Virginia Beach Crime of the Week
Unsolved Cases
Detective Bureau
Released On: October 14, 2005

Missing Person / Foul Play Suspected

Virginia Beach Police still need your help regarding the disappearance of an 18 year old woman in 1978.


Barbara Jean Monaco was a resident of Derby, CT and had taken a vacation to Virginia Beach on August 20, 1978 and registered at the old Aloha Motel on 15th Street.

Monaco was last seen at 1AM, August 23, when she left her sister and began walking to Peabody's where she had arranged a date with a bartender. The bar was six blocks away from the hotel. Witnesses saw Monaco get into a car on Pacific Avenue. She never arrived for her date and has never been heard from again.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP .

Callers remain anonymous and could receive a reward of up to a $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.