On November 28, 2009, Larry Ely Murillo Moncada, 25, left his home in Council Bluffs, Iowa. No one has seen or heard from him since. Nonetheless, Larry’s family has maintained their search to find him and now they’re reaching out to ask for help.
At around 6:15 P.M., Larry Murillo — as he was most commonly known — walked out while clad in a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and light blue sweat pants. Despite freezing temperatures outside, Larry was also barefoot.
Ana Moncada, Larry’s mother, said her son was acting disoriented before he left. He expressed paranoid thoughts about being followed and was apparently suffering hallucinations. Specifically, Larry said voices in his head commanded him to eat sugar.
Ana told the press, “He felt his heart was beating too hard and thought if he ate sugar, his heart would not beat so hard.”
At the time he disappeared, Larry Murillo stood six feet tall and weighed 140 pounds. He had black hair, brown eyes, and is described as a Hispanic male. In the past he had used the name, Marion Murillo.
According to FBI statistics as of December 31, 2013, more than 84,000 adults are missing in the United States.
If you know anything about the disappearance or whereabouts of Larry Murillo, the Council Bluffs Police Department is taking leads. Please call: (712) 326-2508.
If you are in search of a missing person, make sure to enter their information into the database of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
Main photo: Larry Murillo [Council Bluffs Police Department]