Authorities Search Area Near AL/FL Line For Missing Woman’s Body

March 7, 2009

Alabama authorities continued their search Friday for Melinda Wall McGhee, the Atmore area woman that has been missing for five years.

Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department officials spent part of Friday searching an area off Perry Lane in Wawbeek for clues in McGhee’s disappearance. Perry Lane is about a mile north of Highway 31 off Sardis Church Road near Old Atmore Road. The location is about three miles north of the Florida/Alabama line and North Escambia.

On the last day of January, authorities searched a water-filled gravel pit off Jack Springs Roads near the Judson Cemetery between Atmore and Poarch, but they did not locate a body.

Melinda Wall McGhee was reported missing from her residence on Kent Road on March 24, 2003. She was 31 at the time.

Authorities said that they follow up on leads and recheck some locations involved in the case.

Anyone with information on McGhee’s disappearance is asked to call the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department at (251) 809-0741 or their local law enforcement agency.

Pictured above: Two photos of Melinda Wall McGhee who went missing in March 2003.


One Response to “Authorities Search Area Near AL/FL Line For Missing Woman’s Body”

  1. Tammy Simmons on March 8th, 2009 1:57 am

    This has been a groolinly drawn out tragidy for the families. Please, if you have any information about this case it doesn’t how little you may think it to be. Please contact the aurthorities. We as a community and the families need this closure.
    our prayers are still with you all and everyone that is involved in the searches. It makes my heart proud to see that we haven’t given up like we so easily could have.

    ps. i was watching a documentery on serial killers and i saw that melinda was listed as one of his victims what of that???