Barbara Lealyn Lenz

Lenz, circa 1989

  • Missing Since 05/06/1989
  • Missing From Harrison County, Iowa
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 08/30/1957 (62)
  • Age 31 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'7, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Lenz has a purple-colored scar two inches below her left elbow and a scar near her left eye.

Details of Disappearance

Lenz was last seen in Harrison County, Iowa on May 6, 1989. At the time of her disappearance, her mother was hospitalized with pneumonia and Lenz visited her every day.

When she did not visit her mother for two days in a row, her mother sent relatives to check Lenz's residence. They found her coffee pot half-full and switched on inside her home, her laundry half-folded, and Lenz's keys and purse left there. She has never been heard from again.

Investigators believe Lenz was taken against her will. She left behind a three-year-old daughter. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Office 712-644-2244

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 6, 2010; picture added, distinguishing characteristics updated.