Sheriff’s office asks for help in finding missing Steelville man

    The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating a missing man from Steelville, along with two persons of interest, one of whom has also been entered as a missing person.

    According to a press release issued on June 11 from the sheriff’s office, law enforcement personnel received a report of a missing person on June 8. The family of Albert Terry Barton reported they had last seen him on June 6 in the area of Woolsey Road. Barton is a 20-year-old white male, described as 5’7” tall, weighing 145 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
    The release noted the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Barton are being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) as suspicious in nature. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Barton is asked to contact the CID through Crawford County 911 dispatch at 573-775-4911 and request to speak with Lt. Eric Wilbanks or Detective Ben Lunyou.
    The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is also asking for the public’s assistance in locating two persons of interest in connection to this case. The individuals are identified as Beau M. Dyer, a 20-year-old female, described as 5’4” tall, weighting 150 pounds, with blonde hair, blue eyes and a scar on her nose and Eric M. Ray, a 50-year-old male, described as 5’10” tall, weighing 165 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a “RAY” tattoo on his back.
    Ray and Dyer may be driving a black 2010 Ford Escape, with Missouri registration ZF8 Z8R or TD6 G2E.
    Dyer was last seen on June 10 in the early morning hours but did not report for work as scheduled. Dyer and Barton’s child has been accounted for and is safe.
    At this time, both Barton and Dyer have been entered into the national data base as missing persons.