The Doe Network:
Case File 1722DFFL

Right: Progressed to age 12 by NCMEC

Melissa Marie Bustamante
Missing since August 23, 1998 from Miami, Dade County, Florida
Classification: Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Bustamante was last seen in Miami, Florida on August 23, 1998.
Melissa Marie Bustamante was abducted by her noncustodial mother, Cecil Jacqueline Argote. An FBI International Parental Kidnapping warrant was issued for the abductor on November 15, 2002. They may have left the country and traveled to Colombia.

Cecil Jacqueline Argote

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: August 24, 1963
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5' 3" (160 cm); 100 lbs (45 kg).
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic Female. Black hair; green eyes.

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

Miami-Dade Police Department
Your Local FBI

Agency Case #: 364736W-1

NCMEC #: NCMC867556

NCIC Number: M-391178671
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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