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Missing Child


Melissa Hinako Braden

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Missing child information:

Missing Child: Melissa Hinako Braden

Alias: "Hinako Uchiyama"

Nickname: Hina

Date Missing: 3/16/2006
Missing From: Los Angeles, CA
DOB: 4/6/2005
Age at Disappearance: 11 mos.
Sex: Female
Race: Caucasian/Japanese
Height: 30"
Weight: 25 lbs.
Eyes: Dark brown
Hair: Dark brown
Other: Melissa has dark birthmarks on the small of her back and on her right arm at the shoulder. She also has a small reddish mark on the back of her neck inside the hairline.

Circumstances: Melissa was abducted by her non-custodial mother on March 16, 2006 from Los Angeles, California. A Child Abduction warrant and a felony Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant have been issued for Ryoko. They may have traveled out of the country to Saitama, Japan. Melissa's picture is shown age-progressed to 14 years by NCMEC.

Abductor: Ryoko Uchiyama
Non-custodial Mother
DOB: 10/15/1973
Sex: Female
Race: Japanese
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Eyes: Dark brown
Hair: Black



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