Elaine Marie Robertson
Robertson, approximately 1979
Date reported missing : 05/27/1979
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/04/1955 (66)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'7, 130 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Blonde/brown hair, blue/hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Robertson lived in San Luis Obispo, California at the time of her disappearance. Over Memorial Day Weekend in 1979, she went to vacation in the Mount Rainier, Washington area. She was last seen in Tacoma on May 27.
She and her dog were seen wandering in the Sunshine Point area that evening. Robertson was incoherent at the time. She and her dog were gone the next day, leaving Robertson's belongings behind at her campsite. She has never been heard from again and her dog was not located either, although searchers found Robertson's van within a mile of her campsite.
Both Washington and Oregon police are investigating Robertson's disappearance. Few details are available in her case.
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Pierce County, Washington Sheriff's Office
Clackamas County, Oregon Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. November 17, 2010; alternate height added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.