GA GA - Sabrina Long, 19, Macon, 14 Aug 1991 *Arrest*

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  1. Otterly

    Otterly Active Member

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    Talk about a cold case suddenly warming up. I hope Sabrina can finally be found...
     
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  2. MysteryRoad

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    So the girl that was arrested was a year behind Sabrina in High School, and lived less than a mile from her stepfather at the time.
    The friend who Sabrina told her mom she was seeing -KL also lived about a mile from the stepfather.
    KL always denied she was coming to see him, and passed a lie detector test. KL died last year after being hit by a train, and from all indications it was self inflicted.
    Maybe, I am generalizing a bit but why would another female kidnap her? This was not some drug deal or anything shady gone awry. Was Melinda dating or involved with KL at the time. Is the motive jealousy related? Could KL's death been fueled by guilt of something involving Sabrina?
     
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    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    So thrilled to read this!
     
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  4. MysteryRoad

    MysteryRoad New Member

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    MM had her charges upgraded to 1st degree murder. Law enforcement is still very tight lipped on this one, and have not released many details.
     
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  5. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    SL had received several obscene phone calls before her disappearance, it is amazing the number of murders that seem to be committed after a victim gets those kind of calls.
    Maybe that is something people should take more seriously if they receive unpleasant calls, imo, speculation.
    Jan 12 2019
    CRIME HUNTER: High school heartache horror
    "High school can be the most bitter of battlegrounds.

    Raging hormones, small slights, and a buffet of cruelty.

    "Snubs and hurts from those days can transcend decades, even a lifetime."
    Over the intervening three decades, cops looked at the case. They looked again. And again.

    But sometimes the answers are coloured outside the lines and need “fresh eyes.”
    [​IMG]

    Melinda McSwain can’t muster a smile for her mugshot.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Al Ka

    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    Man run over by train in Macon suicide linked to 1991 vanishing of Sabrina Long

    For more than 27 years, few if any details emerged regarding the mysterious vanishing of Sabrina Long, who disappeared without a trace in August 1991.

    But in a courtroom at the Bibb County jail on Thursday, surprising revelations came to light at a bond hearing for a woman arrested last fall and charged with murder in the decades-old cold case.

    Melinda McSwain, a former Southwest High schoolmate of Long’s who was jailed in October in connection with Long’s kidnapping, has since been indicted on felony and malice murder charges.

    The authorities on Thursday revealed that she has admitted to having a hand in Long’s death and disappearance.
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    But at Thursday’s hearing McSwain was linked to one of Long’s neighbors back in 1991, a boy named Keith Loyd, who was also a Southwest High schoolmate of Long’s.

    In the early ‘90s, Loyd lived with his parents a few doors away from Long and her stepfather.

    On Sept. 25, 2017, Loyd was struck by a freight train in what authorities have declared a suicide along some railroad tracks in downtown Macon.

    McSwain was denied bond on Thursday, but in speaking to the judge and arguing on her behalf, defense attorney Gregory L. Bushway mentioned an apparent suicide note that Loyd left.
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    “One of the other people involved in this case is deceased,” Bushway said, “and apparently he left some letter indicating his responsibility in [the Long case], maybe indicating that Miss McSwain may have participated in this.”

    “The defendant,” Hull informed the judge, “has given multiple statements to law enforcement in which she admits being involved in the kidnapping of Sabrina, and she has admitted being involved in her murder.”
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    Long was last seen alive the night of Aug. 14, 1991, when her boyfriend dropped her off at her stepdad’s place. She called her mom sometime around midnight and mentioned that she was going to see Loyd, her neighbor and friend. Loyd, Sabrina had said, wanted her to help him with a birthday gift for his mother.

    “Sabrina told her mother that something seemed strange about Keith’s request,” Hull said, “and Sabrina said she would call her mom back after she talked to Keith (Loyd.)”

    Sabrina never called back.
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    Hull said Loyd was scheduled to be questioned again in September 2017, but on the day of that interview Loyd committed suicide.

    As a teen, Loyd lived a few houses away from Long — just around the corner on Greenleaf Drive, at the bottom end of Ashland Drive in deep southwest Macon.
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    After watching Thursday’s proceeding on a TV monitor at the jail, Sabrina’s mother, Sue Corley, described the revelation about Loyd as “surprising to say the least.”

    “It makes me more curious,” she told The Telegraph, adding that Loyd had always been at least a peripheral suspect in her mind. “I’m surprised but I’m not surprised at this point. ... This guy was in my house and was friends with my child,” Corley said, “and I never saw anything like that in him.”
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    Hull, in successfully arguing against a bond for McSwain, said that there are “concerns if she were to be released that she would have the ability to tamper with or hide evidence, the location of which only she is familiar.”

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    Man run over by train in Macon suicide linked to 1991 vanishing of Sabrina Long
     
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  7. MysteryRoad

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    This is a case that should have been solved a long time ago. Keith Loyd lured her out of her house with that phony story about his mom's birthday present.
    If you follow the social media of MM specifically an old twitter account, you can see how delusional and stalkerish she can be. I am surprised a certain celebrity did not have a restraining order against her. She reminds me of that nut job that killed actress Rebecca Schaeffer. MM probably orchestrated this and was the puppetmaster, and I bet even money the motive will be jealousy of a boy Sabrina was/or had been involved with. I believe there is a 3rd party involved, but more than likely in the aftermath coverup.
     
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