Details of Disappearance
Roberts was last heard from in April 1988. She was in the New Bedford, Massachusetts area at the time; her father was a retired New Bedford police officer. Her family originally believed she had moved to the West Coast to live with a relative, but they later learned she had not been in touch with any of her relatives.
She was sighted in New Bedford in June, and her family thought she was safe, but they reported her missing a second time in December 1988 after they heard about a possible serial murderer in the area.
The remains of nine women, all in their twenties and thirties, all of whom had issues with drugs and prostitution, were found along highways in New Bedford in 1988 and 1989. Investigators believe they were murdered by a serial killer.
Roberts fits this profile and is believed to have been another victim in the series, and so is Christina Monteiro, who disappeared from the city in July 1988. The murders, and Roberts and Monteiro's disappearances, remain unsolved.