Charles William Monroe Jr.

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Above: Monroe, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 8, 2005 from Loudoun County, Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 19, 1971
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'3, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Monroe goes by his initials, C.W. He has previously fractured his left foot, and one of his upper front teeth is chipped. Monroe has a scar on his right knee.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved striped shirt, blue jeans and brown or black work boots.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Monroe was last heard from at 9:00 p.m. on May 7, 2005. Early the next morning, his residence caught fire. Monroe was living in a barn on twenty acres of land in the 20200 block of Edgewood Farm in Loudoun County, Virginia at the time. His residence was burned to the ground. Investigators found remains in the fire that were initially thought to be Monroe's, but in October 2005 it was announced that the remains were from Monroe's three dogs and were not human. He has not been seen or heard from since the fire.

    Monroe lead a simple lifestyle and kept to himself prior to his disappearance. He did not have a driver's license, a bank account, or any credit cards. He kept all his money at his home, which was on land owned by his family. Authorities do not believe Monroe's body could have been completely consumed by the fire, and the cause of the blaze has not been determined. Monroe's relatives' opinions are divided as to whether he burned in the fire or otherwise; some of them feel he met with foul play, possibly a robbery. They stated it would be uncharacteristic of him to abandon his dogs or set the house on fire with them inside; he cherished the animals.

    Monroe was carrying a black digital watch face in his pocket at the time he went missing. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Loudoun Sheriff's Office
    703-777-0475

    OR
    877-777-1931

    OR
    Loudoun Crime Solvers
    703-777-1919

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    Source Information
    Leesburg Today
    The Washington Post
    The Journal Gazette
    The Loudoun Times-Mirror
    The National Center for Missing Adults

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 3, 2006; date of birth and Clothing/Jewelry Description added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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