JonathanVonErich Posted October 7, 2011 #1 Share Posted October 7, 2011 Name: Tara Leigh Calico Date Of Birth: February 28, 1969 Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7; 120 pounds Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; green or hazel eyes. Lazy eye. Marks, Scars: She has a large scar on the back of her right shoulder, and a cowlick on her right temple. Dentals: Available. Sealants on most posterior teeth. Post orthodontic status. DNA: Available Tara Leigh Calico was born on February 28, 1969. She disappeared near her home in Belen, New Mexico on September 20, 1988. Her case, believed to be a kidnapping, received extensive coverage on A Current Affair , Unsolved Mysteries, and America's Most Wanted. It was also profiled on The Oprah Winfrey Show and 48 Hours. Disappearance Calico left her house on Brugg Street in Belen, New Mexico to go on a bike ride at 09:30 on the morning of September 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. Calico biked the route daily during her routine 36-mile ride. Around 11:45, witnesses observed a 1953 Ford pickup truck, dirty white or light gray -in color, with a white homemade shell, following Tara, who was wearing headphones, down the unpopulated stretch of highway where she was riding, but no one saw the abduction. The bike, a pink Huffy, has never been found. She was 2 miles from home at the time of the sighting. The small, cracked plastic window of the Sony Walkman was recovered 19 miles east of N.M. 47 near the remote John F. Kennedy campground. Calico's mother believes that her daughter deliberately discarded the items as a way to mark her trail. Detectives also identified bike tracks on the north side of the shoulder of N.M. 47, near the place the cassette tape was found, where a scuffle might have taken place. The Picture On June 15, 1989, a Polaroid photo of an unidentified young girl and boy, both bound and gagged, was found in the parking lot of a convenience store in Port St. Joe, Florida. It was theorized that the girl in the photo was Tara and that the boy was Michael Henley, also of New Mexico, who had disappeared in April 1988. The book that is next to the girl in the photo is the gothic horror novel "My Sweet Audrina" by V.C. Andrews, which was published in 1982. According to investigators, the picture had to have been taken after May 1989 because the particular film used in the photograph was not available until then. Despite much conjecture, the identification of the boy in the photograph as Michael Henley seems unlikely because his remains were discovered in 1990 in the Zuni Mountains where he had disappeared. (Foul play is not suspected in his death.) The Zuni mountains are about 75 miles from where Tara disappeared. Nonetheless, her mother believed the girl in the photo was indeed her daughter due in part to what appeared to be a scar on the girl's leg, similar to one Tara received in a car accident. However, the FBI was unable to conclusively prove that it was Tara in the photograph. Twenty years after her disappearance, Rene Rivera, sheriff of Valencia County announced that he knew what happened to Tara Calico. According to Rivera, boys who knew her from school drove up behind her in a truck and some form of accident followed. Tara later died and those responsible covered up the crime. Rivera states he knows the names of those involved, but that, without a body, he cannot make a case. He has not released whatever evidence has led him to this conclusion. No arrests have been made and the case remains open. Tara Leigh Calico would today be 42 years old. Link: Charley Project: Tara Leigh Calico ---------------------------------------------------- So what do you guys think ?? You think she was kidnapped or accidentally killed ?? I'm not convinced that the sheriff's story is true. And what about the picture found in 1989 ?? Do you believe Tara is the girl on the photograph ?? This is the picture found in 1989: This is a picture of Tara: Quite frankly I'm not sure what to believe. I feel that Tara could possibly be the girl on the picture, however I'm not convinced. And who is the little boy ?? Well me and another member of this forum, DeAnna, believe that the boy might be David Michael Borer, a boy who disappeared in 1989. He's still missing.Charley Project: David Michael Borer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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