Robbie Anderson (Equipped)
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (FOX 9) – An Anoka County Choose has granted the request of a Maple Grove mom to exhume the physique of her 19-year-old son, Robbie Anderson, whose unexplained dying was the topic of a FOX 9 investigation.
Robbie Anderson died on December 4, 2009, after a night of underage consuming at a buddy’s Maple Grove residence.
Choose John Dehen’s order on Thursday stated the stays “shall be disinterred and exhumed from Forrest Hill Cemetery in Anoka, Minnesota as quickly as sensible.”
Three unbiased health workers and the Maple Grove Police Division assist exhuming the physique due to discrepancies and inconsistencies within the case.
The unique post-mortem, carried out by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, dominated the trigger and method of Anderson’s dying as a “sudden unexplained dying.”
In December 2019, the FOX 9 Investigators uncovered new particulars within the case, together with inconsistent accounts from the 2 underage associates Robbie was consuming with that night time, Paul Leclerc and Matthew Scouton.
An unexplained dying
For a decade Bob and Sandy Anderson have been searching for solutions as to how and why their 19-year-old son, Robbie, died throughout an evening of consuming with associates. They might lastly be nearer to getting solutions.
The younger males had been consuming within the basement of Leclerc’s mother and father’ residence, when Paul Leclerc made a frantic and weird name to 911, saying Robbie was unconscious, not respiratory, and they might be bringing his physique to the entrance door.
First responders arrived at a chaotic scene. Police dashcam video confirmed an intoxicated Leclerc at the back of a police squad automobile screaming, “Oh God, Oh God, I killed Rob. I killed him.”
Robbie’s mom, Sandra Anderson, has been assisted in her efforts by Sheila Potocnik, who helps examine unsolved circumstances for households. Potocnik pieced collectively potential eventualities from meticulously reviewing the police case file.
Final yr Anderson employed two unbiased health workers to evaluate the case.
Each consultants declare a second post-mortem will reveal that Robbie died from blunt drive head trauma when he was repeatedly punched, and his unconscious physique was dropped on a concrete ground within the basement of the Leclerc residence.
Dr. Amanda Youmans stated there are “too many unanswered questions” and the case needs to be reclassified as a murder. She believes Robbie died from blunt drive trauma to the top that “resulted from a dangerous volitional act dedicated by one other.”
“What’s inconsistent is the truth that Robert suffered a number of strikes to his head and face whereas intoxicated,” Dr. Youman’s wrote in her report.
Dr. Allecia Wilson, who carried out the second post-mortem of George Floyd, additionally examined the Robbie Anderson case, and stated a second post-mortem ought to embrace posterior neck, spinal twine, and again dissections to establish extra trauma.
Mind tissue samples is also recovered for microscopic evaluation of concussive mind damage, the unbiased health workers stated.
A diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Daniel Cousin, stated the unique imaging of Robbie was “not customary” and could be unable to rule out a cranium fracture.
The reviews from the unbiased health workers had been compelling for Maple Grove Police, who assist a second post-mortem and can be readily available for the exhumation of the physique to gather any hint proof.
In a letter to the court docket, Detective Jim Kirkey stated there may be an “open and energetic investigation into the dying of Robert Anderson.”
“The Maple Grove Police Division’s place is that if an exhumation and second post-mortem of Robert Anderson may uncover new proof, then the police division helps the request,” the letter stated.