Body in Barrel Identified as That of Local Woman


Authorities said Friday they have identified the fourth of five female bodies found in barrels in Kansas and Missouri as that of Sheila Dale Faith of Fullerton.

Faith’s body was found June 5 in a Raymore, Mo., storage locker rented by John Edward Robinson Sr., prosecutor Chris Koster said Friday.

The identification was made by new dental records, he said. Authorities were trying to determine if the remaining unidentified body was that of Faith’s daughter, Debbie.


Robinson, 56, of Olathe, Kan., has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and is being held on $5 million bond. He has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say Robinson trolled the Internet for sex under the name “slavemaster” and may have met some of his victims online.

Two other bodies were found in the storage locker, and two were found June 3 on a tract owned by Robinson near La Cygne, Kan., about 40 miles west of Raymore. The bodies were in barrels found sitting on top of the ground.

Investigators also have discovered links between Robinson and four people--three women and an infant--missing since the mid-1980s. None of those has been identified as being among the victims in the barrels.

Faith, who would now be 51, and her daughter, Debbie Lynn Faith, who would be 21, vanished five years ago. Police in Kansas said last week they feared the two might have been victims of Robinson.

Investigators have said the women had “known connections” to Robinson and maintained a post office box in Olathe.


Sheila and Debbie Faith lived in a large apartment complex on Orangethorpe Avenue in Fullerton before moving to Colorado until 1994. Family members told police they last heard from Sheila Faith that year.

One neighbor in Fullerton remembered them as a tightknit family. Debbie Lynn Faith was developmentally disabled and used a wheelchair.