Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Robbin Slaughter was reported missing on November 14, 1993.
Police reports say Slaughter's wife, Lucinda, told police he was walking from his West 10th Street home to Franey's Food Mart in the 800 block of Carter Road and never returned.
Slaughter had been a crew member with the Owensboro Public Works Department for 16 years. His supervisors said he was a good, reliable worker. Slaughter was also known for his closeness to his mother and siblings and was a bit of a homebody.
Surveillance cameras at Franey's did not show Slaughter was ever in the store, and the clerk, who knew Slaughter as a regular, said he didn't come in that night. A witness said he saw Slaughter in the convenience store's parking lot, but that report was never confirmed.
Slaughter had ben married for two years at the time. Before his marriage he lived with his mother, who had power of attorney of his finances. Nothing seemed amiss in Slaughter's life around the time he disappeared. Detectives monitored Slaughter's Social Security number to see if he was working somewhere else, to no avail.
In 2002, police received "reliable evidence" that led detectives to search Slaughter's home in the 2700 block of West 10th Street, which was owned by Slaughter's wife. Police and search dogs checked the house and yard. Some items were seized for examination, and a portion of the backyard was excavated. They were unable to conclude a crime had taken place at the home. Lucinda was arrested five years after the 2002 search at her house, on charges that had nothing to do with Slaughter's disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Owensboro Police Department