Susan Libby Marable

Marable, circa 1991

  • Missing Since 04/23/1991
  • Missing From Yakima, Washington
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 05/09/1956 (63)
  • Age 34 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'0 - 5'2, 90 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A denim jacket, blue jeans, tan clogs with white soles, and a single silver unicorn earring.
  • Medical Conditions Marable has a history of drug abuse. She also suffers from anxiety.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Marable has scars on both upper arms, on her neck and on her abdomen. She has a homemade tattoo of a star on her left hand between her thumb and index finger. Her ears are pierced. Marable may use the last names Hernandez and/or Shortt.

Details of Disappearance

Marable was last seen in Yakima, Washington at 9:30 p.m. on April 23, 1991. She had gone out with friends to the Sports Center Tavern. The bartender saw her getting into a maroon pickup, which he recognized as owned by Bill Robinson. She has never been heard from again.

According to her sister, Marable got involved with drugs after she graduated nursing school, and wound up losing her nursing career and custody of her daughter due to drug abuse. She was abducted and raped by a stranger in 1990, and suffered from anxiety after the attack.

The attacker, John Robinson, was convicted of first-degree rape and kidnapping and is now civilly committed as a sexually violent predator. John Robinson is the brother of Bill Robinson. The police never interviewed Bill about Marable's disappearance, and Bill died in 1992.

Marable last saw her family in February 1991. She was acting uneasy and told her family she wanted to turn her life around. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance, but there have been no solid leads in her case in decades.

Investigating Agency

  • Washington State Patrol 360-704-4227

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated April 11, 2018; three pictures and medical conditions added, details of disappearance updated.