DESPERATE MOTHER'S WORDS
Barter's mother seemed to be such a sweet lady who
only saw good in people. The next few paragraphs are
quotes from her that were printed in the
Danny Barter been kidnapped? His mother seems to think so. "I
definitely believe now that someone picked him up and carried him
note of hope crept into her voice as she said "I
hope now that someone did take Danny because I know if anyone
wanted him bad enough to kidnap
him they would take good care of him."
would someone kidnap Danny? His mother's opinion. "I
can understand why someone would want to take
because he's such a
pretty child." "I know it wasn't for ransom because we have
no money saved and are supporting our children on my husband's
(Paul Barter was a stockroom manager at Morrison's Cafeteria.)
With her voice forlorn, Mrs. Barter says, "I know that I will get my
such a very pretty and sweet child......I felt that
nothing could ever happen to him..."What
happened the day Danny vanished? Mrs. Barter's detailed
had gone to a store and bought some drinks for the children, taking
Danny with him. When they returned, the children opened their
and Danny got one for himself. Danny and my husband were playing
together on one of the roll-away cots for a short while then Paul got
began preparing for the fishing trip. We had rigged three poles
for the fishing trip when suddenly we noticed that Danny was
not in the tent. I didn't become
at first, even though
he was not at the immediate campsite."
(Mrs. Barter thought he had went to play with some children who lived
about 150 feet away)
first believed that despite Danny's fear of water he had wandered into
the water and drowned. But not now. I believe he probably walked up the
and someone picked him up."Did
this couple take Danny? The Barter's witnessed a truck ride by with a
man and woman inside the morning Danny disappeared.
leading to the campsite is seldom traveled. "If
they or someone else did take Danny it could have been because they
were strongly attracted to him."
Mrs. Barter stated.