About the writer
I was just like you. A 21 year old college student, who had never heard of Melissa Diane McGuinn. One day I saw a picture of a little missing girl, and was very curious what her story was. Once I read her story, I could not stop thinking about it.
It began to drive me bonkers, trying to wrap my head around what on earth could have happened to the little girl. I talked about it to my family and friends through out the day, and I thought about it in bed at night while I was trying to sleep. The story captivated me.
I would spend several months trying to find all the information about it that I could. Then one day, I found contact information for a family friend.
I sent him a message, and tried to offer the only help I knew to give. I am a good blogger and a good facebook page administrator.
I have created many facebook pages for missing children, five of which hit over 15,000 followers, 3 of those five children would be found.
I contacted the family friend, and asked him if he could tell Melissa's mother, that I would like to create a facebook page about Melissa. Next thing I knew, I was talking on the phone with Melissa's mom.
I found out there was even so much more to the story than I thought. Melissa's story was really, made for the movies.
Melissa's mother said she wanted Melissa's story to be told, and wanted more of an online presence for Melissa, but she had no computer, and didn't know anyone else who had good computer skills to help.
That night, we set up the plan. I would work with the McGuinns to get Melissa's story on the internet, in hopes of someday finding the information needed to find out Melissa's fate.