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    DC - Bobby Joe Horn, 41, Washington D.C., 31 Aug 1977

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 4271DMDC

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4271dmdc.html

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



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    Vital Statistics

    Age at Time of Disappearance: 41 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 230 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black afro cut hair.
    AKA: Nighthawk; Bob Terry


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    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.



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    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

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/horn_bobby.html
    More details of circumstances at Charley Project, quite interesting.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/lo...-94868149.html
    May 26, 2010

    Nighthawk still missing after all these years

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    He went by "Nighthawk" on the radio. He once talked a confessed killer into surrendering while on the air. He disappeared not long after leaving D.C.'s WHUR in the 1970s to form his own production company.

    Nighthawk's real name was Bobby Joe Horn
    More at link.

    Bobby is *not* listed in NamUs at this time.

    Bobby has been missing close to 33 years now. Come home soon.
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    Bumping, missing for 38 years now. I don't think he has been added to NamUs

    I remember watching Talk to Me when it was released but I wasn't familiar with the real Bobby Horn. The movie wasn't about him though so nothing specific about this case was mentioned, if I recall correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeWillBeServed View Post
    Bumping, missing for 38 years now. I don't think he has been added to NamUs

    I remember watching Talk to Me when it was released but I wasn't familiar with the real Bobby Horn. The movie wasn't about him though so nothing specific about this case was mentioned, if I recall correctly.
    You're right, Bobby Joe Horn isn't in NamUs. For some reason, I thought that he was but when I went to find his case number, I learned that he is not. I don't want to sound like I am trying to start problems, yet I have noticed [and become very frustrated] by the fact that there seems to be very little information about African-American and Asian-American males who went missing during the 1970 and early 1980s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambercat View Post
    You're right, Bobby Joe Horn isn't in NamUs. For some reason, I thought that he was but when I went to find his case number, I learned that he is not. I don't want to sound like I am trying to start problems, yet I have noticed [and become very frustrated] by the fact that there seems to be very little information about African-American and Asian-American males who went missing during the 1970 and early 1980s.
    I agree but I was still surprised about the lack of information on Bobby Horn. Seems like he was a local "celebrity" so I thought over the years, his case may have been mentioned. Doesn't appear that a real effort was made to resolve his case.
    Last edited by JusticeWillBeServed; 09-18-2015 at 09:05 AM.



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