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The Murder of Boatswain Melissa Harrington

Melissa Hackert Harrington In 1991, 27-year-old Melissa Harrington was a boatswain stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.  Unbeknownst to her, she was being stalked by someone for six months.  While getting in her car, she was kidnapped by someone whom she thought she didn’t know, but she did.  Two men abducted her, took her to a suburban home where she was tortured.  Meanwhile, the police were on to the men and discovered the house Melissa was being held in.  Without a search warrant, they were forced to sit outside and just watch the house, unable to stop the events inside.

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