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Martha and allen roberts

Allen and Martha Roberts

Real Name: Martha Doe Roberts
Nicknames: Doe Roberts
Location: Eads, Tennessee (near Memphis, Tennessee)
Date: August 7, 1992


Occupation: Unrevealed
Date of Birth: Unrevealed
Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Married
Characteristics: Unrevealed


Details: Martha Doe Roberts, 65, vanished from her home on August 7, 1992, and was believed to be abducted. After the broadcast, several of Martha's family and friends, along with her husband Allen received phone messages from the kidnapper demanding $100,000 (and later $185000) for her safe return.
Suspects: None at case time, although the abductor is believed to be a white male in his 40s or 50s who uses a fake Asian accent in the phone messages.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the September 23, 1992 episode. Doe's case was also profiled on The FBI Files.
Results: Solved. In 1993, Martha was discovered murdered by Charles Jackson Lord Jr, 59, a business associate of her husband trying to extort money from him. Lord was in heavy debt and had embezzled money previously from a church and from the government. Lord had raped and suffocated Roberts while his own wife was sleeping in his house, likely within a few hours of the kidnapping. She was found buried underneath a compost heap, her body preserved by a layer of cement and lime. Allen Roberts died in 2005. As of 2016, Lord is listed as deceased.

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