Tara Lea Blue

Above Images: Blue, circa 2001

  • Missing Since 11/02/2001
  • Missing From Center, Texas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Height and Weight 5'5, 150 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A t-shirt and jeans.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Blue has numerous tattoos on her arms, legs and back. She may use the last name Windham.

Details of Disappearance

Blue was last seen in Center, Texas on November 2, 2001. She has never been heard from again. Blue went missing along with Richard Sanders; a photograph and vital statistics for him are posted below this case summary. Investigators stated that citizens who see Sanders should not approach him.

Authorities believe Blue was the victim of a homicide. She left behind a daughter. Her family held a memorial service for her in 2010, nine years after she vanished. Few details are available in her case.

Richard Lee Sanders

Above: Richard Lee Sanders

Date of Birth: September 12, 1976

Age: 25 years old

Height and Weight: 6'5, 210 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.

Investigating Agency

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Office 936-598-5601

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 29, 2017; details of disappearance updated.