Luis Vargas Montes

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Above Images: Montes, circa 2008

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 15, 2008 from Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 29, 1974
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'10, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light-colored t-shirt, jeans, work boots and a black baseball cap.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Montes was last seen on the afternoon of August 15, 2008 in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He left work at 5:00 p.m. and later cashed a check at a bank. He failed to pick up his child at the babysitter's that evening and his girlfriend asked his boss for help finding him. Starting at 10:00 p.m., Montes's employer made repeated calls to his cellular phone, but never got an answer. Montes has never been heard from again. On August 18, his employer found Montes's white four-door 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass on Six Forks Road near the Upper Barton Creek boat ramp at Falls Lake. The car windows were rolled down and his keys and cellular phone were inside it, as well as a roll of duct tape and a pair of boots. There was no sign of him at the scene.

    Montes left behind a two-year-old son. His family doesn't believe he left of his own accord, as this is uncharacteristic of his behavior. His boss said that, for eight years, Montes had never missed work without notifying someone. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Wake Forest Police Department
    919-556-9111

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    Source Information
    Town of Wake Forest, North Carolina
    WRAL News
    The North Carolina News and Observer
    NamUs

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 2, 2012; clothing/jewelry description added.

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