Tara Leigh Calico

Unknown MissingCold Case
Tara Leigh Calico - Aged Progressed
Tara Leigh Calico
Tara Leigh Calico
Tara Leigh Calico

Missing Persons Details

Missing Adults

Tara Leigh Calico

Missing from
Belen, New Mexico - USA
Case Entered
  July 15, 2021
   Cold Case
Current Classification
  Unknown Missing
Source of Record
Last Updated
Verification Status

Physical Description

Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
Hair Color
Eye Color
  Last Seen Wearing
Tara Leigh Calico was last seen wearing a medium white t-shirt with "1st National Bank of Belen" on it; White shorts with green stripes; White ankle socks, white tennis shoes, and gold butterfly ring with diamond insert; Gold amethyst stone ring; Gold 1/2" loop earrings.
  Distinct Features
Tara Leigh Calico has large scar on the back of her right shoulder, and a dime-sized brown-colored birthmark on the back of one of her legs. She also has a cowlick on right temple.
  Medical Alert

Details of Disappearance

Tara Leigh Calico was last seen by family or friends on September 20, 1988.

According to open source information, Tara Leigh Calico left her home on Brugg Street in Belen, New Mexico, on 09/20/1988 in the morning hours for a bike ride.  She was last seen riding a neon pink Huffy mountain bike with yellow control cables and sidewalls along Highway 47 in Valencia County at approximately 11:45 a.m. 

Calico reportedly biked this route daily during her routine 36-mile rides. She was 19 years old at the time of her disappearance, and was never seen again.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for precise details leading to the identification or location of Tara Leigh Calico,
and information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance.

(Additional Note: 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).

Who to contact!
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Tara Leigh Calico, you are encouraged to contact the Valencia County Sheriff's Office at (505) 866-2400, ask for Joseph Rowland, Sergeant. Be sure to have the case number 20161005875 available as you will need it.

Additional Case Numbers


FBI Information

FBI Field Office Division
(505) 889-1300

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