More remains found in murder case of Vicksburg native

Published 3:46 pm Friday, April 19, 2024

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday issued a press release updating the murder case of Vicksburg native Sade Robinson, with more grisly discoveries coming out of the Wisconsin investigation.

“The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is investigating the discovery of human remains Thursday near 3305 Marina Rd., along a remote stretch of tree-lined beach along Lake Michigan, nearly a quarter mile from an apartment complex, where they are believed to have washed ashore,” the release reads. “The torso and arm, found at 7:37 a.m. by a citizen walking the beach, are believed to be that of Sade Robinson, 19, whom MCSO investigators believe was murdered by Maxwell Anderson, 33, of the 3100 block of S. 39th Street in Milwaukee, on or about April 2.”

MCSO said it began investigating the case, along with the help of the Milwaukee Police Department and with assistance from 13 other local, state, and federal agencies, a volunteer organization, and a forensic expert, after a severed human leg was discovered in a park on April 2. 

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Within a week, MCSO said, several additional human remains were discovered in Milwaukee – all believed, although not yet formally confirmed, to be Robinson’s.

Robinson, who was born in Vicksburg, moved away with her family at around the age of two.

“Our thoughts and prayers and the full support of this agency remain with Robinson’s family and loved ones as they grieve and process her tragic loss,” MCSO said in Thursday’s statement.

Anderson was taken into custody and has been charged with first degree intentional homicide; mutilating a corpse; and arson of property other than building in relation to Robinson’s death. All three charges are felonies and carry a combined maximum sentence of life imprisonment, MCSO said.

The investigation into Robinson’s death is ongoing.