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    IL - Melissa Best, 37, Round Lake Park, 15 April 2011

    A 34-year-old mother of two has been reported missing after she dropped one child off at a friend’s Friday and then never returned.

    Melissa Ann Best, 34, of Round Lake Park was last seen around 1 p.m. Friday after she dropped of one of her children at the Rosewood Apartments. She is married with two teenagers and was a stay-at-home mother who was also a student at the College of Lake County, Grayslake.

    Round Lake Park police said Wednesday she was last seen driving a green 1993 Pontiac Transport minivan with gray trim with a license plate number of A 770-405.

    She was wearing a gray hooded pullover with “Chicago” printed on the front and blue jeans. She has brownish blond hair and hazel-colored eyes. She is 5-foot 4-inches tall.
    Photo at link: http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/493...d-missing.html

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    I hadn't heard about this as I live very close to this area. I live a couple of miles from those apartments. Unfortunately, there probably won't be much media coverage on this as the far north suburbs never get covered in Chicago news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermom71 View Post
    I hadn't heard about this as I live very close to this area. I live a couple of miles from those apartments. Unfortunately, there probably won't be much media coverage on this as the far north suburbs never get covered in Chicago news.
    It's been hard to find media coverage on Melissa. So far I've only been able to find that one article (the one I posted) but I'm going to email a few other media outlets around Chicago and see if they'll pick up her story.

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    Melissa:



    http://newssun.suntimes.com/4938144-...d-missing.html

    Really trying to find more information on Melissa but am having a hard time finding anything! Thanks Kaylynn for e-mailing outlets.

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    Round Lake Park Police chief George Filenko says Best’s husband, Clinton, reported her missing.
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    “She was a homebody. She lived a relatively non-social lifestyle,” Best said. “So we’re just interested in reaching out to anybody that might have some information regarding seeing her or having social contact or any contact with her.”
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    Filenko says the husband is not a suspect.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/04/...issing-mother/

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    I'm assuming her minivan is missing as well?

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    The world is full of monsters with friendly faces and angels full of scars. ~ Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandab View Post
    I'm assuming her minivan is missing as well?
    Yes, the minivan is missing along with Melissa.

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    Another media outlet has finally picked up Melissa's case.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...0,416609.story

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaylynnCouture View Post
    Another media outlet has finally picked up Melissa's case.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...0,416609.story

    So, we have a stay-home mom of two, attending school and not particularly socially active, according to reports so far. Her lifestyle sounds busy but not risky to me.

    She must have been getting some kind of monetary support from the ex. Child support of course, but maybe spousal support too, IMO.

    Articles say the ex is cooperating so far, but they all usually do at first.

    I can't see who else would have a motive. Guess we'll see.


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    This is right by me and its the first I heard of it. sad.

    Lots of lakes and forests/state parks in the area.

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    Local paper does not have an article about her. Keep the link though it will probably pop up now that the big city papers are covering.

    http://www.nwherald.com/

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    I am in Lake County right now visiting family and it is all over the news here. Teased all day before newscasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    I am in Lake County right now visiting family and it is all over the news here. Teased all day before newscasts.
    Good! I'm glad Melissa is finally getting some media coverage. I emailed like 10 outlets earlier, and so far, 4 have started running her story.

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    Hunt for Melissa Goes Nationwide

    The search for a missing Round Lake Park mother is intensifying as police try to run down new leads.

    One of the things hampering the search for Melissa Ann Best, 34, who dropped off one of her teenage children at a friend’s apartment Friday and never returned home, is she has nothing for police to trace.

    “She doesn’t carry a cellphone and she doesn’t have any credit cards. There is no way to track her electronically,” Police Chief George Filenko said Thursday.

    Police have put her information into state and national data bases.

    We’re still following leads, we’re going back to high school acquaintances,” he said.

    She has had no contact with family members or friends for a week.
    Snipped from: http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/495...ationwide.html

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