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  1. #1
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    Jun 2005
    On the Third Coast

    TX - Sherry Mondragon, 55, Amarillo, 21 Jan 2009


    Jan. 30, 2009
    RE: Missing Person - Sherry Mondragon

    DETAILS: The Amarillo Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a missing person. Sherry Ann Mondragon HF 55 has been missing since 1/21/09. She is described as 5ft. tall, and weighs 150 pounds. She has short, black, straight hair with reddish-brown highlights. She has brown eyes. She was last seen in the hallway of her apartment complex in the 4700 block of S. Virginia on 1/21/2009, between 10:30 and 11:00 PM. She was last seen wearing clothing that was described as looking like pajamas. She may be in the company of a black male in his late forties. This man was seen driving a tan, older model Saturn. At this point, there is no evidence of foul play, but there are circumstances surrounding her disappearance that are causing concern for her family and the police.

    If you have any information about this missing person, please contact the Amarillo Police Department at 378-3038. A photograph of Mondragon is attached.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2005
    On the Third Coast

    27 Feb 09

    An Amarillo woman is still missing after more than a month.

    55-year-old Sherry Ann Mondragan was last seen back in January.

    Police say there's no evidence Sherry was kidnapped, but circumstances of the disappearance are concerning.

    Sherry was last seen at her apartment complex near 45th and Western.

    Police say they haven't given up on the investigation yet and they're still interviewing acquaintances.

    As for whether Sherry voluntarily disappeared, or was kidnapped, her father says it's not a question.

    He says phone records show Sherry hasn't used her cell phone in more than a month.

    Police say there's no indication of foul play, but they also say, there's no indication of Sherry leaving on her own.

    Sherry's family says she had mentioned to them that at one point she was being stalked.

    Her dad also says she used to be a guard at the Clements Unit and had been threatened by prisoners.

    more at link

    video at link

    (Does anyone know the correct spelling of her last name? Does it end in "-on" or "-an"?)

  3. #3
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    Dec 2003
    I just read about this missing woman a couple of hours away from my town. It hasn't been reported in our newspaper that I know of. The article I read today in the Amarillo online paper said that Sherry mentioned she had been followed, but wasn't too concerned about it. There was no mention of the man being Black. I wonder if she knew who the person or man was following her? If LE knows, why don't they haul him in and search his home and vehicle.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    Updated: Apr 25, 2009 6:53 PM CDT

    Missing Woman's Body Found In Amarillo Garage

    The body of a woman missing in January was found Saturday morning in the garage of a vacant house at 1300 N. Spring St.

    Police say 55-year-old Sherry Ann Mondragon's body was found just before 8 a.m. by a man who was looking for junk items he could sell. He reportedly met with officers at a fire station where he told them what he had found.
    RIP Sherry
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

  5. #5
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    May 2006
    Summers are short here...

    This is the first I have heard of this lady...

    So sad.......
    to have her found this way.....
    I wish the very best to the family while they try to move on with their
    lives and remembering her as she was...
    Prayers to them....

    #789UMCO unidentified found The victim was discovered on September 8, 2004 in the Flat Tops, White River National Forest, Garfield County, Colorado
    Estimated Date of Death: No longer than 5 years prior to discovery he left a note to "LIB"
    PLEASE HELP me find out who this unidentified person is so he can be buried rightfully near his family...


  6. #6
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    Nov 2008
    western PA, USA
    Article: "Help Needed in Mondragon Cold Case"


    The rug she was found wrapped in was said to be rare, and photos of it and the garage are on the website.
    <-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.

  7. #7
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    Jan 2015
    Police up reward for help with cold case
    April 24, 2015 - 6:22pm

    Police have worked since then to solve the murder, but no arrests have been made. Now, family members and investigators are hoping an increased reward will lead them to the identification and arrest of the person or people responsible.

    Someone might have some information out there; a thousand bucks may not be worth it to them,” said Cpl. Sean Slover, adding they might know or be close to the suspect. “Maybe with this extra money being on the table, it might.”

    Working with Mondragon’s family members, who pitched in their own money, Amarillo Crime Stoppers has increased the reward from $1,000 to $5,000. On Friday, they rereleased photos of Mondragon and the rug from the crime scene.

  8. #8
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    Aug 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    From Luckyseven's link:

    In January 2009, Al Mondragon reported his daughter missing. She was last seen between 10:30 and 11 p.m. Jan. 21 outside her apartment complex in the 4700 block of South Virginia Street, Amarillo Globe-News files show.

    Her car was there, but her maroon BlackBerry cellphone, purse, credit cards and keys were never found.

    The rug is described as machine-made and measuring 9 feet by 6 feet with a design that includes large images of peacocks.

    From a 2011 article:

    The body of 55-year-old Sherry Mondragon was wrapped inside a rare rug and stuffed into a garage in a home on North Spring Street back in April of 2009. Mondragon was reported missing by her father nearly three months before her body was discovered.

    Autopsy results show, she had been shot in the back before her body was dumped. Investigators still do not have any strong leads as to who is responsible for murdering her.


    This pdf from the Amarillo Crime Stopper's website shows a picture of the rug.


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  9. #9
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    Jul 2014
    Sending thoughts and prayers to the family of this beautiful woman. Please know that others share your grief and heartbreak. You are never alone. God Bless you.
    for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.” ― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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