No new leads in missing person case
Published 5:51 am Wednesday, May 28, 2003
By by HUCK TREADWELL
Special to The Advance
Investigators have no new leads in the two month old search for a missing Escambia County woman.
Melinda Wall McGhee of the Poarch Creek community was reported missing from her home March 24 on Kent Drive in the late afternoon.
McGhee, 31, is 5-feet, 4-inches, and weighs 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
She had finished working a night shift at a nursing home and called her mother and husband from her home around 8:30 a.m. and has not been heard from since.
A massive search for McGhee and clues was held April 5. More than 250 people turned out and searched a 40-square-mile area centered on McGhee's home. The search stretched into Baldwin County and Escambia County, Fla.
At the time of her disappearance, investigators were working under the assumption of foul play. Signs of a struggle were found at her residence.
But all investigators were able to determine was that she was taken from her home by force.
Blood was reportedly found at the scene, but investigators have not determined if it was McGhee's blood or not.
Murphy said investigators were still waiting on results of the blood test from the state crime lab.
Anyone with information on the disappearance of Melinda Wall McGhee should contact the Escambia County Sheriff's Office at 251-809-0741.