Don smith larry munroe

Larry Munroe

Real Name: Unknown
Aliases: Larry Munroe
Wanted For: Questioning in Murder
Missing Since: May 16, 1987


Details: On May 11, 1987, Don Smith left his home in Hemet, California and intended to head to Idaho to visit his daughter, Brenda Walker. He had recently reunited with her after being separated when he and Brenda's mother divorced. He started his trip alone with his two dogs, but the next day, he arrived at the hospital where Brenda worked with an unidentified man. The man talked to Brenda's supervisor, who told him that she was on a fishing trip. Brenda and her friends later arrived at a bar, and Don and his male companion arrived soon afterwards. Don soon became belligerent, and Brenda and her friends left. Brenda never saw her father again.
Two weeks later, in the desert outside of Twin Falls, Idaho, a couple found the body of a man. The man carried no identification and the cause of death was two blows to the back of his head. It wasn't until police heard about an incident that had occurred the day prior that the man would be identified. 700 miles away in Denver, Colorado, on May 16, 1987, two vehicles collided at an intersection and the man inside the pickup truck fled the scene. Police found a motel key in the car and traced it to a room registered to a Larry Munroe. The truck that "Larry Munroe" was driving was, in fact, Donald Smith's vehicle. The truck, along with fingerprints, led to the man found in Twin Falls being identified as Don Smith.
On the day Don left home, he ran into trouble with the trailer that he had been towing and left it with a local man in Las Vegas. Police theorize that Don picked up the hitchhiker soon after leaving Las Vegas, and they later determined that Don called his sister two days later for money. She gave the money to Don and the unidentified man, and police theorized that the man may have killed Don for the money. They believe that while Don let his dogs out, the man came from behind and killed him with a jack handle. He then drove to Denver where the collision occurred. The man has never been identified and Don's murder remains unsolved.
The man known as Larry Munroe is the prime suspect, but some suspect that he may not be the murderer and is wanted for questioning. The man is described as black, but with rather light skin, 6'0", 180 pounds, and would today be in his fifties.
Extra Notes: The air date for this episode is March 1, 1989.
Results: Wanted
Links: None

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