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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-216

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 23, 2017
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    Missing Endangered Adult

    She was last seen on May 20, 2017.
    • Saturday
    • May 20, 2017
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • 1920 East 151 Avenue
    • Lutz, FL

    Missing Endangered Adult:

    Melanie Lynn Cardona
    DOB: 2-7-62
    1920 East 151 Avenue
    Lutz, FL

    Description: White female, blonde hair and light blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a burgundy Florida State University shirt, beige khaki shorts, dark sneakers and dark prescription sunglasses.


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing endangered adult. On May 20, 2017 between 1:30 and 9:00 am, Melanie Cardona left her residence on foot and has not been seen or heard from since. Melanie left all personal items at her residence and only took with her a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver. She has a concealed weapons permit which she left at her residence. According to her husband, she has never gone missing before.

    Anyone with any information reference the missing adult is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200.
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