Missing Barry James Kephart II new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Barry James Kephart II

Left: Barry, approximate date 1981;
Right: Age-progression to age 43 (approximate date 2013)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 22, 1981 from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: July 15, 1970 Age at disappearance: 11 years old

Weight and Height: 4'5, 60 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Barry's nickname is Bucky.

Medical Conditions: Bucky suffers from dyslexia.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


Bucky's parents, Josephine Kephart and Barry James Kephart Sr., claimed their son had disappeared from their hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 22, 1981. He reportedly left apartment in the 300 block of Texas Street southeast after leaving a note saying he was going out and would be back soon. He has never been heard from again. His family did not report him missing for two days.
Investigators believe Bucky was murdered by his parents. His sister, Beverly, who was twelve years old in 1981, stated that due to his dyslexia, Bucky could not have written a note as his parents said he did. She remembers hearing her brother being severely beaten by their father the night he disappeared. Beverly didn't share this information with he police for thirteen years. She stated her parents abused all their children in 1981 and Barry Sr. was an alcoholic. Authorities believe Bucky died as a result of the beating his sister overheard, and his body was put in a dumpster near the family's apartment. They do not believe it will ever be found.
Josephine died in 2005; Barry Sr. lives in Farmington, New Mexico and maintains his innocence in his son's disappearance. It is unlikely that anyone can be charged in Bucky's disappearance, as the statute of limitations has run out. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.