Bengie Lynn Tyson
Tyson, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 11/26/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/22/1977 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'7, 120 - 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Tyson may use the name Phyletta Danyal Mueck. She has a two-inch scar on her forehead, a few freckles on her face, and multiple tattoos, including a yin-yang symbol and Chinese characters on her back and an elephant on her abdomen.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tyson lived in Phoenix, Arizona at the time of her disappearance, but she was last seen in Billings, Montana. She was traveling with her boyfriend, James D. Clemons; they stayed at the Chateau Rouge motel in Billings and were selling meat door to door.
Tyson briefly spoke to her parents and her son, who were visiting a relative in Florida, on Thanksgiving Day. She disappeared on November 26, 2009 and has never been heard from again
Tyson's father reported her missing. She was driving a blue 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with the Montana license plate number AFM487 at the time of her disappearance; it is still missing. The vehicle, which is registered in the name of Andrew Brown of Red Lodge, Montana, has a tracker in it. The tracker was apparently disabled on January 15, 2010; the last known address listed was in Portland, Oregon.
Tyson has a history of drug use and minor run-ins with the law, but her family stated she kept in touch with them and was in close contact with her son, who lived with his father. She had a job as a waitress prior to her disappearance. Her parents stated she was in a volatile relationship with Clemons.
The circumstances of Tyson's disappearance are unclear.
Other information and links : ncy
Billings Police Department
Carbon County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Interactive Missing Person Search Map