LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) — Fourteen years later, the sheriff’s office in Livingston Parish continues to search for answers in a missing person case.
“It has been 14 years and we still don’t know what happened to Barbara Blount. We continue to work with the Blount family and to follow new leads. But, we need your help,” said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old Barbara Blount went missing from her Holden home midday on Friday, May 2, 2008. Deputies were notified of Blount’s disappearance that Friday evening, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office describes Blount as five-foot-seven, weighing 150 pounds, having brownish, grey hair, and green eyes.
LPSO said deputies on the scene found no signs of forced entry, the back door open, and pots stacked on the kitchen floor. Detectives discount the possibility of a robbery as valuables were left in plain view, according to the sheriff’s office.
The day Blount missing and the following days were filled with “torrential” rain, according to LPSO. Authorities said her vehicle was found parked in a wooded area on a hunting club road a quarter-mile north of her home.
Investigation efforts into Blount’s disappearance, according to the sheriff’s office, have included interviews with possible connections, various searches in waterways and wooded areas, and chasing leads with State Police and the FBI.
“It’s frustrating. What happened to her? This is one of those cases that sticks with you. I think we all – including the family – just want answers and we don’t intend to stop until we get some,” said Sheriff Ard.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the sheriff’s office at 225-686-2241 x1 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.