Robyn "Robbie" Louise SANTEN

Missing Person Robyn Santen

A CCTV image of missing Perth woman Robyn Santen at the Grapeskin Wine Bar in Northbridge on the Saturday night before she went missing.

Circumstances:

On Saturday 8 August 2015 Robyn Santen was with work colleagues at the Grapeskins Wine Bar in Northbridge, Western Australia.
She left the establishment at approximately 11pm and returned to her home in West Leederville.
Her vehicle was located the following day at the City Beach car park. Despite extensive inquiries by police her whereabouts remain unknown.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Robyn please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

"Robyn Santen - we miss you" Facebook page

 

Husband’s heartfelt plea for information on missing wife Robyn Santen

 

THE husband of missing Perth mother Robyn Santen says he wants his “best friend” back and has issued a fresh plea for anyone with information to come forward.

“Thank you everyone for your support and efforts to date over the past two weeks, it has been amazing and is very much appreciated,” Troy Santen wrote on the “Robyn Santen — we miss you” Facebook page.

“I have had an amazing amount of support in all manner of forms that are too many to list. There is no way I could reply or thank everyone so this my thank you to you all.

“The police investigation continues and hopefully they can piece together the timeline of events and insights into Robyn. If anyone has any information, they still need your help. Should you be out on or above the ocean, please also keep looking there too just in case.

“Robyn is my best friend and gave us two beautiful kids within which her fun filled spirit shines through. I pray that we can find her soon.”

Mr Santen also posted a photo of the couple together in happier times, wearing summer clothes and holding drinks with palm trees in the background.

The post sparked a flurry of comments from friends and strangers wishing the family all the best.

Mrs Santen, 36, a mother of two, was last seen at her West Leederville home on the night of Saturday, August 8.

Her silver Volkswagen Golf was found on August 9, in the car park near Clancy’s Fish Pub in City Beach. Her keys and other personal belongings were still inside.

An extensive land and sea search for Mrs Santen was called off last Friday but the police investigation into her disappearance is ongoing.

Police are still calling for anyone with information on the circumstances leading up to Mrs Santen’s vehicle being found.

They are asking for anyone who was in this area of City Beach between midnight and 3pm on August 9 to contact police.

It’s also believed that Mrs Santen was at the Grapeskin Wine Bar in William Street in Northbridge on the evening of August 8 leading up to her disappearance.

Police have released an image of Mrs Santen at the wine bar captured on CCTV camera and want anyone who might have seen her at the venue to also call them.

Police have previously stated they did not believe there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding Mrs Santen’s disappearance.

Her brother Andrew Paton said the family remained hopeful she would come home.

“We’re desperate at the moment to try and find Robyn and so if people can really cast their minds back to that time and even if its insignificant, any information at this point would be highly valuable,” he said.

People with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Perth mother-of-two Robyn Santen disappeared without a trace

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT has been almost a month since Robyn Santen’s two young children have seen their mother.

The 36-year-old WA contracts engineer vanished without a trace sometime after 11pm on Saturday, August 8.

Her silver Volkswagon Golf was found abandoned at Perth’s City Beach carpark near the popular Clancy’s Fish Pub at around 4pm the following day. Her keys and other personal belongings were still inside.

On the surface it looked like Robyn had taken a midnight dip and gotten into trouble but a week-long land and sea search involving helicopters, planes, boats, divers and even police horses came up empty.

Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Commander Mark Carruthers said searchers had been told Robyn was a strong swimmer — strong enough to have completed the Rottnest Channel Swim — but conceded “we’ve had no confirmation she entered the water”.

Her family set up a Facebook page appealing for her safe return and for anyone who might have information to come forward. It has been inundated with messages for the woman known for her “amazing grin and a personality that will light up a room”. None of them, however, have come from “Robbie” herself or anyone who knows what happened to her.

On August 10, Robyn’s husband Troy Santen, her brother Andrew Paton and his wife Emma Donnelly, made an emotional appeal though the media for Robyn to make contact.

Andrew and Emma — who are former contestants of hit TV reality show My Kitchen Rules — were almost unrecognisable in their grief as they addressed the cameras.

“Robyn, if you’re out there somewhere, pull your head in and let someone know please, because we miss you beyond words, we can’t even describe,” her brother said.

Ms Donnelly, who is extremely close to Robyn, describing her in social media posts as “my bestest friend” wept as she spoke: “Please come home Robyn. We really love you and we miss you and we want you to be here. And please, if anyone has seen her, bring her home.”

And Troy, whom reporters observed to be “visibly upset” appealed to Robyn to: “Please come home — the kids and I — we all miss you so much.”

On August 20, Troy posted a message to the Facebook page set up to help find Robyn, along with a photo of the couple:

“Thank you everyone for your support and efforts to date over the past two weeks, it has been amazing and is very much appreciated, he wrote.

“I have had an amazing amount of support in all manner of forms that are too many to list. There is no way I could reply or thank everyone so this my thank you to you all. The police investigation continues and hopefully they can piece together the timeline of events and insights into Robyn. If anyone has any information, they still need your help. Should you be out on or above the ocean, please also keep looking there too just in case.

“Robyn is my best friend and gave us two beautiful kids within which her fun filled spirit shines through. I pray that we can find her soon.”

Police have stated that they do not consider the circumstances surrounding Robyn’s disappearance to be suspicious. Yet speculation is rife on social media, in the comments sections of sites carrying the story and within the online sleuthing community that she may have met with foul play.

The speculation went into overdrive on August 19 with the revelation from police that, hours before she went missing, Robyn had been drinking with friends in Northbridge.

Security footage released by WA Police Media shows Robyn, dressed in a black and white dress and jacket, at the Grapeskin Wine Bar some time after 10pm. She left the bar at about 11pm and caught a taxi to her West Leederville home, where she was last seen — although police have not said by whom.

They stated that Robyn then left home in her Volkswagon, which would be found at the carpark near City Beach at around 4pm the next day — without her in it.

Police have never revealed why they waited 12 long days to release the footage of Robyn at the Grapeskin Wine Bar and attempts by News.com.au to clarify the timeline of events leading up to her disappearance were declined.

In the past few days, updates on Robyn’s Facebook page have ground to a halt, despite multiple posts from friends and supporters asking for information and volunteering their services.

Police told News.com.au that the status of the case had not changed Robyn was still considered a missing person and there were no leads on her whereabouts.

Case of missing Perth Robyn Santen mum still a mystery as family avoid media

Case of missing Perth mum Robyn Santen still a mystery as her family avoid media despite earlier public pleas for Robyn to make contact with them.

She disappeared without a trace on August 8.

Her silver Volkswagon Golf was found at Perth’s City Beach car park the following afternoon. Her keys and phone were inside.

There was a week-long sea and land search, and later, the release of CCTV footage at Grapeskin Wine Bar which she left at 11pm to catch a taxi to her West Leederville home.

Home is where she was last sighted. But Police will not reveal who it was who last saw Robyn Santen.

And now her family, who days after Robyn’s disappearance spoke publicly to the media – pleading for Robyn to return or make contact – don’t want any more attention.

Robyn’s brother (and former Masterchef contestant) Andrew Paton told News.com.au the family had been told by police they had “likely gotten all they could from the media” with Paton urging News Limited not to run the online article.

“To be honest, we’d hoped the all the media attention would die down now,” Paton told News.com.au.

The Facebook page set up by Robyn’s family – including Paton – has also posted about becoming more private.

In the early stages of the search the page posted updates every day.

“We won't update this page as much as during the search and rescue phase, though the police continue their investigation,” wrote Paton and his wife, Emma.

The missing mother-of-two’s husband, Troy, posted a heartfelt message about his wife on the page on August 20.

Here is the post in full:

“Thank you everyone for your support and efforts to date over the past 2 weeks, it has been amazing and is very much appreciated. I have had an amazing amount of support in all manner of forms that are too many to list. There is no-way I could reply or thank everyone so this my thank you to you all..

The Police investigation continues and hopefully they can piece together the timeline of events and insights into Robyn. If anyone has any information, they still need your help. Should you be out on or above the ocean, please also keep looking there too just in case.

Robyn is my best friend and gave us two beautiful kids within which her fun filled spirit shines through. I pray that we can find her soon.”

Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances and Paton “was adamant” his missing sister was not suffering from depression at the time of her disappearance, reports News.com.au.

 

 

 

The Australian Federal Police has issued a fresh appeal for information on the disappearance of Perth mother-of-two Robyn Santen.

The AFP issued the plea on their Facebook page as part of their Summer of Hope campaign which sets out to solve long-term missing persons cases.

Ms Santen disappeared on August 8 after a night with work colleagues at the Grapeskins Wine Bar in Northbridge.

She left the bar about 11pm and went to her home in West Leederville.

Her car was found at City Beach car park the next day. A land and sea search failed to find her.

Ms Santen's disappearance was met with a public outpouring of support.

In the weeks following her disappearance, her husband Troy Santen thanked those who had helped in the search for his wife.

"Robyn is my best friend and gave us two beautiful kids within which her fun-filled spirit shines through. I pray that we can find her soon," Mr Santen wrote on Facebook.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.