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    Melissa Lee Brannen (5) - Lorton VA, 1989

    Melissa Lee Brannen Missing since December 3, 1989 from Lorton, VA

    Melissa Lee Brannen
    Missing since December 3, 1989 from Lorton, Fairfax County, Virginia.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: April 13, 1984
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 5 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'0; 38 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Light brown hair; blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars: A burn scar on her right forearm.
    Clothing: A navy blue sweater with a yellow Big Bird applique; a blue and red plaid skirt; red tights; black patent leather shoes with gold bows; and a pink hooded jacket.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Melissa Lee Brannen was last seen during a holiday party at the Woodside Apartment Clubhouse in Lorton, Virginia on December 3, 1989. Her family resided 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 groundskeeper 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 with the intent to defile in 1991. Two other men were convicted of attempting to extort ransom momey from Brannen's mother shortly after her daughter's disappearance. The individuals were not connected to her actual abduction.

    If you have any information concerning Brannen's whereabouts or the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, please contact:

    Fairfax County Sheriff's Department , Lt. John DeMaria , 703-246-7800 OR
    703-2456-7890

    NCIC Number: M-395923188
    The Doe Network: Case File 159DFVA

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

    Link:
    http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/159dfva.html

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