Above: Melissa Reiter in 1992 (left) and an age-progressed image to 18, circa 2008 (right)

Melissa Erin Reiter

Last seen on May 23, 1992 in Little Neck, New York

Vital statistics: White female. Born on January 17, 1991. Curly brown hair, blue eyes. She may use the alias last name "Shoken." Was one at the time.

Circumstances: She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Beth Shari Reiter. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. The courts had awarded custody to Melissa's father at the time she vanished. They may still be in New York City.


Above: Beth Reiter in 1992

Vital statistics: White female. Born on December 23, 1961. Blond hair, blue eyes. She may use the alias last name "Shoken." Was thirty at the time.

If you have any information about Melissa's whereabouts, please contact the New York City Police Missing Person Squad at 212-694-7781. Any information received can be kept confidential.


Information used to compile this case file came from the following sources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Doe Network
The Charley Project
New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
Long Island Press

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