North American Missing Persons Network
Charles William Monroe Jr.

Above Image: Monroe, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 8, 2005 from Purcellville, Loudoun County, Virginia
  • Classification: Missing
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown/Black
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on right knee,
    chipped upper front tooth, previously fractured left foot
  • Clothing: Long sleeve striped shirt, blue jeans,
    brown or black work boots, carrying a black digital watch face in pocket.
  • AKA: "C.W."
  • Case Number: 2005-007257
  • NCIC Number: M-794808730

  • Details of Disappearance
    C.W. lived in a barn that had been converted into an apartment in the 20200 block of Edgewood Farm. On May 8, 2005, the barn burnt down, and bones were found that were initially believed to be C.W.'s. It was later determined that the bones were not human.

    He lived a minimalist lifestyle with three dogs. He didn't have a driver's license, bank account, credit cards, or cell phone. He kept all his money at his home, which was on land owned by his family.

    The last time anyone heard from Monroe was the night before the fire, at about 9 p.m. The remains of all three dogs were found in the barn. Authorities do not believe Monroe's body could have been completely consumed by the fire, and the cause of the blaze has not been determined. His family stated it would be uncharacteristic of him to abandon his dogs or set the house on fire with them inside; he cherished the animals.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Loudon County Sheriff's Office
    Investigator J. Koontz
    (703) 777-0475

    Source Information
    Charley Project