North American Missing Persons Network
Amber Renee Barker

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Above Images: Barker, circa 1997; Right: Age progressed by NCMEC to 18 & 21

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 18, 1997 from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing/Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: October 14, 1987
  • Age: 10
  • Height: 4'11"
  • Weight: 65-70 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Front part of hair in a ponytail
    on the top of head and the rest of it left straight down. Pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Blue or black jeans, long-sleeved beige shirt with a
    brown collar, and "No Excuses" tennis shoes.
  • NCIC Number: M-084085341
  • Case Number: NCMC841456

  • Details of Disappearance
    Amber disappeared at about 6 pm December 18, 1997, near Northwest 45th and Drexel in Oklahoma City. She had just called her mother on the telephone and said she would be home soon. Police found her bicycle in a park near Northwest 27th and Drexel on December 19, 1997 and her shoes near Northwest 12th and Drexel on December 20, 1997.

    Police and FBI agents were seeking Amber's brother-in-law, Daniel John Smith, 24, for questioning shortly after she disappeared, but he was found on December 22, 1997 after he committed suicide. Smith was also wanted for a probation violation in connection with a kidnapping conviction in November 1996 in Oklahoma City. Foul play is suspected.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Oklahoma City Police Department
    Missing Person Unit
    (405) 297-1288
    (405) 297-1000

    Source Information
    Oklahoma City Police Department
    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Polly Klaas Foundation