About Robin Brooks

Robin Brooks Foundation was organized in May of 2020 to honor the memory of Robin Brooks. Her life was tragically taken on April 24th, 1980, just 3 weeks after she turned 20 years young.

On April 24th, 2020 the Sacramento Sheriff's Department announced that justice was brought to Robin's family. Detective Michaela "Micki" Links never gave up hope. Micki is a dedicated volunteer spending endless hours solving Cold Cases. Her devoted efforts result in much needed closure for families. 

Robin Brooks Foundation will unite together our community through energized fund raising events, individual donations, and business sponsorships. Funds donated to the Robin Brooks Foundation from these events will assist charities that support and empower victims of violence and their families.


Read More About the Case

Courtesy of People Magazine

July 25, 2017

Police in Sacramento are hopeful an ambitious new technology will help them solve a 37-year-old cold case homicide. Now, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is hoping DNA “phenotyping” will help solve the case. Phenotyping technology uses the DNA evidence from a crime scene to create a computer-generated image of the person in question.......

Courtesy of ABC 10 News

April 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — Forty years to the day of 20-year-old Robin Brook's killing, her cold case homicide has come to a close. Sacramento law enforcement have arrested and charged Phillip Lee Wilson, 71 for the young woman's killing on April 24, 1980. 
Wilson's DNA profile, matching that of the suspect's blood left at the scene of the crime, according to authorities. 
Brooks was working at a donut shop on Kiefer Boulevard and Tallyho Drive in the unincorporated Sacramento County community of Rosemont. Investigators said she was last seen alive when she left work at midnight on April 24, 1980......


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