Brian Roy Barton

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Above Images: Barton, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 10, 2005 from Federal Way, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 6, 1979
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'4 - 6'5, 180 - 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Caucasian/Pacific Islander) male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Barton wears eyeglasses with plastic or wire frames and he has a freckle on his right cheek. He has the following tattoos: the numbers "726-5917" on the inside of his wrist, flames on both arms extending from his wrist to the middle of his forearm, an angel on his arm, a ball and chain on his ankle and a skull and crossbones on his shin.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt, gray corduroy pants and blue Vans sneakers.
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    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, including his two trucks, wallet, keys and cellular phone, were left behind. A sliding screen door at his apartment was found off its track. Otherwise, nothing appeared to be amiss. There has been no activity on Barton's financial accounts since his disappearance. He left money behind in the bank from his recent tax return.

    Barton was a member of the punk 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 grew up in California and graduated from Buena Vista High School in 1997. He was adopted at birth, a fact he learned not long before his disappearance. He moved to Washington state at the age of twenty-one and became involved in the music scene there. Barton worked for a plastic molding manufacturer at the time of his disappearance. His family describes him as a happy, cheerful person. He had a close relationship with his two brothers, and he had a girlfriend. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Way Police Department
    253-835-6751

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Washington State Missing Persons
    MySpace Page for Brian Barton
    America's Most Wanted
    Project Jason
    The Village News
    Investigation Discovery: Disappeared

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 6, 2012; picture added.

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