Mother of woman found in woods talks to WZZM about about her daughter, Robbin Gore, who was allegedly murdered by James Martin

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    • Robin Gore (Photo: WZZM)
    • James Martin confessed to killing Robbin Gore, dumping her body off Dixon Road. (Photo: Pulaski County Sheriff's Office)

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV/WZZM) - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has a man in custody for the death of a woman found off Dixon Road.

    The Sheriff's Office has James Clyde Martin, 36 of Wrightsville, in custody. He is charged with first degree murder, abuse of a corpse, and possession of firearms by certain persons in the death of Robbin Gore.

    Gore's body was found on the 1700 block of Dixon Road Friday by a fisherman.

    When local news stations aired the news, the Sheriff's Office got two calls in reference to the body. The first was from Martin's father. He told deputies that Gore, a friend of his son James, left her truck at his house July 4 and hadn't come back to get it.

    The second call came from a niece of Gore's boyfriend saying he hadn't heard from Gore since July 4.

    After searching James' father's house, James was interviewed and the Sheriff's Office says he confessed to striking Gore and strangling her until she died with his belt. He then confessed he dumped her body in the woods.

    Gannett station WZZM, out of Grand Rapids Michigan, reported that Gore's mother, Lorraine Howard, said James Martin and Robbin Gore were acquaintances but were not dating. Authorities have not released a possible motive for the killing.

    Robbin grew up in the Muskegon area and went to Oakridge High School for a time. As a teenager, she and her family moved south and when her parents moved back to West Michigan, she stayed in Arkansas.

    Gore's mother says her daughter was a nurse.

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