Missing Since: 10/13/99
Missing from: Pampa, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 05/21/70
Age at disappearance: 29
Weight: 111 lbs.
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears,
possible small scar on knee.
Clothing: Blue jeans.
AKA: “Monique Larue”, “Monica Larue”,
“Monica Lynn Larue”.
Details of Disappearance
Appleton was last seen by her mother on October 13, 1999 in northwest Amarillo, Texas. Appleton’s mother said her daughter appeared to be frightened about something, but refused to accompany her mother back to their family’s residence in Pampa Texas. Her relatives reported her missing from their home in Pampa shortly after she was last seen.
Appleton may be in the company of Ivory Tealer, also known as “T” and/or “T-Baby.” The circumstances surrounding Appleton’s disappearance are unclear. She left behind her two children, which her loved ones said is extremely uncharacteristic of her.
Appleton’s Mother received a phone call from an unidentified man on August 20, 2000. The individual claimed that he was a gang member and witnessed Appleton’s alleged murder at hog farm in Amarillo, Texas shortly after her disappearance. He said that another member killed Appleton, then disposed of her remains at the farm. The individual claimed that her body would never be located. The man terminated the call before Appleton’s mother could learn additional details. The information he provided has never been confirmed and no supporting evidence has been located.
Appleton’s brother, a law enforcement officer in the Pampa area, told reporters that he learned his sister may have been involved with gang members and the drug culture in 1999. Appleton frequently visited the Amarillo area at the time. Her brother stated that it would be uncharacteristic of Appleton to leave her children without warning. Her case remains unsolved.
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Texas Department Of Public Safety
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.
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