FBI El Paso
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December 20, 2023

FBI Offering Reward of Up to $25,000 for Information in Cold Case Homicide Investigation

El Paso, TX—FBI El Paso Special Agent in Charge John Morales announced today that the FBI is offering up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the 1994 murder of John Gary Monroe.

John was a husband living in San Antonio, Texas prior to his death. John entered Big Bend National Park in Texas on October 30, 1994, to go camping. On November 2, 1994, his body was discovered at a campsite by a group of hikers at approximately 5:15 p.m.

John was 43-years-old at the time of his murder.

John was described as follows:

Sex: Male
Height: 5’9” to 5’ 11”
Age: 43 at time of death
Weight: 155 lbs.
Race: White
Build: Medium build
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond

Anyone with information regarding this homicide should call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.