http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bolick_barbara.html I didn't put it in the Charley file, but the police seem highly suspicious of Barbara's friend. They made comments in the papers like "We only have his statement to verify she was even on the mountain" and "We're not sure she was ever on the mountain that day" and "He can't be called a suspect unless her body turns up." I'm not sure what happened here but if the friend's account is accurate, it does seem a bizarre, almost supernatural disappearance. One of the news articles I read mentioned that the area where Barbara disappeared has a lot of loose shale on the ground, and walking on shale makes a lot of noise, so it's not like she could have walked away without his hearing, or that any predator could have approached her and grabbed her without making a sound. Thoughts, anyone? Being an Occam's Razor sort of person, I am going to say she probably got lost or had an accident on the mountain, unless there is evidence to the contrary.