Barbara Jean Dreher
Missing since August 12, 1984 from Washington D.C
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Time of Disappearance: 39 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2"; 130 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Brown eyes; black hair. Medium complexion.
Clothing: Green shirt and white slacks.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Barbara Dreher, a secretary with the D.C. public school system for 15 years, was last seen by her daughter on August 12. Dreher, a mother of five, drove to the home of her 19-year-old daughter about 5 p.m. on August 12.
Dreher dropped off her 6- and 9-year-old sons at the daughter's home, saying she was going to pick up some money and would be back shortly. Dreher then drove away in a 1980 burgundy Oldsmobile Cutlass and has not been seen since.
Dreher was not reported missing until nine days later, as she sometimes stayed for long periods of time with her estranged husband in Hillcrest Heights.
Dreher's car was found abandoned outside a Southwest apartment building. Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Detective James Trainum
Violent Crime Case Review Project
Violent Criminal Apprehension Program/ViCAP
Doe Network Case 2420dfdc
Barbara Jean Dreher disappeared in August 1984. She worked in Washington DC, was last seen in DC and her car was later found in Southwest DC.
The case summary mentions that she sometimes visited or stayed with her estranged husband who lived in Hillcrest Heights. Hillcrest Heights is actually in Prince Georges County, Maryland just south of the DC line.
Detective James Trainum is the investigator for this case. He is also mentioned in other DC cold cases here on Websleuths, including The Freeway Phantom killings and the disappearance of Shaquilla Bell.
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