Barbara Lea Norton

Above: Norton, circa 2014


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 4, 2014 from Mendocino County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 30, 1961
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, gray eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Norton lived in an unincorporated part of Willits, California at the time of her disappearance. She sometimes went away on her own for days or weeks, but always took her purse and cellular phone with her. She didn't have a car. At the time of her disappearance she was under severe stress from having no money or food. Her last text message was to on April 4. It said, "Take care." Norton was reported missing on April 8. Police found her purse, cellular phone and ID inside her home; it would be uncharacteristic to leave them behind. There was no sign of her and she hasn't been heard from since. Little information is available in her case.


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


    Source Information
    Mendocino County Sheriff's Office


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 11, 2015; date of birth added.

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