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    TX - Richard Barnett, 42, Galveston County, 3 April 1982

    Richard Lloyd Barnett on...

    NamUs: https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/9608/
    Charley Project: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ard_lloyd.html
    Doe Network: http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4386dmtx.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 4386DMTX




    Richard Lloyd Barnett
    Missing since April 3, 1982 from Galveston County, Texas
    Classification: Missing


    Vital Statistics

    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 42 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 72-74"; 200-240 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Black hair; brown eyes.
    • Marks, Scars: Scars on legs. Tattoos on his forearms and upper arm.
    • AKA: Rick


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Barnett was arrested on April 3, 1982, and released on April 5th. He made one phone call and did not leave a message.
    He was never seen or heard from again.


    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Galveston County Sheriff's Department
    409-766-2330

    Agency Case Number: 1100000464
    Source Information:
    Namus


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    Richard is currently being discussed as a possible comparison to a UID in Galveston County, TX in this thread: FL FL - White Male - Hit by tractor trailer on I-10 - April 1983 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community.

    I am starting this thread so his family can continue adding details to his disappearance and forum members can keep discussing. Quotes from the other thread are pasted below to add color to his case profile here.

    Quote Originally Posted by syocum View Post
    I came accross this site while looking for my Father Richard Lloyd Barnett, I want to thank everyone who has helped try to solve this.
    I would like to give you all some more information on what we know or have been told.
    We were told by our Father Richards mother right before she died that he died in a car accident drinking and driving and no one else was killed, she also said that she thought it was in New Mexico along I-40. Well we have found out by much research he did not die in New Mexico and she did not find this out by a death certificate we believe it was a police report, but do not know for sure, she would not say much.
    What is really strange is he did not have a drivers liscense, but then again maybe he hitch hiked.
    Also someone else in our Fathers family told us that they heard the same thing. There has been no activity on his Social Security since 1979, but his death was never reported to Social Security.
    I was thinking that if their was a car accident their is paperwork somewhere that will prove it.
    We have been searching for what happened to him for so long. I have had a death certificate search done in New mexico, California, Texas, and Oklahoma. I wish that their was a centralized Nation Wide Vital Records office so we wouldn't have to go state by state especially if it wasn't reported to Social Security.
    Sometimes we think the story that we were told may not be true either, our Father was estranged from all his family.
    I would love for everyone to continue to help us with our case,or have any suggestions. I feel very blessed to have found this site. If you have any more questions please let me know. I am not the best at explaining things, but will do my best.
    We are waiting on results of the UID that you all have found to be a resemblance, it all sounds close except that our Father had different tattoos, but you never know, he could have gotten more.
    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    hi syocum, and welcome to WS. hopefully we can be of some assistance.

    are any of the tattoos alike? I mean by way of example, if your father had one tattoo of a heart of his left arm and no others, the existence of other tattoos on the UID would not exclude him, unless of course there was no tattoo of a heart on the UID's left arm.
    Quote Originally Posted by syocum View Post
    From what I know of the tattoos he has one of Mickey Mouse and a womans name, but I will have to get with my brother to make sure of where they are at.
    Quote Originally Posted by tifflee View Post
    Hi syocum and welcome to Websleuths!

    I have two questions on the online description listed of your father's last known whereabouts. They say your father was arrested in Galveston County, released, made one phone call, but did not leave a message. Is this information your family provided law enforcement or where do these details come from?

    I ask because:

    1. I want to make sure the date on this last sighting is certain since there is apparently an online posting (possibly from your sister?) that says Richard has been missing since 1983, not 1982, but that might have been a typo?
    2. I have wondered who he called and how they knew he called if he did not leave a message? I was thinking that if he is the Jacksonville UID, then perhaps this last phone call is related to where he was trying to head to.

    Also, one more update for this thread: This past week, I heard from the Jacksonville Medical Examiner staff member who is also listed as the NamUs case manager contact for the UID. She told me that fingerprints have been sent for comparison to the Galveston County Sheriff's Department LE contact for Richard. Progress!
    Quote Originally Posted by syocum View Post
    TIFFLEE,
    That is a typo on my sisters part. We just recently last December found out we had a brother. Our brothers mom is who our Father had tryed to call that day, she received a message from someone telling her he had called, but he never called back and was never seen again. No one knows if he called before or after he got out of jail. It is a mystery to us what happened to him after getting out of jail. Yes, the Galveston Sherriffs is in the process of having the fingerprints compared.
    We had heard he was in a car accident somewhere drinking and driving and was the only one killed, but have had no luck proving this. And he did not own a car or Drivers Liscense so that is all a mystery also...
    Last edited by KateB; 04-05-2015 at 11:40 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    In the past yes he did leave for periods of time, but he hadn't in the last 8 years. But we just don't know if he did this time....If anyone else has any ideas please let me know, I appreciate any help..

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    Thanks for the clarification, syocum! I truly hope your family can find out what happened to your father.

    I did a search for UIDs with mouse tattoos, just in case the describer wasn't sure if it was a Mickey Mouse or there were misspellings (e.g., Mickey, Micky), but only came up with two in NamUs.

    A few more questions when you have a moment.

    How recent is the photograph of your father in his online profiles where he is holding a child? Is it from 1982 when he disappeared?

    It would definitely be helpful to know more details about what the family remembers of his tattoos. I know dental records might be all but impossible to get, but does anyone remember if he had any unique dentals, or possibly wore dentures?

    I am sorry it has been so hard to track down vital records across states. I did hear from the Galveston Sheriff's Department that they are waiting for Richard's DNA to be run through CODIS so it would be great if you can update if something comes of that, or doesn't.

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    tifflee,
    The picture provided is about 1968/1969 and I am the child in the picture with him. We don't have any recent photos, the galveston sherriffs office may have one from when he was arrested I am not sure. My brother knows more about his appearance at the time he went missing. I know that my brother signed up for this site also, I will see if I can get him to join in on our conversations. He works a lot so its hard for him to find time sometimes. I do know he was balding on top and was heavier than the picture. I am not sure about the teeth, but will see if I can find out.

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    Pasted from this thread: FL FL - White Male - Hit by tractor trailer on I-10 - April 1983 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    Quote Originally Posted by tifflee View Post
    Update: The fingerprint comparison between the UID and Richard was completed this week and there was no match. One more possibility eliminated for both sides and the search continues for this UID's identity and Richard's whereabouts.

    Much appreciation to Ms. Carol Dean, Forensic Investigator with the City of Jacksonville, for pushing this through so quickly and to Captain Barry Cook of the Galveston County Sheriff's Office for doing the comparison promptly.

    They were very professional to interact with which is nice to experience!
    Last edited by KateB; 04-05-2015 at 11:40 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syocum View Post
    tifflee,
    The picture provided is about 1968/1969 and I am the child in the picture with him. We don't have any recent photos, the galveston sherriffs office may have one from when he was arrested I am not sure. My brother knows more about his appearance at the time he went missing. I know that my brother signed up for this site also, I will see if I can get him to join in on our conversations. He works a lot so its hard for him to find time sometimes. I do know he was balding on top and was heavier than the picture. I am not sure about the teeth, but will see if I can find out.
    syocum, you may want to contact the Charley Project administrator and have her update the date of the photograph. Right now, it is listed as "circa 1982." You can find her email under "Contact Me" on the homepage: http://www.charleyproject.org/.

    I think as details become available, you should definitely consider asking for the Doe Network and Charley Project profiles to be updated as both sites seem to get a lot of foot traffic.

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    Thank you for letting me know about updating the picture. I have contacted them to let them know. And thank you for letting me know about the fingerprints I did not know yet. Our search will continue.

    Shannon

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    First of all let me thank everyone for their concern and interest in our story. I was there April 3rd. 1982 when my Father was arrested and that is the last we have seen from him.
    Capt Barry Cook has been a big help in trying to locate him. We first took my DNA and sent it to UNT for a possible match, No luck, we then got Shannon's and we are still waiting on that. Our DNA is the same so not sure what might come of that.

    I did not think we were going to have a match with this person from Florida due to his Height and the Tattoos but I do thank everyone involved for their efforts. Especially
    Capt Barry Cook who has been wonderful in this and is our Hub for information collection I did think with his ability as a Law Enforcement agent we would have more information by now but the fact that he is the only Person In the System who has gone to such lengths and still working on this we are truly blessed to have him in our search.
    I again thank everyone for keeping this case open and active as this I hope will bring an end to our search for Our Dad who without so many people would not be here and he is dearly missed.
    Richard Lloyd Barnett II

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    syocum and romanbarnett: Any ideas on if your father wore dentures at the time of his disappearance?

    Also, any ideas on when your grandmother might have heard (via possible police report) that he was in a drunk driving accident in New Mexico? Was this the same year as he disappeared or did it seem to be a while after?


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    I am Richards other daughter. and I do not know on the dentures. The accident date is unknown. It would have to be after april 1982. We were told the information via a step brother who said that when I gave her his social security she had his uncle run it. My sister tried for a death cert there. None exists



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