On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the GBI’s Perry Office arrested Melinda McSwain, 46 years old. McSwain was charged with Kidnapping in connection to the Sabrina Long Missing Person Investigation.
On August 14, 1991, Sabrina Long was last seen at her home in Macon, Georgia. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office originally investigated the disappearance of Long. The GBI was called in to assist Bibb County in April 1992. This investigation has remained in an “Unsolved” status since that time.
The GBI has a standing policy that requires all investigative case files, including the old unsolved cases sometimes referred to as “Cold Cases”, to be reviewed several times each year. By conducting multiple interviews as well as serving numerous search warrants in the Middle Georgia area, the GBI developed enough probable cause to secure an arrest warrant charging McSwain with Kidnapping.
This investigation is still very active and ongoing. The GBI expects additional investigative acts in the next few weeks. If anyone has information concerning this investigation, please contact the GBI Perry Office at 478-987-4545 or the GBI TIPS Line at 1-800-597-8477.