AL AL - Barbara Kettell Rushton, 45, Birmingham, 29 Aug 1984

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  1. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1356DFAL

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1356dfal.html

    Barbara Kettell Rushton
    Missing since August 29, 1984 from Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.
    Classification: Endangered Missing



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    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: October 22, 1938
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 45 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"; 130 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; blue eyes.
    •Marks, Scars: Diabetes, pierced ears, glasses, contact lenses.
    •Dentals: Not available
    •Clothing: Light color blouse, gray gym shorts.



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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Barbara Rushton left her home on Old Forest Road in Vestavia Hills on August 29, 1984, to play cards with friends. Her husband watched her drive away in her white 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit, and a short while later her friends called to say she hadn't arrived. Her husband called police, and a search was launched for her and her car. Neither has ever been found.
    Authorities interviewed family, friends, and coworkers and dug deep into her life. She had resigned her job. Coworkers told investigators they had seen her and her husband arguing the day before she disappeared. He daughter told investigators that her mother wasn't behaving normally before she left for her card game - she had a blank stare and was upset and crying. Over the next days and weeks, authorities did ground and aerial searches. Authorities flagged Barbara Rushton's Social Security number, but it has never again been used, nor have any of her credit cards. About $4,000 in her bank account also went untouched.

    Because she was a type-one diabetic who didn't have her insulin when she left home, some think she might thought she might have wandered away in a diabetic amnesia.
    She was eventually declared dead.



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    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Jefferson County Sheriffs Department
    205-325-1450

    Agency Case Number:
    83082922

    NCIC Number: M-106897762
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    California Department of Justice
    Birmingham News

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/r/rushton_barbara.html

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/2686/0/
    NamUs Profile:
    Dental: NA
    DNA: NA
    Fingerprints: NA

    Snipped from case report on NamUs:
    Someone in LE has dental records for Barbara:
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...4845,6251356&dq=barbara-rushton+missing&hl=en
    The Tuscaloosa News - Oct 25, 1983
    In this article remains were ruled out as Barbara's using dental records.

    Question: Are there any bodies of water near that town/city? TIA!

    Barbara has been missing 26 years. Come home soon.
     

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    Did anyone ever announce where the card game was going to be held?
     

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