Ruth Marlene Mello

Above: Mello, circa 1989


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 4, 1989 from Marysville, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 24, 1941
  • Age: 47 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Mello may use the last names Moore and/or Tolk. She wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red and black terrycloth shirt, yellow cotton stretch pants and red Vans shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Mello was last seen at the base of the 10th Street bridge in Marysville, California on July 4, 1989. She disappeared after an argument with an acquaintance and has never been heard from again. Mello is considered missing under suspicious circumstances. Few details are available in her case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Yuba County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    Yuba County Sheriff's Office
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 23, 2017; clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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