The Doe Network:
Case File 94DMTX

Left: Montelongo, circa 1977; Right: Age-progressed to age 36 (circa 2009)

Michael Lee Montelongo
Missing since July 12, 1977 from San Benito, Cameron County, Texas
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: July 22, 1972
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 4 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic male. Red hair; brown eyes.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Montelongo was last seen playing outside of his Texas home on July 12, 1977. Montelongo's mother called police officers on that afternoon to report that her son had disappeared.
Investigators and emergency personnel were immediately dispatched to search the area. Moments later a San Benito resident reported that he had seen the small boy walking down Alamo Street; however, nothing was found after officers combed the area. Neighbors were interviewed and leads were followed, but no information revealed Montelongo's whereabouts.
Police officers quickly learned that Montelongo liked to play near a drainage ditch close to his home. At the time of his disappearance, the water level at the ditch was high, raising the possibility that the current swept him away. Another possibility is that he wandered away and someone picked him up.

If you have any information concerning Montelongo's whereabouts, please contact:
San Benito Police Department

You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

Agency Case Number: 95-7289

NCMEC #: NCMC603369

NCIC Number: M-884980436
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information: The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Brownsville Herald

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