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Twelve-year-old Martha was last seen on November 27, 1985 at her family's home in Elkton, Florida by her older brother, David Allen Lambert (who was 14 years old at the time).
 
Twelve-year-old Martha was last seen on November 27, 1985 at her family's home in Elkton, Florida by her older brother, David Allen Lambert (who was 14 years old at the time).
   
According to David, he last saw Martha when they were having dinner together. After dinner, she told David that she was going out and when he inquired as to where, she refused to divulge her destination.
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According to David, he last saw Martha when they were having dinner together. After dinner, she told David that she was going out and when he inquired as to where, she refused to divulge her destination.
   
 
Martha was last seen walking west on Kerri-Lynn Road in St. Augustine, Florida near her home later that night. She has never been seen again.
 
Martha was last seen walking west on Kerri-Lynn Road in St. Augustine, Florida near her home later that night. She has never been seen again.
   
Martha's family life was troubled; the Lambert children had been in foster care before due to child abuse and her brothers had previously run away from home.
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Martha's family life was troubled; the Lambert children had been in foster care before due to child abuse and her brothers had previously run away from home.
   
Martha's case was initially investigated as that of a runaway, but police eventually concluded she had not left voluntarily. Extensive searches of the area turned up no sign of her or her remains.
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Martha's case was initially investigated as that of a runaway, but police eventually concluded she had not left voluntarily. Extensive searches of the area turned up no sign of her or her remains.
   
Authorities long suspected that David knew more about Martha's disappearance than he had disclosed. In September of 2009, David confessed to causing his sister's death. He stated they were playing on the grounds of the abandoned Florida Memorial College on King Street and Holmes Boulevard, near their home.
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Authorities long suspected that David knew more about Martha's disappearance than he had disclosed. In September of 2009, David confessed to causing his sister's death. He stated they were playing on the grounds of the abandoned Florida Memorial College on King Street and Holmes Boulevard, near their home.
   
 
David and Martha got into a disagreement over money and the argument turned physical. Martha slapped David and in response, he pushed her, she fell back and hit her head on a piece of steel, which killed her.
 
David and Martha got into a disagreement over money and the argument turned physical. Martha slapped David and in response, he pushed her, she fell back and hit her head on a piece of steel, which killed her.
   
David stated that he panicked afterwards and buried Martha's body in a shallow grave on the grounds of the college. Investigators made considerable efforts to find Martha's body on the land where Florida Memorial College once was, but they couldn't locate any remains. They don't expect to recover Martha's body because Florida Memorial College has been razed and the area completely rebuilt.
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David stated that he panicked afterwards and buried his Martha's body in a shallow grave on the grounds of the college. Investigators made considerable efforts to find Martha's body on the land where Florida Memorial College once was, but they couldn't locate any remains. They don't expect to recover Martha's body because Florida Memorial College has been razed and the area completely rebuilt.
   
 
David's statements were not made public until December 2009 and police believe his story and have closed the case. They will not file charges against him because he was a minor at the time of the incident and the statute of limitations for manslaughter has expired.
 
David's statements were not made public until December 2009 and police believe his story and have closed the case. They will not file charges against him because he was a minor at the time of the incident and the statute of limitations for manslaughter has expired.
   
David has made many conflicting statements about his missing sister over the years; at one point, he told authorities he had heard from Martha and she was going to contact them. His 2009 confession wasn't the first time David had confessed to causing Martha's death.
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David has made many conflicting statements about his missing sister over the years; at one point, he told authorities he had heard from Martha and she was going to contact them. His 2009 confession wasn't the first time David had confessed to causing Martha's death.
   
 
When David was arrested in 2000 for passing a bad check, he told police that he was responsible for Martha's death and had buried her at a coquina mine on Holmes Boulevard. He wasn't charged at that time because investigators couldn't find Martha's body or any other evidence to support his statement.
 
When David was arrested in 2000 for passing a bad check, he told police that he was responsible for Martha's death and had buried her at a coquina mine on Holmes Boulevard. He wasn't charged at that time because investigators couldn't find Martha's body or any other evidence to support his statement.

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