Missing Barbara Jean Dreher new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Barbara Jean Dreher

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 12, 1984 from Washington, D. C.

Type: Endangered Missing Age at disappearance: 39 years old

Weight and Height: 5'2, 130 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green shirt and white slacks.

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


Dreher was last seen in Washington, D. C. on August 12, 1984. She dropped off her two young sons at her adult daughter's home at 5:00 p.m. She said she was going to pick up some money and would return shortly. Dreher was driving a burgundy 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass at the time. She never returned to her daughter's home and has never been heard from again. Prior to her disappearance, Dreher had occasionally spent extended periods of time with her estranged husband in Hillcrest Heights. She was not reported as a missing person for nine days as a result.
A few days after Dreher went missing, one of her relatives saw another man driving her car. The relative followed the driver to an apartment building in the southwest section of the city, where he parked Dreher's car and got out. Dreher's relative called the police and identified a man as the driver when investigators arrived at the scene. The man denied having driven Dreher's car and said he did not know her. Since her vehicle had not been listed as stolen, the man was not taken into custody. Dreher's car was impounded, however. A ski mask, gloves and rope were found inside it, as well as some items belonging to Dreher.
Dreher had been employed as a secretary for the Washington public school system for fifteen years prior to her disappearance. She has five children. Foul play is suspected in Dreher's case, which remains unsolved.
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