Tara Calico And The Mysterious Polaroid
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Nineteen-year-old Tara Calico was last seen riding her neon Pink Huffy bicycle on her usual route along Highway 47 when she vanished on the morning of September 20, 1988. On June 15, 1989, a Polaroid photo showing two bound and gagged teenagers was found in Port St. Joe, Florida. The photo was found near a convenience store where a white Toyota cargo van had been parked. The girl in the photo was believed to be Tara; the boy in the photo with her was believed to be another missing New Mexico youth named Michael Henley. #taracalico #michaelhenley #horror #unsolvedcase #mystery #crime #polaroid #reallifehorror
On September 20, 1988, 19 year old Tara Calico went on a morning bike ride in her hometown of Belen, New Mexico. She never came back.
Almost a year later, on June 15, 1989, a Polaroid photo was found in the parking lot of a convenience store in Port St. Joe, Florida. The photo showed an unidentified young woman and an unidentified boy, both gagged and bound.
There was speculation on the identity of the boy that eventually fell through, leaving who he was a mystery — but Tara’s mother insists the woman in the photo is her daughter. There’s a definite resemblance, but the biggest clues were a scar on her leg (similar to one Tara had gotten in a car accident) and the V.C. Andrews book in the photo, which happened to be one of Tara’s favorite books.
And to make matters even more insidious, two more Polaroid photographs that are similar to the one found have surfaced since her disappearance… but they have yet to be shown to the public. Nearly 27 years later, no one has even CLOSE to an idea about what happened to Tara Calico, if she’s still alive, or who the boy with her in the photograph is.