|Disappeared||December 3, 1989|
|Missing for||31 years|
Melissa Lee Brannen was a girl who was kidnapped at a Christmas party on December 3, 1989. A conviction for the abduction was made, yet it was not possible to bring forward a charge of murder since her remains were never located and she could not be proven to be deceased. Melissa is believed to have been murdered, although her mother remains hopeful.
- Melissa's case was shown on an episode of The FBI Files.
- She was briefly shown on an episode of The New Detectives when the process of age progression was depicted in the LSU FACES lab.
- Forensic Files also covered the case.