North American Missing Persons Network
Barbara Ann Johnson-Willard

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 17, 1996 from Jay, Delaware County, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 105 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears. Scar on abdomen,
    nose and forearm.
  • Clothing: Shorts - medium size - cut up the sides.
    Black and White 2 piece bathing suit, shoes - turquoise color
    with designs - 8 - 8.
  • AKA: Her maiden name is "Johnson." Some
    agencies may refer to her as "Barbara Willard". Nickname Bobbi.
  • Case Number: CR96-339

  • Details of Disappearance
    Johnson-Willard was last seen at her family's residence in Jay, Oklahoma on June 17, 1996. She watched movies with her niece, when left to go to her own rented mobile home. Five days later, her family realized she was missing. She had not been to work, picked up her paycheck, or taken care of her dog since June 17.

    Johnson-Willard's vehicle was a maroon and gray 1985 Mercury Cougar was discovered abandoned near a brush-clogged ravine in Deleware County, Oklahoma on June 27, ten days after her disappearance. Clothing shreds were found inside the car's truck and gasoline tank. Blood and tissue samples discovered inside the truck were matched to Johnson-Willard's DNA; the body fluids found correspond to a deceased person, not a live one. Transmission fluid had been poured over the vehicle, but the car was not ignited.

    A white pickup truck was seen in Johnson-Willard's driveway on June 17 and was originally thought to pertain to her case, but it turned out to belong to her neighbor's landlord. Bloodhounds were unable to track the scent of anyone leaving her mobile home.

    Johnson-Willard was adopted as a child. She worked at the Simmons Industries poultry plant at the time of her disappearance, and had two daughters. There have not been any arrests in Johnson-Willard's case. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance due to the circumstances involved; authorities believe her case is a homicide.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Deleware County Sheriff's Department
    (918) 253-4531
    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
    (918) 582-9075

    Source Information
    Barbara Ann Johnson-Willard: Gone, But Not Forgotten
    The Joplin Globe