DEDHAM — The last time his family saw him, James J. Robertson was sitting in a silver Toyota Camry on New Year’s Day with two men dressed as constables who told him he was needed in Dedham for a surprise drug test for his probation.
The men had arrived at the Avon home of Robertson’s parents at about 12:45 p.m. His mother, Virginia, asked whether they would be back. The driver, who had a gun and a badge on his hip, replied, “Yes, we will bring him back.”
But Robertson, 37, never returned, according to an affidavit filed in Norfolk Superior Court.
No one — not his estranged wife, nor his children, ages 10 and 3 — has heard from him since. There has been no cellphone or debit card activity. Authorities believe he is dead.
No one has been charged with Robertson’s death. But a suspected drug dealer, and two men who allegedly owed him money for pills, are accused of kidnapping Robertson. A Dedham police officer is accused of aiding the plot.
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