Ms. Hayes was reported missing by family members on April 26, 1994.
While no specific reports could be confirmed, she was reportedly seen at various locations in the southern part of the city several days after she last had contact with her family. Hayes requires medication that could cause her to become disoriented if she does not take it on a regular basis. The lack of this medication could also cause her to not be able to recall her name or other pertinent identifying information.
If you have any information or questions regarding the disappearance of Merlene Hayes, please contact the Leon County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit at 850-922-3300.