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I am wondering if there was somebody hiding in the van when she picked it up. Back then I am not so sure they would have locked the vehicles.
The family friend says that they went to the library I wonder if LE went to the library to question the people that were working there at the time to see if the girls ever arrived. And if someone is running away from somebody then I don't think they would tell that person they were going to the library?? I wonder if his apartment has been looked over for any DNA or blood that was wiped off the walls or floors. Terrible to think that way but this mans story does not add up.

During August in the summer of 1977, the badly decomposed body of an unidentified female was discovered by blackberry pickers in the south Everett, Washington area off 112th St. SW and 4th Ave. W., known then as Emander Road. The victim, labeled Jane Doe, had been strangled and shot several times in the head. Due to the extreme decomposition of Jane Doe's body, Officials were unable to even identify her age.
Jane Doe is described as a white female, probably between the ages of 15 and 21. The autopsy report estimates she was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 155 pounds. She had short, light brown to brown hair, which did not have any hair color or treatment on it. She appeared to have a suntan and was wearing the following: a tank top with pastel stripes, cut off jeans, and blue and white tennis shoes. She also had a Timex watch with a brown leather band on her left wrist. Her upper two front teeth had dental restorations.

Anyone who recognizes the girl in the sketch or any of the other items in these photos is asked to call Snohomish County Sheriff's tip line at 425-388-3845. People should call the tip line at 425-388-3845, providing the following information:

The missing girl's first name
Middle initial
Last name
Date of birth

Shannon Melendi

Shannon Denise Melendi
Missing since March 26, 1994 from Atlanta, Georgia.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: October 20, 1974
Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
Height: 5'6"
Weight 130 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. (Cuban)
Brown hair; brown eyes. Olive skin complexion.
Dentals: Available
Clothing: Green cotton running shorts, gray braves T-shirt and white tennis shoes.

Circumstances of Disappearance

Emory University student Shannon Melendi disappeared from the Softball Country Club in Atlanta, GA on March 26, 1994. She worked part-time as a scorekeeper there. She took a lunch break and was never seen again. Police found her car parked at a nearby Citgo gas station unlocked, with the keys in the ignition. Foul play is suspected.

Colvin "Butch" Hinton worked at the ball park as an umpire and was reportedly seen with Melendi before she disappeared. Police named Hinton as a suspect when they discovered he had served a two year sentence for kidnapping and molesting a 14-year-old girl in 1982. He has a history of assaulting women that dates back to the 70's.

In August 2004, Colvin "Butch" Hinton was charged with Melendi's abduction and murder. He was convicted in September 2005.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

NCIC Number: M-722251430

Case Type: Non Family Abduction
DOB: Feb 17, 1983
Sex: Female
Missing Date: Apr 16, 1987
Race: White
Age Now: 25
Height: 4'0" (122 cm)
Missing City: UNION CITY
Weight: 38 lbs (17 kg)
Missing State : TN
Hair Color: Lt. Brown
Missing Country: United States
Eye Color: Blue
Case Number: NCMC600739

Circumstances: Marlena's photo is shown age-progressed to 23 years. She was last seen in her front yard. When last seen, Marlena had stainless steel caps on her top and bottom teeth. Her eyes are blue/hazel.
Possible suspect's in this case:


Date of Photo: 9/23/2009
Race: White
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 8/10/1962
Height: 5 ft 3 inches
Weight: 190 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black

4 CR 2040


Aliases: No Aliases on file

Crime Location State Conviction Date Description of Crime
Kenosha WI 9/27/1982 Attempted Sexual Assault of Child (Wisconsin)Any other offense committed in another jurisdiction,which if committed in MS,would be deemed to be such a crime without regard to its designation elsewhere
Lee County MS 8/4/1999 Sexual battery (Section 97-3-95)
Lee County MS 8/4/1999 Touching of a child for lustful purposes (Section 97-5-23)


Date of Photo: 7/30/2001
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 9/11/1968
Height: 5 ft 9 inches
Weight: 160 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black



Aliases: No Aliases on file

Crime Location State Conviction Date Description of Crime
Lee County MS 8/5/1998 Sexual battery (Section 97-3-95)

So there are two sexual offenders that are listed that reside in Prentiss County but have committed there crimes in Lee County where this child went missing. I wonder if they took a look at these two men or what the investigation led to if anything? Does anybody know anything more about this case?
Jason Roark : Missing Iraq War Veteran

Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 5'10
Last Seen On: November 9, 2006
Last Seen At: Snellville, GA
Marian DeRossett said:

Tara Suzette Breckenridge
Missing since August 4, 1992 from Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Classification: Endangered Missing


Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: September 30, 1968
Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5"; 115 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
Marks, Scars: She has a small scar under the left side of her lower lip, a scar under her left arm and a scar on her left side. She was known to keep her fingernails long and painted red. She wears contacts or glasses.
Clothing: She was wearing blue shorts, a light-colored top and sandals.
Jewelry: A Del Rio High School ring engraved with Class of 1981
Dentals: Her two upper front teeth are discolored in the middle.


Circumstances of Disappearance
Tara Breckenridge was last seen leaving the Men's Club, an upscale adult night spot in Houston, Texas where she worked as a waitress. The security guard at the club told police that he walked Tara to her car and that she drove off without incident.
Her red 1986 Pontiac Fiero was found abandoned about three miles from the club. Foul play is feared in her disappearance.
Tara grew up in Del Rio, Texas, and was the third of five children in a devoutly religious family. After high school, she arrived in Houston to pursue a career in photography.


If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Houston Police Department
Email Form

NCIC Number: M-381309139
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Unsolved Mysteries
I will Tara , cause she had a soul & kind & gentile heart. Althrough i din't no her as colse as a friend should. The brief moments that i stood in her presence, left a long lasting impression. Where ever she is i will pray & miss her dearly. And hope that her boyfriend
had absolutely nothing to do with her dissapearance. I did contact the local Fb office to
find out if there had been any news of her whereabouts. Every year of he absence i cry my heart out . And hope that she is looking dow
n on me from heaven. All i can wish for is that her plan worked & she was able to start
a new life. A better life for herself. I will miss you tara & love you always.

Robert Del Marr
I knew Tara Breckenridge from meeting her boyfriend. She was a nice lady & the skies were here limits towards her future. It was perhaps in the early 1990. At the time i met him his employment was dragging golf balls from the lakes at a Inwood Forest golf court. I worked with him & he paid me sometimes. Tara was working at " The Mens Club", a strip club for the entertainment of men. Althrough she was not a dancer/stripper men found her a delight. In my humblest of opinions i do-not know about where she was from or how she grew up. It's not like i was here best friend. Tara waz a sweet kind freindly girl who went on about her business & didn't make many waves in a pond. There were of course aguments between Wayne & Tara but that seems to hapen sometimes.

Wayne could be a little bit jealous, when tara waz off to work. He gave specific orders every time he dropped her off at work. " don't talk to the customers , don't be too friendly to them; if the give you a phone number# tear it up". There were times that i couldn't stand the way that he treated her. Nice girl like that i would have treated her like a queen. I can recall that there was this one time that he was taking Tara to work & were on 610 South going towards the Galleria mall; & before we got up to the fork in the freeway the goes right to I-10 West he slammed on the breaks in the middle of freeway in their blue late 80ies mercury lynnx. " My God"!! i said to myself alll three of us might have just died right there in major traffic. Wow! he shouted at her & i kept praying the fussing would completely stop.

Tara Suzette Breckenridge went missing August4,1992 ; tara was 23 years old. At that very time i was still living right down the street from her. This is waht i really think what happened to Tara. Believe me or not retort if you care to. I think that Tara was trying to Leave Wayne & hope that he wouldn't follow her. She would meet a lot of real rich guys that make upwards of $100,00 - $500,000 per year so she planned to start a new life. Tara would park her car somewhere? & have the new guy drive her outta the state. Then she perhaps cute her hair & changed her appearance. Got a new I.D. & started a new life in another state or even another country with the right forged papers. I can only speculate that this happned this way! & not the other. I pray that some sick pedoplile stalker didn't harm Tara. No matter what or where she is living or dead i will always miss her & hope that we shall meet again in heaven. Tara Breckenridge will be truly missed by me.

My sister, judy -Judith Erin O'Day - Judith Erin O'Donnell - was a spirited youth turned troubled youth. She followed her dream to New York City for fame and fortune.  She lived in the Village with "friends."  Judy was last seen by her family on 11/30/1980.  Her case manager (New York State Trooper)  in Albany, NY referred me to this site.


Judy was 19 years old when she was last seen at the Baltimore, MD bus terminal.  We have no way of knowing whether she boarded the bus or not. We had my other sister with us as well, who was returning by train. The two stations are on opposite sides of the city, and my other sister had her infant son with her, so she needed our help. 


Here are the missing files, the facebook link, and other links on Judy:

She is on facebook,!/groups/LookingForJudy?ap=1 feel free to join, and I will "approve" you.
Here are her "official" pages (law enforcement):
Judy's information is on file with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:​singkids/servlet/PubCaseSearch​Servlet?act=viewChildDetail&ca​seNum=qsph00001&orgPrefix=USMD​&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searc​hLang=en_US
The Charley Project:​cases/o/odonnell_judith.html
The Doe Network:​s/39dfmd.html
Maryland Missing:​singkids/servlet/PubCaseSearch​Servlet?act=viewPoster&caseNum​=qsph00001&orgPrefix=USMD&sear​chLang=en_US
New York State Troopers:​/cases/case_report_html/8051 (warning, this site has graphic images and reconstructions):​/cases/8051/0/

Printable POSTER if you choose to put up a poster in your town:​/cases/8051/0/."



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