September 20, 1988
Belen, New Mexico

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Photograph taken circa 1987
Photograph age progressed in 2018 to age 49


Date(s) of Birth Used February 28, 1969
Place of Birth New Mexico
Hair Brown, cowlick on right temple
Eyes Hazel
Height 5'5" to 5'7" (at time of disappearance)
Weight 115 to 120 pounds (at time of disappearance)
Sex Female
Race White
Nationality American
Scars and Marks Calico has a large scar on the back of her right shoulder, and a dime-sized brown-colored birthmark on the back of one of her legs.


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for precise details leading to the identification or location of Tara Leigh Calico, and information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance.


Calico was last seen riding a neon pink Huffy mountain bike with yellow control cables and sidewalls.


She was wearing a white t-shirt with '1st National Bank of Belen' on it (size medium), white shorts with green stripes, white ankle socks, and white and turquoise Avia tennis shoes. Calico was also wearing a gold butterfly ring with a diamond insert, a gold amethyst ring, and half-inch gold hoop earrings.


Tara Leigh Calico left her home on Brugg Street in Belen, New Mexico, to go on a bike ride at 9:30 a.m. on September 20, 1988. She rode her mother's bicycle as her own was damaged. She was last seen riding along Highway 47 in Valencia County at approximately 11:45 a.m. Calico biked this route daily during her routine 36-mile ride.


She was 19 years old at the time of her disappearance, and was never seen again.

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