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Find Missing Melissa Alaniz!

Find Missing Melissa Alaniz!

Find missing Melissa Alaniz!
She has been missing for almost 31 years.
She has spent three decades as a missing person.
Where is Melissa Araniz?

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Details

Find missing Melissa Alaniz! Melissa Alaniz has been missing since March 7, 1987. She is missing from El Paso, Texas. Melissa Alaniz is classified as endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1974. At the time of her disappearance, Melissa was 12 years old. Her current age is 43 years old. Melissa Alaniz is a Latino female of Hispanic ethnicity. Her hair is black and her eyes are brown. She is described as 5’2″ tall and 105 pounds a the time of her disappearance. When she was last seen, Melissa was wearing a
black t-shirt with the Iron Maiden band logo. She wore black and white checked jeans, white socks with red and blue stripes on top, and white sneakers.

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Circumstances

Melissa Alaniz was last seen in El Paso, Texas on March 7, 1987. She went out to play video games at a convenience store off Rushing and never returned to her residence. It was in the northeast part of the city. She has never been heard from again. Two weeks before Melissa vanished, she ran away from home after a family argument. She returned after two days, however. And authorities don’t believe she left of her own accord again when she vanished in March 1987.

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Connected Cases?

That same year, several other females disappeared from El Paso. And most of them were later found murdered and buried in the desert. The victims were all small, slender young women. The victims were in their teens and early twenties. Melissa knew at least one of them. The victim was a classmate with whom she had friends in common. She lived in the same neighborhood as several of the victims. And her parents worked with the parents of another victim. Melissa and two other girls, Marjorie Knox and Cheryl Vasquez, are still missing.

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Serial Killer?

David Leonard Wood is a serial rapist who was paroled in January 1987. He was later convicted of murdering six of the El Paso victims. However, he maintains his innocence to this day. He was sentenced to death in 1993. But his sentence remains under appeal. For his lawyers allege he is mentally disabled. The murders of El Paso girls and women stopped after Wood’s October 1987 arrest for rape. He has not been charged in connection with Melissa’s case. And it’s unclear whether he was involved. Melissa’s disappearance remains unsolved

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Appeal

Melissa Alaniz has been missing for almost 31 years. Her case is linked to others where an alleged serial killer is involved. And because he is sentenced on Death Row, his lawyers have mounted a mental disability defense. I find such a defense disgusting as it takes mental ability to plan and execute the murders he is alleged to have committed. And it only wrongfully aggravates the stigma against anyone with any diagnosed cognitive impairment. People without mental or physical disabilities commit the overwhelming majority of violent crimes. Aside from this, Melissa’s loved ones don’t care about his defense. All they care about is that they lost someone early in her life, someone is responsible, and the person has gotten by with it.

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Melissa Alaniz? Have you got information concerning the person (s) responsible for Melissa’s disappearance? If you have information, you can contact the El Paso Police Department at: (915) 832-4445. You can contact
the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678.

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The above information can be found on Melissa Alaniz’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International.

Melissa Alaniz has a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. Click here to view it.

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