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Melissa Lee Brannen
Melissa Lee Brannen
Melissa Brannen
Melissa Lee Brannen, age-progressed to 21 years
- Circa 1989 -
Age-progressed to 21 years

MISSING since December 3, 1989 from Fairfax, Virginia

Police Case #893371483
NCIC Case #M-395923188
NCMEC Case #NCMC732677

Classification:
Non-Family Abduction
Hair Color:
Light Brown
Age Missing:
5
Eye Color:
Blue
Gender:
Female
Height:
3'0"
Race:
Caucasian
Weight:
38 lbs.
Date of Birth:
April 12, 1984

Identifying Characteristics:
She has a burn scar on her right forearm.
Clothing/Jewelry:
A pink hooded jacket, a navy blue J. C. Penney sweater with a yellow applique of the Sesame Street character Big Bird on it, a blue and red plaid skirt, red tights and black patent leather shoes with gold bows.
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Unknown. Her photo is shown age-progressed to 21 years. Brannen was last seen during a holiday party at the Woodside Apartment Clubhouse in Lorton, Virginia on December 3, 1989. She lived with her mother in the apartment complex at the time. She disappeared from the festivities and has never been seen again. Caleb D. Hughes was developed as a suspect within hours of the abduction. Hughes was employed as a grounds keeper at Woodside Apartments at the time of Brannen's disappearance. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) examined blood and fiber evidence from Hughes' vehicle in the weeks following Brannen's disappearance. He was convicted of abducting Brannen in 1991 and sentenced to 50 years in prison. Melissa has never been found.
Investigating Agency/Contact:

Fairfax County Police - Missing Persons Unit - 1-703-246-7800
Or
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:  1-800-843-5678

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