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26 Year-Old Missing Baby Case Reopens With New Leads

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Seven-month old Melissa McGuinn disappeared from her Trenton home 26 years-ago. At first her disappearance was viewed as a cold case, but now because of the work of a few cops, bloggers and others who refused to give up, there are new leads and law enforcement is viewing this as an open case worth pursuing.

Baby Melissa's mom and husband shared a home with a woman named Wanda Reed. One day Reed, who was 30 but had the mental capacity of a 6 year-old, walked out of the house with baby Melissa and returned alone. Police arrested Reed for kidnapping, but because her stories changed from having thrown the baby into the river to having given the baby to a man on the street. Reed was ruled unfit to stand trial and the McGuinn's never got answers.

Now years later, Blogger Anna Canard thinks that Melissa is alive and living her life not necessarily aware of what happened to her years ago.

“It's just a matter of time before she recognizes herself or someone else recognizes her or someone else who was afraid to say something back that might come forward and say ‘hey you know what, I know what happened',” she said.

Recently, four individuals suspected of being Melissa have been given DNA tests. So far, three of those have come back negative and they're still waiting for results from the forth test.

Law enforcement hopes that the renewed attention will eventually lead to someone with information or the real Melissa to come forward. If you know anything about baby Melissa, please contact the New Jersey State Police.

 

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