Flashback Friday: Jeanine Barnwell

This week’s Flashback Friday is Jeanine Camille Barnwell. Her case kind of sticks in my craw; I even dreamed about it five years ago. I think the reason it bothers me so much is that she was so little and I have almost nothing on her. I do have two photographs, neither of which are the greatest quality, though I’ve seen far worse. She had a lovely smile.

I added an updated age-progression of Jeanine in June but beyond that I’ve got zilch. She disappeared from Philadelphia and the NCMEC poster says she was “last seen by her mother.” What does that mean? Also, it says foul play is suspected. That’s all it says. She was three years old, almost four, when she vanished from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 15, 1985.

If Jeanine is still alive, she would turn 33 years old this year. I would love it if anyone who knew her, or knew her family, or is her family, or knows anything about the case would either comment on this entry or send me an email. She deserved better than this.

The insane ravings of a lunatic mind

Last night I had a very detailed dream about Jeanine Camille Barnwell. She disappeared from Philadelphia in 1985 and I have exactly zilch info about it. “Last seen by her mother.” What on earth does that mean?

Anyway, I dreamed that my Newslibrary searches finally bore fruit and I found out Jeanine had disappeared on a cruise ship coming into Philadelphia. (Never mind that Philadelphia is not connected to any major bodies of water.) Jeanine was traveling with her mother and younger brother after a visit with her father, and according to her mother she was abducted by someone who threw her off the ship into the water, but her mom didn’t tell anyone about it until after the ship docked and the child was missed during a final count of passengers, so Mom was considered a suspect. Also, I was able to obtain Jeanine’s Social Security card and it said her real name was Peaches Honeyblossom.

I shared my information with Bessie, my librarian friend (a real person who works at the library I patronize and sometimes keeps books under the counter for me if she thinks I might like them), and she said there had been some stuff about Jeanine in Google News lately. I checked it out and found a whole bunch of additional pictures of her, and happily updated my Charley Project casefile to include the same.