Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Barbara went missing while on a hiking trip. She was an experienced hiker who was familiar with the trail she was hiking on.
On the way back her hiking partner stopped to look at the scenic view and turned around and she was gone. He searched the area and went for help when he could not find her. Search teams brought in highly trained dogs and a high-tech infrared helicopters to scour the area.
She carried a .357 Magnum while hiking, her habit was to keep it in her backpack.
Authorities are looking for another pair of hikers to see if they could give them more information, something they might have witnessed. They were driving a Chevrolet Blazer with Missoula County license plates. Two well-tanned, young men in their early 20s with a black collie-like dog with white markings.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Ravalli County Sheriff's Office
Carole Sund Foundation
New West 6/18/08