Polaroid Picture Found: The Disappearance of Tara Calico

Polaroid photograph found in Florida a year after Tara Calico’s disappearance in 1988. Photo courtesy of National Center for Missing Adults.
Polaroid photograph found in Florida a year after Tara Calico’s disappearance in 1988. Photo courtesy of National Center for Missing Adults.

After a young woman went out for a bike ride and never returned home, a dark mystery has haunted the little town of Belen, New Mexico, for over thirty years.

Tara Calico, 19, left her home on Brugg Street on a beautiful sunny day at approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 20, 1988. She took her mother’s bicycle because her bicycle had a flat tire.