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
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