Lisa

Elmont, NY

#243 Mar 10, 2014
Lee Jay wrote:
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What leads did you see on interviews or the FB page? I don't recall any actual leads as to where he is.
Ummmmm, this wasn't an actual lead! Read back through the fb page. There were quite a few people who gave leads, oh wait that was before then fb page went "private"!
Lee Jay

Huntington, NY

#244 Mar 10, 2014
Some of you people seem to take this very personally. Just saying.
Lisa Watson

Sag Harbor, NY

#245 Mar 10, 2014
Of course we take this personable, no.1, watching this case from the beginning the wife Ida Mayer, how many different stories she had and not once did she keep her story straight, her husband has been missing and a lot of us helped donate our quality time and money and finding out we were lied to from the beginning and we would like to see this story to the end.......
You sound like you are one of the so called prayer members of FB......
Hope for the kids, Rob's mom and sister sake he is found not hurt and Ida would come out with the actual truth, for his mom's sake at least....
Ida must have a lot of money stashed away to afford that house since Rob's income is not there anymore?
Dan

Huntington Station, NY

#246 Mar 10, 2014
When one is honest from the start they don't have to rely on memory. The truth is embedded in one's mind.
Lies are quite difficult to rehash over and over. Eventually the tongue slips.
Carolyn

Riverhead, NY

#247 Mar 11, 2014
Lisa--your post at # 243---I remember reading on Websleuth of a couple of "sightings"--pretty unfounded of course. One was by a woman who came into the WS forum and stated that she and her husband (after his chemo treatment) went out to eat and saw a man who looked liked Rob, sounded like a Northerner (they are in the South)--the woman never returned to the forum nor was LE contacted by such person. A second purported sighting was posted on FB by someone claiming a child saw Rob on a train in RI/Mass.---again proving groundless. It seemed that anytime interest flagged or fingers got pointed at Ida, things began to hop.
steve poffley

Conshohocken, PA

#248 Mar 11, 2014
The police do not feel a crime has been committed , why would they investigate a sighting ?
Angel

Ozark, AL

#249 Mar 11, 2014
Carolyn wrote:
Lisa--your post at # 243---I remember reading on Websleuth of a couple of "sightings"--pretty unfounded of course. One was by a woman who came into the WS forum and stated that she and her husband (after his chemo treatment) went out to eat and saw a man who looked liked Rob, sounded like a Northerner (they are in the South)--the woman never returned to the forum nor was LE contacted by such person. A second purported sighting was posted on FB by someone claiming a child saw Rob on a train in RI/Mass.---again proving groundless. It seemed that anytime interest flagged or fingers got pointed at Ida, things began to hop.
I am the person who "thought" I saw him in Alabamawa
I too, am stumped as to what could have happened...I do not believe he is deceased.
I can answer some questions about what I saw..

1. Did I see him? I truly think I did, he was 5 foot from me, and was facing me. I pulled up his picture on my phone..at the table. he asked for a pizza pie, that's not what we call pizza in Alabama lol...
2. Am I positive it was him ? No ( I didn't read the part about the mole on his face or the shorter finger until later, or I would have paid more attention to detail)
3. He was wearing sunglasses? Yes. He shifted them to his head, when he walked in.
4. He had the same hair style? Yes ,but it was cut much shorter than most of the pictures.
5. He had a ball cap on? Yes it had W.T.C. " world trade center" In Red white and blue .The Ball cap itself, was blue.
6. Do I have a dog in the fight? No, I do not know anyone associated with the family.
7. Am I looking for my 15 mins? No I have been on web sleuth's since 2008, I have no reason to say this ,except I honestly think it was him.
8.Has anyone contacted me or talked to me about the sighting ? No .. Not law enforcement, or his family.
I am like most of you, on the fence.... What troubles me the most is "why" he went to work at all that day, if he was planning, suicide or disappearing.

. And why go sell scrap if he was going to do either? It's certainly a strange situation.
Lee Jay

Huntington, NY

#250 Mar 11, 2014
steve poffley wrote:
The police do not feel a crime has been committed , why would they investigate a sighting ?
Because he's a missing person.
Lisa Watson

Sag Harbor, NY

#251 Mar 11, 2014
Interesting Angel, it would make sense that Rob would change his appearance hair cut and baseball cap and all because he does not want to be noticed, So, Ida nor the LE had contacted you, does not surprise me now anyway.
I doubt Rob is using his name if he is out there with his new life, he left the old life behind in the garage.
Linda

Hopewell Junction, NY

#252 Mar 11, 2014
Big thanks Angel!!
Question; did you ever see him again in the area?

Are there any contracting jobs readily available in the area for skilled transients?

You bring up a good point about why even bother to go into work that day?

(Anyone else thinking witness protection?)
Dan

Huntington Station, NY

#253 Mar 11, 2014
How is the illegal drug situation in AL? Is oxycontin a readily available street drug? Though, if it was him, it was probably a pit-stop. An entire pie all to himself? Must have been very hungry.
Sue

Commack, NY

#254 Mar 11, 2014
The mom & sister said a drug problem! When someone needs drugs they are very unpredictable (as to why he went to work). He & Ida had an argument the night before & I'm willing to bet that argument continued on the phone the next day. Maybe that was "THE" argument which was the deciding factor in why he left. If LE does not believe a crime was committed their not looking for him. He could be anywhere working and using his real ID...If anyone finds him (LE or ida) no one can make him return.
Lisa

New York, NY

#255 Mar 11, 2014
Wow Angel, I remember that! In fact that was one of the leads discussed on the fb page before it went private !
Comical that nobody ever reached out to you .how concerned is she? NOTHING shocks me with her anymore!
The more I hear, more I believe she knows exactly what happened! I get frustrated with her, couldn't even begin to imagine how his poor poor family must feel. She is like a master manipulator.
I also agree about the argument and him just snapping and saying see ya , just hope he is alive somewhere. I still say he left a note or something! The woman lies about everything. Can't believe one thing that comes out I her mouth. Nothing is ever backed up and proven and his family made that clear! Feel sorry for her children !
pam

New York, NY

#256 Mar 11, 2014
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pam

New York, NY

#257 Mar 11, 2014
His mother and sister went public when they were told too. they never called Mary Murphy. She called them after the first interview when she realized there were inconsistency's in her first story. there is no proof a crime was committed so the police investigate as no crime. There is more info the police have but can't realse because its an open investigation. For the girl in AL. No one from the family contacted you because the speach patterns and manorisims you described are not Robs. Its easy to cut your hair, change your clothes alter your appearance. But its hard to change how you act and speak. Plus in AL there would be no reason too.
Dan

Huntington Station, NY

#258 Mar 11, 2014
pam wrote:
His mother and sister went public when they were told too. they never called Mary Murphy. She called them after the first interview when she realized there were inconsistency's in her first story. there is no proof a crime was committed so the police investigate as no crime. There is more info the police have but can't realse because its an open investigation. For the girl in AL. No one from the family contacted you because the speach patterns and manorisims you described are not Robs. Its easy to cut your hair, change your clothes alter your appearance. But its hard to change how you act and speak. Plus in AL there would be no reason too.
How do you know about the speech and mannerisms if she was never contacted by the family or SCPD? Just wondering.
Big J

Huntington Station, NY

#259 Mar 11, 2014
Pam, your post is a little confusing, but what bothers me more is that you write things with certainty. How are you so sure about what you write?
And sorry, I don't buy your reason for the AL lead not being looked into. If a loved family member is missing, any normal person would look into ANY lead....no one would dismiss a potential sighting just because the mannerisms don't exactly match....makes no sense!!

I also remember this WS post about the pizza in AL .....I thought it was an amazing lead, but of course it wasn't looked into. Also, Whatever happened to the potential lead that a young woman thought she saw Rob on a train in MA somewhere? That was quickly hush hushed also. So it appears that Ida and company want to find Rob, but maybe they really DONT want to find Rob.

The way this whole thing has been handled is comical. I know a lot of us are waiting for this debacle to blow up...it seems like the pot is starting to boil over....possible eruption may not be far off. MAY THE TRUTH PREVAIL!!!!
Sue

Commack, NY

#260 Mar 11, 2014
@ Pam, The article stated his mother & sister contacted PIX 11. Also, I don't see where the person from Alabama said anything about speech patterns or mannerism , except the guy asked for a pizza pie.....Did she say something different on websleuths? Just wondering.

LONG ISLAND (PIX11)- The mother and sister of missing, Long Island electrician Robert Mayer contacted PIX 11 News, soon after his wife, Ida, tearfully pleaded for information about his whereabouts.

Read more: http://pix11.com/2014/02/25/mother-and-sister...
Lisa

New York, NY

#261 Mar 11, 2014
pam wrote:
His mother and sister went public when they were told too. they never called Mary Murphy. She called them after the first interview when she realized there were inconsistency's in her first story. there is no proof a crime was committed so the police investigate as no crime. There is more info the police have but can't realse because its an open investigation. For the girl in AL. No one from the family contacted you because the speach patterns and manorisims you described are not Robs. Its easy to cut your hair, change your clothes alter your appearance. But its hard to change how you act and speak. Plus in AL there would be no reason too.
No need to contact her because you can tell by the way she writes, that the mannerisms aren't the same...LOL! That is complete insanity, if my husband / family member was missing I would contact any and everybody who said they "may" have seen him! Doesn't matter who contacted who, the fact is his family FINALLY had words to say and they gave a hell of a lot more important info then his OWN WIFE. I'd say the fact a gun was missing is pretty big!
Angel

Ozark, AL

#262 Mar 11, 2014
Linda wrote:
Big thanks Angel!!
Question; did you ever see him again in the area?
Are there any contracting jobs readily available in the area for skilled transients?
You bring up a good point about why even bother to go into work that day?
(Anyone else thinking witness protection?)
No, we went there several times after that day, never saw him again.
I did ask a server there if she remembered him from that day, she was unsure.

I do not know if the server was ever contacted.. about Robert..either
we live in a neighboring town, and were only there for cancer treatments..

I did notice when he came in, my first thought was, a construction worker, as he looked
a bit dusty, like maybe on lunch break.. there was construction going on in the mall next door.

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