Widow charged after husband who was missing for three years is found buried in her front yard
- Ervin Robinson disappeared in May 2010
- Wife Neola Robinson claimed her had left her for another woman
- His body was found in the front yard of their home
By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17 July 2013
The Texas Rangers dug up Ervin Robinson’s remains in the front yard of the Pelican Bay rural home where he used to live.
The Rangers had been investigating Robinson’s disappearance since he vanished in May 2010.
Authorities arrested Neola Robinson, 62 on Saturday in connection with her husband’s murder.
She is in Tarrant County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail. She is also on suicide watch and is awaiting a full mental health evaluation.
A criminal background check showed Ervin Robinson had several arrests, including burglary, theft and multiple DWIs.
Neighbors say Texas Rangers surrounded the mobile home on Saturday.
Carolann Wheless, a neighbor, said she is shocked by Neola Robinson’s arrest.
‘In the front yard of all places — I mean, how do you get away with something like that?’ Ms Wheless said.
Ervin Robinson has been missing since May 2010. His boss, Michael Wright, filed a missing person‘s report when he didn’t show up for work for nearly two weeks.
His boss said he knew something was wrong when Ervin didn’t show up for work, or even pick-up his last paycheck.
‘Never missed any time without setting up a vacation or calling in so when he didn’t show I mean it was very uncharacteristic of him,’ said Michael Wright, Ervin’s boss.
Some neighbors said the couple had a volatile, and at times violent relationship.
Others had suspicions that Neola Robinson might have had something to do with her husband’s disappearance.
‘I actually heard [Neola Robinson] tell someone at a bar, ‘You shouldn’t sit by me, I might kill ya.’ She laughed, then everybody pretty much just stopped talking to her,’ said Lanie Lindsey.
But Lindsey said the suspicions deepened as Shorty’s friends refused to believe he’d leave town without saying goodbye, and without telling his boss.
‘And get this,’ she added, ‘he left his Harley, his prize possession. He was a biker. Who would do that? That’s when people started getting suspicious. If he was going to take off, he’d have told someone.’