Name: Melinda McGhee
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: March 24, 2003
Location Last Seen: Atmore, Escambia County, Alabama
Date of Birth: June 3, 1971
Age: 31 years old
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Fingerprints: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Melinda was last seen on March 24, 2003 at her residence on Kent Road in Atmore, Alabama. She had arrived home from work where she was a nurse on the night shift at a Bay Minette nursing home, at 8:00 a.m. that day. Her husband, Troy McGhee, was at that time at work at Masland Carpets. Their two children were with a baby-sitter, and Troy's son from a previous relationship was at the dentist's. Melinda spoke to Troy and to her mother on the phone at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Troy came home at close to 4:00 p.m. that afternoon and found his wife missing and evidence of a violent struggle in their house. He reported her missing at that time. Her car was parked near the house; the keys were locked inside. Her purse and phone were at home. Foul play is suspected in Melinda's disappearance. Police have not ruled out that Melinda could have been a victim of alleged serial killer, Jeremy Brian Jones. McGhee was a nursing student close to graduating and had been working as a licensed practical nurse at prisons in the area as well as at a nursing home in Bay Minette.
Agency Name: Escambia County Sheriffs Office
Agency Contact Person: Captain Matthew Hammon
Agency Phone Number: (251) 809-0741
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: ECSO03OFF000402
NCIC Case Number: M-963085190
NamUs Case Number: 5022
Added: 8/10/17; Last Updated: 8/10/17
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.