MP of the week: Jessie Barnes

This week’s featured missing person is Jessie Barnes, a 28-year-old mentally disabled woman who disappeared from West Point, Mississippi, a small town in the northeast part of the state, on July 7, 2000.

Although she had mental challenges, Jessie was relatively high-functioning and would sometimes “drop out of sight for a few days.” Her family got concerned and reported her missing after ten days because her grandma had died and she didn’t show up for the funeral.

I think if she is alive (and this seems unlikely) she may be on the streets somewhere. She has a daughter, and if still alive she would be 46 years old today.

2 thoughts on “MP of the week: Jessie Barnes

  1. Patrick Kerrigan June 27, 2018 / 9:02 am

    I just love the details in her case. She is mentally challenged and drops out of sight for a few days, and the family is not concerned. She tells her sister that someone pulled a knife on her and again the family just blows it off.

    Then her grandmother passes and she does not show up. Did, the family keep her in the loop that her grandmother was really sick. Who knows since they did not seem to care about her and she has a child.

    Who took care of the child. Was the child living with her when she would drop out of sight. Was she left unattended when she disappeared.

    So they wait 10 days to report her missing. In New Jersey, the family of a missing woman waited over 40 days to report her missing. Then they will complain that the police don’t do enough to find their family member.

    • Meaghan June 27, 2018 / 10:42 am

      I try not to judge MPs’ families but this certainly is eye-raising. One problem is that after they turn 18 you can’t control them anymore, even if they have mental problems. I hope the child was well cared for.

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