The Mysterious Disapperance of Tara Breckenridge - Unsolved Mysteries

A waitress at a Houston strip club suddenly vanishes.

Tara Breckenridge

Missing:

Gender: Female
DOB: 9/30/68
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 120 lbs.
Eyes:Brown
Hair: Brown
Defining Characteristics: Has a small scar under the left side of her lower lip, a scar under her left arm, and a scar on her left side

 CASE DETAILS

The Men’s Club in Houston, Texas, is an upscale adult night spot.   Tara Breckenridge waited tables there from 1989 to 1992.   Tara grew up in Del Rio, Texas, and was the third of five children in a devoutly religious family.   After high school, she arrived in Houston to pursue a career in photography.   It wasn’t long before the cost of big city living forced her to find another job.   As a waitress at The Men’s Club, Tara found the cash she needed.   According to her friend, Gina Goldrup, The Club never fit Tara’s personality:

“Tara wasn’t the type of person you would think would work in a place like that.   It was more just for the money, you know, she was going to school and stuff.   So it made her the money that she was comfortable with and she was happy with that.”

She was last seen leaving work

When Tara Breckenridge arrived in Houston, she was no different than thousands of small town girls with big city dreams.   But for Tara, the dream may have ended in a horrible nightmare.   In 1992, she vanished without a trace.   The police and her parents believed Tara was murdered.   And high on the list of possible suspects was Tara’s boyfriend at the time, a young man named Wayne Hecker.

Wayne and Tara had met two years after Tara arrived in Houston.   Even though Tara never danced at The Men’s Club, Wayne was less than thrilled with her job:

“She was working before I met her in those kinds of places.   And she loved the money and she loved the atmosphere and I guess that’s just something you won’t grow out of. And I’m not going to tell her where to work.”  

Her boyfriend found her car locked

Despite Wayne’s concerns, he and Tara moved in together.   At first, they seemed happy.   But according to Tara’s mother, Betty, the romance did not last:

“Tara and Wayne’s relationship was kind of rocky to say the least.   She was always talking about moving out or thinking about moving.   And we would discuss it and she would say she needed to talk it over with him and, occasionally we talked about her doing it without talking it over first.”

Tara and her boyfriend Wayne

Tara’s job at The Men’s Club distracted her from the problems with Wayne.   But on the night of August 3, 1992, Tara did something that remains unexplained.   It was a slow night and the management decided to send two waitresses home early.   When the manager asked for volunteers to end their shift early, Tara volunteered to leave.   According to Hal Naumann, the former manager of The Men’s Club, it was strangely out of character:

“It would be a little unusual for Tara to ask to go home.   She wasn’t always interested in leaving.   She was there until 2:00 o’clock to… make as much money as she could.   Tara… walked past the doorman without saying goodbye… or without responding to his goodbye. And that would have been unusual.”

One of the love notes written by a customer

The security guard at the club told police that he walked Tara to her car and that she drove off without incident.   Wayne Hecker later told the police that, at the moment Tara was leaving The Men’s Club, he was in a pool hall fifteen minutes away.   Wayne said he called Tara earlier that evening, but never spoke to her:

“I didn’t really think anything at that time and they told me that she was on the floor.   I probably got home around five and I expected to see Tara either lying on the sofa or in bed and she wasn’t there.   So at that point… I went to find her.”

At 7:00 the next morning, Wayne found Tara’s car abandoned on a busy freeway:

“When I saw the car, the first thing that came to my mind was what is it doing there.   Apparently she drove the car there.   The car alarm wasn’t even on.   The flashers weren’t even on, and that really surprised me.”

According to Wayne, the car was locked and a can of mace was inside:

“She always carried her mace on her and when I saw the mace in the car, I thought, why is the mace in the car and why aren’t the flashers on.   And why was the car, we did have a car alarm, why wasn’t it engaged?”

Inside the car was a can of mace

Police feared that Tara was a victim of foul play.   It wasn’t long before suspicion began to center on Wayne Hecker.   Sergeant Brad Rudolph of the Houston Police Department, interrogated Wayne and was especially curious about his activities the night Tara disappeared:

“We have employees of the club that indicated that he left the club at approximately midnight and was next seen at approximately 1:45 in the morning.”

The pool hall is located fifteen minutes from The Men’s Club.   Tara’s car was found about three miles from the club.   According to witnesses, Wayne was gone from the pool hall for a full hour and forty-five minutes.   But with no concrete evidence of foul play, Tara was officially listed as missing.

He shot pool while she was at a men’s club

When police obtained a series of love notes indicating there was another man in Tara’s life, they thought there might be a break in the case.   One note said, “Please don’t be scared.   Do what your heart tells you.   I’m very excited that you’ll marry me.”   But, then another one said, “The more you hold out, the longer you jeopardize what I feel for you.”   According to co-workers at the club, Tara’s secret admirer was a frequent visitor who lavished her with hundred dollar tips.   He apparently had intimate knowledge of her difficulties with Wayne.   But according to Sergeant Rudolph, the notes seemed to indicate that Tara rejected the man’s advances:

“There was nothing threatening in those notes.   We interviewed the individual.   Our opinion at this point is he was just an individual that had an attraction toward Tara and nothing more.”

But if Tara’s admirer was not a suspect, who was?   Once again, a shadow of doubt was cast upon Wayne Hecker, who still maintained his innocence:

“I haven’t been charged with a crime.   No, not at all.   I loved the woman to death.   She’s the best thing that ever happened to me.   She’s a great girl.   Yeah, I do, I love her, I love her with all my heart.   And I hope the whole world hears that.   I did not commit a crime so I cannot be charged with one.   It’s as simple as that.”

Other than her abandoned car, no trace of Tara Breckenridge has ever been found.   Tara is 5’5″ tall and weighs 120 pounds.   She has a small scar under the left side of her lower lip, a scar under her left arm, and a scar on her left side.


Watch this case now on Amazon Prime in season seven with Robert Stack and in season seven with Dennis Farina. Also available on YouTube with Dennis Farina. Various seasons available now on Hulu.

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67 Comments

  1. The Bartender

    I know it sounds far fetched about the sex slavery scenario but Dennis Burns threatened another woman staying “What happened to Tara can happen to you.” Wayne was not a great gambler/pool player. It is possible he lost any money paid within a week or two…. I’ve seen people play for $3500 a game. Before Tara disappeared he was gambling a lot, winning very little. Maybe he had a change of heart like Judas who sold out Jesus…gave up the money and kept all the guilt.

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  2. joyce Logue

    now with the interview I seen he said I only have to answer to god –then the other comment is a great lawyer help on wording real people don’t thin k about talking with such evasion –they scream I am innocent I just want someone to fin d her I am desperate to find her –he is guilty most likely–loving someone with passion hello oj loved his Nicole —young men wants to control their women and she was uncontrollable so u know its a wrap

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  3. thinkingoutloud

    Wayne is so involved. He was absent for a whole hour and 45 mins. Maybe he followed or meet up with Tara. They got into an arrangement and he killed her. The got rid of the body and then planted her car on the interstate. I find it interesting he was the first person to locate her car on the side of the road….maybe cause he put it there. And seeing the type of guy he is, if tara wasn’t home late that night i feel he would’ve been making phone calls or going around searching for her. He couldve even called the club to make sure that Tara left. Her friends, her family, and her coworkers even confirmed Tara and Wayne had problems. It’s fishy he just keeps mentioning he did not commit a crime so he can’t be charged with one. So maybe he had help killing Tara and disposing her body.

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  4. Unsolved Viewer

    I think the saddest part of this is that it seems it could have been solved pretty easily. Lots of witnesses. Maybe one day her remains will be found and she can finally rest in peace.

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  5. Dancer 2

    Wayne would have started frantically calling the club if she wasn’t home at exactly the time he expected. That night he didn’t. We dancers raised Several thousands of dollars for information leading to Tara’s disappearance and within three months Wayne came to the club asking for the money. He claimed he needed it to pay his bills. THREE MONTHS? I guess he KNEW she was dead and not just missing. There is only one way he knew that.

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  6. Craig

    Does anyone know the name of the security guard and/or the name signed on the note. I am a relative of a unsolved murder case. These two cases have a lot of similarities

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  7. Del Rio Friend

    I am from Del Rio, Texas but I did not know Tara. I did know some of her siblings and knew of the Breckenridge family. This family has been through hell and back. Not only did they lose Tara but Tammy died in a plane crash, Tim drowned at his parents 50th Wedding anniversary at a party on the Lake, Both parents passed and now her sister Tobi committed suicide. My heart hurts for them.

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  8. Michael

    I was friends with Tara. This was so frustrating and sad. I pray that those responsible will come forth even after all this time and I pray that the Lord would heal the wounds of friends and family after all these years.

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  9. Candis

    I’ve watched this story two or three times and each time I feel as though the boyfriend did something to her or he knows more than what he’s telling…. I pray that they find out what happened to this young lady so her family can have some kind of peace.

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  10. Anonymous

    As a child of the 80’s, I feel a connection to this case as I also worked in some unsavory places after graduating in 1983. Tara probably felt safe with tje security guard who also xould have developed feelings for her and easily slipped her notes. Being that they worked together it makes sense for her not to have told work friends. It also seems to me that it would have been easy for him to put her in a dumpster after killing her since she probably rejected him being that she was a good girl who was obviously reluctant to leave her bf., surely there were dumpsters at the club, and that would explain her not being found. The car wouldn’t go far without fanbelt, but that only adds to the question of the mace in her car, which she probably had left there while working, knowing she’d be accompanied by the guard when she left, which is why I think he killed her and disposed of her at the club then dumped her car later. He could have moved it out of view when walked her outside the club, right? I think Wayne was telling the truth, his behavior afterwards backs that up. Wayne seems to be getting a raw deal from most. I didn’t know anyone involved, just trying to give an objective alternate view.

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  11. Anonymous

    I can’t believe this story,I just wanted this old episode of unsolved mysteries.I can’t believe no trace has ever been found. Someone knows something don’t give up.

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  12. Anonymous

    My sister, was her best friend and as a child I knew her as a big sister too. I believe she showed up in our family home around around 1989-90, I was ten when she came up missing. I know nothing new to the case but I wanted to comment to indicate to those that are looking for her that she really is not forgotten. For almost 23 years of my life I have hoped we would find out what happened that night. I also know Wayne and his family very well, as it is through them that she joined our family. We loved her very much. In knowing Wayne in the aftermath of this, and over the last 23 years, it is not easy to see that Wayne could have done it. But looking at the case as a 33 year old vs. a 10 year old, I don’t know. I do know Wayne has suffered since her loss though. I remember over hearing when I was young, that those love letters that were found at her work were written by the brother of one of the HPD investigator working on or near to the case. I don’t know, I was 10. I do wish somebody would take a another really good look at her case; I don’t think it was Wayne but if it was I want to know.

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    • KnewHim

      He passed in October 2015. Meet his maker? I don’t have evidence he did it. Just met him through the years. Lil strange to me.

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    • Paul Kramer

      Yes this woman’s case deserves and most importantly deserves having the case My Lord, she is absolutely gorgeous, her looks were of an earth Angle I cant imagine anyone who knows or knew of her has stopped pursuing investigations. In association to soliving this id never stopped , how could anyone. Firstly is to there are some really great Psychics eome that are used exclusively by law enforcement for unsolved mysteries such as this I would lime to assist on this case if possible. & foremost is to Polygraph test Wayne to see how that goes rather he has any affiliation with her disappearance. Curious as to why that wasn’t conducted seems to be a real lack of overall concerns with this case and why would an investigator , detective or P.I. having written these notes or letters this strangely unto it’s self and would cast suspicions If there is way I can assist friends or family with this matter please e-mail me at …Guitarzun.pk@gmail.com. My please make a great suggestion in contacting “The Viedoc Society” they my want excepting an opportunity in giving her Family another fresh look into – jump starting this case! Tara`s disappearing really requires a seriousness in new beginnings from Ground zero! In Jesus name praying, that Father asking for her safe return perhaps even word from her to her Mother if not from her then from a sorce that will provide an acknowledgement to give closer for all those who live her Please God give her Mother consultation to peace of heart, mind and soul thank You Father, in Jesus name we pray!!!

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    • TMD

      Was wondering who posted this…..this is Taras sister…I am always still looking.

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      • Craig

        Hi Tara, do you know the name of the security guard and/or the name signed on the note? I am a relative of a unsolved murder case. (Cheryl Henry’s case)These two cases have a lot of similarities and the handwriting on the note compared to one in my sister’s case are almost identical. I would love to speak to you if your up for it.

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  13. Anonymous

    Terry, it must be torture to not know where your friend is, I’m so sorry. I find Wayne’s denial very interesting: “I loved her to death”. Maybe he did.

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    • Jason

      I thought the same thing. I get a strang vibe from the guy. When asked point blank: “how do you respond to the charge that David Hecker had something to do with her disappearance?” He reaponds “I dont owe an explaination to anyone except the Lord.” Rambling on about waiting to hear from “Him” for an answer. SUPER weird response. That, and “I haven’t committed a crime, so I can’t be charged with one, simple as that.” Hardly grieving the loss of his “loved one.” I guess he died in 2015. My guess is he killed her that night.

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  14. Cuz...Cary

    If everyone close to her knew her as well as I did, they would know that today, September 30, she will have turned 48 years old. Today we should simply light a candle and remember that bad things happen to good people. I cared for Tara very deeply because she was & is a part of my family. Our blood runs silently through our hearts while the torment and conspiracies continue. Let’s allow her legacy to rest on this day 48 years after her birth and find peace in our own hearts and appreciate those we love now and then. Let’s stop the chatter for a moment of silence. The silence is deafening, but her spirit remains pure. Happy birthday my dear wherever you are we know you have found peace. Be silent in your spirit. God is with her and now so is her Father and older sister and now her older brother. Peace to all, now we rest.

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  15. some body

    Its been 20 years with no contact. Shes obviously dead. Maybe the boyfriend was involved, but her place of employment is where pervs hang out. So there is potential for it to have been an acquaintance from there,nor the customer she was having issues with. I would still like to see an age progression of her. I

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  16. :)

    Seem like all of her friends are trying to solve this.

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    • Sherry Ann Reed

      All of her friends would like to have this solved. I am a friend from High School and Tara was an awesome person, kind hearted and always seemed happy. Anything that anyone might know please come forward. Her family needs peace.

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  17. The Bartender....

    I was one of the bartenders that night at the pool hall. Wayne was acting weird that night. He wanted to start bartending. He was suppose to work as a bar back that night as a way to start learning. He took off and didn’t return until almost closing. When he did return he was all anxious to get behind the bar. I was irritated with him because it was a very busy night and really could have used the help. If I remember right after all these years he even asked me to lie and say that he had been behind the bar all night so the owner wouldn’t know he didn’t bar back like he said he would. I told him I would not lie for him under any circumstances. My husband was working the door that night and knew exactly when Wayne left and when he came back. He was not alone. He was with his friend Dennis Burns. There was talk around the pool hall just a few days earlier that Tara was definitely kicking him out of the apartment this time because he was sponging off her. He was not working that I know of. As I remember it he was trying to make money playing pool. I could be wrong about that. Regardless, it was well know around the regulars that Tara was done with him this time and he was mad about it. One of the jokes I remember is he would have get a real job and stop living like a gigolo. We were all interviewed by the police. We told them every detail we could remember. The way he was acting that night, something was up. He was definitely different. Hyper almost after he returned to the pool hall. Rumor has it that a confession was made by his friend. I think it was Dennis Burns, I could be wrong. It somehow was told to another pool player friend that they will never find Tara, she was sold into sex slavery. At the time my friend told me that confession many years had already passed. I didn’t think that there would be anyway she would still be alive. I told that person they needed to go to the police anyway and tell them. I don’t know if they ever did. I was so adamant to the detectives that they needed to hold Wayne as the main suspect. I guess seeing how his life ended, Dennis Burns dying of a drug overdose, maybe in the end they got what they had coming. I can’t imagine holding onto a secret like that and it not eat you up alive! But Wayne was good at putting on the “boy next door” act. My personal opinion is that he was what we called “stuck on himself”; selfish and self-centered. It was an underlying current to his “good boy” act. From what I remember he half-hearted attempts at “finding” her. If he really did kidnap her and sell her into the sex trafficking trade, he would have to spend his life pretending to mourn her, pretending to find her abductors. I did not see any great grieving from him around the pool hall after she disappeared. Hope this doesn’t upset anybody.

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    • Cuz...Cary

      Your information seems to be the most accurate accumulation of the truth that night. Thank your for sharing and acknowledging what we all know to be true. He could not (and would not) account for his time and place during the time of her disappearrance. And hopefuley wayne (he does not deserve a capital “w” in his name), knew even in his own soul that he was a waste of oxygen. Ghost. Do noy allow the memories at the end to over-shadow the good memories of her wonderful life. Peace to Tara, Peace to all. Good night.

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    • Concerned

      Read what you wrote am still searching for her. She is greatly missed and if there is anything that you know that might help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God Bless.

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    • Leigh

      Your story sounds very plausible and believable. My one question is re: the sex slavery statement. Was Wayne in a position to know people that did things like that? Most folks would have no idea how to ‘sell’ someone, thank goodness. I wonder if the rumor was started to stop people from looking for her. Of course, he sounds like an awful person that could have been capable of a cold blooded act like that.

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    • Dancer 2

      Rest your mind. Not one ounce of me thinks he sold her into slavery. He was dead broke and in need of money so badly that he came to the club and asked for money. The Mens club had taken up a collection of $10,000 to lead to information in regards to Tara’s whereabouts and within 3 months of her disappearance Wayne came in asking for it. He claimed he was broke, the loss of Tara’s income made it so he couldn’t afford to pay his bills and he knew she would have wanted him to have the money. A guy who just sold a girl into slavery would have been flush with cash, not graveling to the place he was trying to blame for his girlfriends murder.

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  18. unknown

    It been 20 year she maybe. Dead. Now

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  19. Ursula McHenry O'Hara

    I worked with Tara at the Ocean Club, she was very quite , a good girl. She didn’t hang out in my group she didn’t “party”.
    But I believe she was dating a bartender there at that time, he was a little creepy. I remember thinking why is she with him?
    Still in shock she disappeared.

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  20. Johnny

    Beautiful Woman Tara. There was a good clue about her leaving early. Only Hal the manager, the Security Guard, other workers at The Men’s Club would know she left early that morning and a few Customers. Wayne’s a good suspect for this. The only alternative is Tara decided to disappear from the situation with Wayne staging the car on side of road. The only problem with that Tara would have contacted her family a few weeks later probably. One of the posters made a good suggestion about the killer being the man who gave her a ride when the car stalled. A real mystery case.

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    • Ed Kow

      You make a good point. If she uncharacteristically left early, and never really did that before, how would Wayne know? Did he call the club at that time? Did someone call him? Any records available? Cell phones were not really too popular during that time frame….maybe it was something more to do with the club itself. Was anyone else sent home early or just Tara? If she walked past the doorman without saying anything it gives the impression she was in a hurry or upset – sis she hear something and get sent home rather than opting to go home early?

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      • dancer

        She called him. She always called him to let him know she was on her way, she had to. He wanted to know her whereabouts at all times. If she didn’t get home in the amount of time he thought appropriate he would start calling the club and harassing the club. But not this night. Why?

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        • dancer

          I mean she called him but he did not start calling the club looking for her until hours later. usually it was minutes later.

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  21. Shauna

    I hope authorities will do an age progression of what Tara might look today at 48 years old. I hope she will be found despite she has been missing for more than 2 decades

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  22. Angie

    I knew Wayne Hecker personally. I knew him better than I knew Tara. I was dating a friend of Wayne’s at the time, and we had gone on a double date once. It was so long ago that I don’t remember details of the date, I just know we went. I like to believe that Wayne had nothing to do with her disappearance. I do know that after she was missing and after he had been interviewed by police that he looked for her. I know this because, my boyfriend had gone out of town to work and I stayed here. Wayne and I used to talk all of the time about Tara missing. He asked me if I would help him put up flyers all over town, if he had them made up. I told him that I would. He had a ton of them made up, and we went driving all over downtown Houston until late in the evening. We put flyers out everywhere. He wanted to call a psychic to see if they could help, which we did…..several times. I remember listening on the other end of the line while he asked the psychic questions, and I got goose bumps. I remember that we tried to form leads or places to look based off what she had said. We eventually gave up on the whole psychic idea and continued to put flyers up, about Tara. I do remember Wayne wanting to raise money to put Tara’s picture on one of those giant billboards on the side of the freeway. I also remember Wayne telling me that he thought that the club had something to do her disappearance. He said that she had overheard them (the managers) making deals about large quantities of cocaine and some other shady deals that they were making, and that she had been caught outside the door listening to their conversation. At that point I believed that the club had something to do with it. Not too long after that, another girl that left her shift at the same club had been murdered. This girl went to her moms apartment just a few blocks from the club. She was followed to the gate of her mothers complex and shot point blank in the face. She was taking money to her mother. She was in a corvette and had thousands of dollars on her and jewelry too. Nothing was taken…NOTHING! So why was she shot? This stuff kind of makes you wonder. I think that the club had something to do with it….with all of these bad things. But, that is just my guess.

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    • Debbie

      Sorry but I don’t think so. The sick boyfriend Wayne took Tara. Tara was sweet and as naive as the rest of us waitresses we all had bad boyfriends but she and few others had the worst.

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    • dancer

      Sorry angie your friend lied to you. Wayne didn’t come to the club. Boyfriends weren’t allowed in and I worked there as a dancer for years and no one would talk openly about drugs in front of me why in gods name would they talk about them in front of Wayne? Besides if you knew my bosses you would know they didn’t do coke. They were pretty boring bosses for a strip club. The last time I spoke to the cops Wayne was their number 1 suspect. I am a Private investigator now and you know what I’ve concluded? the same thing the police have.

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    • Dancer 2

      The Girl that left the club early and was murdered was murdered by carjackers. I know. She was my best friend. Our managers were squeaky clean. Wayne is obviously a liar. Lots of the girls did crazy stuff but our managers would toss them easily. Drug deals, HARDLY! Wayne was a control freak and kept tabs on Tara, when she left the club she was expected to call and tell him and he would time her. If she wasn’t home in the set amount of time he started calling the club frantically, but not on the night she went missing. Lots of murders look for the victims like “oh no what happened” Common and unconvincing. Wayne wanted the money we pulled together for leads on her disappearance for HIMSELF.only 3 months after her disappearance. What does that tell you? He was ready to give up looking for her. I can’t prove he did it. I’m not 100% sure he did it. I just want to know who did it and get them off the planet but circumstantially it looks like and feels like WAYNE to me.and now that Houston is being ripped apart by the hurricane if they find her body in a cement or in an area that was being constructed at the time of her death, then that is proof it was Wayne.

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    • Dancer 2

      BTW that some girl who was murdered in the expensive Vette was all over the news. Her NAME was Debbie Newman a gang of Car jackers who specialized in vettes followed her, shot her in the face and instead of dying immediately she threw her car into reverse and called 911. She hit a bunch of cars and made a bunch of noise and drove into a ditch and died. A whole bunch of people ran to her aid to no avail while the gang ran away because of all the witnesses s. They were later caught as a result of the Autocrimes unit and fingerprints. Anyone who was remotely connected to the club or even read the paper knew that story. It only makes Wayne look guiltier in my eyes.

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  23. Anonymous

    I became a waitress at the Men’s club in 2001 and I never knew anything about this. I will say that their had been night’s where some of the stranges men would come to the men’s club. I mean really creepy. Sitting alone no dances just watching. I wish the bartender at that time had come forth. Only God knows what happened to Tara and I pray she is with him. I stopped working there in 2003. But think of here from time to time.

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  24. Steve

    I was a bartender at the men’s club when this all happened. I was working the day shift on the night in question. However I remember talking to Tara during shift change. She was, having a few problems with a customer. Would love to pass this info on to the right sources. At the time I was never approached by HPD.I had my own problems so never came forward. I been living back in the UK for the last 12 years, and this sometimes plays on my mind

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    • Debbie Carter

      Oh WOW Steve I remember you. I worked with Tara the night she disappeared. I was 8 years older than beautiful Tara. She asked me how I kept from having lines on my eyes… she told me her boyfriend told her she looked old! I was shocked because Tara was a beautiful young woman inside and out! Tara was a sweet, quiet and beautiful young woman. I was heart broken when she went missing. I’ll never forget her! I’m sure she would have had a fulfilling life had it not been cut short.

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    • Paul Kramer

      Yes you definitely should have come forward with kind of information, especially if it was remotely relevant to Taras disappearing, working the same evening shift as she on the very same evening she became a missing person! You should be feeling so guilt ridden being absolutely miserable,how can you live with your self You knew her worked with her but your problems took persistence and were far more important and invaluable than the life of Tara, your a real piece of work! If what you say is true then Steve the bartender man you really needing to come forward with this are you afraid of being a suspect ! Perhaps I’ll contact the Sheriff’s office if you don’t!

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    • Paul Kramer

      Yes you definitely should have come forward with kind of information, especially if it was remotely relevant to Taras disappearing, working the same evening shift as she on the very same evening she became a missing person! You should be feeling so guilt ridden being absolutely miserable,how can you live with your self You knew her worked with her but your problems took persistence and were far more important and invaluable than the life of Tara, your a real piece of work! If what you say is true then Steve the bartender man you really needing to come forward with this are you afraid of being a suspect ! Perhaps I’ll contact the Sheriff’s office if you don’t!

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    • Concerned sis

      Never to late to talk to someone if it might help…like HPD have tried myself but with no luck.

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  25. Terry

    I knew tara personally. I bought her chrysler coraba from her. I just want to say that it feels like her ghost in the car with me when im driving. Wayne had a breakdown on me and cryed for two days at the apartment at candlelight trails. On watonga. Now i have a few doubts about his involvement. But we were real wild people back then we used to go to alot of all night under ground clubs. We used to drink real heavy to all i remember is tara hooking me up with some chick named gina that tara had driven me to her house. About 2 weeks later she disappeared. I think a man named kent stevens had something to do with it. And wayne said to me that tara had an arguement with him at the mens club. You know that im not a bit scared of the mafia.

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    • Dancer 2

      Kent Stevens was the owner of the Mens Club. He was RARELY if ever at the club. Waitresses and dancers had no reason to interact with Kent Stevens. The owners name was all over the news at the time because of his high profile divorce. Wayne was trying to blame the club yet trying to get money from the club that they raised to help find Tara, Which was about 10,000. Yeah Right.

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  26. Joe

    I met Wayne one night at the pool hall near Eisenhower High school back in 1992-1993. I remember her wanted pictures being all over the place. As we were playing pool he commented on the big photo of her next to our tables and I asked him if he knew the girl. He said “Yea, that’s my girlfriend”. Of course I didn’t know anything about what happened at that time. As the night went on and we played many games between about 5 of us, he asked for a ride home. I obliged. When I stopped, he got out and said goodbye. I rolled down my window and responded with “Hope they find your girl…goodluck!” I’ll never forget the look in his eye’s. It was a little fear, little guilt, little suspicion..I was a long cold look staring right through me. It wasn’t until years later that I heard the story on Unsolved Mysteries and just about freaked out. He was in my car and I offered the ride. OMG!!!

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  27. Mmmmhmmmm

    I love how everyone commenting “knows” her.

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    • Debbie

      Hey everyone that knew or worked with Tara loved her. It’s been 24 years and I still think of her. She and I were working in the same waitress well that night. I’m not sure what time she left that night but at 1 am I realized she was gone. I think she left around 11 or 11:30 pm. She was beautiful inside and out.

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      • Dancer 2

        This is Candice. I was a dancer there. My best friend was murdered then Tara went missing. You might remember me. I spoke to the police right after and Wayne was working construction at the time. They thought her remains might be at a construction site. Now with the hurricane and all the rebuilding I am hoping they finally find her.

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  28. Alien

    Did her car stall? There is no mention if the car was actually broke down or was just left there? If she broke down, someone could have offered her a ride and things went bad with that person. Or she planned on meeting someone there and left her car but what a strange place to leave her car.

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    • Cary

      The fan belt was CUT off of her car before she drove away from work. The belt was not found. She was being followed by Wayne who would not and could not account for the time of her disappearance. He is the only true witness, and luckily now he is deceased, unconformed & conformed at the same moment by Sargeant Rudolph from the Houston Police Department. Follow the trail…to Wayne, DUH!!!

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  29. Lucy

    I put big dibs on the murderer being Wayne. If she left the mace in the car, it’s b/c she felt safe w/the person that came to help her out when her car stopped working. Easy peazy. The writing is on the wall.

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    • Cary

      We all know it was Wayne. I am her blood relative and growing up friend. Her call to me before it happened was seeking direction. The only closure I have had recently is that it appears that Wayne dies a horrible death of drawn out painful cancer. I wish he could have lived longer to suffer longer, but that is Gods’ will. She had help, but did help get there first, we do not know. She is at peace, in my mind…but I am not. Always thinking of her and our childhood fun.

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  30. Bryan Todd Adamson

    I knew Tara well from childhood up. I visited her in 1988 in May. At that time a friend and I stayed at her home for 1 week during a vacation. She had roommates and lived in an apartment complex where many of the tenants were photography students at a local college. At that point, she was afraid of her boyfriend’s temper. He was suffocating her. I encouraged her to dump him and she seemed to be seriously considering that course of action. She was a very beautiful lady and despite where she worked, and the stigma that is often attached to those places, she was not using drugs to my knowledge and was an all around good person. I do not know anyone who would dislike her, but I do know that one person in her life at that time scared her…

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  31. Terry

    I’m going crazy. Where the hell is my friend!!

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    • Carrie

      Yeeaaa…im sure she was your friend. Where do you nut jobs come from???

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      • Vik

        Carrie- in case you didn’t notice, people are drawn to pages like this in large part because google can place them there, so it’s not at all unlikely that friends of Tara’s occasionally google her and end up in places like this, where they might leave a comment. Are all of them legit? Probably not, but to dismiss their claims out of hand is baseless and ignorant.

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    • unknown

      Im sorry your guys’ friend is missing but it is best to think that she isn’t alive if she has been missing a while. Most missing cases involve the victim dying within several days of the disappearance. If you think she is still alive it is best to keep praying for her to return.

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      • joyce Logue

        back then it was easy to get rid of bodies usually through oil drum etc so I agree family and friends must pressure his friends they know what he did he told someone parent or friend or acquaitence

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ARTICLE 1. Personalization
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ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
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5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

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7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at: unsolved@unsolved.com.

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.