Find Missing Barbara Jean Dreher!

Find Missing Barbara Jean Dreher!
Find Missing Barbara Jean Dreher!

Find Missing Barbara Jean Dreher!
She had dropped her two sons off at
Her adult daughter’s home.
She had to run and errand and she would return.
But she never made it and was never seen again.
That was almost 34 years ago.
Where is Barbara Jean Dreher?

Find Missing Barbara Jean Dreher!

Find Missing Barbara Jean Dreher! Barbara Jean Dreher has been missing since August 12, 1984. She is missing from Washington, D.C. Barbara Jean Dreher is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is unknown. At the time of her disappearance, Dreher was 39 years old. Her current age is 46 to 47 years old. Barbara Jean Dreher is an African-American female. She is described as 5’2″ tall and 130 pounds. Her hair is black and her eyes are brown. Her ears are pierced. When she was last seen, Dreher was wearing a green shirt and white slacks.

Find Missing Barbara Jean Dreher!

Barbara Jean Dreher was last seen in Washington, D.C. on August 12, 1984. She dropped off her two young sons at her adult daughter’s home at 5:00 P.M. She said she was going to pick up some money and would return shortly. She was driving a burgundy 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme at the time. She never returned to her daughter’s home and has never been heard from again.

Prior to her disappearance, Dreher had occasionally spent extended periods of time with her estranged husband in Hillcrest Heights. She was not reported as a missing person for nine days as a result.

A few days after Dreher went missing, one of her relatives saw another man driving her car. The relative followed the driver to an apartment building in the southwest section of the city. That was where he parked Dreher’s car and got out. Her relative called the police and identified a man as the driver when investigators arrived at the scene.

The man denied having driven Dreher’s car. And he said he did not know her. Since her vehicle had not been listed as stolen, the man was not taken into custody. Dreher’s car was impounded, however. A ski mask, gloves and rope were found inside it, as well as some items belonging to Dreher.

The person had a violent criminal record. When he was eighteen, he had pleaded guilty to killing two people, a 23-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl. The victims were repeatedly stabbed by a group of four men. And the girl was gang-raped by three of the men before she was killed. The man didn’t get a lengthy sentence for his role in the deaths. A year after Dreher went missing, he was charged with abducting and raping a woman, but the charges were later dismissed.

In the years since Dreher’s disappearance, the police lost a lot of evidence in her case. This included the original missing persons report, and the ski mask and rope found in her recovered vehicle. Her missing persons file had to be restarted and a second report missing, using the original 1984 case number.

Barbara Jean Dreher had been employed as a secretary for the Washington public school system. She worked for the system for fifteen years prior to her disappearance. She has five children, and one of her sons described her as a devoted but strict mother. He doesn’t think she would have abandoned her family. Foul play is suspected in Dreher’s case, which remains unsolved.

Find Missing Barbara Jean Dreher!

Barbara Jean Dreher has been missing for over three decades. In late August, she will reach her 34th annual missing date. Dreher seems to no longer be a subject of the FBI’s ViCAP program, though her case is not resolved. Her loved ones, particularly her five children, are searching for her. Dreher has been missing for so long that they have reached their adulthood. What has happened to Dreher? Someone (s) knows something. Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Barbara Jean Dreher? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance?

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Barbara Dreher is asked to contact Detective James Trainum via email at or phone at (202) 727-5037. You may contact the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department
at (202) 645-5556. You may contact the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program/ViCAP at: (202) 727-5037. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

Agency Number: 84-411927
NamUs #MP7962

Barbara Jean Dreher has a Black and Missing Foundation missing person profile.Click here to view it.
Barbara Jean Dreher has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
The above information is found on Barbara Jean Dreher’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
Barbara Jean Dreher has a NamUs profile. The above images are courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.

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