Becky and Robert McGuinn kindly took in a special needs woman, to help teach her how to take care of her young son. March 7, 1988 Wanda Reed vanished out the back door with the McGuinn's 7 month old daughter Melissa. 8 minutes later Wanda returned alone. Melissa was never seen again.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dear Melissa

Hi Melissa, or whatever your name may be now,
My name is Anna. If you are reading this then I'm sure you know by now who I am. I first learned of your disappearance in 2012, and since then I've been trying everything I can to locate you. I couldn't really tell you why, I just have always felt I was supposed to find you. I've helped find missing children before. Once I helped locate the body of a murdered boy, another time I spoke to a child abductor over facebook and convinced him to return the child alive and unharmed.  I've aided with planning prayer vigils, search parties, and flyer campaigns in a dozen other cases before you.

I often wonder if you have any idea where you come from, if you have been treated right, and whether you are alive or dead.
Many lives were changed the day you went away.
The thought crossed my mind today, that by 27 years old, you've probably figured out something, and maybe you just love your life so don't want to bring this up.

I would love to move on to other missing childrens cases, but I'm so invested in your case, with the countless hours I've spent talking about it, and the many thousands of miles I've driven while looking for answers.

I hope you know there's ways to put an end to this. You don't have to come out publicly, dealing with all the media, and your bio family, and all the craziness that goes along with a missing child being found. But please, give some kind of sign that you are alive and alright.

797,500 children younger than 18 were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied resulting in an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.In New Jersey there are 57 missing children. Most are found quickly, but some are never found, and need a lot more support, time, and resources to find them.  The detectives have put a lot of time and resources into finding you, and so have I.

If you are ok, and enjoy the life you have had, wouldn't you want that time and effort to go to another child who is not ok? A child who is not safe? A child who is unloved, and abused? Take Jaycee Duggard for example; a girl who was kidnapped, raped, beaten, starved, and brain washed for over 10 years. Forced to give birth to her rapist's 2 children, then pretend they were her sisters.

There's nearly 8,000 people now talking about you and looking for you. This blog has had almost 50,000 views. If you feel you don't need to be found, wouldn't you want all those people talking about and looking for another missing child who does need to be found?

Please contact the police, and just let them know they can take you off the missing persons list. Or reach out to me to tell me I can move on.

Until you do, we will keep wondering if you are alive or dead, abused or in danger, and lives will continue to be hurt because of not knowing what happened to you. We will keep worrying that you are living the kind of life Jaycee did.

I wish you the best in life, and thank you for at least taking the time to read this.
I hope that one day I can meet you, but if not, that's ok. I just want to know you are alive and well.

-Anna

Monday, July 15, 2013

Wanda's Escape

While Wanda was in waiting, to determine if she was competent to stand trial, she was placed in an institution, from which she escaped and was missing for five hours. Authorities believed she was trying to go to Louisiana in pursuit of her husband. But could she have possibly visited the place she left Melissa?

It's just one more of many unanswered questions in the mystery of Melissa McGuinn

Here is the news article on the escape:



Common-law husband Robert Ashley
Accused baby kidnapper Wanda F Reed  apparently tried to escape from Vineland Developmental Center last weekend, after learning that her common-law husband was leaving New Jersey.

Still attempting to gather details of Reed's escape Saturday night, Assistant Prosecutor Randolph D Norris said the mentally disabled woman had received a phone call from her common-law husband Robert Ashley, who informed her he was leaving for their home state of Louisiana.

"We believe she was dispondent, with no one being around here, and she left with the idea of making her way back to Louisiana." Norris said.

The assistant prosecutor said she did not know how long Reed knew of Ashley's plans before deciding to flee.

Reed is suspected of kidnapping seven month old Melissa McGuinn, who has been missing since March 6 and is believed to have been tossed into the Delaware River.

The woman who has been housed at the developmental center since April, escaped from the facility Saturday night, after pushing a 57 year old supervisor to the ground while the two were walking to a convenience store.

Reed was found five hours later wandering around a fast food restaurant near the Cumberland mall.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Similarities between Levon Wameling and Melissa McGuinn

If you turned on the national news any time recently, you've probably heard something about the missing baby boy Levon Wameling. There has been a public outrage that he was not reported missing for two weeks, after his father claimed he was kidnapped off the front porch.
But what caught my attention, was how his father was clearly walking around in an altered universe due to his drug use. In other words, he was not competent to account for what happened to the child. Some one may have caught on to this, and see him as a target, as he was easily manipulated.

This reminded me of baby Melissa McGuinn. Wanda Reed was gone for only 8 minutes, but when she returned there was no trace of her roommate's baby, and there has been no trace of her for 25 years now. Wanda was deemed to have the mind of a toddler, easily preyed upon and easily manipulated.


It struck a chord with me. Levon and Melissa are both what you could call, "high price" babies. Beautiful blue eyed smiley blondes, still too young to know who their parents are, both were with people not competent enough to care for a child.

They live only about 300 miles apart from each other, and close to the same age; 9 months and 7 months old.

Am I suggesting the two were taken by the same people? No. But little Levon today, and Melissa many years ago, open my mind to the idea that you would think only happens in movies. What if there really is an underground market for babies? What if Caucasian, blonde babies are the most valuable? What if, now and then babies are abducted and taken to these underground markets? Maybe there are people out there today, and 25 years ago, that look for incompetent individuals to profit off the children in their care?

Maybe then, Levon and or Melissa are still alive. If these markets do exist, then maybe there is hope they will one day come home.

If you have information about Baby Levon or Melissa, please come forward and shed light to the truth.

Monday, June 24, 2013

S.O.S Need help!

It started 6 months ago when I sent a facebook message to a family friend of Melissa's. I asked Mr. Larry how I could help try and spread awareness about Melissa.

In the following days I ended up on the phone with multiple friends and family of Melissa.
I talked to her mom Becky, who was now living in a far away state. She said that online awareness would be helpful.

Thus this blog and facebook page were made. It is mostly just me working on my laptop in Tulsa, Oklahoma....1,000 miles from New Jersey.

I feel it is important to have some one in New Jersey, even nicer if they were near Trenton, who could help with awareness efforts.

I am hoping this message reaches some one,who would join the admin team on facebook, and also be able to do stuff on the ground in New Jersey. Maybe now is the time some one will come forward with the truth if they find out we are still searching for Melissa.

Please contact us if you can help. If you cannot, then please share this post. Even if you do not know anyone near New Jersey, please still share this post so that some one who knows some one might get us connected.

We really need local support!


Monday, March 25, 2013

Baby Adoption Ring Sale??


1-month-old Andre was last seen on March 29, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York with his mother, Monique Rivera. A day earlier, she was taking Andre and her two older sons for a walk when she encountered two African-American women driving a 1988 or 1989 burgundy Pontiac Gran Am Sports Edition car with tinted windows and possible Maryland license plates.

One of the women was approximately 30 years old in 1989 and the other woman was approximately 22 years old with red hair & both were 5"7 and 130 lbs. The women engaged Monique in conversation about her kids and convinced her to go shopping with them. They bought Monique some clothes and took her home. Monique told her boyfriend's sister, Patricia Bryant that the women used a fraudulent credit card to make their purchases and she planned to go shopping with them again. Patricia agreed to babysit the kids while Monique went shopping.

The next day, Patricia went to Monique's apartment to babysit. The two women didn't pick up Monique outside of her apartment, but called her home from a payphone across the corner, asking her to come out and meet them. They insisted that Monique bring Andre with them, so Monique took Andre with her and left her other sons with Patricia.
On March 30, 1989, Monique's body was discovered in the woods near City Island Road in the Bronx borough of New York City. She had been struck on the head & strangled, and there was no sign of Andre nor the two women or their car. Andre has never been found and the two women who accompanied Monique on the shopping trip were never identified.

Authorities believe that Andre might've been sold into an adoption ring. At the time of his disappearance, they thought Andre's presumed abduction might be connected to the disappearances of 1-year-old Shane Walker and 2-year-old Christopher Dansby since they are all of African-American descent and both disappeared from the same Harlem park three months apart in 1989. Andre's disappearance is still unsolved.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tale of two toddlers likely sold

It's been a while since we've updated this blog. I recently read an intriguing story, which sparked an idea to feature other stories of missing children who may have been sold. Here is a story I have copied from CNN.


Shane Walker at age of abduction
When Rosa Glover brought her 19-month-old son to a New York City playground in 1989, she had no idea tragedy was about to strike a second time in the same place.
In May 1989, 2-year-old Christopher Dansby disappeared from his grandmother's sight on that playground.
Not quite three months later, on a hot August day, Glover's son, Shane Walker, vanished.
As an intense search for both children generated media and public interest across the city, the New York Police Department pointed out other eerie similarities in the cases:
The boys were playing in the same area of the park when they disappeared -- Walker at 5 p.m. on a Thursday, Dansby at 7 p.m. on a Thursday.
Moments before they went missing, the boys were playing with the same children -- a 10-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother, according to news reports.
In addition, Walker and Dansby lived in the same apartment building in a nearby housing project in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood.
Shane Walker age progression
"That's a hell of a coincidence,'' says Ron Jones, a senior case manager with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a nationwide clearinghouse and advocacy group.
Jones, assigned to the Walker and Dansby cases from the start, says leads still come into his office fairly often and he relays them to the New York City police.
"People who think they might have seen Shane call us up with a tip,'' he says. "They might be going with the age-enhanced photo.''
According to his mother, Shane was sitting on a bench with her and eating potato chips when the children approached and asked if he could play.
"So I said, 'He's young.' And they said, 'We don't mind,' '' Glover recalls.
While the three children played near the slide, Glover says, a man sat near her and started talking about crime, about how things happen to children. He even mentioned kidnapping. He showed Glover scars he said he had gotten in fights.
"I turned my head to look at all the scars on his body," she says. "When I turned back, I didn't see my son.''
The children Shane was playing with were not around, either. "I started walking around the park, hollering and screaming.''
The next thing Glover remembers is seeing the same two children re-enter the park through a hole in a wire fence.
"I said, 'Where's my son?' " The boy and girl said they left him in the park. Glover took the children to the police station. They were let go after extensive questioning.

Christopher Dansby
Police searched and questioned Glover and her relatives. "They thought maybe a family member took him out of the park,'' Glover said, adding that police also interviewed the man with the scars and released him.
Abduction by a stranger is rare, says Sarah White, a case manager with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, a state-run law enforcement support agency.
By far, most missing people cases are non-custodial parental kidnappings and runaways, White says.
Like Shane Walker, Christopher Dansby has never been found.
The Walker case is still active, according to Detective Cheryl Crispin, a New York Police Department spokesperson. The NYPD declined repeated requests for an interview or more details.
One lead in the days after Shane's disappearance was especially unnerving. Glover says she received a phone call saying her son was buried in an abandoned building. Police investigated and found nothing. To this day, Glover, 57, believes Shane, her only child, is alive. He would be 21.
"I just hope and pray that one day I see him,'' she says, speculating that by now he might have kids of his own.
"I would give him a hug and kiss and we'd go somewhere -- to Florida, anywhere -- just to get away, just to be with him.''
Glover and Shane's father still live in the neighborhood but left the apartment building years ago. Glover avoids walking past the playground.
"Every time I come in the area I start crying and feel depressed,'' she says. Police initially speculated, she says, that Shane might have been kidnapped and sold on the black market.
Some years ago, Glover appeared on "The Montel Williams Show," where a psychic told her Shane was being raised by a wealthy family. Glover brought a photograph of Shane and some of his toys to the show so the psychic could touch them. She said he ''was well taken care of and he was learning the piano,'' Glover recalls.
Though her time with him was short, Glover is comforted by memories of her young son. "He smiled all the time. He only laughed when tickled. ''He liked teddy bears and monkeys."
For a short time, Shane and his parents had a pet chimpanzee named James. The toddler enjoyed sticking bananas in the cage for James to eat.
Glover also recalls a trip they took to Disney World in Florida shortly before Shane went missing. He loved the rides, she says, but was afraid of Mickey Mouse. "He would just holler and scream. I had to carry him all around the park.''
Shane's recollections of her might be dim because he was so young when he disappeared, she says. Still, when she became ill a few years ago, Glover felt driven to hang on.
"I was praying that I survive so I could see him when they find him.''
If you have any tips about this case, please call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).