Above: Carmen circa, 1973
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: December 8, 1973
Missing From: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: circa, 1956
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 5’0″ and 100 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Blonde hair
Details of Disappearance
Carmen Robinson was last seen in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on December 8th 1973. She was last seen as she exited a bus at West Burnside Road and Holland Avenue, located approximately 2 blocks away from her home. She never made it home and has not been seen or heard from since.
In the initial stages of the investigation into Robinson’s mysterious disappearance, authorities focused on her family and asked them if they had any thoughts about what may have occurred that night. While her family has refused any media appearances, they have stated that Carmen was a happy and healthy and had few enemies as a person.
Carmen worked as a dishwasher at the Ingraham Hotel on Douglas Street bear Burnside Road East and afternoon she ended her shift that night she got on the bus intending to enjoy the two days she had off of her duties. She was last seen walking into the night towards her View Royal home.
Authorities have not received many leads in the case but they did investigate multiple persons in the case. They believe that Carmens case may have been sexually motivated and that she may have been attacked and killed on the night she vanished.
In 1982, Clifford Olsen confessed to the killings of 11 young men and women. He also confessed that he knew the location of Robinson’s burial site. On November 30th 1982, authorities flew Olson from his cell in Ontario to Victoria where he led them to a rocky spot at Fort Rodd Hill which is located near Royal Roads University.
Police used sonar equipment to examine the ground but no remains were located. Authorities believe that Olson used Robinson’s case as a way to gain attention and to get out of his cell in Ontario. He is not believed to be involved in the case but he hasn’t been completely ruled out.
Authorities also spoke to American authorities regarding serial killer Ted Bundy. Bundy killed a series of young women from 1974 to 1978 but he isn’t considered a suspect in Robinson’s case and there’s no evidence that he has ever visited Canada in the time that Carmen disappeared.
Authorities continue to investigate Carmens case and hope that the general public can help assist in the case. They believe someone local knows what happened to Carmen but no substantial leads have come in. Her case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
RCMP West Shore Detachment 250-474-2264