North American Missing Persons Network
Melinda Wall McGhee

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Above Images: Melinda, circa 2003

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 24, 2003 from Atmore, Escambia County, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 3, 1971
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • NCIC Number: M-963085190

  • Details of Disappearance
    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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Escambia County Sheriffs Office
    (251) 809-0741
    Alabama Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    (800) 228-7688

    Source Information
    Alabama Department of Public Safety
    The Brewton Standard