Barbara Jean Pauley Hunt
North American Missing Persons Network
Barbara Jean Pauley Hunt

Above Images: Hunt

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 17, 1985 from Marion, Smyth County, Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 23, 1964
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 4'11-5'0"
  • Weight: 80-90 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female

  • Details of Disappearance
    Hunt was last seen in Smyth County, Virginia on January 17, 1985. Hunt's sister saw her walking down Main Street in Marion, Virginia on the day of her disapperance, and they talked briefly. Barbara was upset because the police wanted her to inform on her friends. Barbara stated to her sister that she did not intend to do so. Barbara then headed for a Bar called the Club Cafe at the bottom of Marion's Main Street.

    It is reported that four girls took Barbara out of the club and borrowed a car. They alledgedly were seen loading something into the trunk of the car. When they returned the car, 2 1/2 hours later, Barbara was not with them. Barbara's parents tried to find her the night of January 17, 1985 but was unable to locate her.

    On June 9, 1995, Hunt's boyfriend, Roger Dale Dunford, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her case. The jury was unable to reach a verdict in the murder case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Smyth County Sheriffs Office
    (276) 782-4056

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