Barrett Busschau - Oregon - 1993 May 22, 2017 14:51:11 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on May 22, 2017 14:51:11 GMT -5
Photo Credits: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Barrett Preston Bussachau, Barrett Preston Busschall, Barrett Busschall
Date(s) of Birth Used: February 11, 1975
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Height: 5'11" to 6'0"
Weight: 165 pounds
Nationality: South African
Scars and Marks: Busschau has scars on his left ankle, left arm, and upper right arm. He also has a tattoo of a green and purple yin-yang symbol with a wavy line and two dots on his right ankle.
Remarks: Busschau was born in South Africa, but came to the United States in 1984 and was granted legal permanent residence status in the United States in April of 1989. He may have traveled to California or Panama, but he is now believed to be living in South Africa.
Caution: Barrett Preston Busschau was arrested on July 27, 1993, by local authorities in Clackamas County, Oregon, for the alleged molestation of five girls between the ages of ten and fifteen. At that time, he was charged with Sexual Penetration with a Foreign Object in the First Degree, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Sodomy in the Third Degree, Rape in the Third Degree, andSexual Abuse in the Third Degree in the state of Oregon. Busschau was released pending trial,but fled before his next court appearance and failed to appear before the court on October 4, 1993. On February 1, 1994, a Clackamas County, Oregon, grand jury indicted Busschau for Failure to Appear in the first degree and an arrest warrant was issued for Busschau on February 3, 1994. On October 18, 1994,a federal Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant was issued for Busschau in the United States District Court, District of Oregon, Portland, Oregon.
Based on investigating agencies, it is advised to contact your Local FBI Office or US Consulate at www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/ if you have any information on the whereabouts of Barrett Busschau.
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Thoughts? I checked both newslibrary and newspapers.com and didn't see any previous coverage on the manhunt for Barrett. So kudos to the FBI for giving publicity for this cold case fugitive at last! The only issue is that Barrett is most likely hiding out in his native South Africa, and as we've seen with the lack of results in the manhunt for fellow South African native fugitive Warren Stern, catching him there isn't going to be easy. Hopefully something can be worked out between the US and South African governments for the safety of the children in South Africa. Since he had five confirmed victims at just the age of 18, I fear how high the victim total is today.