Robinson family murders....i'm lookin...

Robinson family murders....i'm looking for info.

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Nick N

Ludington, MI

#1 May 2, 2006
does anyone know anything about the murders of the robinson family back in the 1970's? i've been trying to find info on the internet, but i have found absolutely nothing. can anyone help me?
Nick N

Ludington, MI

#2 May 2, 2006
BTW, this was in Cross Village, MI. I've heard rumors of a mob hit, but i can't find anything concrete.
BVD

United States

#3 Aug 14, 2006
Nick N wrote:
does anyone know anything about the murders of the robinson family back in the 1970's? i've been trying to find info on the internet, but i have found absolutely nothing. can anyone help me?
It's not RobiNson, it's Robison.
apv

Rapid City, SD

#4 Aug 22, 2006
Nick N wrote:
does anyone know anything about the murders of the robinson family back in the 1970's? i've been trying to find info on the internet, but i have found absolutely nothing. can anyone help me?
It actually took place in Good Hart, Michigan, a small village of cottages located on Lake Shore Drive, between Harbor Springs and Cross Villagee, the cottage was later razed. it was never solved..there were many theories on what happened. The had been dead quite awhile before neighbors complained of smell, they were suppose to be out of town on a family trip, so the caretaker went to see what the smell was and found them.
apv

Rapid City, SD

#5 Aug 22, 2006
did you check the detroit free press archives.. they covered the story.
apv

Rapid City, SD

#6 Aug 22, 2006
http://www.record-eagle.com/2003/may/22murdr.... got to that website... it talks about the murders
Paula

AOL

#7 Sep 26, 2006
I went to school with the 2 younger children at Lathrup Elementary in Lathrup Village, where the family primary residence was. (The place in Goodhart was a summer cottage). I often think of the family when I pass their former home on Dolores. It is hard to believe the crime was never solved.
Rick

Lynwood, CA

#8 Nov 4, 2006
There's a great new book called "Dead End" by James Pecora which is completely factually based, from the police files. I am currently reading it. Do a search on Trafford Publishing and you can order it. He's changed absolutely nothing except for the last names of all involved.
Jen from Arizona

Brentwood, TN

#9 Dec 4, 2006
There is another book which is loosely based on this as well....see The Tarnished Eye by Judith Guest (author of Ordinary People). I went to school with the Robison's as well in Lathrup Village---very sad story and one I hope is eventually resolved.
mike

Waterford, MI

#10 Dec 10, 2006
apv wrote:
http://www.record-eagle.com/20 03/may/22murdr.htm got to that website... it talks about the murders
Thanks for the link. I have always wondered what the current status was.
mike

Waterford, MI

#11 Dec 10, 2006
Here is a pretty good link to the Free Press article from 2003.

http://www.unsolvedhomicide.com/
laura

Louisville, KY

#12 Dec 28, 2006
Paula wrote:
I went to school with the 2 younger children at Lathrup Elementary in Lathrup Village, where the family primary residence was.(The place in Goodhart was a summer cottage). I often think of the family when I pass their former home on Dolores. It is hard to believe the crime was never solved.
Hi Paula, Did you know Susan Robison? If so, what was she like?
Brian

Denver, CO

#13 Dec 29, 2006
I lived in Lathrup Village on Glenwood and was 8 years old at the time. While I have no specific recollection of Susan, we both attended Lathrup Elementary, I was definitely impacted by this crime at the time. I have periodicly tried to research and have found little information. I am looking forward to reading Dead End.
paula

AOL

#14 Jan 15, 2007
laura wrote:
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Hi Paula, Did you know Susan Robison? If so, what was she like?
I was older than her by at least 2 years (I believe she was 1 grade lower than my sister, who was 1 grade lower than me) and I was younger than the youngest of the boys. I remember them riding on my bus - I always thought she looked like a doll that I had. Weird memory!
paula

AOL

#15 Jan 15, 2007
Brian wrote:
I lived in Lathrup Village on Glenwood and was 8 years old at the time. While I have no specific recollection of Susan, we both attended Lathrup Elementary, I was definitely impacted by this crime at the time. I have periodicly tried to research and have found little information. I am looking forward to reading Dead End.
We lived on Roseland - we were probably on the same bus.
Laura

Louisville, KY

#16 Jan 17, 2007
I read the book "Dead End" by James Pecora and I can see why he states his book is a work of fiction. He uses pseudonyms for the lead Detectives on the Robison case. I had a chance to speak to one of the lead detectives whose real name is Lloyd Stearns and he told me that there was evidence that Robison's business partner was involved. There are so many theories about this case. Some believe the caretaker up in Good Hart was responsible. There has even been a crazy theory about John Norman Collins being involved. Which by the way is far fetched since the detectives never had a shred of evidence that any of the Robisons knew Collins. In an interview about this, author Judith Guest admitted she didn't know very much about this case. The police report on this case is easily accessible through the Freedom of Information Act. If you read the police report you will understand why the police believed the business partner did it.
Joe H

AOL

#17 Feb 14, 2007
I was 24 years old when this crime took place. I am almost 63 now. Not one day has passed whereas I don't think about this horrible. I just cannot fathom how such a horrible crime can go unsolved for so long. It doesn't say very much for our so called cracker jack detectives who can actually sleep at night collecting their pay for doing nothing. I'm sure there must be detectives out there highly qualified for crime solving but no one wants to pay the money it costs to get highly trained qualified people. Not in the budget. Right?
Bill Little

Horicon, WI

#18 Mar 17, 2007
I went to Lathrup, lived next to them on Dolores and our cottage was 1/8 mile south of where they were murdered. I was in bootcamp with the Navy when it happened. My parents were questioned often. What is sad is that every several years someone gets the great idea that they have a new idea and the press comes out and makes jerks out of themselves. They even pronounce the name "Rowebuson" or something like that. There is one writer from the Freep or News that has most of it right. My mother bought the property from the family several years after their death. I still own two lots up there and will retire just north.

The caretaker rumor is a bad one in my opinion, I knew him since the early 50s. Nice press but BS

I wish people would just let it go.

Greeting to all those Lathrup people
Claudia

AOL

#19 Mar 17, 2007
I had forgotten the little girl's name, but she was my best friend in the first grade at Lathrup Village Elementary School. She was a sweet, happy, beautiful little girl. I remember how we snuck into the bathroom at school to take licks of a huge jawbreaker. I was deeply impacted to hear of her murder when I was only five or six. I have been saddened by the thought that no one knows who did this horrible crime. I will check out the website. We also lived on Roseland. I, too, had been told it was probably the Dad's business partner who committed the crime.
Reader K

Waterford, MI

#20 Mar 20, 2007
I read Dead End. Was anyone else appalled by the tremendous amount of spelling and grammatical errors in this book?

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