Statue of Marilyn Monroe Returned

11-8-05 - A 120-pound, life-size statue of Marilyn Monroe that has been missing from the roof of a local restaurant since early October was discovered by police in a home Monday.

Police were acting on a tip when they found the statue in nearby Fort Worth. No one had been arrested by late Monday, but Haltom City Deputy Chief Ron Everett said several people are of interest.

"It's just hard to hide a statue," Everett said.

Monroe's statue had been inside the restaurant, but was moved to the roof about two years ago. A few months ago, a police officer statue had joined her.

"I'm just as happy as I can be," Robin Farmer, manager of The Cafe, said in Monday's online edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I miss not seeing her every morning. I know the police officer (statue) has missed her."

The Cafe's owner, Mike Schroder of Southlake, paid about $350 for the statue at a Dallas specialty shop a few years ago.