Barbara D. G. Sears Fears
Fears, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 10/05/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/21/1952 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'8, 200 - 210 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red pantsuit.
Medical conditions : Fears suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and needs medication which she doesn't have with her.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde/brown hair, blue eyes. Fears may use the alias names Debroree Barber and/or Debra Chantell.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Fears was last seen walking away from the Able Abilities Group Home, the Reno, Nevada residence for mentally ill adults where she lived, on October 5, 2008. Authorities learned she subsequently took a Greyhound bus to San Francisco, California. There has been no indication of her whereabouts since then.
Fears may still be in the San Francisco area and may be homeless. Her case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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