband.

She posted on the remembering robin FB page a message about the ex and the police.

There doesn't seem to be much information available on the husband or where he supposedly went the night robin disappeared.





Anonymous said...

Police can't polygraph the husband, he would have to agree to it. Even then, if he failed it miserably the results are not admissible in court for prosecution. A smart man would just keep his mouth shut and carry on.

Anonymous said...

11:14-Anything that is not admissable in court cannot be forced.The Supreme Court needs to change the polygraph ruling because your question is the first question that everyone asks when someone is a possible suspect in a crime.Even the police ask a suspect "would you be willing to take a polygraph examination"? It's darn strange that an issue that ALWAYS come up during questioning is non admissable in court.Why then is it allowed in court to tell the jury that the suspect REFUSED to take a polygraph? Ponder that.

the truth hurts said...

You mean a killer would keep his mouth shut? A person who is innocent and wants the pressure off of him would take a POLYGRAPH the fact if he didn't says VOLUMES. I think it's probably a good ole boy issue.

the truth hurts said...

I don't know what you are reading but what I have seen there is more than enough cause to arrest the husband, John have you even read the comments from this article under comments?

Anonymous said...

Not taking a POLYGRAPH says a lot.

Anonymous said...

Polygraph's and CVSA's are bogus science. Results are determined by the examiner. No scientific proof has ever been established that they work, hense why they aren't admissible in court. Boils down to who can remain calm during testing. Look at all of the people in the past who have taken them and passed when they were indeed the correct suspect.

Anonymous said...

Robin's eldest daughter posted this to Facebook yesterday:
"Today is always shitty. I'm so thankful for all the people who have helped keep this case alive by loving my mom so much. She was the sweetest woman you would ever know. Not a spec of malice in her bones. She was kind to everyone. Tough cookie but kind. I think I saw her cry twice. Once was when I was a teenager and threatening to leave the house again because I hated Wayne Pope so much. I moved around a lot due to him but I never lost touch because life wasn't the same without her. Today, life still isn't and never will be the same without her. I again have Wayne Pope to thank for that. It's insane how the system works and how he isn't in prison yet. Please keep praying"

Anonymous said...

So when the government gives them for jobs like the FBI and SECRET SERVICE it means Nothing?

Anonymous said...

Give me ten minutes with the x husband and a little waterboarding he will tell where he killed her and the dog.

the true hurts said...

Gofundme page for a private investigator? Please suggest on her FB.

Anonymous said...

I think unsolved mysteries or cold cases should study the case. In my opinion only, I still think the husband did it.

Anonymous said...

That's a Great idea another suggestion to forward to the family Facebook JT ?

Anonymous said...

Yes it means nothing. Aldrich Ames and Harold Nicholson routinely passed CIA polygraph exams while spying for the Russians. Robert Hansen, high level FBI, passed yearly polygraph exams while spying for the Russians. Gary Ridgeway, the Green River Killer, passed a polygraph exam and continued to kill people. Do I need to continue?

Anonymous said...

<.1% pass polygraph exams that is within the margin of error so polygraphs are reliable.

Anonymous said...

12:06-Everyone who you mentioned (excluding Ridgeway) actually took a course which trained them how to beat a polygraph.It began with a breathing exercise and concluded with convincing themselves that they had not committed the crimes that they were accused of.Local LE may or may not realize that there is such a course,but the CIA sure knows about it.Even that specific training does not guarantee that a person can pass a poly,but it greatly improves their chances.

Anonymous said...

Jt the big believer? All I hear is crickets.