Barbara Ann Blount

Blount, circa 2008

  • Missing Since 05/02/2008
  • Missing From Livingston Parish, Louisiana
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 03/29/1950 (68)
  • Age 58 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'5 - 5'7, 135 - 150 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description Shorts and a tank top.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Graying brown hair, hazel eyes. Blount's maiden name is Barber. She wears eyeglasses.

Details of Disappearance

Blount was last heard from at 11:30 a.m. on May 2, 2008, when a neighbor spoke to her via telephone at her residence in the 38800 block of State Highway 1036 in rural Livingston Parish, Louisiana. She said she was cleaning out her kitchen cabinets. She has never been heard from again.

When her nephew checked her house, the front door was wide open and Blount's phone was lying on the floor with the battery pulled out. Pots were stacked on the kitchen floor and valuables were left out in plain view; it didn't appear that there had been a robbery.

Her silver four-door 2006 Toyota Camry was found parked in an abandoned about a quarter of a mile from her home at 4:15 p.m. the day of her disappearance. It had been was parked on a dirt logging road on the property of a hunting club, 25 or 30 yards off the main road and out of sight, hidden by trees. There was water on the floor of the vehicle, possibly from the heavy rains that had occurred in the area.

Blount is a widow and lived alone at the time of her disappearance, but she kept in regular touch with her relatives and her disappearance is out of character. Her two children lived on the same road as herself, and she still cooked dinner for them ever day, as well as driving her sister to medical appointments. She lived quietly and was active in her local Baptist church.

Blount is described as a cautious individual who didn't open her door to strangers and carried a gun when she went outside to milk the cows. Her credit cards haven't been used since she went missing. Investigators believe she was taken against her will. Foul play is suspected in Blount's disappearance, but little evidence is available in her case. It remains unsolved.

Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 10, 2018; details of disappearance updated.