Melinda Kay Mele

Above: Mele, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 1998 from Vero Beach, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 17, 1955
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'4, 130 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Mele may use the last names Cox and/or Draper. Her nickname is Mindy. She has several fillings in her molars and a hysterectomy scar on her abdomen.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Mele was last seen in Vero Beach, Florida sometime in early- to mid-August 1998. She has never been heard from again. After her disappearance, her red 1985 Chevrolet Blazer was found abandoned on the roadside off Highway 60. Few details are available in her case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Indian River County Sheriff's Office



    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Doe Network


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 31, 2015; casefile added.

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