Blanca Elisa Roberson

Blanca, circa 1989; Age-progression to age 35 (circa 2011)

  • Missing Since 08/06/1989
  • Missing From Aransas Pass, Texas
  • Classification Non-Family Abduction
  • Sex Female
  • Race Hispanic
  • Date of Birth 01/12/1976 (44)
  • Age 13 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'0, 120 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A light blue Mickey Mouse t-shirt, dark blue culotte shorts and sneakers.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Blanca has a scar on her right knee and a three-inch circular scar on her left thigh. Her ears are pierced. She was immature for her age and had a shy, retiring temperament at the time of her disappearance. Blanca is a native of Nicaragua. She goes by her middle name, Elisa, and some agencies refer to her by that name.

Details of Disappearance

Blanca was last seen in Aransas Pass, Texas between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. on August 6, 1989. She was supposed to meet a female friend and then walk with her to the friend's home in the 200 block of south 11th Street. This residence was a black and a half from her own home.

Blanca spoke to someone in the 500 block of Greenwood at the corner of south Whitney, then walked westbound. A short time later, Blanca's friend went to the witness and asked if she'd seen Blanca. She never arrived at her destination and has not been heard from again.

Her mother notified police when she had not arrived home by 11:00 p.m. and an extensive search was launched, but turned up no sign of her. Foul play is suspected in her case.

An anonymous tipster sent a map to a Texas news station in June 2001. The letter purportedly contained the location of Blanca's body. Authorities searched the area near Aransas Pass, but no evidence related to her case was discovered.

One of Blanca's friends stated she was acting moody and "not herself" on the day of her disappearance. Blanca also refused to attend church that day, which is uncharacteristic of her. It is not known why she was behaving this way and whether her attitude was a factor in her disappearance later that day.

Blanca's mother once dated a violent and abusive man who was involved in the drug trade. Her mother believes this man was responsible for Blanca's disappearance, but there is little evidence to support any theory.

Blanca's family moved to Idaho a few years after she went missing. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 14, 2019; picture added.