Deloris Melton

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Above Images: Melton, circa 1994


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 15, 1994 from Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 20, 1955
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Melton's nickname is Shorty. Some agencies may spell her first name "Delores." She has scars from breast reduction surgery and a chipped front tooth.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark-colored denim jacket, a black Harley tank top, size 10/12 denim shorts, size 5 1/2 Reebok sneakers, hair barrettes and a ring engraved with the word "Shorty."
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    Details of Disappearance

    Melton was last seen at the High Tides bar in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina on April 15, 1994. She has never been heard from again. Authorities believe Melton may have been taken against her will. She left behind her job, her son and money in the bank, and her loved ones never believed she left of her own accord. Few details are available in her case, but foul play is suspected.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Community United Effort Center


    Source Information
    Community United Effort (CUE) Center
    The Doe Network
    The Wilmington Star-News
    Porchlight International for the Missing and Unidentified
    NowPublic News Coverage
    Project Jason


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 25, 2009; clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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