Barbara Annette McClure
McClure, approximately 1978
Date reported missing : 11/02/1978
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/19/1954 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A green and rust-colored blouse with wide stripes, a short black leather jacket, rust-colored corduroy pants and tan mid-calf boots with a two-inch heel. Carrying a brown cloth purse with a shoulder strap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. McClure may use the last name Anderson.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : McClure was last seen in Seattle, Washington on November 2, 1978. She, her boyfriend and some friends went to the Fandango Disco, which was inside the Sir Loin Inn at the Lake Forest Park Shopping Center, and met other friends there.
McClure had an argument with her boyfriend and decided to walk home, although her friends offered to give her a ride. Her residence was five miles away, in the 1500 block of northeast 89th Street. She was last seen walking in the 16500 block of Bothell Way northwest, about half a mile from the disco. She never arrived home and has never been heard from again.
McClure's roommate reported her missing the next day. At the time of her disappearance, she didn't have any credit cards and had less than a dollar in her purse. On November 8, her driver's license was found near the intersection of Interstate 5 and Interstate 405. No other clues were located, however.
Police have stated they think she was abducted near Sheridan Beach. Her loved ones do not believe she would have abandoned her daughter; she disappeared ten days before the child's second birthday. Her now-grown daughter thinks she was abducted by someone she knew. McClure's case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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Washington State Missing Persons Information
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Whereabouts Still Unknown
October 12, 2004. December 16, 2019; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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