The Doe Network:
Case File 4271DMDC

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Bobby Joe Horn
Missing since August 31, 1977 from Washington D.C.
Classification: Missing


Vital Statistics


Circumstances of Disappearance
Horn was last seen on August 31, 1977 driving a dark blue 1976 Olds Toronado.
He disappeared not long after leaving D.C.'s WHUR in the 1970s to form his own production company. He was known as the Nighthawk, the name he used for a decade as one of the most prominent disc jockeys in black radio in Washington. Authorities opened a murder investigation into Horn's disappearance when the popular radio host and producer's car was found. But police have never found a body and have never found any evidence that the Nighthawk was murdered.
In 1978, a federal grand jury in Baltimore returned an indictment charging Horn with failing to file his taxes in 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974.


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

D. C. Metropolitan Police
202-727-9099

Source Information:
Washington Examiner
Washington Afro-American - Sep 13, 1977


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