Beautiful, caring, funny, sensitive, these are just a few things that come to mind when I think about my daughter Melissa, or "Messa" as most of her family and freinds knew her. Melissas body was found off a muddy trail along a stretch of beach in Pt. Angeles Washington on Christmas day, 2004, a victim of homicide by strangulation. She was only 16 years old and had her whole life ahead of her. Her family and freinds' lives will never be the same without her. We miss her bright,contagious smile that could light up a room. She will never be forgotten.