The Umatilla County (OR) Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 26-year-old Melody Kaye Mickel, who was reported missing under suspicious circumstances on Friday April 27, 2012 at 5:30 a.m. Mickel was reported missing by a co-worker after she left her job at Rite Aid in Hermiston, Oregon.
Umatilla/Morrow County Major Crimes Team investigators believe 28-year-old Alberto Quiroz Martinez is a suspect in Mickel’s disappearance. Investigators believe that Mickel and Martinez have been involved in a domestic relationship.
Martinez is described as a Hispanic male, 5’11′, 160 to 180 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes.
Mickel is described as a white female, 5’5″, 124 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.
Martinez’ vehicle is described as a black 2006 Subaru Legacy 4-door.
Attached is a flyer for public distribution with photos of Mickel, Martinez, and a 2006 Subaru Legacy 4-door. Investigators would like the public to share this information via Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets.
Anyone who sees Martinez or Mickel is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about this investigation is asked to call the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kasey Ward at (541) 966-3651.
Source: Portland Police – Sent on behalf of the Umatilla/Morrow County Major Crimes Team.