Melissa Moreland

Above: Moreland, circa 1987


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 23, 1987 from Paw Paw, West Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'5, 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, green eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white blouse, blue jeans, high-top sneakers, a Hampshire High School class of 1984 ring and a watch with a burgundy band.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Moreland was last seen at the now-defunct High's gas station in Paw Paw, West Virgina late in the evening on October 23, 1987. When she'd left her father's home that day, her parents thought she was going to spend the night with a friend. She has never been heard from again. Because she had a history of leaving home from time to time, she wasn't immediately reported missing. Moreland lived with her parents near Paw Paw at the time of her disappearance. Her father has since died. Little information is available in her case, but authorities believe she's deceased.


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


    Source Information
    The Tri-State Herald-Mail


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 27, 2016; alternate height added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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