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Melissa Riedell

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 03/07/1986

Occupation: Student

Agency: Colorado Springs Police Department

City: Colorado Springs

Date of Birth: 03/29/1970

County: El Paso

Date of Death: 03/07/1986

Agency Case #: 86-7319

Age: 16

Judicial District: 4th Judicial District

Gender: Female

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Blue

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Brown

About this Case:

On March 7, 1986, Mrs. Diana Riedell arrived at her apartment at, 4750 Nightingale Drive at approximately 3:00 p.m. On entering she found her daughter, Melissa Riedell deceased lying on her own bed with a knife in her chest. An autopsy revealed that there was a ligature mark around Melissa's throat, however the ligature itself was not found. Melissa had also been stabbed multiple times. The mother stated that she had spoken with Melissa by phone at approximately 2 p.m., and was to pick up her daughter and take her to visit a friend. There did not appear to be any forced entry and the door was locked when her mother arrived at 3 p.m. There was also no indication of sexual assault nor a struggle. Anyone with information regarding this case, is asked to please contact the Colorado Springs Police Department.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Colorado Springs Police Department

Colorado Springs


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