Barre Kallan Monigold

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Above Images: Monigold, circa 1979


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 17, 1979 from Tyler, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 11, 1955
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'11, 150 - 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Monigold may go by his middle name, Kallan. He has a thin mustache. Monigold may wear silver wire-rimmed eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red plaid shirt with blue and tan squares, brown slip-on shoes, a St. Christopher necklace and a silver watch.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Monigold was last seen at a friend's apartment complex in the 3900 block of Old Bullard Road in Tyler, Texas on June 17, 1979. He had been on a date that night and he and his date had gone to his friend's second-floor apartment and fallen asleep on the floor. Between 1:00 and 1:30 a.m., Monigold's friend woke him up to tell him that the dome light in his car, a blue 1978 Monte Carlo, was on. Monigold went outside to turn the light off and never returned. While he was gone, Monigold's friend was in the kitchen, which overlooked the parking lot; the car was thirty to forty feet away. He didn't hear any unusual noises. After about five minutes he went outside and called for Monigold, but Monigold was gone. The Monte Carlo's driver's side door was found unlocked and there were no indications of a struggle.

    Monigold left all his clothing and personal belongings behind, and he also left money in his bank account. He worked as a car salesman at King Chevrolet at the time of his disappearance. He had studied karate and could have defended himself if attacked. After his disappearance there were persistent rumors that he had been murdered, and another story that he had fled to Jamaica, but little evidence is available in his case. It remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tyler Police Department


    Source Information
    Tyler Police Department
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Smith County Justice
    by David Ellsworth


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 8, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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