Killeen: Fate of girl abducted 30 years ago remains a mystery

Jenna Robbins as she appeared in 1989 and as she would appear today. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The fate of a 9-year-old Killeen girl who was abducted from the yard of her home 30 years ago Tuesday remains a mystery.

Jenna Robbins who would be 39 now, and a 6-year-old friend were playing at around 5:30 p.m. on May 14, 1989 outside of Jenna’s home on North 4th Street in Killeen when a man, who never has been identified, pulled up in front of the house in a light gray or silver two-door Dodge Plymouth.

He enticed Jenna to get into the car with the promise of a gift.

Jenna’s playmate, however, was frightened and ran off.

The man drove, off, headed west on Garrison Street, and Jenna disappeared.

The younger girl told police the man was white, in his early 20s and had brown slicked back hair.

He would be in his early 50s today.

Jenna has Asian features, a small scar on her right eyebrow and freckles on her left cheek.

She has brown hair and brown eyes and stands about 4-feet, 5-inches tall.

At the time of her disappearance she weighed about 50 pounds.

She last was seen wearing black and green spandex pants, a shirt with a tree design and white sneakers.

Soon after Jenna was reported missing, another girl told Killeen officers a man had tried to coax her into a car on May 12, 1989, just two days before Jenna was abducted, police records show.

That girl's description of the man was similar: a very young man, perhaps 20- to 22-years-old with brown, slicked-back hair.

Police perked up their ears upon hearing the second report because details of the suspect in the Robbins case had not been made public and had not appeared in media reports.

Police never have said they believe the suspect in both cases is the same man.