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    We received word this morning that longtime Casebook poster and dedicated researcher Robert Linford (username: Robert) has passed away, due to complications from COPD and Covid. We were very sorry to hear of his passing and he will be missed.

  • #2
    RIP Robert.

    Shall miss your insights and sense of humor.
    Last edited by DJA; 12-08-2020, 12:08 PM.
    My name is Dave. You cannot reach me through Debs email account


    • #3
      Terrible news. I’m at a loss for words. Unreal.



      • #4
        I had a look on JTRForums yesterday and noticed Gary Barnett commenting on Robert’s continued absence.

        This is terrible news. I exchanged a few pm’s with Robert around a year or so ago and he was friendly, helpful and generous as he always was on the boards (not forgetting his great sense of humour.) He was also very knowledgeable and obviously an excellent researcher. My sympathy goes to his family and of course those over on JTRForums who knew him so well. I always thought of Robert, Gary and Debra as the Three Musketeers of Ripper research.

        He will be missed.

        Sir Herlock Sholmes

        "The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.”

        ”The absence of doubt is not necessarily a sign of the presence of truth.”


        • #5
          Sad news. Veteran researcher and a very funny guy. Rest in Peace.
          Thems the Vagaries.....


          • #6
            As witty as he was knowledgeable. I can´t think of anybody else who has disagreed with me with as much style and eloquence as Robert. He´ll be sorely missed out here.


            • #7
              Very sad news indeed. Robert was one of the funniest, wisest and calmest contributors to the message boards I have known in all the years I've been reading along.

              I'd like to think of him now, having a chuckle and a good old chinwag with dear Suzi Hanney, remembering the old times and the banter. Suzi will be bringing him endless cups of tea while she'll be enjoying the harder stuff.

              I'll be raising a glass or two of something later on to our departed friends.


              "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." Peter Ustinov


              • #8
                Very sorry to hear that sad news, Robert was one of a kind, always enjoyed his one-liners.
                Regards, Jon S.


                • #9
                  This is very sad news. He will be greatly missed.



                  • #10
                    Terribly sad news. RIP Robert. You will be missed.

                    Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.


                    • #11
                      I'm very sorry to hear this.

                      I didn't know Robert, but his posts always made me smile.

                      Sincere condolences to those of you who knew him well.


                      • #12
                        One of the mainstays of these boards, irreplaceable.
                        aka drstrange


                        • #13
                          So sad to hear this. Robert was witty and intelligent, and I always looked forward to reading his insightful and often funny posts. I never met him, but I'm sure he'd have been great company in the flesh, as he was in cyberspace. RIP, Robert, you'll be hugely missed.
                          Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                          "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)


                          • #14
                            Very sad news indeed. My sympathies to his family and friends.

                            - Jeff


                            • #15
                              If most people were like Bob it would truly be a wonderful world. What a legacy on many levels he leaves.
                              Best Wishes,

                              When evidence is not to be had, theories abound. Even the most plausible of them do not carry conviction- London Times Nov. 10.1888