The Doe Network:
Case File 1834DFOK

1 age-progressed
Left: Barker, circa 1997 Right : Age Progressed by NCMEC to age 21 (2008)

Amber Renee Barker
Missing since December 18, 1997 from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Amber Renee Barker was last seen leaving a friend's house on her bicycle about 18.00, near Northwest 45th and Drexel Boulevard toward her home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on December 18, 1997.
She had just called her mother on the telephone and said she would be home soon. Police found her undamaged bicycle lay against a tree, in Denniston Park near Northwest 27th and Drexel on December 19, 1997, and her shoes near Northwest 12th and Drexel on December 20, 1997. A ring, a sweater, and a sock belonging to Amber were found later along Drexel between NW 45 and NW 12.

Police and FBI agents were seeking Amber's brother-in-law,  for questioning shortly after she disappeared, but he was found on December 22, 1997 after he committed suicide. He was also wanted for a probation violation in connection with a kidnapping conviction in November 1996 in Oklahoma City.
Witnesses told police the suspect was at Amber's house just minutes before she called home to speak with her mother.
He was found hanging from a tree at Ray Trent Park in Del City four days after Amber disappeared.
Detectives found a small amount of blood on Amber's shoe, as well as vomit and blue fibers on the sweater. The interior of the suspect's pickup was blue.

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

Oklahoma City Police Department
405- 297-1129
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

NCMEC #: NCMC841456

Agency Case Number: 97122598

NCIC Number: M-084085341
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
North American Missing Persons Network
Oklahoma City Police
News OK

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