Details of Disappearance Melissa was last seen on May 23, 1992 in the New York City borough of Queens. She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Beth Shari Reiter, after the courts awarded custody of Melissa to her father.
A photo of Beth is posted with this case summary. Her date of birth is December 23, 1961; she was 30 years old at the time of Melissa's abduction. She's described as Caucasian, 5'3 and 110 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She may use the last name Shoken.
Neither Beth nor Melissa have ever been heard from again. They may still be in the New York City area.
Some agencies state that Melissa was kidnapped from Little Neck, New York.
- New York Police Department
Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 8, 2019; age-progression updated.