Circumstances of Disappearance:
Unknown. Melanie was last seen at
approximately 8:00 a.m. after dropping her children off at a daycare
in the vicinity of the 3000 block of East Dupont Avenue in Belle, West Virginia.
She planned to go to the Garnet Career Center to pick up her transcripts to register for classes at West Virginia State University. Her vehicle, described as a gold 1998 Chevy Ventura minivan, was
later located abandoned in the vicinity of Wyoming Street and Beuhring
Avenue in Charleston, West Virginia. The vehicle had apparently been wiped clean of fingerprints, and the only items missing were her purse and cell phone. Her case remains unsolved.