Melinda Joyce Holder


Holder, circa 1989

  • Missing Since 01/24/1989
  • Missing From Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Classification Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Age 36 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female.

Details of Disappearance

Holder disappeared from Green Cove Springs, Florida on January 24, 1989. In December 1989, after a vacant home on Harrison street burned down, investigators found human bone in the rubble. It wasn't until January 2020 that the remains were identified.

Authorities believe Holder was dead for a "considerable amount of time" before the fire. Her death is still under investigation.

Investigating Agency

  • Green Cove Springs Police Department 904-297-7300

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated January 13, 2020; case resolved.