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"She was the glue to the family," says Tim."She was my best friend," adds Robert.
On June 20, 1979, Robin was going to start her first day of work answering phones at the ballet studio in exchange for lessons. Let's go down to the beach and have a cartwheel competition."Shortly before 3 p.m., the girls left Bridget's apartment and headed across the Pacific Coast Highway to the beach."I could definitely see a gentleman with dark hair," Bridget tells Harold Dow.
By the time the fire crew actually found her body, she was just bones." The pressure was on to find the killer.
Bridget's description resulted in a composite sketch, which was released to the media all over Southern California.
The hours turned into days and Robin's mother feared the worst."It was probably the most horrifying time of all, you know. Police continually questioned the one person they thought might know where Robin could've gone: her best friend, Bridget.
He was just finishing it when he died suddenly on Aug. One year to life and the parole board let him go after 34 months. after what he did to Tali Shapiro."Indeterminate sentencing meant a parole board, not a judge, would determine how much time an inmate actually spent in prison."The emphasis was on rehabilitation back then," Hodel explains.
Open this door I want to talk to you.' Finally, I kicked the door in. We could see in the kitchen there was a body on the floor, a lot of blood.""They say a picture says a thousand words," Murphy says, "and that image of those little white Mary Janes on that floor with that metal bar that he used to strangle her with… there was a lot of photograph equipment," Camacho continues. "We've got to find this guy, we've got to get him off the streets, we've got to bring him to justice," says Hodel.
'"And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, pops up Jackie Young, my neighbor. He just - he was gone."Shaken, Robin and Bridget turned to go back home."Robin had thrown her beach towel and everything into her bag," Bridget continues. Take my bike and don't stop.'"That was the last time anyone saw Robin.
"And she's like, 'Well, I'm gonna get going.' And I go, 'Well, take my bike. When her ballet teacher called to say she hadn't made it to class, her family immediately called 911."She was supposed to be home - , from her lesson.
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Everything she did, she did to please me," she says.