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Melissa Lee Brannen
Birth: Apr. 13, 1984
Death: Dec. 3, 1989

Christmas was coming, and Melissa so excited! She was invited to the Christmas party at the Woodside Apartment Clubhouse in Lorton, Virginia, where she lived in the complex. She was last seen during the festivities there on December 3, 1989. Sometime during the party, the little kindergartener disappeared, and has never been seen again. Caleb D. Hughes was developed as a suspect within hours of the abduction. He was employed as a groundskeeper at Woodside Apartments at the time of Melissa's disappearance. The FBI examined evidence from Hughes' vehicle in the weeks following, and he was convicted of abducting Melissa in 1991. Two other men were convicted of attempting to extort ransom momey from the Brannens shortly after their daughter's disappearance. But those individuals were not connected to her actual abduction. Sadly, little Melissa's body has never been found, and this is her only place of remembrance.


Many thanks go to Linda for sponsoring little Melissa's memorial. May God bless you and those you love. You are appreciated! 
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Lorton, Fairfax County, Virginia
 
Created by: Always with Love
Record added: Mar 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13652626
Melissa Lee Brannen
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 Added: Jun. 11, 2014

- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: May. 29, 2014
Resting in the arms of angels.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 30, 2014
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