The Doe Network:
Case File 687DFNY

Left: Reiter circa 1992; Right: Age-Progression by NCME to age 18 (circa 2009)

Melissa Erin Reiter
Missing since May 23, 1992 from Little Neck, New York.
Classification: Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 17, 1991
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 1 year old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 2'9" - 84 cm, 30 lbs - 14 kg
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Curly brown hair; blue eyes.

Circumstances of Disappearance
On May 23, 1992, Melissa disappeared from her Queens home. The courts had awarded custody to Melissa’s father. Melissa was 16-months old when she disappeared. She is believed to be with her noncustodial mother, Beth Shari Reiter, aka "Beth Shoken". Investigators believe that Melissa may still be in the New York area.

Beth Shari Reiter

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: December 23, 1961
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"; 110 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; brown eyes

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

New York City Police
Missing Person Squad

Local Case Number: KNMP07722

NCIC Number: M-579991544
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Source Information:
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

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