Murdered: Roberta Elam

Roberta Elam

A nun is murdered while praying

Last updated: November 18, 2021

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Last updated November 18, 2021

Roberta Elam

A nun is murdered while praying

  • Wheeling, WV
  1. Date of Death:June 13, 1977
  2. Age at Incident:January 1, 1970
  1. Race:Caucasian / White
  2. Gender:Female


Roberta, also know as Robin, was about to make a big decision in her life: the time had come finally come for her to officially commit herself to religious life. At 26 years of age, Sister Robin was known as a pre-novitiate candidate. She was well-loved by her friends and family, and her fellow nun at Mount St. Joseph's in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Reports describe a very vibrant young woman. They mention a brilliant,...

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Wheeling, WV

Roberta was a pre-novitiate candidate for the Sisters of Mt St Joseph.