LaDonna Humphrey is a writer, documentarian, investigative journalist, private investigator and an advocate for victims of crime. For the past six years, LaDonna has found herself passionately entangled in seeking justice for Melissa Witt.

On December 1, 1994, Melissa Witt was kidnapped from the Bowling World parking lot in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was just nineteen. Her lifeless body was found 45 days later in the Ozark National Forest.

In her pursuit of justice for Melissa, Humphrey has co-produced the documentary "Uneven Ground: The Melissa Witt Story" to be released later this year, and recently signed a book contract with Genius Books for "The Girl I Never Knew."

LaDonna Humphrey lives in Cave Springs, Arkansas with her husband and five of her seven children.


Alecia Lockhart is a survivor, a writer, a researcher, a podcast host, and an advocate for women’s safety.

She co-authored “Strangled,” book two in the Who Killed Melissa Witt series. She’s also the co-host of the Deep Dark Secrets podcast. When Alecia isn’t uncovering dark secrets, she can be found providing spiritual coaching to her clients, or spending time with her two daughters, husband, and domestic creatures.

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LaDonna Humphrey with Alecia Lockhart


Strangled releases October 28, 2022.

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Strangled Sampler

LaDonna Humphrey with Alecia Lockhart


This is a two-chapter PDF sampler of the upcoming book, Strangled. It is free to download.

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