Missing Since: 03/10/05
Missing from: Federal Way, Washington
Date Of Birth: 08/06/79
Age at disappearance: 25
Weight: 180 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Characteristics: Glasses with wire,
or plastic frames. Tattoo of the numbers “726-5917” on inner wrist,
tattoo of “flames” on arms extending from wrist to middle of forearm,
tattoo of an “angel” on arm, tattoo of a “ball and chain” on ankle,
tattoo of a “skull and crossbones” on shin, freckle on right cheek.
Details of Disappearance
Barton was last known to be at his apartment in the vicinity of the 1300 block of southwest Campus Drive in Federal Way, Washington sometime after 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2005. He has never been heard from again. All of his personal belongings were left behind. A sliding screen door at his apartment was found off its track. Otherwise, nothing appeared to be amiss.
Barton was a member of the rock band As Fate Would Have It at the time of his disappearance. The band performed gigs locally and had just been offered a record contract in southern California. Barton was preparing to quit the band in 2005, but the other band members were trying to convince him to stay on and go to California with them. Days after Barton vanished, a 1976 Ford pickup truck belonging to one of the other band members was found completely destroyed in a local junkyard. Investigators examined the truck but couldn’t find any clues inside it.
Barton worked for a plastic molding manufacturer at the time of his disappearance. He had recently found out he was adopted at birth. His family describes him as a happy, cheerful person. His case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Federal Way Police Department
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.
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