Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Marcus Barrell was last seen on December 10, 2001. Police believe that Troy Baudoin, who had hired Barrell to work on his Norfolk home, killed Barrell and assumed his identity - passport, license, credit cards.
Baudoin confessed to an embezzlement scheme to a federal agent, court records state. But after he discovered authorities suspected him in Barrell's disappearance, he killed himself in a motel room. He left no note. Barrell's body has never been found.
Marcus Barrell had joined the Navy after high school but got kicked out. He liked to draw and was trying to figure out what to do with his life after the Navy. He took a series of construction jobs and lived with a roommate at the Oceanfront. Barrell was legally declared dead in 2009.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Virginia Beach Police Deptartment
Detective Angela Murphy
The Virginian Pilot online