Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
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.
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Massachusetts State Police
Peninsula Daily News
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