Missing Melissa Ann Collins located 2020

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Missing Melissa Ann Collins

Left: Melissa, approximate date 1991;
Right: Age-progression to age 36 (approximate date 2009)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 8, 1991 from Akron, Ohio

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: November 25, 1973 Age at disappearance: 17 years old

Height and weight : 5'3, 120 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (African-American/White) female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Melissa has a scar on her upper left arm. Her ears and nose are pierced. Her nicknames are Lisa and Lisaboone. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gold chain necklace.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case )


The last person to claim he saw Melissa and Jasmine was also the prime suspect in their cases. Raymond "Sweet Pea" Smith was staying with a woman who sublet her apartment to Melissa at the time. Smith claimed that Melissa and Jasmine walked to the store at approximately 7:30 p.m. the evening they vanished. Smith left his home shortly after they departed. He returned to the apartment building one to two days later in August 1991 wearing bloody clothing. Smith was never charged in either of the Collins cases. He had a history of mental illness and drug usage. Smith committed suicide in 1992. The Collins cases are still unsolved, but foul play is suspected due to the circumstances involved.