05-20-2008, 08:13 PM #1
LA - Barbara Blount, 58, Holden, 2 May 2008
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05-21-2008, 12:00 AM #2Inactive
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My goodness! Where do all of these missing people go? I get overwhelmed trying to keep up w/ so many cases. I do hope she is found soon. There sure isn't much info on her.
05-21-2008, 12:08 AM #3Former Member
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Could the article be any less informative?! Where was she going? Does she have a cell phone, etc etc etc???
05-21-2008, 12:20 AM #4Former Member
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I can't get the regular link to work so here's a cached link:
A neighbor last heard from Blount, 58, at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Perry Rushing has said.
Authorities believe Blount was taken from her residence against her will, he said.
A passer-by discovered Blount’s car abandoned on the logging road less than a mile from her red brick house on La. 1036 near the St. Helena Parish line around 4:15 p.m. Friday.
Family and friends gathered at several houses near Barbara Blount’s home Sunday afternoon, waiting for news from detectives and offering each other support.
“You don’t expect something like this in the country,” said Winnie Wheat, a cousin of Blount.
Sarah Baughman, one of Barbara Blount’s older sisters, said her sister was a devout member of Holden’s Magnolia Baptist Church, serving on the church committee and attending services there three times a week.
Relatives described Blount as a devoted mother to her 29-year-old daughter and 32-year-old son and said she would never go anywhere without calling someone.
Blount has lived alone since 2004, when her husband Henry Blount Jr. died after a train collided with his gasoline truck in Chalmette.
Baughman said her sister always was cautious about her surroundings, locking her doors and carrying a gun when she went outside to feed the cows.
Detectives are still treating Blount’s disappearance as a missing person’s case, Carpenter said.
(more at link)
05-21-2008, 01:07 AM #5
05-21-2008, 03:20 PM #6
Wow, this is actually about 10 mins from where I live and I have heard nothing about it until today. That's really sad. My question is... She dissapeared on May 2nd, and they are just setting up a search for her??
05-21-2008, 03:23 PM #7
05-03-2009, 09:48 PM #8
Family mourns woman abducted one year ago
Exactly one year after Holden resident Barbara Ann Blount disappeared, her loved ones gathered Saturday morning at her church to pray for her return.
Blount’s children, siblings, other relatives and friends sat in the pews of Magnolia Baptist Church in Holden for a prayer vigil in her honor.
Some bowed their heads in prayer. Others silently dabbed tears from their eyes. Every now and then, someone let out a whimper, an indication that the grief Blount’s family and friends suffered one year ago has never subsided.
Blount was 58 years old when she was taken from her residence against her will, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported at the time.
Hours after her abduction, Blount’s silver 2006 Toyota Camry was found parked on a road in a wooded area a quarter of a mile from her home.
Blount has not been seen or heard from since Friday, May 2, 2008.
Suzanne Honeycutt, one of Blount’s nieces, said there have been no leads in her aunt’s disappearance. The missing woman’s credit cards remain unused.
“We don’t know anything, but we don’t think it was a random act,” Honeycutt said.
The active search for Blount was suspended several weeks after her disappearance. Honeycutt and the rest of her relatives believe the public’s eye has turned away from them and their missing relative.
She handed out fliers with Blount’s picture earlier this week and was surprised by the public’s reaction.
“People thought she had been found,” Honeycutt said.
Honeycutt said her aunt lived a quiet life. She was active in her church. Each night she cooked dinner for her two children who each lived on the same road as their mother. She took care of her cattle and drove her sister to doctor’s appointments.
“She was never in the wrong place,” Honeycutt said.
Blount talked to her sister, Mary Brumfield, every day.
“She was my best friend,” Brumfield said of Blount.
Family gatherings have not been the same since Blount vanished. When the last such gathering was held, Brumfield said, “I couldn’t bring myself to go because she wasn’t there.”
Brumfield said she would be to able to accept her sister’s death, but the uncertainty of what happened to Blount haunts her.
The Rev. Berkley Boyd has been pastor of Magnolia Baptist Church for the past seven months. He never met Blount, but said Saturday he had heard many good things about her.
“We don’t know why bad things happen to good people,” Boyd said during prayer in church. “We know beyond doubt that Barbara was a good person.”
During Saturday’s vigil for Blount, Honeycutt prayed aloud for police and FBI investigators handling the disappearance. She also prayed that the party responsible for Blount’s abduction come forward.
05-06-2010, 04:25 PM #9
Barbara Blount: Still missing after 2 years
By Rachel Frost
Updated: May 5, 2010 6:24 PM
It's been two years since Barbara Blount went missing and detectives are still investigating the case.
08-06-2011, 01:05 PM #10
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06-03-2013, 09:37 AM #11
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02-04-2015, 07:30 PM #12
11-14-2015, 03:39 AM #13Registered User
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Leads run dry in Holden woman's disappearance
Seven years ago, Barbara Blount vanished without a trace.
Tonight, her family is holding on to hope that someday they'll get to embrace their loved one again. The Investigative Unit uncovered new information from the family about what happened in the days and hours following Barbara Blount's disappearance. Investigators believe she was snatched from her home. Her whereabouts still remain a mystery.In the days following Barbara Blount's disappearance, the family says a man gave the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office a DNA sample but refused to take a polygraph test. Nothing materialized from them questioning him. There was hardly any evidence recovered at the house or Blount's car that was ditched. As they pray for closure to hopefully see Barbara again, they had this message for the person responsible for Blount's disappearance.
"I don't hate them," Baughman said. "I don't have bitterness. God took care of all of that. I wish that they would come forward and pay their debt here on this earth. God tells us for everything we do there is a price to pay...and they will pay for what they've done."
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