NC NC - Donna Barnhill, 13, Lexington, 18 March 1981

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  1. Brynews

    Brynews New Member

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    I can't really give out who all is involved...but yes there are still living siblings.

    What is your knowledge of the case?
     


  2. Debbie Miller

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    My only knowledge is knowing Donna's name from volunteering online with Missing and Unidentified persons.

    also with reading on this forum about her.
     
  3. imamaze

    imamaze Former Member

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    Donna Michele Barnhill

    Vital Statistics

    · Date Of Birth: April 19, 1967

    · Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old

    · Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7; 125 pounds

    · Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown straight hair; brown eyes.

    · Marks, Scars: A mole / birthmark on her right arm.

    · Clothing: An orange sweatshirt; jeans; and a dark jacket.

    Investigators
    If you have any information on this case, please contact:
    Lexington Police Department
    336-249-8947
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    NCIC Number:
    M-434080016
    Please refer to this number when contacting agencies in regards to Barnhill's case.




    The Charley Project


    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
     
  4. Seifsister

    Seifsister New Member

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    Brynews,

    I am from this area. Live 5 miles from Lexington NC. Do you know if the family has ever decided to give DNA? If this poor child was ever found it is almost no way to id her since there is no dental ( she never went to a dentist) and no DNA. I was told that the family refused dna. Do you know anything about this?
     
  5. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/barnhill_donna.html

    A reporter was able to get the police to investigate Donna's sister Anita's "accidental" death and it has been reclassified as a homicide due to child abuse but no one has been charged in her murder. Paraphrased because I was unable to copy the actual quote from the site.
     
  6. Seifsister

    Seifsister New Member

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    From what i understand is that Donna was last seen at a lady named Carol?? not %100 sure on name. After Donna went missing her parents divorced and her dad married this woman. I do know that some ground searches have been done at the house they lived but nothing was found. Last I heard her dad had passed and her mom was in a nursing home.

    I just do not see how they could ever id'd her unless someone in her family gives DNA. You know what I mean? I pray that one of her brothers or sisters come foward. Sad very Sad.
     
  7. auqipoh

    auqipoh New Member

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    contact me at john.meyer3@comcast.net
    i think i have a possable match for donna.
    i would like some info on donna.
    the match i have is 5ft. 6 in.,130lbs,17 to 21years old,perfect teeth,still had wisdom teeth,ears not pierced,32d bra,wranger jeans,a suede jacket,(could be native american jacket),found april 24 1981.
    i've got autopsy pics of girl. she looks ALOT like donna!
    i've working on this for 7 years.
    please reply.
    john
     
  8. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Donna Michele Barnhill, 13, Missing since March 18, 1981 from Lexington, NC

    Donna Michele Barnhill
    Missing since March 18, 1981 from Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina
    Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: April 19, 1967
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7; 125 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown straight hair; brown eyes.
    Marks, Scars: A mole / birthmark on her right arm.
    Clothing: An orange sweatshirt; jeans; and a dark jacket.
    Dentals: Not Available. Prior to her disappearance, she had never been to a dentist.
    Fingerprints: Not Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Barnhill left her family's home at 20:30 on March 18, 1981 to walk to a nearby friend's house. She never arrived and has not been seen since.

    Investigators

    If you have any information on this case, please contact:

    Lexington Police Department
    Corporal Angie Price
    336-243-3302

    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    NCMEC #: NCMC600206

    NCIC Number: M-434080016

    Please refer to these numbers when contacting agencies in regards to Barnhill's case.

    Source Information:

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Doe Network: Case File 35DFNC

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/35dfnc.html
     
  9. Brynews

    Brynews New Member

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    Time to put this COLD CASE to rest
     
  10. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    It has been 29 years since Donna Michele Barnhill went missing. Doenetwork has just released an age progression of what she would look like today. See the following link to view it.

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/35dfnc.html
     
  11. Kaybug

    Kaybug New Member

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    Did anyone ever get a copy of the old letter from sgoodwin?
     
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  12. parakeet

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    The most logical conclusion is that one of or both of Donna's parents killed her. Since they were the only ones in the house when Anita, at age 2, 'fell' out of her highchair and died, they most likely are the ones that killed Anita. Since child abuse almost never occurs just once, I think it is most probable that Donna was also killed by her parent(s). Sure, there is a chance that Donna got fed up and left, only to meet a sinister character; but again, the most logical and simplest explanation is that she was murdered by the parent(s).
    Is there a source for the fact previously stated that the parents waited a month to report Donna missing?
     
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  13. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    DONNA MICHELE BARNHILL

    (Recent Age Progression drawing at link)

    Case Type: Endangered Missing
    DOB: Apr 19, 1967
    Missing Date: Mar 18, 1981
    Age Now: 43
    Missing City: LEXINGTON
    Missing State : NC
    Missing Country: United States
    Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
    Weight: 125 lbs (57 kg)
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Case Number: NCMC600206

    Circumstances: Donna's photo is shown at link age-progressed to 42 years. She was last seen en route to a friend's house.


    Source:

    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    LINK:

    http://www.missingkids.com/missingk...NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US
     
  14. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Donna went missing 30 years ago this month.
     
  15. Kaybug

    Kaybug New Member

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    :bump:
     
  16. flightlevel

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    Wonder who reported seeing her en route to this friends house? Neighbors or her parents?
     
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  17. Brynews

    Brynews New Member

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    Donna Barnhill.....still searching, still hoping
     
  18. summer_breeze

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  19. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    http://m.the-dispatch.com/article/20141031/news/310319984/1005/city_schools_now_accepts_food_items_for_backpack_program;jsessionid=5B8F8DF914C0CF8A7198E50346F5EEDE.m2

    No new information in regards to her disappearance but it's great that they are planning to do this with her picture. Apparently, the image that is commonly seen on missing persons sites is of her when she was around 7, so they want an "updated" (1981) one. This seems kind of rare since usually they create age enhancement photos and not photos based on how they looked like when they originally disappeared. Hopefully, it will help.
     
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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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