North American Missing Persons Network
Rossana Miliani

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Above Images: Miliani, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 7, 2005 from Cherokee, Jackson County, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 13, 1976
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 220-225 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Italian descent. Large tattoo of
    a lotus flower with Chinese symbols on lower back, small shards of
    glass on upper arm from a car accident, long wavy hair, small
    birthmark on chin, double pierced ears, wisdom teeth surgically
    removed. Speaks Spanish, Italian and was learning French.
  • Medical Conditions: Diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and
    schizophrenia, but was not taking her medication.
  • Jewelry: Possibly wearing a solitary diamond ring in white gold,
    white gold pendant with a yellow stone.
  • AKA: "Sassy"
  • NCIC Number: M-625379173
  • Case Number: 05-037539

  • Details of Disappearance
    Rossana was last heard from on December 7, 2005. She was last know to have stayed at the Ramada Inn in Cherokee, North Carolina, courtesy of a pastor named David from the Methodist Church. Her family has been unable to establish contact with her since.

    She was carrying a big light beige suitcase with broken handle, matching carry on, and a laptop computer. She may have pawned or sold her laptop; she has no money and her phone won't accept any more messages. There has been no activity on her bank account since December 7.

    She is from Miami, Fl and was vacationing in North Carolina at the time of her disappearance. She went to North Carolina to hike the Appalachian Trail. Investigators are now trying to learn if Miliani met Gary Hilton there, and possibly met her fate.
    Hilton is charged with murdering hiker Meredith Emerson. Authorities are determining if this accused killer played a role in in Rossana's disappearance.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Asheville Police Department
    (828) 259-5910
    Broward County Sheriff's Office

    Source Information
    The Miliani Family