The Doe Network:
Case File 144DFOH

1 Age-Progression
Left: Collins, circa 1991; Right: Age-progressed to age 36 (circa 2010)

Melissa Ann Collins
Missing since August 8, 1991 from Akron, Summit County, Ohio.
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 25, 1973
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3; 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Collins has a scar on her upper left arm. Melissa's nose and ears were pierced at the time of her disappearance.
  • Jewelry: Melissa was wearing a gold chain necklace at the time of her disappearance.
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Collins and her daughter, Jasmine Collins, were last seen on August 8, 1991. They were en route to a nearby grocery store in their hometown of Akron, Ohio and have never been seen again. Collins was not carrying any extra clothing or personal items for either of them at the time they disappeared. She also had no plans to travel.
In mid-August of 1993, a homicide detective received information that Melissa and Jasmine were dead.
The only suspect in the case, an Akron man with a history of violence and instability, killed himself six months after Melissa and Jasmine vanished.

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Collins or her daughter, please contact:
Akron Police Department
Missing Persons Unit
Sergeant Bruce Graham or Detective Diane Sulak

All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

NCMEC #: NCMC758425

Case Number: 919305

NCIC Number: M-510996563
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

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