North American Missing Persons Network
Mildred Gayle Barrett

Above Images: Barrett, circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 11, 2002 from Orange, Orange County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 17, 1941
  • Age: 60
  • Height: 5'0-5'3"
  • Weight: 125-135 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Barrett's ears are pierced.
  • AKA: Her nickname is "Gayle."

  • Details of Disappearance
    Barrett resided in the Orange Park Acres area of Orange County, California. She was last seen on April 11, 2002. She missed several appointments with real estate salespeople and failed to report to her classes by the time her disappearance was reported to authorities.

    Barrett's forest green 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee with California license plates 3STH532 has never been recovered.

    In 1997, Gayle retained a family law attorney who filed a petition for dissolution of the marriage. A month later Gayle asked the attorney to put the matter on hold. Gayle confided in her sister, revealing she was afraid to go ahead with the divorce because her husband had threatened her, saying “‘I’ll murder you and bury you in that desert and they will never find you.” In March 2002, Gayle decided to proceed with the dissolution action. On March 16, 2002, she met with her family law attorney and signed an amended dissolution petition. On April 8, 2002, the family law attorney moved for leave to file the amended dissolution petition. Investigators believe foul play may have been involved in Barrett's case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Orange County Sheriff's Department
    (714) 834-5445
    Santa Ana Police Department
    (714) 245-2600

    Source Information
    California Department Of Justice