Pierced ears, the left side of her nose pierced, a 1" scar on her left thigh, no permanent teeth (all baby teeth are present), and an appendectomy scar.
A white T-shirt, blue jeans, and a beige jacket.
Melissa was last seen between 11:45 p.m. and 1:45 a.m. at a party at an apartment complex in the vicinity of the 1700 block of Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. It is believed she left through the alley door on the north side of the building. She has never been seen again.