'We Don't Know What To Do': Family Worried After Newlywed Georgia Mom Vanishes

“I’m so concerned because Melanie would never ever ever just leave,” Julia Johnson, mother of missing 24-year-old Melanie Steele, said.

By Gina Tron
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A Georgia family is worried and after a young, recently married mother vanished.

Melanie Steele, 24, of Savannah, was last seen in that city on Friday the 13th,  according to the Savannah Police Department.

Steele’s mother, Julia Johnson, posted on Facebook on Tuesday that Steele’s car was recovered some time after but she hasn’t heard from her daughter.

“No word from her,” the worried mother said. “No activity on Facebook in 60 hours.”

She pleaded for her Facebook friends to share images of her missing daughter. 

‘We don’t know what to do. [...] Help me please.”

“The last time I talked to her was Friday night at 10 o’clock on Facebook messenger in which she told me that she loved me and that she loved her son,” Johnson told WSAV-TV in Savannah. “I raised his son. He’s 3 years old.”

Melanie Steele Pd

She said she doesn’t know what happened after that.

Melanie was arrested on Sept. 4 for drug possession in Cobb County, Georgia, court records show.

Johnson said Steele was married one day later, on Sept. 5.

“I’m so concerned because Melanie would never ever ever just leave,” Johnson said, adding that she also wouldn’t abandon her new husband.

Police say Steele is 5 foot, 7 inches and weights 150 pounds. It’s not clear what she was wearing when she went missing. Her mom said her hair is long and maroon and curly. Sometimes she straightens her hair and when she does, it’s more wavy.

Anyone with information on Steele’s whereabouts should call 911 or call the Savannah Police Department's Special Victims Unit at (912) 651-6742.

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