Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Barbara Dreher was last seen on August 21, 1984, after dropping off two of her young sons at her adult daughter's home in Southeast Washington. Dreher told her children she was going to get some money and would be back shortly. She never returned.
Dreher was not reported missing until nine days later, as she sometimes stayed for long periods of time with her estranged husband in Hillcrest Heights. Three weeks after she vanished, one of Dreher's children spotted a man driving her 1980 burgundy Oldsmobile Cutlass. Family members trailed the vehicle to a Southwest apartment building, and called police. The man denied driving the car and claimed not to know Dreher. Inside the car, officers found a ski mask, rope and gloves, but the man was not charged with a crime. Foul play is suspected.
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Washington DC Metro Police
The washington Examiner