Robertson, Shelley Kay

Murdered: 1975-06-29

Shelley Robertson, 23, graduated Arvada (CO) High School in 1969 and then spent one year at a mission in Biloxi, Mississippi run by the United Church of Christ. When she returned to Colorado, she attended Red Rocks Community College where she studied Spanish. Her whole class spent a semester in Mexico, living in Barra de Navidad, a fishing village. She returned there several times during her life. Her friend, Susan invited her to go to Alaska where the girls worked in Clam Gulch processing fish for one year.
When she was growing up, Shelley told her mother, Roberta Robertson of Arvada, “Someday a white horse will come down the road and he will be mine and I’ll name him ‘Brownie.’ Sure enough, one day she ran into the house and announced to her mother “There’s a white horse out there!” But this grandson of Trigger belonged to a rodeo clown. When he heard Shelley’s story, he helped the little girl get a little fillie she named “Bonnie.” Shelley rode the dove gray mare bareback as she grew up.
On Monday, June 29, 1975, Shelley Robertson disappeared without a trace. Seven weeks later, her body was found in a mine shaft near Georgetown.
Clear Creek County investigator Bob Denning went to Salt Lake City to interview serial killer Ted Bundy. Bundy was serving time for kidnapping a girl there. She escaped as he was handcuffing her. Bundy was tried and convicted in that case. Denning asked Bundy about Shelley Robertson. Bundy is reported to have replied, “I don’t want to talk about that.” Denning has said he is 99% sure that Shelley’s killer is Ted Bundy.

Name: Shelley Kay Robertson       Date of Birth: 1951-07-27