TX TX - Tara Suzette Breckenridge, 23, Houston, 4 August 1992

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  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    tara.jpg Tara Suzette Breckenridge

    This case is memorable for me because her and I are almost the same age, so that big hair of hers takes me back to the good old days of middle school. Big hair...mullets..and my peach fuzz of a mustache...good times... Anyway, as I was reading this it brought to mind the case of Brandi Wells who's been missing since 06. I also read that the boyfriend is a suspect in this case. Apparently the alternator belt is missing. That's got to be an inside job or something planned. You can take the belt off and the car will run fine until the battery dies, so whomever did this, intended for the car to break down. So who would have access to her car in that way? The significant other.

    Has there been any updates about her case?

    Previous thread mentioned..http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153596&page=2

    Breckenridge was last seen leaving The Men's Clubin the 3300 block of Sage in southwest Houston, Texas at 1:00 a.m. on August 4, 1992. She was employed at the club as a server at the time. It was a slow night and the management decided to send two servers home early. Breckenridge volunteered to go, which is uncharacteristic of her behavior. A security guard escorted her to her car and she drove away without incident.

    Breckenridge was returning to her apartment on Houston's northwest side at the time she disappeared. Her red 1986 Pontiac Fiero was discovered abandoned and locked in the 1200 block of West Loop North near 12th Street, along her normal route home, at 2:30 a.m. The car alarm and the flashers were off, and a can of mace Breckenridge carried for protection was inside. There was no indication of a struggle, but the vehicle's alternator belt was missing. She has never been seen again.

    Breckenridge's live-in boyfriend is considered a possible suspect in her case. Their relationship was troubled and Breckenridge often spoke of leaving him. The boyfriend says he was at a pool hall at the time Breckenridge disappeared, and he didn't realize she was missing until he came home at 5:00 a.m. and she wasn't there. Her car was located only about three miles from the pool hall, and witnesses at the establishment said the boyfriend left at 1:45 a.m. and was gone for approximately an hour and forty-five minutes before returning to the pool hall. He maintains her innocence in her disappearance.

    Foul play is suspected in Breckenridge's case. There were several abductions of young women in the Houston area in the early 1990's. Authorities do not know if Breckenridge's case is related to the other incidents. She grew up in a religious family in Del Rio, Texas and has four siblings. She moved to Houston after high school to pursue a photography career. Her case remains unsolved.
     
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  3. Sleuthster

    Sleuthster Well-Known Member

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    Tara Suzette Breckenridge
    Missing since August 4, 1992 from Houston, Harris County, Texas.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: September 30, 1968
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5"; 115 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Marks, Scars: She has a small scar under the left side of her lower lip, a scar under her left arm and a scar on her left side. She was known to keep her fingernails long and painted red. She wears contacts or glasses.
    Clothing: She was wearing blue shorts, a light-colored top and sandals.
    Jewelry: A Del Rio High School ring engraved with Class of 1981
    Dentals: Her two upper front teeth are discolored in the middle.
    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Tara Breckenridge was last seen leaving the Men's Club, an upscale adult night spot in Houston, Texas where she worked as a waitress. The security guard at the club told police that he walked Tara to her car and that she drove off without incident.
    Her red 1986 Pontiac Fiero was found abandoned about three miles from the club. Foul play is feared in her disappearance.
    Tara grew up in Del Rio, Texas, and was the third of five children in a devoutly religious family. After high school, she arrived in Houston to pursue a career in photography.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Houston Police Department
    713-247-8111
    Email Form

    Agency Case Number: 084030392
    NCIC Number: M-381309139
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    NCMA
    Unsolved Mysteries

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/603dftx.html

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/breckenridge_tara.html

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/914/5
     
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    Sleuthster Well-Known Member

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    I was surprised when I did not find another post for Tara Breckenridge. So I added her info above.
     
  5. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    Ah ha. I was surprised as well. I also added the link to your previous post in websleuths that you posted as well. Great minds think alike...maybe? :)

    I like going way back and pulling out old Unsolved Mysteries cases to see if there are any current updates or discussions, but I don't see many of them here. I guess maybe the folks here a just too young to remember. I don't know, but I do try. :)
     
  6. Redux

    Redux Well-Known Member

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    Just saw this episode on Unsolved Mysteries, and I was struck by the boyfriend's statement, "I loved that girl, I loved her to death". In addition, he never actually comes out and says "I didn't kill her"; he says something like "I haven't been charged with a crime because I didn't commit a crime"...as if he couldn't quite bring himself to say "I didn't do it, I didn't kill her".

    I thought the fact that he even appeared on the show spoke to his possible innocence (how often do we see perps avoid media), but a few things he said really stood out to me.

    Can't believe Tara has been gone over 20 years with no clue to her whereabouts. I hope she comes home soon.
     
  7. jazzysez

    jazzysez New Member

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    I just saw this yesterday also and I noticed the same quote from the boyfriend that he loved her to death... I think that is an inappropriate thing to say when someone is missing and presumed dead. Just looked for any updates and there are none.
     
  8. margarita25

    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    She left work 25 years ago, then disappeared

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/She-left-work-25-years-ago-then-disappeared-10925781.php

     
  10. Shin Masamura

    Shin Masamura Him who is without syntax cast out the 1st pronoun

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    Feedback? Seems like it would of been a rule out with timeframe and location...

    •The victim was discovered on September 8, 1992 in Houston, Harris County, Texas
    •Estimated Date of Death: 2-6 weeks prior


    Vital Statistics

    •Estimated age: 20-30 years old
    •Approximate Height and Weight: 5'1"
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown, 8” long hair. Scoliosis of the lower spine.
    •Clothing: Blue jeans, pink bra, and blue bikini style underwear. She had a white metal ring with a red-purple stone.
    •Dentals: Available. The anterior upper teeth are artificial, held in place by a temporary bridge.
    •DNA: Available in CODIS.


    Case History
    The victim was located in the woods in the 500 block of Ritterhouse, in Houston, TX.
    Exclusions
    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    Camora Grimes
    Patricia Schmidt

    https://identifyus.org/cases/2655
    http://www.doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase1515.html

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/breckenridge_tara.html

    Again, 22 minutes away(3300 Sage Rd (last Seen)~ 1200 West loop North (Car Found)~ 500 Rittenhouse Rd(UID).. height is off but the teeth and location and time of death are very interesting. As for the Scoliosis, my wife has the exact same thing and you would know it unless you touched her spine, or heard her complaining about it. Outside of me and her folks, no one knows... funny, im sure they would take this into consideration but she would be 5'6 if straightened she is 5'5 as it is..
     
  11. MicheleT

    MicheleT Active Member

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    Shin - Both have DNA submitted and I think I read that means they are automatically tested against the rest, so I would think that mean she should be ruled out. However, I could be wrong about that. There's enough there, that I think you should send the match in.
     

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