Overview of Charles Monroe Jr.
Monroe was last heard from at 9:00 p.m. on May 7, 2005. Early the next morning, his residence caught fire. Monroe was living in a barn on twenty acres of land in the 20200 block of Edgewood Farm in Loudoun County, Virginia at the time. His residence was burned to the ground. Investigators found remains in the fire that were initially thought to be Monroe's, but in October 2005 it was announced that the remains were from Monroe's three dogs and were not human. He has not been seen or heard from since the fire. Monroe lead a simple lifestyle and kept to himself prior to his disappearance. He did not have a driver's license, a bank account, or any credit cards. He kept all his money at his home, which was on land owned by his family. Authorities do not believe Monroe's body could have been completely consumed by the fire, and the cause of the blaze has not been determined. His family stated it would be uncharacteristic of him to abandon his dogs or set the house on fire with them inside; he cherished the animals. (Information retrieved from NamUs.gov)