Melody Ann Jones

Endangered Missing

Missing From: Earlsboro, Oklahoma

Missing Since: May 4, 1983

Age: 19 -- Height: 4'11" -- Weight: 135-140 lbs -- Hair Color: Lt. Brown -- Eye Color: Hazel

Melody's maiden name is Garton. She wears eyeglasses, but left them behind when she disappeared.

On May 4, 1983, Melody spent the day fishing with her family. Her brother gave her a ride home, dropping her off at the rural Earlsboro home she shared with her husband Paul Richard Jones. He said he saw the door ajar as she went in and the lights were on inside. Sometime that night, Melody's husband, then 20, was murdered inside that home. Melody vanished.

On the morning of May 5, 1983, Melody didn't show up for work at the Dairy Queen in Seminole. Her mother went to Melody's home and discovered her son-in-law's body. Melody wasn't there, but all her personal belongings, including her purse and eyeglasses, were found inside. The couple's car was parked in the driveway.

There were no signs that a domestic dispute occurred. Investigators said they still believe the evidence points to Melody being the victim of abduction. Deputies searched the area around the home on foot and horseback, covering 160 acres, while a search by helicopter covered a 6-square-mile area, finding no sign of Melody or any clues.

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