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Stevensville, MD. - They spent weeks searching for her body, but now that Robin Pope has been found, the focus shifts to finding out how she died.
Maryland State Police are investigating the case involving 51-year-old Robin Pope. Her body, found this weekend in the water off Kent Island, has been transferred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maryland. As investigators wait for the agency to weigh in on the cause of death, State Police spokesman Greg Shipley tells ABC2, "No one in homicide is taking a day off."
But as law enforcement continue their look into Pope's case; they have some high profile help. Doctor William Rodriguez, a forensic anthropologist who spent more than 20 years working for the Department of Defense, is actively involved in Pope's autopsy according to MSP. Rodriguez is considered an industry expert and is known for testifying as a defense expert in the trial of Casey Anthony.
Robin Pope's body was found Saturday by a fisherman who spotted remains in the water. Sources tell ABC2 Pope had no visible signs of intentional trauma, but Shipley indicates her body was partially decomposed so it could be tough for investigators to tell. That's why he says investigators are waiting for the medical examiner's office to weigh in on the cause of death. Shipley says they have no timeline for how long the examination will take, although it's possible a finding of undetermined could be the final result.
As the case unfolds, friends and family of Pope are joining together. They were brought together first to find a friend and mother. Now a Facebook page dedicated to the search serves another purpose. It has become a memorial, with people in the community posting to share their grief and their desire for justice.
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