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Case File 1152DFMS


Ruth Annette Johnson Barber
Missing since May 31, 1984 from Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi.
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Ruth Annette Barber left her new job at a Gulf Coast lounge called Bobbie Magees Club. She was intoxicated. She got into a cab with a coworker and was taken to the Holiday Inn on Highway 90 in Gulfport, Mississippi. When they arrived and the coworker got out, Barber had passed out in the backseat. The cab driver woke her and she vacated the cab and walked toward Highway 90 and the beach. No one has seen her since that evening. Barber left her purse in the cab and it was later turned in by the cab driver. From that day on she has never been seen or heard from again.

Barber had recently been in California with a male who was wanted by the FBI. The man had been in trouble with the law for quite some time and was believed to be on the run.
Barber and her male friend arrived in Mississippi for her daughter's birthday, and was going to stay with the daughter for a short period of time.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Gulfport Police Department
Detective Craig Petersen

Agency Case Number:

NCIC Number: M-036953957
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Carole Sun Foundation

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