North American Missing Persons Network
 
Yolanda Yvette Baker

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Above Image: Baker


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 1, 1999 from Washington DC
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 28, 1964
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown/Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Baker has a tattoo of
    a rose on her left ankle. Her ears are pierced.
  • Aliases: Baker's middle name may be spelled "Evette."


  • Details of Disappearance
    Baker was last seen in Washington DC at approximately 3:00 AM on August 1, 1999. She was at her residence in the 400 block of 44th Street northeast at the time of her disappearance. Three days after Baker was last seen, family members filed a missing-person report with the D.C. police.

    Her vehicle, a black 1999 Toyota Corolla sedan with D.C. tags AK 6344, was found several days after Ms. Baker went missing. Baker's blood was found in the trunk of her car. She was declared legally dead in 2009.

    In 2010 Baker's former boyfriend, Terrence Barnett, was convicted of second degree murder in the case. He has a history of domestic abuse. According to prosecuters, on the morning of August 1, 1999, after attending a family party together in Suitland, Barnett killed Baker, after an often-abusive seven-year relationship. A witness saw Barnett just hours after he was seen with Baker in her car leaving the 1999 party. The witness said Barnett was on a bridge about midnight, pulling a large object wrapped in a plastic garbage bag from the trunk of a car.

    The two had lived together off and on in Baker's house in the 400 block of 44th Street NE with their twins, who were 5 when Baker disappeared.

    Baker had obtained a restraining order, keeping Barnett away from her for about 18 months from 1997 to early 1999. Shortly before she disappeared, a District judge had ordered Barnett to pay Baker child support for the twins.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department
    (202) 727-9099


    Source Information
    Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department
    Namus
    The Washington Post