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Robert John Lanoue biography: 10 things about ex-soldier from Reno, Nevada


Robert John Lanoue is a white man from Nevada, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

Robert John Lanoue (©Washoe County Sheriff's Office)
Robert John Lanoue (©Washoe County Sheriff’s Office)
  1. He is a resident of Reno, Nevada. He is a registered sex offender in Nevada.
  2. He used to be a soldier stationed at Fort Ord, a U.S. Army post on Monterey Bay of the Pacific Ocean coast in California.
  3. He has the names of Dale Earnhart Jr. and Dale Earnhart Sr. tattooed on his right shoulder and left shoulder, respectively.
  4. He is 5’8″ tall. His registered weight is 160lbs.
  5. In 1982, he lived in Seaside, California around the corner from a Vietnamese couple with 10 children including Anne Sang Thi Pham, 5.
  6. On a rainy morning on January 21, 1982, he allegedly abducted Anne while she was on her way to her kindergarten class in Highland Elementary School in Seaside. He allegedly sexually assaulted and fatally strangled her then dumped her body near a ditch in Fort Ord where she was found on January 23, 1982.
  7. On June 3, 1998, he was convicted of lewdness with a child under the age of 14 years in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  8. On July 6, 2022, he was arrested.
  9. He was 70 years old when he was arrested on July 6, 2022.
  10. On July 7, he was charged with one count of first-degree murder, with special circumstance allegations that he murdered Pham in 1982 while committing kidnapping and a lewd act on a child under the age of 14. He is being held in custody in Nevada while awaiting extradition in California.

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