Maryland Woman Presumed Murdered After Missing Motley Crue Concert
When Tracey Tetso never showed up for a rock concert on March 6, 2005, or work the next morning, her friends and family feared the worst.
Monika Barilla was at work at a concrete material supplier office in Baltimore, Maryland early on the morning of March 7, 2005 when she answered the phone.
Monika was a dispatcher for the company and spent her days on the phone, but that morning she took a call from a company driver she hadn’t met before. He introduced himself as Christian and asked if Tracey Tetso was there.
Tracey, 32, was Monika’s fellow dispatcher and best friend. Her desk chair still sat empty.
Christian told Monika that Tracey was supposed to go to a Mötley Crüe concert with him the previous night but never showed up.
Monika urged Christian to give it some time before they panicked.
When 9 a.m. passed with no sign of Tracey, Monika began to panic. Tracey had been looking forward to the concert. Even if she had missed the concert, she wouldn’t have been late to work without calling.
Monika called Tracey’s husband, Dennis. Dennis dismissed her, saying that Tracey was probably drunk and sleeping it off somewhere. Monika began calling hospitals looking for her friend, but there was no sign of her Tracey anywhere.
Police questioned Dennis about 48 hours after Tracey went missing. He told authorities that Tracey came home on the afternoon of March 6. He had been working outside and went in to take a shower. When he came out about 6:30 p.m., she was gone.
According to Dennis, it was common for Tracey to leave without telling him where she was going. He believed she was having an affair and surmised she was at a boyfriend’s house. There were no signs of a struggle at the home, no blood on the floors and nothing out of place. Investigators had to consider the fact that Tracey may have left voluntarily, but they still attempted to find her to confirm she was well.
They posted a “Be On the Look Out” warning for her beloved black sports car. Tollbooth records showed her car passing through the Harbor Tunnel on the evening of March 6, and her bank records indicated that she had stopped by a drugstore. Surveillance records captured her leaving the store, but from there the trail went cold.
Eleven days into the investigation, authorities found her car in a motel parking lot not far from her home. Police descended on the area, and Dennis arrived with the spare car keys so they could get in.
Just like her home, Tracey’s car showed no signs of a struggle. There was no forensic evidence to recover. She was just gone. Police talked to motel workers and other potential witnesses, but nobody had seen anything.
There was, however, grainy surveillance footage of the parking lot from the night Tracey went missing.
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