On December 1, 1994, Melissa (Missty) Witt was abducted. At about 5:00 p.m, Missy got off work at her job as a dental assistant and discovered that her car wouldn't start. She waited with a co-worker while a Good Samaritan from a local business helped jump start her car.

At around 5:45 p.m, with her car started, Missy stopped at the house she shared with her mom to make a pit stop. She changed out of her work clothes and decided to surprise her mom, Mary Ann Witt, for dinner. Mary Ann bowled on a league at one of the local bowling alleys (Bowling World), so Missy drove to see her.

Between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m, Missy arrived at Bowling World, but she never made it inside to surprise her mother. It is believed that a man approached Missy, and a struggle ensued when she rejected him. That struggle didn't last long, because the assailant hit her in the head with a blunt object, then dragged her to his car, where it is believed he placed Missy in the trunk or truck bed.

On January 13, 1995, two trappers hunting near Turner's Bend in the Ozark National Forest discovered the body of a young woman. Through dental records, cops identified the body as Missy's.

She was found nude, lying face down in the woods, in front of a rock resembling a headstone.

The killer had taken Missy's long-sleeved v-neck shirt, blue jeans, undergarments, purse, wallet, remaining gold hoop earring, and brown-banded Mickey Mouse watch.


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