Thursday, July 24, 2014

Robin Ann Graham

Young Woman Disappears from Stalled Car

From: Missing Angels:

Missing Over 44 Years

On November 14, 1970, 18 year-old Robin Ann Graham spent her Saturday night hanging out with friends. After she dropped her one of her girl friends off, she dropped her car off at Pier One Imports where she worked part time in Los Angeles, CA around 1:45 AM. She left the store driving her boyfriend's car. The car was known to have stalled out around 2:00 AM on the Hollywood Freeway going south near Santa Monica Boulevard and Vermont Ave. A California highway patrol man says he saw her standing next to her car carrying a leather purse, and pulled over to see if she needed help. She claimed that her parents were on the way after she called them and told them she had ran out of gas. Her sister answered that phone call and relayed the message to her parents who arrived home around 2:30 AM.

He later saw her with an unidentified white male in his twenties who had his light blue hard top 1957-1960 Chevrolet Corvette parked behind Robin's boyfriend's car. The unknown man was wearing bell bottom trousers and a white turtle neck top. He stood at about 5'8" in height. The highway patrolman watched the unidentified male get Robin's boyfriend's car started, then they rode off in his car together. The patrolman says it appears Robin got into the man's car willingly.

The next day, her parents searched for Robin and found her car, locked up and abandoned on the side of the freeway. Robin has never been seen or heard from

Robin was a student at Pierce College when she vanished. She also had brown hair and brown eyes, and is 5'6" and weighed 125 lbs. She was last wearing a blue corduroy jacket with gold buttons, blue jeans, red clog shoes, a red Jersey blouse along with last being seen carrying a leather purse.

Months later, a woman came forward and said her car had also stalled alongside the freeway, and a man driving a Corvette stopped and offered to help her, saying he was an off duty detective. She refused his offer, and he left. There's been no proof this is the same man last seen with Robin, but it is probable. The woman later identified this unknown man as Bruce Davis, who is one of the numerous people suspected of being the Zodiac Killer.

Davis was a serial killer who held California in terror in the late 1970s. He continues to be a suspect in numerous unsolved disappearances and murders in California, including that of a couple that was found in an alley in the Silver Lake district not too far from Los Angeles. Each had been stabbed over 40 times. Not to mention, the realm concerning Davis' connections with Charles Manson, which is a whole different rabbit hole to jump into.

Being there is speculation Robin fell victim to the Zodiac Killer or Bruce Davis (or both, if they are one in the same), there are other cases we must look at that could be connected to Robin's disappearance.

From Wikipedia:

Robin Graham was last seen by California Highway Patrol officers at approximately 2:00 a.m. on November 15, 1970, beside her car on the shoulder of the southbound Hollywood Freeway near the Santa Monica offramp; she was in the presence of a dark-haired white man estimated to be in his mid-twenties who drove a late 1950s model Chevrolet Corvette C1, pale blue or green with primer. Graham used a call box to ask that a CHP emergency operator let her parents know she had run out of gas. Graham's younger sister took the call and relayed the information to her parents upon their return home at approximately 2:30 a.m. They went immediately to the location where they found Robin's car, but she was not there. There was no note found on her locked car. The CHP officers had stopped several times earlier and spoke with Graham but did not stop again when they saw her talking with the young man; the patrolmen assumed he was family, the help for which she'd called. The CHP officers were acting in accordance with policy; as a result of this case CHP policy was changed to ensure the safety of stranded female motorists.

Graham had been out Saturday night with friends. After dropping off a girlfriend, Graham was dropped off at her car in the Pier 1 Imports parking lot, at approximately 1:45 a.m. The initial report had Graham leaving voluntarily in the Corvette, but the CHP officer who made that report was requestioned and said he saw her in the presence of the young man but did not see them leave.

The case was handled by detectives at the Rampart Division of the LAPD who thought Graham's disappearance was possibly linked to three other similar cases involving young women over the previous two years, including Rose Tashman, an Israeli-born student at San Fernando Valley State College who disappeared in 1969. She had a flat tire on the Hollywood Freeway, a few miles from the location of Graham's car. Months before Graham's disappearance, another young woman, Cindy Lee Mellin disappeared on January 20, 1970; her car was found with a flat tire, she has never been found. None of the other cases were solved and all the other victims were found dead in the Hollywood Hills. In 1975, a similar disappearance took place from the San Bernardino Freeway, in El Monte. The skeletal remains of Mona Jean Gallegos were found nearly six months later in a Riverside ravine. At the time of her disappearance Graham had long brown hair, brown eyes, fair skin and was 5'6 in height.


Although it was the possible tie between this murder and the Zodiac killings of the 1960s that first attracted me to this case, I tend to dismiss this tie after thinking it through. This case has none of the hallmarks attributed to the Zodiac. For one thing, her body was never found and the Zodiac was not one to hide his kills. In fact, not only did he leave them out in the open but he wrote letters to the media and the police, bragging about them. I cannot see what he would gain by killing this girl privately. It just doesn't fit his method of operation. And I have done some of the known murders of the Zodiac to try and see if I could find a thread. I wanted to figure out similarities in the killer to shed more light on who he was but I could not find enough similarities to bring them together, which was highly disappointing. In fact, the charts all look as if different killers were responsible. I have no way of knowing if that could be the case or not so I just let it go. I promise, however, that as I work on my system and refine it, I will return to the Zodiac cases and look again. I would like nothing better than to help shed light on that mystery. As far as this case goes, I am seeing similarities in several others I am currently working on, including the last case I posted, Cindy Lee Mellin. In fact, this case and the Mellin case sometimes get me confused because they are so similar.

But continuing on to the case at hand, I drew up charts for the various times reported and read them all. But for this post, I will start with the time last seen by a credible witness, which was 2 am and 2:30 am where the police officer saw her with her abductor. Let's see what these charts have to say:

This chart, run for 2 am, which is the time her car apparently broke down, is very revealing. I have always wondered about the car thing. If it ran out of gas, then the problem was money, not the car. So her boyfriend must have run out of gas or was low on gas and could not afford to reup so he left the car. Robin got in it and quickly found out it was out of gas but apparently she didn't have the money to fill it up which she could have done easily, even having the cop help her. But she had called her parents, assuming they had the time and money to get the gas and go get her but it appears they weren't even home. Or at least not for another half an hour. This is the 1970s and nobody had cell phones. So she would have to wait for her parents to return for her sister to relay the message. But my real question is this. If she didn't have a cell phone and was out on a highway without means to get to a payphone, which were, even back then, hard to find, how did she make that call? That's what I would like to know. I guess no one has answered that question. Oh, and the idea that she had walked to a payphone from a major highway, which would mean a gas station, I suppose, then why couldn't she have gotten some gas? And how did she pickup the car at 1:30 am and then be seen at 2 am on the highway and still have time to walk to a gas station and walk back? Hmmm.... I feel like Columbo right now. LOL.

Looking at the chart, I see that Pluto is right at the first house cusp at 2 am. The seventh house ruler, Neptune, is in the third house with Mercury, showing this other person to be with her car. Mercury also rules the first house cusp so Robin is there with this person with the car. So the cop was telling the truth. I had, for a moment, thought that maybe the cop had lied and that he was the actual killer but the charts proved that wrong. Anyways, you can see that the Moon is in the ninth house in Gemini. This puts her out on a highway. The Moon in Gemini is disposed of by Mercury which is, as already noted, in the third house. So she is on a highway, concerned about her car. And then Mercury and Neptune are both disposed of by Jupiter, which rules the fourth house cusp. This tells us that both of these people are discussing how to get her home, to HER home, as shown by the fourth house which is always the residence of the subject. So this explains why she got into his car willingly; he was promising to take her home. But there are already omens in this chart which will have to be watched. Pluto is right at the first house cusp and moving across it. Saturn has appeared in the eighth. Now, Saturn does not rule any angles at this time and therefor has no real value in the chart but the presence of Saturn in a moving chart is scary because at any time, Capricorn can move onto an angle. And then it would have real meaning. The other thing we have to watch is the Moon in Gemini, now in the ninth, but probably moving into the eighth house in a short while. This while Pluto crosses the first house cusp into the twelfth and Mars moves through the first towards the cusp. Notice that Uranus is traveling with Mars and that Uranus disposes of the node. There is no death pattern in this chart and she is not dead yet but these omens indicate she may be very shortly.

I do not know how much later the police officer drove by the second time and saw her still there, but the next chart shows what happens to her.

Pluto has crossed the first house cusp into the twelfth and notice that Aries is now on the seventh and Mars is in the first. Mars with Uranus rising to the first house cusp with Uranus disposing of the node. This may have been a surprise attack but he had planned it. He knew exactly what he was going to do and how he was going to attack her, surprising her and throwing her off balance. That was his game. The first house ruler is now Venus and notice how Mars and Uranus are disposed of by Venus, showing her to be his purpose at this point. The whole reason he is out there, on this highway, looking to do this sort of thing, is to have the opportunity to kidnap a vulnerable girl. And here she was. So as soon as she is in that car, on her supposed ride home, he attacked her. And notice Venus. It has been in the second house for awhile but now it rules the first so it shows us her location. To me, when people are in a car, the second house is the storage area or the trunk. I think he knocked her out (Pluto and Mars in the first) and then put her in the trunk. And notice that, just as I had feared, Saturn has moved into the eighth house and now it rules an angle, the fourth house. So everything is coming together. The death pattern is emerging. But it won't be complete until the Moon joins Saturn in the eighth. It will do this in a chart or two, but for the meantime, this girl was alive in the trunk for a period of time. But I believe she died in that trunk. He left her there, with a serious head injury, and she died.

So I am wondering what he wanted with her? I mean, only to kill her and put her in the trunk? To what end? It almost makes me afraid to look at the other charts. But onward we go none the less.

And here you see the death pattern complete. The Moon slips into the eighth along with Saturn. You can see Venus still in the second, surrounded by other planets. This shows her still in the trunk and it looks like there's a lot of junk in there with her. None of these other planets rule angles so we know these don't represent people but they represent objects. Just for the sake of understanding Astrology, I will make note of few things here. Saturn, the death marker, is opposed to Venus, the first house ruler and Jupiter, which just represents some object. I would guess that her death was facilitated by an object put in the trunk with her, such as a blanket to smother her face or something heavy set down on her chest, as examples. This is truly unimportant in the progress of this analysis, but it does help shed light on Astrology in general.. and I can rarely resist doing that.

So now I am curious but also fearful. She has died in the trunk, perhaps on purpose, perhaps on accident. Did he want to have her alive? Or was his purpose to just kill her? What will he do with her now? I have to move on to find out.

It isn't until I ran this chart that I saw her being taken out of the trunk. The death pattern is still in place so he didn't revive her or anything like that. She was still dead but you can see the first house ruler, Venus, has moved out of the second and into the first house. Venus is in Scorpio, which is disposed of by Mars and Mars rules the seventh house from the twelfth. He takes her body to a private place, some place hidden from view. It is a place where he hides himself at times. Scorpio can imply crawlspaces, underground plumbing reservoirs, standing water and retention ponds, landfills, sewage runoff areas, places with lots of insects, etc... so I'm thinking maybe some place pretty nasty. Looking at the chart otherwise I note that the node is now in the fifth, her body markers are in the eighth and his markers are in the twelfth so there is possibility that he was a necrophiliac or some other such pervert and wanted to spend time with a dead body. Pluto, Mars and Uranus remain in the twelfth which makes me think that there is something about death and dieing that intrigues him. Saturn describes fear so perhaps a fear of dieing drives his interest in death so he satisfies himself by killing others. And yet there appears to be a sexual component here, too, so I would assume he only entertains himself this way with women. The node is in the fifth and Uranus rules the fifth with Uranus conjoined his marker, would indicate a sexual interest. I don't see aggressive markers with the sexual markers so I do not think he actually had sex with her. Still, Pluto disposes of Venus and is also changing signs, so her transition from being alive to being dead has some meaning for him.

The Moon rules the tenth house (a marker for authority) and is closing in on a trine with Mars, which is a sign that he will never be caught. Whether they know it or not, the authority has done things that have kept him free. Moon in Gemini hints at disagreements and two trains of thought that conflict. The ninth house depicts the lawmakers and lawyers and it, too, is ruled by Gemini and the planet Mercury. Confusion was a problem for the police and the lawyers could never agree on how to handle this case. It looks like they were more concerned in connecting it with other cases than solving it on it's own. I think the Zodiac idea grabbed them and kept them on the wrong track. The Moon went through an opposition to Neptune, which created clouds of doubt and possibly misleading clues. What people thought they saw may not be what they actually saw at all. Somebody may have outright lied about times and places. Both Neptune and Pluto are in the process of changing signs, so there were greater forces at work at the time that either clouded the clues in this case or turned people's attentions elsewhere. It never got the treatment it should have; that is not a personal assessment or judgment by me but is in fact shown in the charts.

The only change in the chart for 4 am (15 minutes later) is that Saturn has moved into the seventh house, showing her body to be in his possession. And the chart for 5 am seems to show that he put her body in an area close to his home and probably some place where she would not be accidentally discovered. Saturn is in Taurus and Taurus rules gardens and trees close to the home or even right next to the house. It also rules and describes dark closets, trunks, low rooms with thresholds under dirt, in fact, any dark place low to the ground. Taurus has this in common with Capricorn and Virgo. Pluto is still in Virgo here so this supports the same scenario. Pluto is in the eleventh house which actually describes hallways in the home and areas inside and outside the home where people gather. Outside, this is usually the patio. So I am thinking the charts are saying that she is buried in muddy ground close to the home and possibly around the patio. If the patio has pavers or other concrete or brick flooring, then that would fit as well. Especially if the area gets wet, has standing water at times, attracts mosquitos and other bugs and the pavers are often under dirt. This would fit the markers this chart is describing. So it is doubtful that Robin's body would have been found by accident and unless the police had a reason to suspect this person, the home would never be searched. And I think this is another reason he has never been caught and Robin has never been found. And, in my personal opinion, I do not think this was Zodiac but there is a very good chance that this is the same man who took Cindy Lee Mellin. Those two cases should be investigated for links.


  1. She used a call box. The operator the relayed the message to her home phone.

  2. The first article stated that she used a highway emergency call box, and the answering operator relayed the message to her sister.

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  4. I was wondering if anyone knows if Robin Graham had an aunt named Grace Gene Graham? She may have went by Gene. It would be Robin's dads sister.

  5. I hope Robin's body will be found one day. Have you ever thought of doing a chart for Christina Lynn Carter? She was a three year old girl who dissapeared in 1973 and her mother was found murdered. Ive always been intrigued by her case because it seems as though that beautiful little girl just vanished into thin air. Below is the link to her Charley Project page.


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