An autopsy conducted today confirmed the body found in the water along the Kent Island shoreline yesterday afternoon is that of the Queen Anne’s County woman who has been missing for three weeks.
Doctors at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore positively identified the deceased as Robin L. Pope, 51, of Stevensville, Md. The identification was made through dental records.
The cause and manner of death were not identified today. That investigation will be continued by forensic pathologists at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Robin Pope was last seen late on the night of March 1, 2013, in the 100-block of Beach Road, Stevensville, where she had lived with her husband until last December when the couple separated. Her husband reported her missing to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office early on the morning of March 2nd. He said his wife had come by the house late the night before to pick up some belongings and he had left when she arrived. When he returned home her car was still in the driveway, but she was not at the home.
An investigation has been ongoing since Pope was reported missing. The investigation included multiple searches on and under the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as several land searches. Anyone with information about Robin Pope is urged to contact the Maryland State Police at the Centreville Barrack at 410-758-1101.