David Earl Robinson

Above: Robinson, circa 2010


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 3, 2010 from Detroit, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 210 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Robinson's nickname is Dave. His ears are pierced. His right hand is permanently closed into a slight fist and his right foot is slightly clubbed. He's paralyzed on his right side and limps as a result. Robinson has a surgical scar on the underside of the back of his head, a three- to four-inch horseshoe-shaped scar on the left side of his head, a long scar on his left forearm, and a surgical scar on the left side of his chest over his heart. He's had prior brain surgery and he's previously fractured his jaw on the left side.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black cloth jacket with the Detroit Pistons logo all over it in red, white, yellow and blue thread, dark-colored jeans, black Maurrys alligator shoes, diamond stud earrings, a gold wedding band with a diamond in the center, and a fashionable watch with a large face.
  • Medical Conditions: Robinson has had prior brain surgery. He's paralyzed on his right side.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Robinson was last seen in Detroit, Michigan on January 3, 2010. That day he went to his mother's house to ask about his aunt's upcoming funeral. He left his mother's home at 9:00 p.m. and went to a cousin's house, stayed for a short while and left. He has never been heard from again. Robinson's vehicle, a blue 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis with the Michigan license plate number BZA9717, was later located in Dearborn, Michigan being driven by another man. The individual was arrested and the car was impounded. Little information is available in Robinson's case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Detroit Police Department


    Source Information


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 3, 2013; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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