TX TX - Michael Montelongo, 5, San Benito, 12 July 1977

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  1. aussiegran

    aussiegran New Member

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    Montelongo was last seen playing outside of his Texas home on July 12, 1977. Montelongo's mother called police officers on that afternoon to report that her son had disappeared.
    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 quickly 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 possiblity is that he wandered away and someone picked him up.
    Montelongo had a brother who died of sudden infant death syndrome one year before Montelongo's disappearance. There might have been another brother who died only months after Montelongo was reported missing. Montelongo's mother left during the investigation and wasnÂ’t heard of again

    Case File 94DMTX Doenetwork http://www.doenetwork.org/
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    sounds like the mother to me:( I wonder what happened to her .
     
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  3. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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  4. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Interesting information about the childs biological mother in the above link Kat.

    It's good to know the rest of his family has never forgotten him after so many years.

    Prayers for answers to your disappearance Michael.
     
  5. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    35 Years ago...

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    Michael Lee Montelongo
    Missing since July 12, 1977 from San Benito, Cameron County, Texas
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: July 22, 1972
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 4 years old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic male. Red hair; brown eyes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Montelongo was last seen playing outside of his Texas home on July 12, 1977. Montelongo's mother called police officers on that afternoon to report that her son had disappeared.

    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 quickly 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.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning Montelongo's whereabouts, please contact:

    San Benito Police Department
    956-361-3880


    You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

    Agency Case Number: 95-7289


    NCMEC #: NCMC603369

    NCIC Number: M-884980436


    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:

    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Brownsville Herald
    TXDPS
    The Doe Network: Case File 94DMTX

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/94dmtx.html
     
  6. Satch

    Satch Well-Known Member

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    Charley Project has new information here:

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/montelongo_michael.html

    It would be interesting to also find out more detailed circumstances of Michael's brothers who the article says one "may have died" and the other one died of SIDS. It is unknown but if there were different men involved in Michael's Mother's life at various times, she and her children may have suffered possible abusive relationships? Could there have been patterns of neglect and abuse over the years? A cover up in the community, where someone perhaps even within the family knows what happened to little Michael?

    Satch
     
  7. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    Actually she did have a number of different men in her life. The fact that a little brother died (allegedly) of SIDS before Michael's mysterious disappearance, and that another died afterward make this more than just a bunch of BIG coincidences.

    Add to that the mother moving out of state during the investigation and changing her name and one has to wonder why the police have not been able to solve this one.

    The fact that she "passed" a lie detector test might not indicate that she is innocent, but rather that she could't tell the truth if she stepped in it.
     
  8. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Mellzamillion New Member

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    This is my uncle i wish i knew what happen to him
     
  10. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    Yes, there have been cases similar to this before, Marie Noe and Waneta Hoyt for instance, where the mother turned out to be a serial killer.
     
  11. Jake479

    Jake479 Member

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  12. Jake479

    Jake479 Member

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    Do you know what his date of birth is? Some sites say June 22, 1972 and others say July 22, 1972.
     
  13. MelmothTheLost

    MelmothTheLost Well-Known Member

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    Do the rest of the family have any idea what happened to the mother? Was there any further contact with her?
     
  14. MelmothTheLost

    MelmothTheLost Well-Known Member

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    I agree the mother does look suspicious, but I wonder if the resident mentioned above was checked out. Was he a near neighbour or someone who lived a little further away?
     

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