North American Missing Persons Network
Monica Lynn Appleton

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Above Images: Appleton, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 13, 1999 from Pampa, Potter County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 21, 1970
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 111 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears,
    possible small scar on knee.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans.
  • AKA: "Monique Larue", "Monica Larue",
    "Monica Lynn Larue".
  • NCIC Number: M-350361520
  • Case Number: 99-14321

  • Details of Disappearance
    Appleton was last seen by her mother on October 13, 1999 in northwest Amarillo, Texas. Appleton's mother said her daughter appeared to be frightened about something, but refused to accompany her mother back to their family's residence in Pampa, Texas. Her relatives reported her missing from their home in Pampa shortly after she was last seen.

    Appleton may be in the company of Ivory Tealer, also known as "T" and/or "T-Baby."

    Appleton's mother received a phone call from an unidentified man on August 20, 2000. The individual claimed that he was a gang member and witnessed Appleton's alleged murder at hog farm in Amarillo, Texas shortly after her disappearance. He said that another member killed Appleton, then disposed of her remains at the farm. The individual claimed that her body would never be located. The man terminated the call before Appleton's mother could learn additional details. The information he provided has never been confirmed and no supporting evidence has been located.

    Appleton's brother, a law enforcement officer in the Pampa area, told reporters that he learned his sister may have been involved with gang members and the drug culture in 1999. Appleton frequently visited the Amarillo area at the time. Her brother stated that it would be uncharacteristic of Appleton to leave her children without warning. She may be in the El Paso, TX, Houston, TX, or Baltimore, MD area.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pampa Police Department
    806 669-5700/5707

    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
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    National Center for Missing Adults