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Cindy Lee Mellin Case #869DFCA Ventura Police Department 805-339-4400
* Posted by Nancy on April 15, 2010 at 9:12pm
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Cindy Lee Mellin was a 19 yr old College Student Ventura California working part time at the
Broadway Department Store at Mills and Main in Ventura Ca. ( The mall is how the Pacific View Mall
and the Broadway is now Macy's)
She left her job at about 9:20 P.M. January 20, 1970 never to be heard of again.
Her case has never really been profiled except in a Ghost Haunting Book done by
author Richard Senate. Everyone seems to claim her case toward the Killer
But why has her case stopped at 1970. Her family has since passed away.
The night she was standing by her car a light colored car was seen by her and
a 25-30 year old man was seen some say it was Edward Nelson Cole aka: Sam Roper
he was questioned by the Ventura Police Department let go and never seen or heard of
She loved red and was wearing a red ribbon with her dress in red and blue courduroy coat
blue shoes with a buckles. A pearl ring gold.
So where is she today why hasn't anyone been her voice her hands in helping find out what
where and who happened to her.
Well I am those eyes and I am those hands and ears.
Cindy Lee Mellin did not just leave the parking lot.
Cindy Lee Mellin was taken that night.
Someone knows about it
Cindy Lee Mellin is known for her spirit on cold and foggy nights at the mall.
I wonder if that is true. I plan to find out very soon.
Maureen-Peace4 Admin Comment by Maureen-Peace4 Admin 1 day ago
Ah, so sad that her parents are deceased and how heartbreaking they died before getting answers. Let us know what we can do to help bring awareness.
Patty Beeken Comment by Patty Beeken 18 hours ago
I have entered her information into the NamUs system.
eve carson Comment by eve carson 14 hours ago
There are answers in every case, and victims deserve their truth to be known. It's important for everyone not to let these cases get shelved without explanation. These are real people, real lives, and someone knows what happened. Cindy Lee Mellin's case has a similarity with the case I am pressing. One theorist connected Joan Webster's murder to the Zodiac. She was murdered in 1981 in Boston, and no real connection can be made. The Zodiac was real and had real victims, and whether a connection can be made in Cindy Lee's case, I don't know. There needs to be caution not to let authorities just answer with this explanation without the substance to support it. Authorities today are attempting to explain away other unresolved murders in Boston to a named suspect in Joan's case, and label him a serial killer posthumously. There was no real evidence to connect him to Joan, and recovered documents support he was wrongly convicted in another murder. It's the height of irresponsibility and disregard for the victims to explain them away in this fashion to get them off their books so to speak. I pray you find answers. Eve
Sara Huizenga Comment by Sara Huizenga 13 hours ago
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Nancy Comment by Nancy 12 hours ago
Hi Eve: I feel the same about Cindy's case. There is newspaper info that the Police blamed the Father. The newspaper took it to another level about the Zodiac Killer. Everyone thought it was him and still do. She was with a person that night Edward Nelson Cole aka Sam Roper her friends came back to see if she was o.k. they thought the person was her Dad. One said it was
Edward. Police questioned Edward and let him go never to be seen or heard again, meanwhile the Father Mr. Leonard Mellin lashing out at the Police for doing such a horrible job. Maybe they did. Ventura Police back then were not the best. Ventura did not have many or any cases like Cindy.
So her case just sat, someone did a Ghost Haunt on her and labeled her as one of the Zodiac Killers person. But I feel in my heart she went with someone she knew. Who promised her a ride home.
Some say she was seen in Fresno-her Uncle saw her: Drugged up? That ever got anywhere.
I hope in the next years to find out.
Thank you all for keeping her memory alive.
I know she is thanking you all for that.
Just like the millions of other lost Women and Men, Children of the world.
There memories should not go dark.
Cindy Lee Mellin the girl, the Broadway Co-ed
that never made it home that cold foggy wet night in Ventura Ca.
January 20, 1970.
God bless you all
eve carson Comment by eve carson 8 hours ago
Nancy, the case is old enough you might have success with an FOIA request. Check the requirements on line for CA. States vary. The process isn't easy I've discovered. Sometimes it takes an appeal process, but it is worth it to get information. Start putting together a timeline. I included some Zodiac dates in mine as they pertained to Joan's case. Include everything until you can cross something off. It's amazing how things begin to come to light. Then going back to the documentation you have, you might be able to fit more pieces. Every life deserves the answers why it was taken. Eve
Nancy Comment by Nancy 2 hours ago
The case was in California Ventura what is a FOIA and how do I get it on line? I would do it no questions. I don't know if any family member is still around. I have a face book of her and a personal blog of her. Just put it all on yesterday. So I am hoping something someone comes forward. Her Dad realized she was gone after a year of looking is what the paper said. I am requesting micro film from Fresco Ca cause her Uncle thought he saw her up there in February 1970. I don't think her case was the Zodiac, I think it was someone else.
But who knows. Thanks for the support and info
I am so glad I found this site for her.
Her memory will live on
and I am her voice and hands until we find out what happened to her.
thanks again blessings always
Cindy Lee Mellin
Ventura's Fallen Angel
Maureen-Peace4 Admin Comment by Maureen-Peace4 Admin 2 hours ago
Nancy----FOIA is the Freedom Of Information Act.
For more information see:
http://www.nfoic.org/foi-center or http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/foiamap.htm
eve carson Comment by eve carson 2 hours ago
Nancy, if you go online and google in Freedom of Information, you will find requirements and often forms to make a request for documents. States have different parameters, but they each have a process. Once the request is made, the state has to respond. If they don't or deny records, there is an appeal process. You can do the same thing with the FBI. In Cindy Lee's case, there may already be some information online. There are FBI Zodiac documents that have been released in the Zodiac case. They are voluminous, I warn you, but there may be things in there related to Cindy Lee. I found documents related to Joan's case in them. I damn near fell off my chair when I saw a couple of them. The content was helpful, but the shocker was who wrote them. Even though Joan's case wasn't related to the Zodiac, I have been able to gather information because it was a theory at one time. Actually, the guy who published a book about it still believes that is what happened.
I actually gathered information on the Zodiac disussion boards when I first started. A word of caution, there are theorists who try to solve these cases with unusual and sometimes obsessive fervor for their concept. It is different than dealing with someone with a relationship to the victim and knowledge of the crime. Nevertheless, they post articles, often have times established for certain things, and can shed light in an overall sense. It may help to be able to cross the Zodiac off the list of possibilities. That is what happened for me. Use something like that as a resource for information. I'll check and see if Cindy Lee's name is mentioned by the author that thought Joan was a Zodiac victim.
eve carson commented on Nancy's blog post 'Cindy Lee Mellin Case #869DFCA Ventura Police Department 805-339-4400'
Nancy, if you go online and google in Freedom of Information, you will find requirements and often forms to make a request for documents. States have different parameters, but they each have a process. Once the request is made, the state has to resp…
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Maureen-Peace4 Admin commented on Nancy's blog post 'Cindy Lee Mellin Case #869DFCA Ventura Police Department 805-339-4400'
Nancy----FOIA is the Freedom Of Information Act. For more information see: http://www.nfoic.org/foi-center or http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/foiamap.htm
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The case was in California Ventura what is a FOIA and how do I get it on line? I would do it no questions. I don't know if any family member is still around. I have a face book of her and a personal blog of her. Just put it all on yesterday. So I am…
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