Richard "Ricky" Barnett- Idaho- 1982 Sept 13, 2019 3:10:47 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 13, 2019 3:10:47 GMT -5
(Above: Top: Richard, circa 1982; Bottom: Age-progression to age 31 (circa 2010). Photo Credits: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's missingkids.org website)
Missing Child or Adult Profile as of September 13th, 2019: (Based on Charley Project and/or missingkids.org website profiles)
Full Name: Richard Ray Barnett
Missing Since: 8/31/1982
Missing From: Grangeville, Idaho
Date of Birth: 11/26/1979
Age (at time of disappearance): 2 years old
Age (as of 9/13/2019): 39 years old
Height and Weight (at time of disappearance): 3'0, 32 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description: Red and blue coveralls, a pajama top and cowboy boots.
Medical Conditions: Richard had hip braces on both legs to correct a bowlegged condition; the braces were removed six months prior to his disappearance.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Richard has a hairline scar over his left eye and a mark below that eye. His nickname is Ricky. Some agencies list Richard's eye color as brown.
TIPS: Anyone having information should call 1-800-THE-LOST or the Idaho County Sheriff's Office- Missing Persons Unit at 1-208-983-1100
From The Charley Project:
Details of Disappearance
Richard was visiting his paternal grandparents' home on August 31, 1982. They lived on Hillcrest Farms, an egg and dairy farm in the Grangeville, Idaho area. The farm was seven miles north of Grangeville and encompassed several hundred acres. Richard had been staying there for a couple of weeks with his father; his mother was in southern Idaho.
Richard was last seen sitting in a hay wagon in front of one of the chicken barns while dozens of workers were unloading a delivery of chickens. He has never been heard from again. His family started searching for him only fifteen minutes later, but no one found any clues as to his whereabouts, and called the police at 10:30 a.m. Bloodhounds tracked his scent to a fence line on the northwest part of the farm, then lost the trail. An extensive four-day search of the farm, involving 250 volunteers, turned up no sign of the child.
Richard's grandparents, Waldo and Martha McChoard, were suspects in his disappearance for almost two decades afterward. Martha reportedly acted oddly and although she took a polygraph exam, the results were inconclusive. She and her husband disliked Richard's mother and had wanted someone else to raise him, and it was theorized the child's grandparents secretly placed him in an underground adoption ring.
Martha took another polygraph in May 2001, passed, and was cleared of an involvement in her grandson's case. Waldo also agreed to take a polygraph, but he died before the exam could take place. Another theory is that one of the temporary workers at the farm was involved in Richard's disappearance, but police could find no evidence to implicate any of them.
Richard's parents live in Oregon and his mother has been active in the search for him. His disappearance remains unsolved.
NCMEC link: api.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/600215/1/screen
Thoughts? I should note we did have a previous thread on Ricky's case but it was not properly formatted for the forum. The poster who posted I haven't seen on our site in a long time but just in case he ever comes across our site again, I wanted to let him know he didn't do anything wrong, I just reformatted the thread so it would be easier to read and he is more than welcome to come back and post cases again
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