Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Barbara Bockwith left home for work but never arrived on the morning of December 5, 1979. Barbara, an accounting major went to class at the University of West Florida on a December morning in 1979 and never came home.
The 20-year-old collegian had breakfast with a friend that morning who said she was acting normal. Another friend spotted her driving through the intersection at Creighton Road and Ninth Avenue later in the day.
A week later, her car was found at Pensacola Regional Airport, her books inside, the driver's seat pushed all the way back.
Investigators questioned Barbara's boyfriend at the time. Family members tried to talk to him, but five days after her disappearance, they found him dead from a self-inflicted shotgun wound.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Escambia County Sheriff's Office