Find Missing Melissa Suzanne Highsmith!

Missing Baby, Suspicious Disappearance, Unidentified Person of Interest, Cold Case

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Find Missing Melissa Suzanne Highsmith!

Find Missing Melissa Suzanne Highsmith!

Find missing Melissa Suzanne Highsmith!
When last seen, she was a baby.
She has been missing for over 47 years.
Was she raised by another family?
Has she grown up unidentified?
Or is she living under another name?

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Details

Find Missing Melissa Suzanne Highsmith! Melissa Suzanne Highsmith has been missing since August 23, 1971. She is missing from Fort Worth, Texas. Her case is classified as a non-family abduction. Her year of birth is 1969. At the time of her disappearance, Melissa was a year old. Other age give her age at her disappearance as two years old. Her current age is 48 to 49 years old. Melissa Suzanne Highsmith is a Caucasian female. She is described as 2’8″ and 27 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Her hair is brown and her eyes are brown/hazel. Melissa has a three-inch red-colored birthmark on her back. It is just below her neck.

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Circumstances

Melissa’s mother is named Alta Highsmith. She advertised for a babysitter for her in August of 1971. At 7:30 a.m. on
August 23, a woman who called herself “Ruth Johnson” answered the ad. Johnson and Alta made plans to meet each other at Alta’s place of work. But Johnson did not arrive. She called Alta later, and was hired. She stated she had a nice house with a large backyard and cared for other children. Johnson went to Alta and Melissa’s apartment at Spanish Gate Apartments on on east Seminary Drive in south Fort Worth, Texas, at 7:30 A.M.

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Disappearance

On August 23. Alta had already left for work. And Johnson met Alta’s roommate instead. The roommate stated Johnson was well-dressed and wore white gloves. Johnson took away Melissa, some diapers and Melissa’s pink dress and white sandals. When she did not return Melissa by 8:00 P.M. that day, Alta contacted the police. A sketch of the babysitter is posted below this section. She has never been identified and Ruth Johnson was probably not her real name. Authorities believed the baby was taken by someone who wanted to raise a child, but this theory has never been proven.

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Sketch of the suspect in the abduction of Melissa Suzanne Highland

Both of Melissa’s parents were investigated in their daughter’s disappearance. They were divorced in 1971 and the
child’s father lived in Illinois. They subsequently reconciled and had three additional children before separating
again in 1998. No serious leads have ever been developed in Melissa’s abduction, but the case was reopened in late 2005 at the request of her sister.

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Appeal

Melissa Suzanne Highsmith has been missing for over 47 years. Her parents and other loved ones have been going through a nightmare that seems to have no end. I can see no social media presence so it is unknown how they are feeling. Are they still are holing onto hope after over 47 years of no answers? Have any of Melissa’s loved ones had to die not knowing what happened to her? Even if her parents have other children, they can never forget the “missing piece” who was snatched from them so early in life. Was she raised as someone’s daughter, under another identity?

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Melissa Suzanne Highsmith? Do you have any information about the suspect depicted in the above sketch? If you have any of such information, no matter how small, tell! You can contact the Fort Worth Police Department at: (817) 335-4222. You can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at: 1-800-843-5678. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

NCMEC Case Number: 1037093
NamUs Case Number: MP5505
Agency Case Number: : 06014589

Melissa Suzanne Highsmith has a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. Click here to view it.
Melissa Suzanne Highsmith has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
This article was written when Melissa Suzanne Highsmith reached her 46th annual missing date. Click here and learn more.
This is a multi-page Websleuths page for Melissa Suzanne Highsmith. Click here and learn more.
This is a Reddit page for Melissa Suzanne Highsmith. Click here and learn more.
Melissa Suzanne Highsmith has a National Missing Persons Directory profile. Click here and learn more.
The above information is found on Melissa Suzanne Highsmith’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
The above image is courtesy of GINA Foundation for Missing Persons.

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I'm a Christian, meaning that I have a relationship with God, through trust in HIs Son Jesus. I'm a pro-life blogger, and I have three websites, focused on the sanctity of life. The first one is https://neverabortion.com, which is specific to calling for an end to abortion through educating people about alternatives and pro-life news and opinions. The second site, https://alllivesaresacred.com, is also devoted to ending abortion through reaching out to moms in crisis and educating them on alternatives. This second site has the broader aim of celebrating the sanctity of all human life. Born and unborn. I want to reach a broad audience through the second site. The third site, https://www.missingadultskids.com, is devoting to finding missing persons, identifying the unidentified, and bringing justice to victims of crime.

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