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94DMTX - Michael Lee Montelongo

Michael Lee Montelongo Age-progression Age-progression Age-progression Age-progression
Image 2: Age-progressed to unknown age; Images 3-5: Age-progressed to 31, 36 and 41 years

Name: Michael Lee Montelongo
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 12, 1977
Location Last Seen: San Benito, Cameron County, Texas

Physical Description

Date of Birth: July 22, 1972
Age: 5 years old
Race: White/Hispanic
Gender: Male
Height: 3'10" (approx)
Weight: 45 lbs.(approx)
Hair Color: Red/Auburn
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Michael Lee Montelongo went outside his house to play and has not been seen since. His mother called reported him missing to police officers that afternoon.

Investigators and emergency personnel were immediately dispatched to search the area. Moments later a San Benito resident reported that he had seen the small boy walking down Alamo Street, however, nothing was found after officers combed the area. Neighbors were interviewed and leads were followed, but no information revealed Montelongo's whereabouts.

Police officers learned that Montelongo liked to play near a drainage ditch close to his home. At the time of his disappearance, the water level at the ditch was high, raising the possibility that the current swept him away. Another possibility is that he wandered away and someone picked him up.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: San Benito Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Lieutenant Milton Resendez
Agency Phone Number: 956-361-3880
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 95-7289

Agency Name: Texas Department of Public Safety
Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Agency Phone Number: (512) 424-5074
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: A9311005

NCIC Case Number: M884980436
NamUs Case Number: 6416
NCMEC Case Number: 603369

Information Source(s)

The Brownville Herald News Archive

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 7/26/16

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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