Robert Montauk was a serial killer associated with The People's Church of the Divine Host.
Robert Montauk was first discussed in MAG 9, in which his daughter, Julia Montauk, provided a statement about his career as a serial killer. Julia's mother, Linette, was a member of The People's Church of The Divine Host. In MAG 143, Manuela Dominguez reveals that Maxwell Rayner had Linette "silenced" when she tried to leave the cult, leading to Linette's disappearance when Julia was 7 years old.
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After his wife's disappearance, Robert killed more than 40 people over a 5-year period (1990-1995). He killed or at least dismembered them in his backyard shed, leaving only the hearts in jars of formaldehyde. Manuela reveals that these murders were done by Rayner's decree; Robert was led to believe that Linette might still be saved thought his actions. These killings, or perhaps their hearts, which included many cultists, were sacrifices meant to either feed or banish a "beast" affiliated with The Dark, known as "Mr. Pitch,".
In Spring 1995, one night after Robert had murdered a member of The People's Church, a creature (presumably "the beast") attacked Julia, prompting her to dial 999 and then flee to the murder shed. Robert apologized to Julia and then ran as the police sirens approached, leading to a manhunt. The bodies of the sacrifices were never recovered.
Imprisonment and Death Edit
After Robert's arrest and trial for the forty murders he committed, he was imprisoned at HMP Wakefield. He was kept in the most secure and unpleasant wing of the prison, but he generally kept out of trouble. Julia began visiting him in prison soon after she turned 18, and Robert lied about his conditions and told her it wasn't too bad in prison.
In fall 2002, a man matching Maxwell Rayner's description visited Robert. The two men appeared to despise each other, and when the lights went out, Rayner said, "You didn't think you could kill it for long, did you?" As Rayner was being led out, Robert shed a tear. He became lethargic and demotivated after that visit.
Following a blackout at the prison on November 1st, Robert's body was found in evident dismemberment in his cell, though no one else had been in the cell.
Although Robert killed for The People's Church of the Divine Host, he does not appear to be an avatar of The Dark. Instead, he may be affiliated with The Hunt, which seems to ally (often unwillingly) with other entities, as in the case of fellow police officer Alice "Daisy" Tonner.
- Robert's last name is spelled "Montork" in the episode description of MAG 9. This appears to be a misspelling as it is spelled "Montauk" in all other official instances.