Have heard the news about Melissa Highsmith

According to everybody, Melissa Suzanne Highsmith, a toddler who was abducted by a phony babysitter from her family’s Fort Worth, Texas home in 1971, has been found alive and well and has reunited with the Highsmith family. She had been living under the name Melanie Warren.

This is obviously terrific news. She had been missing for 50 years, 51 years in August!

I am going to wait on official police confirmation on this because past hoax “finds” have made me wary. But it is really awesome news. Her family will have her home for Christmas.

5 thoughts on “Have heard the news about Melissa Highsmith

  1. Jaime November 28, 2022 / 3:29 pm

    It is awesome news and gives hope to families like Sabrina Aisenberg, Lisa Irwin, Raymond Green and Marlene Santana that they are alive out there as well. As well as all the other children kidnapped before they were 2 years old.

  2. christie groves November 28, 2022 / 4:42 pm

    I just listened to this podcast on the vanished, of course I’m glad that she was found seeing the podcast just aired I’m sure it contributed to her being found! Thank God!!!! Hooray

  3. Bee November 28, 2022 / 6:58 pm

    So wonderful! And the family solved it themselves! DNA works! All people who have missing loved ones need to test on all available commerical DNA sites.

    • Allie A December 9, 2022 / 3:22 pm

      The family solved it with the help of a podcast that connected them with an expert.

  4. Vincent November 28, 2022 / 7:07 pm

    The age-progressed sketch included on Melissa’s CharleyProject page looks very different from the real Melissa (assuming she IS the real Melissa) that appears in the recent photo of her standing with her elated parents.

    On the other hand, there appears to be a strong family resemblance in the recent photo of her with her elated parents. My gut tells me this newly discovered Melissa is the real Melissa. I hope the woman who kidnapped her is still alive, and I hope they throw the book at her.

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