Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Fort Bragg Police Seek Public’s Help in Locating Missing Woman Not Heard From Since May 2020


The following press released was published by the Fort Bragg Police Department:

On July 25, 2020, the Fort Bragg Police Department was notified that Barbra Crane had not been in contact with family members since May 13, 2020. As Crane was entered into the Missing and Unidentified Persons System (MUPS), Officers learned that Crane’s last known location to be in Willits, California. As of February 25, 2021, Barbara Crane has not been located and is still listed as a missing person in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Below is a summary of the investigation up to this point:

  • Crane’s last contact with family was on May 13, 2020 via text-message from her cellphone. It was later learned that Crane no longer had possession of her phone as it was in possession of a third party.
  • Crane’s last known location was Sleepy Hollow RV Park, located at 30661 US-101, Willits, CA 95490. She was staying with her ex-boyfriend, who has been contacted by law enforcement.
  • Crane’s ex-boyfriend stated Crane had left with an unknown friend in a vehicle bearing Montana license plate. Crane left her canines and a note behind with ex-boyfriend stating she would return.
  • Crane’s ex-boyfriend stated Crane had left with an unknown friend in a vehicle bearing Montana license plate. Crane left her canines and a note behind with exboyfriend stating she would return.
  • Known family members, friends and associates of Crane have been contacted and interviewed regarding Crane’s whereabouts.
  • FBPD has had prior contacts with Crane; she had been classified as transient and was known to have stayed with friends or camped around the Fort Bragg area.
  • Crane is approximately 5’04” and weighed approximately 125-135 pounds. Crane has dark black or auburn hair and brown eyes. Crane also has multiple tattoos. The most notable tattoos on Crane’s person are of a dragon on her shoulder, a poem on her other shoulder and a rose tattoo on her ankle. Crane is known to wear dark colors with dyed black hair.
  • Additionally, A BOLO and APB flyer have been created and shared with nearby counties for assistance in locating Crane.

Anyone with information related to this investigation should contact investigating officer, Officer Zavala at (707) 961-2800 ext. 189 or by e-mail at rzavala@fortbragg.com. Anonymous tips may be left on the anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at (707) 961-3049.

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  1. Thank you so very much for running her story …your the best and I can’t express how much this means to her kids and myself.

  2. Has she been located? She looks really familiar 🤔 please let me, cuz if she hasn’t been located ill share it on social media to help find her.

    • No she is very missing still and I’m her lil sister or we raised like sisters and I can tell for sure with no doubt she would be home if she could ..I don’t believe I’ll hear her voice again but I won’t stop looking I want her home..any help is so needed

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