An arm found at the Waukegan Municipal Beach was confirmed this week to belong to 19-year-old Sade Robinson (inset), who was murdered during a first date with a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April. | Inset: Provided; Background: Google Street View

The mother of Sade Robinson says she is devastated and continues to seek justice after a severed arm found in Waukegan was confirmed Tuesday to belong to her 19-year-old daughter who was murdered.

Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said Tuesday that her office was notified by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division that DNA testing confirmed an arm found last month at the Waukegan Municipal Beach in Waukegan was that of Robinson.

Robinson was reported missing in Milwaukee on April 2, 2024, and has since been identified as a victim in a case in Milwaukee County’s jurisdiction.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office said they worked closely with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office since the discovery of the arm.

Robinson’s family was notified of the DNA confirmation by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.

“On behalf of the Lake County Coroner’s Office, I want to express our sincere condolences to Sade’s family and friends who continue to endure this tragic loss,” Banek said.

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The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8 p.m. on May 11 to the Waukegan Municipal Beach, 201 East Sea Horse Drive.

A person walking along the beach saw what they believed to be a human arm on the ground.

Officers arrived and found the arm next to a fallen tree trunk at the beach.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene.

They confirmed the arm belonged to a human and the right arm was “mostly intact” from the shoulder down, the coroner’s office previously said.

The arm was transported to the coroner’s office where a forensic pathologist conducted an exam.

A forensic anthropologist was requested to perform a further study. A police crime lab collected DNA specimens from the arm for analysis, which later resulted in the positive identification.

Maxwell S. Anderson, 33, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (pictured) was charged in the murder of 19-year-old Sade Robinson, who he went on a first date with in early April, according to court records. | Provided Photos

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said Robinson was murdered and dismembered following a date she had with Maxwell S. Anderson, 33, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the Twisted Fisherman restaurant in Milwaukee.

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She went missing shortly after the date, authorities said.

A criminal complaint filed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office said Anderson intentionally killed Robinson, mutilated her remains, and set fire to her car in an attempt to obscure potential evidence of the killing.

The two were seen at the bar inside the restaurant eating and having drinks together before leaving just over an hour later.

A severed human leg was later discovered at Warnimont Park in Cudahy, Wisconsin, and a severed human foot was later located in a wooded area near 31st Street and Galena in Milwaukee.

Sheena Scarbrough, who is the mother of Robinson, said Tuesday that she is “devastated” and feels like her “heart is being cut out as she is constantly tortured with this accumulating news.”

Scarbrough said she “cannot help but wonder at what ends of the earth” her daughter’s head and the remainder of her body may be.

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Anderson is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and arson.

“Anderson needs to confess, and his parents need to come out of the shadows and get him to stand up for the truth. I want my daughter’s remains,” Scarbrough said.

“I have in anxious torment waited 79 days without being able to see my child or know her whereabouts,” she added.

Earlier this month, Waukegan 6th Ward Alderman Keith Turner was censured by the Waukegan City Council by a 6-to-3 margin as punishment for posting a picture of the 19-year-old’s arm on social media.

He has since removed a picture of the appendage from his social media.