North American Missing Persons Network
Barbara Eleanor Hoover

Above Image: Hoover, circa 2003

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 12, 2003 from Silver Springs, Lyon County, Nevada
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 20, 1936
  • Age: 66
  • Height: 5'0-5'2"
  • Weight: 160-170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears eyeglasses. Mole on
    left cheek, pierced ears, appendectomy scar, hysterectomy scar,
    surgical scar from gall bladder removal.
  • Medical Conditions: Bladder disorder, requires daily medication.
  • Clothing: Black stretch pants, dark colored socks, black velour-
    type athletic shoes.
  • Jewelry: Wedding ring with baguettes, stud earrings (diamond
    or gold).
  • NCIC Number: M-083526952
  • Case Number: CR-03-3340

  • Details of Disappearance
    Barbara was last seen in the morning at her residence in the vicinity of the 5100 block of Tamarack Street in Silver Springs, NV. Barbara's husband, told her family that his wife had grown increasingly reclusive and depressed since the death of her father. He said that she packed two suitcases and said that she was going to the coast to stay with friends in order to get her mind straight.

    The husband maintains that his wife left him in a fit of anger after the entirety of her father's inheritance was bequeathed to her brother.

    Bob Hoover has said that he spoke to his allegedly estranged wife on the phone and met with her at a Jackson coffee shop in early 2004 although he hasn't provided authorities with any details of the meeting. He also told investigators that Barbara used his medical insurance while in the state, but he hasn't provided any details or the name of his insurance carrier to law enforcement.

    There is currently no physical evidence to suggest a murder.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lyon County Sheriff’s Office
    Lieutenant John Arndell
    (775) 463-6617
    (775) 577-5026

    Source Information
    News 4
    Carole Sund Foundation
    Ledger Dispatch