Blanca Elisa Roberson

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Blanca, circa 1989;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 35 (circa 2011)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 6, 1989 from Aransas Pass, Texas
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: January 12, 1976
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 120 pounds
  • 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.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue Mickey Mouse t-shirt, dark blue culotte shorts and sneakers.
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    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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Aransas Pass Police Department
    512-758-5224

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The Doe Network
    The Corpus Christi Caller-News
    KRIS-TV
    Missing Elisa
    Aransas Pass Police Department

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 8, 2016; picture added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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