Missing In America 





The Missing Person of Domestic Violence

There  are known links between missing persons and domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse officers should be informed when a domestic abuse victim or offender is missing

HELP BRING Cheryl Kay Seyedin HOME

Age  40 years old

  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2"; 115 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
  • Medical: Possible alcoholism.
  • AKA: Cheryl Kay DeLaCroix; Cheryl Kay Cross; Cheryl Kay Foreman

Seyedin was last seen in Ashland in November 1998 by her doctor during a appointment for foot surgery. She had been living in a trailer outside Ashland. She was known to move around the country and change her name, so she wasn’t reported missing until July 1999.

Her heavy drinking sometimes found her in trouble with the law, but no charges were pending against Seyedin at the time of her disappearance.
In 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1998, Seyedin was arrested and booked on charges of domestic assault. She also was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants in 1998.

Her mother said that it is unlike Cheryl to stay out of touch; even when she was moving, she always called on holidays and birthdays.
Seyedin, a self-employed landscape architect, moved to the Rogue Valley in 1994. She previously lived in Ohio, California and Texas.

She may have had a violent relationship with a boyfriend. The boyfriend is considered a person of interest in her disappearance. Foul play is suspected.

Agency Case Number: 99-9941

Source Information:
Mail Tribune
Jackson County Sheriff's Office  

Doe Network Case File 2575DFO


Date Of Birth: March 30, 1973

  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0; 115 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Light brown / blonde hair; brown eyes.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Crouse was last seen after having a domestic dispute with her boyfriend in the afternoon hours in Romney, West Virginia on November 14, 1997.

No contact has been made since that date.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

West Virginia State Police - Romney Station
Trooper K R Pansch

Source Information:
North American Missing Persons Network
West Virginia State Police

Doe Network Case File 1837DFWV


Date of Birth: November 26, 1955

  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11"; 85-90 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Straight and short hair black hair; brown eyes. Three whiskers on chin.
  • Marks, Scars: Tattoo of a red/black rose on left arm. Tattoo of three cherries on left back. She walks with a limp.
  • Clothing: Black and white long sleeve shirt, black jeans. Black corduroy shoes.
  • AKA: Wezzy

Circumstances of Disappearance
Mary Louise Walker was last seen on December 16 at her home on the 1900 block of Lewis Avenue. She is unable to read or function on her own.

Mary had a domestic violence history with her longtime boyfriend. A witness saw the boyfriend/suspect punch Mary in the face, unconscious. He then made the witness leave the home. Mary has not been seen since.
The suspect is in prison on unrelated crimes.

Agency Case Number: 95-87455

Source Information:
Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA) - Wednesday, February 21, 1996

Doe Network Case File 3013DFCA

HELP BRING Maria Martinez  HOME

Date Of Birth: December 14, 1965

  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5-5'6"; 100-130 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic female. Brown hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Tattoo on left hand "david", tattoo on right shoulder of a rose.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Maria Martinez was last seen after a domestic altercation with live in boyfriend.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Anthony Police Department

Source Information:


Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Date of Birth: April 21, 1943

  • Age: 37 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 to 5'5; 115-120 lbs
  • Brown hair
  • hazel eyes
  •  She was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis and would possibly need treatment at a later date.
  • Dentals: Available
  • Nicknames/Alias: Gloria Kidder and Gloria Morgan

Gloria was last seen on Friday, March 9, 1981 as she left her job in Horsham, Montgomery County.
Gloria's brother had last spoken to her in early 1981, when he called her from his home in Massachusetts to say that their mother had undergone heart bypass surgery and was in the hospital. In the following weeks, her family made dozens of calls, being told that she either wasn't there or wouldn't come to the phone. They left numerous messages, but never heard back from Gloria.
In April 1981 Gloria's mother received a Mother's Day card, ostensibly from Gloria. It was signed not with the familiar "Love, Gloria" but the more formal "Gloria Korzon". And it wasn't in her handwriting. That is when her family contacted the police. When the police chief went to the Korzon residence, Gloria's husband said that she had gone to visit an aunt in Florida. Gloria had an aunt in Florida, but she had not heard from Gloria in months.
About a month before Gloria disappeared, she sent a letter to her stepfather, instructing him not to open it unless something happened to her. The letter was a 3-page list of beatings that Gloria claimed to had suffered at the hands of her husband. The Korzons were not unknown to local police, who had responded to at least eight domestic incidents at their home between 1976 and 1980. Gloria filed for protection from abuse orders, but would always withdraw her complaints before the court hearings.
Gloria was declared dead in 1997, sixteen years after she disappeared. Foul play is suspected.

Source Information:
Pennsylvania Missing
NamUs MP# 10496

Doe Network


Date Of Birth: July 26, 1966

Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old

Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2"; 100 lbs.

Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes. Medium complexion.

Marks, Scars: Benita has a mark on her left cheek. A surgical scar on her abdomen from a hernia operation that she had right after she was born.

Dentals: A chipped front tooth.

AKA: Nita

Benita Spears was last seen by family and friends on October 24, 1989. A missing person report was filed October 25 by her mother, after she did not report to work the day before. Shortly after a missing persons report was filed, Gary police learned that Benita's ex-husband was seen driving Benita's car. The car was recovered November 29, 1989, at a South Shore Line parking lot in East Chicago.

Spears worked part time for the utilities dispatch center at Inland Steel Company in East Chicago as an employee of Kelly Services. She also was a student at Indiana University Northwest. She had two small children.
Police have facts about a history of domestic violence between her and her ex-husband. In 1988, detectives filed charges against Johnny Spears in the Lake County Prosecutor's Office for confinement of Benita Spears, after Benita told police he had beat her and forced her to drive to several locations in Lake County and Illinois without her consent. He was sentenced to two years on July 13, 1988. Shortly before Benita was declared missing, her ex-husband was released from the Lake County Jail. Foul play is suspected. No charges were ever filed in Benita's disappearance.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Gary Police Department
Detective Nelson Otano

Agency Case Number: 09-69071

Source Information:
Forever Missed
Americas Missing Adults
Post-Tribune (IN) - November 1, 1989
Post-Tribune (IN) - November 12, 1989
Post-Tribune (IN) - August 16, 1990
Post-Tribune (IN) - December 2, 1990


Date of Birth: April 5, 1959

Age at Time of Disappearance: 26 years old

Height : 5 ft

Weight : 105 lbs

Hair Color: Blonde

Eye Color: Blue

Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Martha Jean Joines

Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar on upper lip.

Dentals: Available

Fingerprints: Not available

DNA: Not available

Jewelry: Timex watch; Mother of pearl ring; turquoise ring.

Martha McNiel was last seen at her mother's residence in 1984. History of domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse.

If you have any information about this case please contact;

Agency Name: North Wilkesboro Police Department

Agency Contact Person: Captain David Johnson

Agency Phone Number: 336-838-3158

Agency Case Number: 85MP681

NCIC Case Number: M161923535

NamUs Case Number: MP #2537

North Wilkesboro Police Department

Doe Network Profile


.Date Of Birth: April 11, 1965

Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old

Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'11"; 115 lbs.

 White female. Blue eyes; brown hair.

 Lisa's ears are pierced.

AKA: Lisa Elledge

Serial murder suspect John Edward Robinson Sr. was the last person seen with Lisa Stasi and her five-month-old daughter, Tiffany Stasi.

Lisa have been missing since 1985. She disappeared in January 1985 after Robinson reportedly helped the single mother move out of an area domestic violence shelter and gave her a job working for him. For a few months after her disappearance, the FBI probed allegations that Stasi had been taken across state lines for purposes of prostitution and information that her daughter Tiffany had been sold.

Stasi's family later received typewritten letters over her signature that said she was leaving Overland Park, Kansas with Tiffany and no longer wanted to be in touch with them. One of Stasi's relatives told a detective at the time that she was suspicious because Stasi could not type and the words did not sound like hers. The last known whereabouts of Stasi was an Olathe motel room where Robinson had arranged for them to stay three days before she was last seen. After she was reported missing, Robinson told authorities that he had found a letter from Stasi stating that she and the baby had gone to Denver.

Robinson is also suspected in the disappearances of Paula Godfrey andKatherine Clampitt.
Tiffany Stasi was found safe in 2000.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact

NCIC Number:

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
ABC News
Lenexa Police Department

Doe Network Profile Case File 437DFKS

HELP BRING Jacqueline Ramchen HOME

43 years old

White female.

  • AKA: Wilhelmina Jacoba Maria Ramchen 
     Ramchen was last seen dropping her children at school in South Yarra, Victoria on April 10, 1992. 

Two weeks before her disappearance, Jacqueline called police after an incident of domestic violence. The incident resulted in minor injuries such as hair being pulled out and bruising.

The husband of Jacqueline, Slavik "Vic" Ramchen, was charged with the murder of his wife nine years later in July of 2001, but the charges were thrown out during a committal hearing in May, primarily because Mrs Ramchen's body had never been found and she could not be presumed dead.

Mr Ramchen died in October of 2002 after battling cancer. He gave no deathbed confession, dashing police hopes of solving the 10-year mystery.
Jacqueline was a former The Price is Right model.

Victoria Police Department
(613) 9247 6666

Source Information:
James D. Catlin
The Age

Doe Network Profile Case File 1879DFVIC

HELP BRING Debra Jean Vaughan HOME

 Date Of Birth: August 15, 1956

Age : 36

  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 110 lbs.
  • Brown eyes
  • Brown hair.
  • Dentals: natural teeth but dental records are not available.
  • Vehicle: 1980 blue Monte Carlo, 2 door. VIN number 1Z37KAR452303;  license number WWC696

 Debra Vaughan was last seen at her residence in Greer’s Ferry, AR. She shared residence with her former husband. They had a history of domestic violence. In June of 1993 she told her mother she was going to leave her husband, but planned to go back to their trailer to gather her belongings. She has not been seen since. Her former husband was the last person known to see Vaughan alive. Vaughan's family reported her missing to the police five months after they last saw her, January of 1994.
Investigators found many of Vaughan's personal belongings out in the country. And they found a safety deposit box with her valuables. But, they never found Vaughan or her car. She was driving a 1980 blue Chevy Monte Carlo.

Agency Case Number:

NCIC Number: M717140951
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
NamUs MP #12811

Doe NetworK

HELP BRING Melisa Maureen Sloan HOME

  • Date Of Birth: July 4, 1970
  • Age : 23 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 130 lbs.
  • White female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Melisa may have been wearing her white nurse's uniform. Melisa wears a watch.
  • AKA: Melisa Brady
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available

Melisa Sloan was last seen on May 1, 1994 at her apartment on South Kirkman Road, in Orlando, Florida. Her out-of-state family reported her missing after not hearing from her.

At the time of her disappearance Sloan was working as a nurse. Melisa's Social Security number, credit cards and nursing license have not been used since she went missing.

Melisa was born in Bardstown and graduated from Bardstown High School in 1988, and from Spencerian College in Louisville, KY, two years later. She moved to Florida with her husband in 1993. Police were called to Sloan's home twice while they were in Florida for domestic disturbances. During a subsequent visit by police, the husband told police that Melisa had packed her belongings and left him for another man, and that he last saw her on May 1. He told police he didn't know the identity of the other man or how Melisa could be contacted. While most of Melisa's possessions were gone from the apartment, she didn't take her car and she didn't take her cat. She always kept in contact with her family.

Two jail escapees from Oklahoma kidnapped her father from a truck stop off I-65 in Hardin County and took him to the woods in southern Bullitt County. They shot Frank Brady twice and left him to bleed to death less than three years before Melisa's disappearance.

No one has ever been charged in Melisa's disappearance.  Foul play has not been ruled out.

Agency Case Number: 94258481

NCIC Number: M-735246058 
City of Orlando
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Courier Journal
Courier Journal
Melisa Sloan

Doe network

HELP BRING Penny Ratliff Mollett HOME


  • Location Last Seen: Orlando, Orange County, Florida       
  • Date of Birth: May 9, 1952
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 31 to 32 yrs. old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'7" to 5'8"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 100 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Penelope Mollett
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Not Available
  • Fingerprints: Not Available
  • DNA: Available Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown       
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown      

  • Penny's vehicle was seen leaving her residence around 2 a.m. on April 1, 1984. She was reportedly dropped off at Orlando International Airport by a friend(Vehicle Tag --Florida), but it was never confirmed whether she ever boarded a plane. She was never heard from again.

    Penny left behind a 14-year-old son. There was a reported history of domestic violence with her estranged husband, with whom she was going through divorce proceedings

    Investigating Agency(s)If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Orlando Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Patrick Schneider
  • Agency Phone Number: 407-246-2470

  • Agency Case Number: 65168-N
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #7093

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)