Robin Pope laid to rest

March 1st
Wayne Pope said Robin came to the home to pick up her belongings. Wayne said he left the home on Friday night.
Robin Pope Missing

March 2nd
Wayne told investigators that when he returned home Saturday at around 2 am, Robin's car was in the driveway and her Great Dane was missing. Pope called police at 2 a.m. to report suspicious circumstances.

They found the missing dog near a neighbor's pier.

Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville

Search turned over to the Maryland State Police.
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville

March 3rd
6 Divers searched for Robin's body in the water, but found nothing.
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville

March 4th
Search efforts for Robin continue.
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville

March 10th
Robin's daughter Rachael Pope said a search turned up a shirt they believed was Robin's
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville

March 14th
ABC2's Joce Sterman talks to Pope's daughters
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville

March 23rd
A female body was found on Kent Island, believed to be body of Robin Pope
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville

March 24th
Body found identified as Robin Pope
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville

March 25th
Focus of investigation shifts to finding out how Pope Died
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville

April 2nd
Robin Pope laid to rest in Stevensville
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville

Robin Pope's ashes are carried out of the Kent Island United Methodist Church.

Rachael Pope, her daughter, is surrounded by family and friends; those who came to remember 51 years of life, including her battle with breast cancer. 

"She was always like energetic.  She made jokes about it, like there's pictures on her facebook of her at her chemotherapy appointments with holding a pole and she's like me pole dancing a chemo,"  Rachael Pope said.

There's no closure here at the Stevensville Cemetery.

Pope was last seen a month ago -- at the home she once shared with her husband.

Wayne and Robin had separated a few weeks before, and she was back to get some belongings.

"First it was all about finding her, now it's about finding closure and figuring out what happened and trying to find out if there was any foul play involved or if it was an accident," Rachael said.

Rachael has recounted the story several times and doesn't believe it's accidental.

Rachael said, "before she went to pick up things from my dad's house, she would call us and tell us that she was going there and you know what time she's going to be there and asking if we were going to be there too, and she didn't do that this time so it's just bizarre." 

Wayne Pope told investigators he left the home.. And when he returned she was missing, but her car and wallet were there.

Wayne is not considered a suspect, but he has been questioned by state police. He was at the funeral along with hundreds more.

"She wouldn't want anyone to be sad.  She'd want everyone to just remember her and all the good times they had with her because that's the kind of person she was," Rachael Pope said. 

Sources tell ABC2 News that Pope's body found no obvious signs of trauma.

Her autopsy was conducted by Forensic Anthropologist Dr. William Rodriguez, an expert defense witness in the Casey Anthony trial.

According to Maryland State Police, they are waiting on several test results to determine the cause of death.

No word on the length of time that may take.

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