The morning of June 23, 2021, was the final time somebody noticed 25-year-old Daniel Robinson leaving work in Buckeye — one 12 months later, his household and regulation enforcement businesses are not any nearer to discovering him.
Robinson the geologist was final seen driving west from his worksite in an space west of Solar Valley Parkway and north of Cactus Street. On July 19, Robinson’s blue 2017 Jeep Renegade was discovered by a rancher a couple of miles out from his worksite, in a distant a part of the desert.
“In the present day marks one 12 months that my son went lacking. To the world, it is one 12 months. To us, the household, it is day-after-day one after the opposite, a steady moments passing by the place hope is all the time shadowed by dismay. By some means, day after day the desire to maintain looking out triumphant over loosing hope,” David Robinson, Robinson’s father, wrote in a tweet from his devoted account to seek out him.
In honor of Robinson and different individuals who have gone lacking, David Robinson is internet hosting an occasion named “A Day of Remembrance” on Saturday at 6:30 pm on the Arizona State Capitol Home and Senate Garden. This can be a possibility for individuals to share their “lacking beloved one’s story,” based on the occasion’s description.
Household and associates can arrange a desk, deliver a photograph and converse in the event that they need to. The outline additionally states there can be neighborhood assets to assist help individuals as they carry consciousness to their tales.
That very same day there can be a desert search organized by Robinson’s household from 5:45 am till 10 am, off Solar Valley Parkway and Cactus Street.
“Thus far, I’ve performed over 40 weeks of searches within the Sonoran Desert, a search based mostly on science and investigation that covers massive quantities of land. We’ve searched over 23K acres of that enormous space that has areas that have not been searched but. I’m at the moment engaged on that,” David Robinson mentioned in a GoFundMe arrange by his household to fund search efforts.
On March 12, the candlelight vigil was hosted for Robinson the place at the very least 50 individuals gathered on the Capitol Garden. At this occasion, his father dele spoke about how he has been on the lookout for him since June 26.
“My son is my mission,” David Robinson mentioned. “The candlelight vigil is to deliver some consciousness to my son’s case and likewise deliver recent mild to different households who’re going via the identical precise factor — (to) get the urgency that they want from regulation enforcement.”
Investigation into Robinson’s disappearance
Buckeye police mentioned Wednesday marked one 12 months since they launched their investigation on the case.
“When a beloved one is lacking, it’s a terrifying, complicated and annoying time for households and our whole neighborhood. Investigators proceed their pursuit of solutions that may deliver Daniel residence and supply closure for the Robinson household and the many individuals who’ve been touched by his case,” the assertion mentioned.
Investigators are following up on suggestions concerning the disappearance, based on a web site created by Buckeye police with info on Robinson’s case. “No foul play is suspected,” the web site states.
The day Robinson was reported lacking by his father, police searched the bottom close to his job web site and he was entered into the Lacking Individuals Middle web site. The following couple of days that adopted, the search close to Robinson’s job web site continued and his condominium dele was searched.
Investigators tried to ping his cellphone for location and tried to entry the automobile’s system for GPS knowledge however did not discover any. Aerial searches, interviews with coworkers and monetary information opinions have been performed, too.
When Robinson’s Jeep was discovered on July 19, there was a multiagency search and investigators processing the info from his recovered cellphone and from the automobile.
San Tan Recon, a consulting company for collisions, processed the crash scene on Sept. 28 for an unbiased crash report. Based on the police web site, the report discovered the Jeep rolled over and elevated its pace proper earlier than the affect “which may point out an try and drive up the opposite aspect of the ravine.”
The report additionally discovered an 11-mile discrepancy between the crash knowledge report and the odometer studying, however Buckeye police mentioned this isn’t uncommon.
“Comparable discrepancies have been famous by Jeep dealership service departments and different crash reconstructionists,” the web site states.
On November, the FBI was briefed on the case.
Based on the Buckeye police web site, the continued investigative actions embody interviewing new peoplewho have been recognized within the investigation, conducting follow-ups, checking for fraud of monetary exercise linked to Robinson’s social safety quantity and financial institution, and investigating info from volunteer personal investigators , amongst others.
Anybody with info on Robinson and his disappearance is requested to name the Buckeye Police tip line at 623-349-6411 or submit an nameless tip on-line via textual content message at their Nixle Website.
Circumstances surrounding Robinson’s disappearance
Whereas Buckeye police have argued that their seek for Robinson has been in depth, his father claims the division is taking credit score for outcomes that got here from the personal investigator he employed after police refused to proceed looking out.
Police mentioned in a report that Robinson’s automotive rolled over within the ravine at 30 miles per hour. However Jeff McGrath, the personal investigator David Robinson employed who was once a detective specializing in modeling crashes for Avondale police, mentioned that will have been inconceivable.
“That could not have occurred with the physics we work with right here on Earth,” he beforehand mentioned to The Arizona Republic. “There isn’t any approach this automotive flipped over.”
Based on McGrath, if Robinson’s Jeep really had rolled over, the highest of the automobile can be broken and all the glass home windows would have shattered. McGrath mentioned a big crunch on the motive force’s aspect of the Jeep advised a collision occurred quite than a rollover.
McGrath mentioned he could not perceive how Buckeye police missed different key elements — such because the Jeep’s odometer studying being 11 miles greater than what it was when the airbag deployment system deployed and the ignition had been activated 46 instances after the crash. The plate of damaged glass discovered close to the Jeep additionally did not match the automobile.
Primarily based on these elements and different proof, McGrath believes the crash was not an accident — however staged.
Robinson’s disappearance garnered nationwide consideration after Gabby Petitoa white 18-year-old Instagram influencer, was discovered lifeless in Wying in September 2021 and a viral tweet recalled others that Robinson was nonetheless lacking.
After his disappearance turned nationwide information, Buckeye spokesperson Carissa Planalp mentioned that police had performed one other search of the realm on Sept. 28, 2021, and that they have been bringing in their very own crash skilled to research the airbag detection system’s findings.
David Robinson mentioned he did not have excessive hopes for the division’s renewed effort given it got here three months after the automobile was discovered, however would proceed to seek for his son regardless.
GoFundMe to assist finance the search effort was arrange and has accrued over $270,000 as of Thursday.
Attain breaking information reporter Angela Cordoba Perez at Angela.CordobaPerez@Gannett.com or on Twitter @AngelaCordobaP.
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This text initially appeared on Arizona Republic: Daniel Robinson: Household search 1 12 months after AZ geologist went lacking