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    OK - Barbara Johnson-Willard, 29, Jay, 17 June 1996

    Barbara Ann Johnson-Willard

    Photos of Barbara:





    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: June 17, 1996 from Jay, Oklahoma
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Age: 29 years old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair. Johnson-Willard's ears are pierced. Her maiden name is Johnson. Some agencies may refer to her as Barbara Willard.





    Details of Disappearance
    Johnson-Willard was last seen at her family's residence in Jay, Oklahoma on June 17, 1996. She watched movies with her niece, when left to go to her own rented mobile home. She has never been heard from again. Five days later, her family realized she was missing. She had not been to work, picked up her paycheck, or taken care of her dog since June 17. Johnson-Willard's maroon 1986 Mercury Cougar was discovered abandoned near a brush-clogged ravine in Deleware County, Oklahoma on June 27, ten days after her disappearance. Clothing shreds were found inside the car's truck and gasoline tank. Blood and tissue samples discovered inside the truck were matched to Johnson-Willard's DNA; the body fluids found correspond to a deceased person. Transmission fluid had been poured over the vehicle, but the car was not ignited. A white pickup truck was scene in Johnson-Willard's driveway on June 17 and was originally thought to pertain to her case, but it turned out to belong to her neighbor's landlord. Bloodhounds were unable to track the scent of anyone leaving her mobile home. Johnson-Willard was adopted as a child. She worked at the Simmons Industries poultry plant at the time of her disappearance, and had two daughters. The investigative file into her disappearance disappeared in 2001, but was found under unknown circumstances in 2005 in a storage room in the Delaware County jail. There have not been any arrests in Johnson-Willard's case. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance due to the circumstances involved; authorities believe her case is a homicide.



    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Deleware County Sheriff's Department
    918-253-4531

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    Today, June 17, 2007, marks the eleventh anniversary of Barbara Ann's disappearance. Please keep her and your family in your thoughts and prayers. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts or disappearance of Barbara Ann Johnson Willard, please call the Deleware County Sheriff's Department at 918-253-4531 or your local police station (you can always remain annonymous).

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    Arrest expected soon in 15-year-old missing Oklahoma woman case (newsok.com
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    Barbara Ann Johnson-Willard, 29, was reported missing from her Jay home on June 17, 1996. Eight days later, her car was found in a ravine near Colcord.

    The car had pieces of torn clothing sticking out of the gas tank and trunk. An OSBI report showed body fluids found in the trunk were Willard's, and were consistent with those of a dead person.
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    Fingerprints and DNA evidence helped solved the case, [OSBI spokesperson Jessica Brown] said.
    more, including picture and news conference details, at link above

    ETA:
    Inmate charged in death of missing Jay woman
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    John Lee Weeks, 44, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Barbara Ann Johnson-Willard, 29.

    Weeks is serving time on sexual assault convictions in the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, Kan.
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    more at newsok.com link above
    Last edited by wfgodot; 05-31-2011 at 04:04 PM.

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    Ten days later, her abandoned car was found in rural Delaware County. OSBI agents collected skin tissue from inside the car which was later identified as Willard’s. Her remains have never been found.

    The OSBI said that fingerprint analysts lifted fingerprints from the car which, due to a recent upgrade in technology, were matched to John Lee Weeks, formerly from Gentry, Ark.
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    Analysts positively identified the print and DNA collected from the car to Weeks, the OSBI said.
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    more here:
    http://www.koco.com/news/28081940/detail.html
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    Her Charley Project page, edited to incorporate the new information:

    Barbara Ann Johnson-Willard

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    http://newsok.com/article/3872058?slideout=1

    Convicted rapist will be tried in Oklahoma woman's death
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    The charges were dropped in March.

    http://grandlakenews.com/news/articl...04add40f9.html

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    http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/...ounty-cemetery

    "No one wishes this was solved more than I do" said Pat Rogers as her emotions ran rampant Wednesday night. Rogers still mourns the disappearance of her cousin Barbara Willard after 18 years...

    Rogers' hope was restored after human bones were found in a shallow grave in Delaware County Wednesday. District 3 workers were digging a grave for a 39-year-old woman who lost her fight to cancer, when only two and a half feet down they stumbled upon the remains.

    Sheriff Harlan Moore preserved the skull, upper arm bone and ribs for evidence. He doesn't believe this is suspicious. "I don't think anyone should take it as hope whatsoever. I hope if they have someone missing they wouldn't think this might be the possibility of one of their loved ones. I really don't believe that's the case" Sheriff Moore said.



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