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Melissa Hinako Braden
Melissa Braden
Melissa Braden
Melissa Braden, age progressed to five years
Melissa Hinako Braden, age-progressed to nine years
- Circa 2006 -
Age-progressed to 5 years
Age-progressed to 9 years

MISSING since March 16, 2006 from Los Angeles, California

Police Case #06-0108597
NCIC Case #M-395634692
NCMEC Case #NCMC1040116

Classification:
Family Abduction
Hair Color:
Dark Brown
Age Missing:
1
Eye Color:
Dark Brown
Gender:
Female
Height:
2'8"
Race:
Biracial
Weight:
26 lbs.
Date of Birth:
April 6, 2005
Alias/Nickname:
Hinako Uchiyama, Hina Uchiyama

Identifying Characteristics:
Melissa has dark birthmarks on the small of her back and on her right arm at the shoulder. She also has a small reddish mark on the back of her neck inside the hairline.
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Melissa's photos above right are shown age-progressed to five years and nine years, respectively. She was allegedly abducted by her mother, Ryoko Uchiyama (photo and information below). An FBI Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant was issued for the abductor on May 15, 2006. They are believed to have left the country and traveled to Japan.
Abductor Information:
Ryoko Uchiyama
Circa DATE
Name:
Date of Birth:
October 15, 1973
Alias/Nickname:
Ayako Uchiyama
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
120 lbs.
Hair Color:
Black
Eye Color:
Brown
Gender:
Female
Race:
Asian
Identifying Characteristics:
She has a scar on her lower abdomen.
Investigating Agency/Contact:

Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office:  1-213-974-3607
Or
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):  1-310-477-6565

Or
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:  1-800-843-5678

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