Case Information

Missing
Tara
Leigh
Calico
September 20, 1988 00:00
12/12/2008
19 to 19 years old
Unknown DOB
White
Female
67.0
115.0 to 120.0

Circumstances

Belen
New Mexico
Valencia
Tara left her house on Brugg Street in Belen, NM to go on a bike ride at 9:30am on the morning of 09/20/1988. She took her mother's bike because her own was damaged. She was last seen riding her mother's neon pink Huffy mountain bicycle with yellow control cables and sidewalls on Highway 47 in Valencia County, at approximately 11:45 a.m. This location is approximately two miles from her home. She has never been seen again. Tara biked the route daily during her routine 36-mile ride. Her bike was never located.

Physical

Brown
Cowlick on her right temple
Hazel
Hazel
Hazel/green; Lazy eye


Large scar on the back of her right shoulder; Dime-sized brown-colored birthmark on the back of one of her legs

Medical

Clothing and Accessories


Medium white t-shirt with "1st National Bank of Belen" on it; White shorts with green stripes; White ankle socks
White tennis shoes
Gold butterfly ring with diamond insert; Gold amethyst stone ring; Gold 1/2" loop earrings

Transportation Methods

Neon pink Huffy mountain bicycle with yellow control cables.

Witnesses reportedly saw a dirty white or light gray-colored 1953 Ford pickup truck with a white handmade shell following Tara during her ride. It is not known if the truck is connected to her presumed abduction.

Dental

Dental information / charting is available and entered

DNA

Guidelines for Collection of DNA
Sample submitted - Tests complete

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Investigating Agency

Sgt.
Joseph
Rowland
505-866-2400
County
Valencia County Sheriff's Department
543 Luna St
Los Lunas
New Mexico
87031
4 investigating agencies:
Valencia County Sheriff's Department 505-865-9604
Federal Bureau Of Investigation Albuquerque, New Mexico Office
505-224-2000
Belen Police Department 505-864-4403
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety 505-827-9297


505 889-1300
7-AQ40914
Federal
FBI Albuquerque
Albuquerque
New Mexico
87107

Reports

Contacts

Case Manager

Melissa
Gregory
1-817-304-0893

Regional Administrator

Melissa
Gregory
Melissa.Gregory@unthsc.edu
1-817-304-0893