Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Shumac was last seen at her home in Venango Township, Pennsylvania on December 16, 1982. She walked away from the house at 10741 Kimball Road on the early afternoon of December 16, 1982. She hasn't been seen or heard from since. She left with little more than the clothes on her back. No purse, no vehicle, no keys. A little .22 caliber rifle was missing.
Barbara had tried to commit suicide in the past, and she received treatment for mental health issues. On the day she disappeared she had an argument with her husband, after he came home from his third-shift job.
Their youngest daughter, Darlene, remembers her mother crying all morning, and writing a note. Darlene and her sister and two brothers then went to school. When Barbara's husband awoke he found a letter and discovered that Barbara Shumac was gone. In the handwritten note, Barbara Shumac tells her husband that she is "sorry for making your life miserable." She tells him to hold and hug the children. "It hurts me inside to do this, but I didn't see any other way," reads the note, signed, "I love you all. Barb."
A report was made to state police at 5 p.m. on the day of her disappearance.
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Pennsylvania State Police