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Missing Pelican Bay man found buried in his own yard

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A Pelican Bay man missing since 2010 was found buried in his own front yard and his wife has been arrested in connection with his murder.

Neighbors say Texas Rangers swooped in over the weekend with evidence buckets, bags and tarps and began digging in the front yard of Ervin Robinson's home in the 1500 block of Partridge Court.

Robinson's body was excavated Monday night.

Neola Robinson, 62, was arrested over the weekend by authorities in connection with her husband's death.

"In the front yard of all places how do you get away with something like that," asked Carolann Wheless who lives near the suspect and victim. 

Ervin worked as a welding supervisor for 10 years at TJ Machine and Tool.

His boss said he knew something was wrong when Ervin didn't show up for work, or even pick-up his last paycheck.

"Never missed any time without setting up a vacation or calling in so when he didn't show I mean it was very uncharacteristic of him," said Michael Wright, Ervin's boss. 

Some neighbors told FOX4 off camera that the couple had a volatile, and at times violent relationship.

Although Ervin Robinson had a lengthy criminal history including robbery and DWI, his friends say he was turning things around.

"There was some guys over here after he was reported missing and it looked very suspicious. I mean if she didn't do it she had help," said Donna Groschup, a friend of Robinson's.

Robinson remains in Tarrant County Jail on $150,000 bail.

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