Melissa Lynn Gormley

Gormley, circa 2015

  • Missing Since 12/16/2015
  • Missing From Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 09/03/1983 (36)
  • Age 32 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'1 - 5'2, 115 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Gormley may be suffering from drug or alcohol dependency issues.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Gormley's natural hair color is brown, but she dyed it blonde at the time of her disappearance. She has a tattoo on her foot, a tattoo of large multicolored wings on her back, and a tattoo of two cherries on the back of her neck.

Details of Disappearance

Gormley was last seen in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on December 16, 2015, after police responded to a domestic disturbance at her and her husband's home. She was fine at the time and left the house to go stay in a local domestic violence shelter, Hubbard House. A day later she checked out of the shelter.

Her husband stated he saw her getting on a city bus on December 25, but this hasn't been verified. She has never been heard from again. Prior to her disappearance, she frequented the Florida Keys, particularly Big Pine Key.

Gormley's sister reported her missing in February 2017, a year and three months after they were last in touch with her. Although Gormley's relationship with her family was strained, it was uncharacteristic of her to not contact her four children, who were living with her mother, and her sister was unable to find her in checks on social media and public records.

According to Gormley's family, her husband was controlling and would not allow his wife to talk to her relatives. There was an extensive history of domestic disturbances at the couple's home and the police had responded numerous times. Her husband has not been charged in her disappearance, however.

She had a high-risk lifestyle at the time of her disappearance and authorities believe she's probably deceased. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Jacksonville Beach Police Department 904-247-6341

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 14, 2020; picture added, details of disappearance updated.