Savannah, Ga. – The family of Melanie Steele, a 24-year-old woman who disappeared over four months ago, is now desperately seeking help from the public. Along with the help of the Savannah Police Department and the FBI, they are asking for information about where she might be.
Cp. Michael Rowan said on Saturday that Steele’s family and friends haven’t heard from her since the night of September 13. They do know that there were other people involved in her disappearance.
Julia Johnson, Melanie Steele’s mother, said that the last time she and her daughter spoke was on the night that she went missing. Johnson said that she clings to that message, when her daughter said she loves her.
When she first went missing, her mother posted on Facebook, “It’s been over 24 hours. Her car has been recovered! No word from her. No activity on Facebook.” When authorities found Melanie’s vehicle, it was located “on the other side of town” from the Motel 6 she was staying at with her husband.
In a phone call with News 3, Johnson said, “I know she left the hotel and has not been seen or heard from since. Oh my God, I am so concerned because Melanie would never, ever, ever just leave.
“My daughter has been missing since September 13th. That’s 125 days that I have to get into a warm bed at night and try to sleep not knowing the condition that my child is in,” said Johnson. “It is hard. We miss her and we really need her back home. We need your help.”
Melanie Steele’s brother, Anthony Johnson, also spoke out to the public about his sister’s disappearance. “We’re going crazy. This is something that happens on TV. We’re not supposed to be going through this.”
Melanie Steele was last seen in the 2100 block of California Avenue in Savannah, Georgia, near a motel on Abercorn Street. She is described as a white female with blonde curly hair who weighs 150 pounds and is five feet, seven inches tall. The clothing that she wore that night is unknown.
If anyone has information about her whereabouts, they are being asked to call the Savannah Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at 912-651-6742 or they can call CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020.