Selina Ruth Barfield
Barfield, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 07/29/2003
Missing location (approx) :
North Charleston, South Carolina
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 01/27/1971 (50)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but she frequently more small necklaces.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Barfield may use the first names Nelly and/or Nina. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Barfield's family last saw her during June 2003. She spoke to her uncle on the telephone on July 29 of that year. She has never been heard from again. At the time of her disappearance, she was living with her boyfriend at the Fremont Trailer Park on Belmont Road in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Her boyfriend was abusive and beat her on several occasions, and Barfield herself was involved with drugs and had been in trouble with the law. Her sister filed a probate warrant for her arrest, hoping to be able to get her into a rehabilitation program, but Barfield disappeared before she could be picked up.
Barfield's family believes foul play was involved in her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
North Charleston Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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