Melissa Dawn Hasley

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Above Images: Hasley, circa 2002


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 18, 2002 from Des Moines, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 23, 1971
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'5, 90 - 128 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Red/blonde hair, hazel/green eyes. Hasley does not have permanent teeth; all her baby teeth are still present. She has an appendectomy scar on her abdomen and one-inch scar on her left thigh. Her ears and the left side of her nose are pierced. Hasley's nickname is Missy.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, a beige jacket and blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hasley was last seen between 11:45 p.m. and 1:45 a.m. at an apartment complex in the vicinity of the 1700 block of Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended a party at Oak Ridge Apartments that evening and then went to another apartment complex on Grand Avenue. She is believed to have left the building through an alley door on the north side, but no one actually saw her do so. She has never been heard from again.

    Hasley has previously lived in Abel, Iowa and Orlando, Florida. She was involved with drugs and prostitution in 2002, but her loved ones stated she would not have abandoned her three children. Her older sister was murdered in 2006, four years after her disappearance; the killing was unrelated to Hasley's case and the murderer confessed and was sentenced to prison. Hasley's disappearance case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Des Moines Police Department


    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    The Des Moines Register
    City of Des Moines
    Iowa Cold Cases


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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