Three women -Andrea Darlene Allen, Deborah Kim Green, and Robyn Melanie Adler – disappeared from the same area in May of 1982 and 1983 in separate cases. Their vehicles were found abandoned afterwards and no one has seen any of the girls since. Could these three cases be related?
Andrea Darlene Allen
Andrea Darlene Allen, 23, worked as a secretary with the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services in West Palm Beach, Florida. On May 21, 1982, Andrea fell ill at work and left around 3:00 p.m. At 11:00 p.m. that day, an unknown caller phoned police to say he saw a woman twice that evening slumped over the steering wheel of her car in the 2500 block of Dixie Highway. The women appeared to be sick. When police arrived, the woman and car were gone. The car was later found in the parking lot of a Winn Dixie store. It belonged to Andrea. Andrea was missing but her purse was still inside the vehicle. She has never been found and there are few details available in her case.
Deborah Kim Green
20-year-old Deborah Kim Green resided in Lake Worth, Florida with her mother. She left home in her 1978 Chevrolet Camaro to go shopping at a mall in Jupiter on May 30, 1982. Deborah was last seen getting gas near the Palm Beach Mall (now Palm Beach Outlets) in West Palm Beach. On June 3rd, Deborah’s car was found a few miles away in the parking lot of a lounge on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach. Deborah has never been found. Her boyfriend at the time was cleared of any involvement. Police say they have a suspect in her case, but they have never publicly identified him. The mystery man failed a polygraph test regarding Deborah’s disappearance, and blood was found on the floor of his warehouse. However, there was not enough for a sample to confirm the blood belonged to Deborah.
Robyn Melanie Adler
22-year-old Robyn Melanie Adler resided in Lake Worth, Florida. On May 25, 1983, she left home to visit her boyfriend in Loxahatchee, about 30 minutes away. She planned afterwards to meet friends at Bennigan’s Lounge in Tamarac. Robyn never arrived and hasn’t been seen since. Her car was found crashed into a tree on a dirt road at the end of 110th Avenue north where the road meets M Canal (at 60th Street North) in a remote area north of Royal Palm Beach. The car battery had been removed. There was no evidence anyone suffered severe injuries as a result of the accident. Police found a paper with directions to C Road in Loxahatchee several miles southwest from the crash site. The handwriting was Robyn’s.
Similarities and Differences Between Cases
All three girls were Caucasian, in their early 20s, and disappeared in broad daylight. Andrea and Robyn were about the same height and weight; Deborah was tall, standing at 5’10”. Deborah and Robyn both had brown hair and Andrea and Deborah had green eyes.
All three vehicles were found away from where the girls were last seen. Robyn’s car was the only one found crashed and in a remote location; but all three cars were found in or near West Palm Beach.
Andrea, Deborah, and Robyn disappeared just a few miles from one another. All three vanished at the end of May. Andrea and Deborah vanished within days of one another – May 21 and May 30 in 1982 – while Robyn vanished one year later in 1983 on May 25.
Source: Doe Network and The Charley Project
True Crime Diva’s Thoughts
I think all three cases could be related. At the very least, Andrea’s and Deborah’s. But all three disappeared from the West Palm Beach area and all three cars were found abandoned in areas near one another (about 16 miles total), so I don’t think this is a coincidence.
Robyn’s case is the only one that may be unrelated because of the circumstances.
Her car was found crashed with the battery removed. This leaves questions. Why was the battery removed? How did the crash happen? Did someone intentionally run Robyn off the road? Or did the kidnapper take advantage of a young girl in a car wreck? Did Robyn’s boyfriend have anything to do with her disappearance?
I have to question the caller in Andrea’s case who phoned the police about seeing a woman slumped over her car steering wheel. He claimed he saw her twice but waited until 11:00 p.m. to report both sightings. Why didn’t the caller report it after the first sighting? Someone slumped over a steering wheel is not a good sign. 😉 Maybe this was her kidnapper who wanted to throw police off track.
Deborah lived in Lake Worth and was going to go shopping in Jupiter, yet she was last seen near the Palm Beach Mall. Maybe this was a last-minute change of plans, I don’t know. She was seen getting gas so maybe she was heading that way afterwards. If that’s the case, what happened between the gas station and the mall in Jupiter? Did she make another stop and was taken then?
Both the Doe Network and The Charley Project reported that Deborah was getting gas at a J. C. Penney store at the Palm Beach Mall. This seems odd to me considering J. C. Penny has always been a department store. Maybe there was a gas station in front of it.
Where are the witnesses in these cases? Girls taken in broad daylight and not one person saw a thing?? Andrea disappeared on a Friday afternoon; Deborah on a Sunday, and Robyn on a Wednesday. Someone had to see something. Perhaps, someone did, but the cases were so long ago that very little info is available today.