Arrest of Robert Hansen: Mother Is Here For You, Bob

Wouldn’t you know it. Robert Hansen’s mother happened to be in town when the shit hit the fan. It had to be the one time in her life when she should have been elsewhere. As it was, the cops didn’t quite know what to do with her. It was Darla Hansen who saved the day. She found a friend who would host Hansen’s mother while the cops searched the residence.

“At the Hansen home, meanwhile, it had taken longer than expected to get everyone out of the house. Darla had been teaching and her students had to be sent home. And Bob’s mother was visiting, so Darla had to find a place for her to stay. It was nearly an hour after the troopers arrived before Darla backed the family Subaru out of the driveway, her shocked mother-in-law at her side.”

Excerpt From: Walter Gilmour & Leland E. Hale. “Butcher, Baker.”

8:40 a.m.: Sergeant Stauber and Trooper Hughes execute search warrant on HANSEN’s plane located at Northern Lights Avionics. Plane transported and secured at CAP Hanger.


8:40 a.m.: Sergeant Haugsven accompanied by Trooper Von Clasen and A.P.D. Investigator Maxine Farrell contact DARLA HANSEN at residence. Arrange transport Hansen’s for mother.

9:08 a.m.: Trooper Bullington and Sergeant Smith serve search warrant on HANSEN Bakery.

9:35 a.m.: DARLA HANSEN transported ROBERT HANSEN’s mother from residence prior to A.S.T. conducting search.

9:35 a.m.: Search of HANSEN residence is initiated by Sgt.’s Stogsdill, Burger, Thomas and Lt.’s Jent and Kasnik.

Lt. Pat Kasnik (courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

9:35 a.m.: Residence and surrounding courtilage video taped by Trooper Dekreon and photographed by Paul Edscorn.

Hansen’s House from the Rear (copyright Leland E. Hale)

Purchase Butcher, Baker

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