Melanie in 1975
Melanie in 2006
|Portrayed by|| Savannah Stehlin (1975) |
Shannon Sturges (2006)
Melanie Campbell disappeared in 1975 after being friends with an unpopular black neighbor, Cherise. The Cold Case team investigated her disappearance after recieving a postcard supposedly written by Melanie saying the "trolls had gotten her" they had assumed she had been murdered.
She was driven miles into the countryside and shot in the head by another racist neighbourhood boy named Dale, who blamed Melanie for his father being angry and beating him for a vandalism he didnt commit. However, she survived the attack and had no memory of who she was or where she came from and worked as a waitress and went by the name Jennifer Robinson. She was then reunited with her parents and Cherise.