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On December 1, 1994, Melissa Witt vanished from the Bowling World parking lot in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Six weeks later, on January 13, 1995, trappers hunting near Turner’s Bend in the Ozark National Forest discovered the nude and strangled body of Melissa Witt.  She was only 19-years-old.  After 25 years, her case remains unsolved.

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Melissa Witt, LaDonna Humphrey, Arkansas


In LaDonna Humphrey's new book, "Connected by Fate," she delves deep into the perplexing circumstances surrounding Melissa Witt's murder, a case that has haunted the community for decades.

Among the many startling revelations in the book is the disclosure of the identity of Nixon O'Neil, a central figure whose insights into the case are unparalleled.

Nixon O'Neil, a pseudonym used to protect his privacy, was the roommate of an individual believed to have been with Melissa Witt on the night of her murder.

According to O'Neil, his roommate confided in him about his plans to meet Melissa Witt on that fateful evening, a revelation that adds a new layer of complexity to the case.

One of the most chilling details revealed by Nixon O'Neil is that his roommate kept a woman's Mickey Mouse watch on display in their apartment.

This detail is particularly significant as Melissa Witt's Mickey Mouse watch was believed to have been stolen by her killer, making it a crucial piece of evidence in the investigation.

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