Barbara Ann Bockwith

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Above Images: Bockwith, circa 1979


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 5, 1979 from Escambia County, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 31, 1958
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Bockwith has had extensive dental work.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bockwith left her Escambia County, Florida home on the morning of December 5, 1979 to go to class at the University of West Florida, where she majored in accounting. She and a friend breakfasted that morning at a McDonald's restaurant on Navy Boulevard. Her behavior at the time was normal. Another friend spotted Bockwith driving through the intersection at Creighton Road and Ninth Avenue later that day. She has never been heard from again. A week later, her car turned at the Pensacola Regional Airport with her books inside, and the driver's seat pushed back all the way.

    Bockwith told several friends about having problems with her boyfriend, Robert Deaver, prior to her disappearance. She didn't suggest Deaver threatened her. Five days after authorities questioned him about Bockwith, Deaver committed suicide.

    Investigators believe Bockwith is deceased. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Escambia County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Escambia County Sheriff's Office
    Florida Department Of Law Enforcement
    The Doe Network
    The Pensacola News Journal


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 6, 2015; picture added.

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