Jessie Barnes

Above: Barnes, circa 2000


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 7, 2000 from West Point, Mississippi
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 24, 1971
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Barnes has a bite mark on her neck, a scar just below her right knee, and a burn scar on her lower back. Her nickname is Little Jessie.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt and a blue denim dress or jumper.
  • Medical Conditions: Barnes is mentally disabled. She can't remember names or numbers very well and has a very trusting nature as a result of her disability.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Barnes was last seen late in the afternoon of July 7, 2000, at a family member's home in the vicinity of the 800 block of Little Street in West Point, Mississippi. She was reported missing ten days after she was last seen; her family became concerned after her grandmother died and Barnes didn't attend the funeral. She has never been heard from again.

    Barnes left behind a young daughter. Although it wasn't unusual for her to drop out of sight for a few days, she was never gone for very long. Before she went missing, she told her sister a man had threatened her with a knife. She was unable to remember the man's name, however, and it's unclear whether the incident was related to her later disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    West Point Police Department


    Source Information
    North American Missing Persons Network
    The Daily Times Leader


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 3, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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