June 13, 2021

Episode 86: Melissa Witt

Episode 86: Melissa Witt

This week’s unsolved homicide story comes from Arkansas and involves the brutal murder of a 19-year-old woman named Melissa Witt.

Melissa worked at a local dental clinic. On December 1, 1994, Melissa Witt parked her car in the Fort Smith, Arkansas...


This week’s unsolved homicide story comes from Arkansas and involves the brutal murder of a 19-year-old woman named Melissa Witt.

Melissa worked at a local dental clinic. On December 1, 1994, Melissa Witt parked her car in the Fort Smith, Arkansas Bowling World parking lot. Her mother, Mary Ann Witt, was a member of the bowling alley’s bowling league. Melissa often met with her mother at the bowling alley so they could have dinner together.

Melissa was abducted from the Bowling World parking lot. She was struck in the head. Evidence found at the scene showed signs of a struggle. Blood was found in the parking lot along with her keys and one earring.

On January 13, 1995, two hunters were walking through the Ozark National Forest. Around the Turner Bend area, the men found Melissa’s naked body. Someone had strangled her. For this story, I spoke to LaDonna Humphrey who is the Executive Producer of the Witt project and Aric Mitchell who is with the Ft. Smith police department. LaDonna created a documentary about Melissa Witt that is scheduled to be released sometime this year.

Unfortunately, Melissa’s mother Mary Anne died on March 20, 2011 without knowing who killed her daughter. But it’s still not too late to identify Melissa’s killer. If you know anything about Melissa’s homicide, please contact the Fort Smith Police Department at (479) 709-511. And if you would like additional information about this case, please visit the Who Killed Melissa Witt FB page, and the who killed Missy Witt webpage at www.whokilledmissywitt.com.

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