The Mystifying, Unsolved Disappearance of Tara Calico
A Current Affair, which broadcast it nationally in 1990. The resulting firestorm reached all the way to Tara Calico's family, who became convinced the woman in the picture was their daughter. It was compounded by the fact that the other person in the picture looked eerily like a young boy who had disappeared not even 75 miles from where Calico herself vanished. Unfortunately, the kismet of the situation was complicated by the fact that the boy, Michael Hensley, was later found not five miles from where he'd gone missing. Apparently, he'd wandered off of his camp site and died of exposure. However, there are a few details about the photograph that relate strangely to the unsolved disappearance of Tara Calico. First off, the mother saw a scar in the exact location where her daughter had once been injured. Not only that, her favorite book by VC Andrews lay prominently in the foreground of the shot, almost like a clue for anyone really paying attention. I watched Who Took Johnny? tonight, about the disappearance of Johnny Gosch in 1982, and I have to say that this case, combined with that one, really has opened my eyes to the possibility that there are indeed widespread human trafficking rings operating in the US, even today. The fact that they don't get more attention bothers me.