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3017DFIL - Barbara Ann Hilton


Name: Barbara Ann Hilton
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 4, 1972
Location Last Seen: Montrose, Effingham County, Illinois

Physical Description

Date of Birth: Unknown
Age: 23 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'2" to 5'3"
Weight: 118-120 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown, long.
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She has a 3-inch scar on the right side of her neck.


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: She was wearing a full-length lavendar maxi dress and sandals.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: She had an oversized purse.

Circumstances of Disappearance

On Friday, August 4, 1972, Barbara Ann left her boyfriend's house at around 10 p.m., and arrived at a local tavern on the Montrose blacktop named the Highpoint Tavern. It was here that she was approached by two men and was never seen again.

Police found her green Chevy Nova abandoned along Illinois 121 a few miles from Montrose. The car was not disabled. Her car was originally moved from what is called Centerline Road and moved a few hundred feet north a short time later after midnight and left in the position it was found.

Her remains may have been placed into an old well which has since been filled in.

She was studying nursing at Lake Land College and working at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham before her disappearance. She planned to attend nursing school in Edwardsville in the fall.

She left behind a daughter.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Effingham County State's Attorney's Office
Agency Contact Person: Inv. Ron Kilman
Agency Phone Number: 217-342-8447
Agency E-Mail: rkilman(at)
Agency Case Number: 08-2628

Agency Name: Effingham County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Unknown
Agency Phone Number: 217-342-2101
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: S11-0899

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 9464

Information Source(s)

Project Jason
Effingham County State's Attorney's Office
Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Sunday, August 23, 1998

Admin Notes

Added: 2/28/11; Last Updated: 6/13/16

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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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