Woman who was kidnapped by a slavemaster serial killer who murdered her mother and then sold her to his brother breaks her silence in her first ever interview
- Heather Robinson is speaking about being sold by the serial killer who murdered her mother in a new episode of 20/20 airing at 9pm Friday on ABC
- Lisa Stasi, 19, went missing in 1985 when her daughter Tiffany was just four months old, and is believed to be one of the eight women killed by Robinson
- Robinson, who is currently on death row, sold Tiffany to his brother in Florida after forging adoption records
- It was not until Robinson was arrested in 1999 that Heather and her parents learned the truth about her identity, and they are only now speaking out
- Heather is now on a mission to find her mother’s remains, which have never been locates by authorities
A young woman who was kidnapped by a serial killer after the man murdered her mother and then sold to his brother is breaking her silence in an interview in ABC’s 20/20 this Friday.
Heather Robinson was the daughter of Lisa Stasi, a teenager and single mom who was one of the eight women murdered by John Edward Robinson.
Her life was spared in the brutal killing, and Robinson then sold the infant to his brother in Florida.
Now, over 30 years after she was adopted by the brother of her mother’s killer, Heather is sharing her story while meeting the family she never knew existed in the wake of this unimaginable tragedy.
Cruel intentions: Heather Robinson (above) is speaking about being sold by the serial killer who murdered her mother in a anew episode of 20/20 airing at 9pm Friday on ABC
Victim: Lisa Stasi (left) went missing in 1985 when her daughter Tiffany was just four months old, and is believed to be one of the eight women killed by John Edward Robinson (right)
Lisa Stasi and her four-month-old daughter Tiffany vanished from Kansas City, Missouri in 1985.
The two were last seen travelling to Chicago with a man Lisa referred to as John Osborne, but whose real name was John Edward Robinson.
It is believed that Robinson murdered Lisa, who was just 19, as young Tiffany sat in the room, and then disposed of her remains which to this day have never been found.
Robinson, who at the time was a married father with four children at home, then forged adoption papers and sold Tiffany to his brother and sister-in-law, who were told the girl had no parents.
That is when Tiffany Stasi became Heather Robinson, and for the next 15 years she was completely unaware that he uncle John had murdered eight women, including her mother.
Robinson managed to evade police while continuing to prey on women in Kansas and Missouri.
He was a beloved father and later grandfather, but the law eventually caught up to him when he was arrested on charges of theft and sexual battery.
Surprise delivery: Robinson, who is currently on death row, sold Tiffany to his brother (above) in Florida after forging adoption records
In plain sight:It was not until Robinson was arrested in 1999 that Heather and her parents learned the truth about her identity, and they are only now speaking out
Family: Heather is now on a mission to find her mother’s remains, which have never beeb locates by authorities (heather with Donald Robinson)
That led police to search a second property he owned Kansas, where they found the bodies of two missing women in large barrels.
A subsequent search later turned up more bodies in a storage unit.
The remains of Lisa were not found, but that might all change when 20/20 airs this Friday at 9pm on ABC.
Heather will also sit down with her adoptive father, Donald Robinson, to discuss why he believed her adoption was legitimate, and the horrifying moment when he learned about his brother’s crimes.
She will also travel back to her birthplace with husband Roberto Ramos to investigate her birth mother’s past and meet her step-grandmother, Sara Elledge, for the first time.
There is yet another twist as well, with a letter signed by Lisa arriving during the filming of the episode, claiming that the missing mother is still alive.