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Melissa Suzanne Highsmith
Melissa Highsmith
Melissa Highsmith
Melissa Highsmith, age-progressed to 36 years
Melissa Highsmith, age-progressed to 42 years
- Circa 1971 -
Age=progressed to 36 years
Age-progressed to 42 years

MISSING since August 23, 1971 from Fort Worth, Texas

Police Case #06014589
NCIC Case #M-775526913
NCMEC Case #NCMC1037093

Classification:
Non-Family Abduction
Hair Color:
Brown
Age Missing:
2
Eye Color:
Brown
Gender:
Female
Height:
2'8"
Race:
Caucasian
Weight:
27 lbs.
Date of Birth:
November 6, 1969

Identifying Characteristics:
She has a birthmark on her upper back.
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Sketch of "Ruth Johnson"Unknown.Her photos at upper right are shown age-progressed to 36 years and 42 years, respectively. She was last seen at her home in Fort Worth, Texas on August 23, 1971. Her mother, Alta Highsmith, advertised for a babysitter for Melissa in August of 1971. A woman who called herself "Ruth Johnson" (sketch at right) answered the ad and was hired. She picked up Melissa at 7:30 a.m. on August 23 and took some diapers and Melissa's pink dress and white sandals with her. She never returned with Melissa and the woman has never been positively identified. The case was reopened in 2005 at the request of Melissa's sister.
Investigating Agency/Contact:

Fort Worth Police Department: 1-817-335-4222
Or
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

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