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Case File 296DFTX

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Monica Lynn Appleton
Missing since October 13, 1999 from Amarillo, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: May 21, 1970
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5"; 111 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic female. Blonde, waist length hair; hazel eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Pierced ears, possible small scar on knee.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans.
  • AKA: Monica Larue, Monique.
  • Fingerprints: Available
  • DNA:Available; UNT

Circumstances of Disappearance
Monica was last seen at approximately 17.00 in the vicinity of the 100 block of Northeast 9th Avenue in Amarillo, TX.
She may be in the El Paso, TX, Houston, TX, or Baltimore, MD area.

At the time she was last seen, by her mother, she appeared to be scared about something but would not go with her mother. She told her mother to get out of the area. Monica told her mother that she would tell her later, what scared her, but she never did.

Monica was involved with drugs and prostitution. She would come home every other day or so to see her children, who lived with family members. Monica had been divorced from her husband for about a year. Until her disappearance, Appleton had lived in Pampa with her two children, ages 7 and 10, and her mother but made frequent trips to Amarillo.

Throughout the years since Monica went missing, leads and or rumors have been followed up on with no luck. There are some who say Monica was killed and others think she is in hiding. She never had before stayed away from her family.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Pampa Police Department

Agency Case Number: 99-14321

NCIC Number: M-350361520
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing Adults
Texas Department of Public Safety
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Last Updated: 8-21-2011 - By: JTM / Admin