Discussion in '2000's Missing' started by dufresnecw, May 20, 2008.
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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.
Could the article be any less informative?! Where was she going? Does she have a cell phone, etc etc etc???
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.
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TES will be searching beginning tomorrow:
I'm glad they've called them in.
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??
Okay, well I decided to search a few of our local paper and such. They HAVE searched for her before now. My apologies. http://www.batonrougetoday.com/forum/missing-persons/787-barbara-blount-still-missing-holden.html
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.
By Rachel Frost
Updated: May 5, 2010 6:24 PM
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Leads run dry in Holden woman's disappearance
I just found this case after searching for another LA missing person. It is so bizarre that after all of this time, there is still information between to sources that have conflicting important info, like where her cell phone was found. I wonder who is believed to be involved?
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Livingston sheriff asks for public's help in 10-year unsolved case of missing Holden woman
New push to solve cold case of missing Northshore woman
Cops are trying to drum up new leads and evidence in decade old case of a missing woman in Livingston Parish.
"It has been 10 years and, we still don’t know what happened to Barbara Blount," Sheriff Jason Ard said in a statement.
The Sheriff added, "It’s frustrating, really. What happened to her? This is one of those cases that sticks with you, you know? I think we all – including the family – just want answers and we don’t intend to stop until we get some. We’re hoping that advancements in DNA testing over the last 10 years help breathe new life into this case. That, and maybe someone’s conscious – someone telling us what they know – could help bring this case to a close
ALL WE WANT IS ANSWERS” | Agony continues for family, frustration looms for investigators 10 years after Barbara Blount disappearance
Ten years after a Holden woman disappeared from her home, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard renewed his plea for information that could help his detectives in the investigation into her mysterious disappearance.
Barbara Blount, 58, was apparently taken by force May 2, 2008 from her rural home on La. 1036, near the St. Helena Parish line. Crews came up empty in a search that continued for several weeks.
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