There have been thousands of disappearance cases throughout history. While all of them are tragic, the story of Larry Ely Murillo-Mancada’s disappearance will send shivers down your spine.
One fateful night in Iowa, twenty-five-year-old Larry presumably had a disagreement with his parents, after which he left his house and disappeared mysteriously.
Worried, his parents contacted the authorities and filed a missing persons report. The Police searched for him far and wide.
They investigated his friends, family members, colleagues, and various other acquaintances. However, they weren’t able to find out where Larry was.
While the case was still open, it slowly fell off the Police’s radar as there were no leads. Eventually, their search discontinued.
Ten years later, however, a group of contractors came across a gruesome discovery. A dead body was underneath a heap of heavy-duty coolers pressing it against a wall.
Witnesses immediately reported this to the authorities. They took the body to an examiner to find out who it was. The corpse looked quite old and had a fair bit of decay.
After an extensive check, the examiner cross-checked the body’s DNA with the nucleic acid of multiple missing persons.
Eventually, they found that it matched with Larry’s DNA. The family was in shock of this news as they were under the assumption that he skipped town or was living under the radar.
What Happened To Larry?
Larry had a history of mental illness. He regularly took medication to calm down. Sometimes, he would act irrationally whenever when the effects of the meds wore off.
According to his parents, he frequently suffered episodes that caused a great deal of disturbance in the family.