Theo Lengyel (Ex-Mr. Bungle) a “Person of Interest” in Disappearance of Girlfriend

Former Mr. Bungle member Theo Lengyel is currently a “person of interest” in the disappearance of his girlfriend Alice “Alyx” Kamakaokalani Herrmann. According to the El Cerrito Police Department in California, Lengyel “has not cooperated with the police investigation.”

Lengyel was a member of Mr. Bungle from 1985 through 1996, playing on their early 1986 demo The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, as well as their studio albums Mr. Bungle (1991) and Disco Volante (1995), among other releases. The multi-instrumentalist primarily played saxophone for the band, as well as clarinet and keyboards.

He left the group in 1996 due to creative differences, and is not part of Mr. Bungle’s current reunion lineup of classic members Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, and Trevor Dunn alongside Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo.

The case is being treated as a “missing person / homicide investigation,” with the police bulletin reading as follows:

“The El Cerrito Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Alice “Alyx” Kamakaokalani Herrmann (61) of Capitola, CA. She was last seen in Santa Cruz, CA, on December 3, 2023. Alice’s relatives reported her missing on December 12, 2023, after not hearing from her for over a week. El Cerrito investigators located her vehicle in front of the home of her boyfriend, Theobald (Theo) Brooks Lengyel (54), in El Cerrito, CA. Based on his actions, Theo Lengyel is a person of interest in Alice Hermann’s disappearance and has not cooperated with the police investigation. Mr. Lengyel also goes by the name, “Mylo Stone.” In the days following her disappearance, Theo Lengyel is known to have travelled by vehicle from El Cerrito, CA to Portland, OR.

Investigators are looking for information about the actions of both Theo Lengyel and Alice Herrmann from December 3, 2023, to present. Anyone with information about either of these people are encouraged to contact the El Cerrito Police Department tip lines at (510) 215-4435 or Investigations@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.

Alice Herrmann is a 61-year-old Pacific Islander woman, 5’04” tall, weighing 135 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. She drives a red 2007 Toyota Highlander SUV, license plate ‘5VAC944.’

Theo Lengyel is a 54-year-old White man, 5’10”, 170 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He drives a blue 1989 Ford pickup truck, license plate ‘UNCLDRT.’

Both vehicles are currently in police custody.

El Cerrito Police Investigators are collaborating with detectives from the Capitola and Portland Police Departments to locate information and evidence relating to Alice’s disappearance.

Investigators are asking area residents who spend time in regional parks and open spaces to be on the lookout for anything suspicious that might lead to Alice’s whereabouts.”

Mr. Bungle re-formed in 2019, nearly 20 years after their breakup. As mentioned, Yengyel is not involved in the current lineup, who are scheduled to play 2024 gigs at the US festivals Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, and Milwaukee Metal Fest, as well as a number of overseas dates.

Author: Michael

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