Debra Marie Melo
North American Missing Persons Network
Debra Marie Melo

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Above Images: Melo, circa 2000

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 20, 2000 from Norfolk County, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 17, 1969
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 63 inches
  • Weight: 114 pounds
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Medium complexion,
    tattoo of a "rose" on right shoulder with the name "Louie" underneath.
  • Clothing: Blue sundress with white flowers and white
    shirt underneath.
  • Jewelry: Diamond ring, ring with the name "Debbie"
    worn on index finger.
  • AKA: Debbie
  • Case Number: 2000-112-0176

  • Details of Disappearance

    Debbie Melo disappeared after she and her husband had a heated argument in their car. Luis Melo told police that he dropped her off on the side of Route 18 in Weymouth after an argument around 3 p.m. on the day she went missing before circling back to the location unable to find her. That was the last place she was reportedly seen, after coming from a doctor’s office in Weymouth.

    Luis Melo reportedly did not report her missing until more than 24 hours after her disappearance, and did not participate in any of the searches or vigils for his wife. Extensive air and ground searches in Weymouth, Taunton and other locations turned up no clues. Police also searched Melo's house and car.
    The couple had managed a doughnut shop in Braintree together. Despite what her family described as a rocky marriage, Debbie Melo adored her children and would not have walked out on her family, relatives have said. Foul play is suspected.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Massachusetts State Police
    (781) 830-4800

    Source Information
    Peninsula Daily News
    Unsolved in the News