North American Missing Persons Network
Barbara Kalisz Koon

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Above Images: Koon, circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 20, 2002 from Monongalia County, West Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 17, 1960
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4; 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Bleached blonde hair; brown eyes. Koon's natural hair color is dark brown; her roots were showing at the time of her January 2002 disappearance. She wears eyeglasses or contact lenses. She may use the name "Barbara Leonard Koon." Some agencies may refer to her as "Barbara Koon."

    Details of Disappearance
    Koon last spoke to her grandmother on January 20, 2002. Her family members became concerned when they were unable to contact her by January 24. Authorities were summoned to Koon's residence in the Viewcrest Village area of Monongalia County, West Virginia at approximately 7:00 PM that evening. Investigators discovered Raymond Leonard's body inside of the house shortly afterwards. He apparently died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There was no sign of Koon at the scene, although her vehicle and personal belongings were still inside her residence. Authorities stated that the investigation into Leonard's death and Koon's disappearance is ongoing. He reportedly lived in Maidsville, West Virginia in early 2002.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Monongalia County Sheriff's Department

    Source Information
    West Virginia State Police
    West Virginia Crime Fighters
    Morgantown's Dot Com