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Search continues for missing Charlestown woman

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CHARLESTOWN, N.H. -

A Charlestown, New Hampshire woman who went missing Thursday has not been found.  Her disappearance is considered suspicious and neighbors are fearing the worst.

"Very well spoken woman -- as far as it goes. Every time she drove by and we were out there she would always wave and she seemed like a very nice person," said Ernie Haskell, a neighbor of Kelly Robarge. Haskell says living on a small dirt road means that everyone knows each other -- and many on Happy Acre Road say that the dental hygienist has always been very well-liked.  Haskell said the news of her suspicious disappearance was a shock.

"I mean you see it on the news in other towns and you say -- wow, that's a shame that something like that would happen. And then when something like this happens, it's like, wow this is way too close to home," he said.

Police say Robarge was last seen Thursday morning.  The home where she was living with her children, is surrounded by police tape.  Authorities have not named a suspect or said what evidence was found, but say the investigation reveals she likely suffered significant harm or death. All calls on the matter Sunday were referred to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.
     
According to a family friend, Robarge was watching her young grandson the morning she disappeared. Both the friend and Haskell say they do not believe she would have willingly left the toddler unattended.

"For her to just leave the grandchild by himself like that? As I say, I didn't know her very well but what I did know of her -- that surprised me that for any reason she would do that," Haskell said.

Although days have passed without any information on Robarge's whereabouts, Haskell says many neighbors have not given up hope  -- but also fear the worst.

"If the worst happened, it would just be devastating. Not only to the people that know her slightly, but to her family and her children, and her parents and his parents. I can't imagine what they are going through," Haskell said.

According to a family friend, Robarge and her husband James split several months ago, it's reported she recently filed for a divorce, but friends say that over the years, they never noticed any major marital issues or fighting.

Her daughters will be holding a candlelight vigil outside their home on Happy Acre Road at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

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