S1 Episode 17: Barbara Blount Part 2
Published February 26, 2019
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    Ten years ago, 58-year-old Barbara Blount disappeared from her rural Holden, Louisiana home. Authorities found pots and pans stacked on her kitchen floor, part of a spring house cleaning. More ominously, they also found her car abandoned in the woods on a nearby gravel road. When her nephew checked her house, the front door was wide open and Blount's phone was lying on the floor with the battery pulled out. Her silver four-door 2006 Toyota Camry was found parked about a quarter of a mile from her home at 4:15 p.m. the day of her disappearance. It was parked on a dirt logging road, 25 or 30 yards off the main road and out of sight, hidden by trees. Blount was a widow and lived alone at the time of her disappearance, but she kept in regular touch with her relatives and her disappearance was out of character. Her two children lived on the same road as she did, and she still cooked dinner for them every day. She also regularly drove her sister to medical appointments. She lived quietly and was active in her local Baptist church. Blount is described as a cautious individual who didn't open her door to strangers and carried a gun when she went outside to milk the cows. Her credit cards haven't been used since she went missing. Investigators believe she was taken against her will. Foul play is suspected in Blount's disappearance. This episode features an exclusive interview with Barbara’s niece Suzanne Honeycutt. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
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