Melinda McSwain has been indicted on murder charges involving a former high school acquaintance in Macon. Macon Telegraph
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Georgia woman faces murder charges in classmate’s 1991 disappearance

A Georgia woman has been indicted on murder charges in the disappearance of a former high school acquaintance more than 25 years ago.

Melinda McSwain, 46, was arrested last October in Middle Georgia on charges of kidnapping Sabrina Long in 1991. However, a grand jury Tuesday returned an indictment that said McSwain abducted Long, “held her against her will and that the kidnapping resulted in Long’s injury and death,” according to the Macon Telegraph.

McSwain, who has been in the Bibb County Jail since her arrest, now faces charges of malice murder, felony murder and kidnapping with bodily injury.

Long’s body has never been found. It’s unknown how she died.

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McSwain and Long attended Southwest High School in Macon in the early 1990s, the newspaper reported.

It’s not clear what led to a break in the case.

However, a fresh GBI agent was put on the case and is believed to have opened new doors that led to McSwain’s arrest, the Telegraph reported.

According to The Charley Project, which profiles cold cases, Long worked at Bibb Manufacturing Company and lived with her former stepfather in the Bloomfield area of Macon. He and her mother had divorced.

Long also had a boyfriend. The stepfather and boyfriend both had alibis for the time during her disappearance, The Project reported.

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In other news:

No one was injured in the incident.

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