Melissa Susan Bursley

Bursley, circa 2005

  • Missing Since 10/18/2005
  • Missing From Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Classification Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 11/04/1963 (56)
  • Age 41 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'6, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Bursley has scars on her abdomen from a Cesarean section and a hysterectomy. She has a tattoo of the phrase "Harley Davidson" on the top of her wrist, a tattoo of the name "Marv" on her upper arm, and a tattoo of a rose on the back of her left shoulder. Bursley has had surgery on her ankle and previously broke her right arm. She may use the last names Cambridge, Essex, Patzer and/or Smith, and some agencies refer to her as Melissa Patzer. She wears eyeglasses for reading.

Details of Disappearance

Bursley is from Jamestown, North Dakota and law enforcement there are investigating her disappearance. Some agencies report she disappeared from there, but she was last seen in Biloxi, Mississippi. She had traveled there to search for employment in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Bursley was last heard from on October 18, 2005, when she called a family member from a place of employment in the 900 block of Bluff Ridge Road in Biloxi. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.

Investigating Agency

  • Jamestown Police Department 701-252-2414

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 28, 2012; distinguishing characteristics updated.