Left: Melissa circa, 1992
Right: Age Progressed to age 23
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: May 23, 1992
Missing From: Little Neck, Queens County, New York
Classification: Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: January 17, 1991
Age: 1 year old
Height and Weight: 2’9″ and 30 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Brown hair, Blue eyes, Melissa might use the last name “Shoken”
NCMEC Number: 770694
Details of Disappearance
Melissa was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Beth Shari Reiter, from Little Neck, New York on May 23rd 1992. She did this after the courts gave custody to Melissa’s father.
Beth was born on December 23rd 1961, she was 30 years old when she abducted her daughter. She’s described as being Caucasian and stood at 5’3″ and weighed 110 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. She might also use the last name Shoken. Investigators believe that both subjects may still be in the New York area.
Neither Beth or Melissa have been seen since they disappeared. Their whereabouts remain a mystery.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New York City Police Department 212-374-6918
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children