Find Missing Jennifer Kesse!

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Find Missing Jennifer Kesse!

Find Missing Jennifer Kesse!

Find missing Jennifer Kesse!
She has been missing for over 11 years.
Where is she?
What happened to her?

Find Missing Jennifer Kesse!
Her Disappearance

Find missing Jennifer Kesse! Jennifer Joyce Kesse was born on May 20. She’s a U.S. citizen and lived in Orlando, Florida. Her disappearance dates January 24, 2004. Investigators are stumped by her missing case. They aggressively searched for her in the area near where she lived. Soon after Jennifer vanished, her car was found abandoned. It was found a little over a mile from her home. At a nearby apartment complex.

A surveillance camera captured a person parking her car. And she was walking away. But the person was never identified. At the time of her going missing, Kesse has received local and national media attention.

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Find Missing Jennifer Kesse!
Backstory

Before she went missing, what did Kesse do? She was a graduate of Vivian Gaither High School in Tampa. Then she went to the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In 2003, she graduated with a degree in finance. Jennifer was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. It was her former sorority sisters who led many searches to find her. Before she went missing, Kesse had recently bought a condominium. At the time, she was working at Central Florida Investments Timeshare Company as a finance manager.

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Weekend Before Her Disappearance

Jennifer Kesse went on vacation the weekend before she vanished. She visited Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Her boyfriend had accompanied her on that trip. On the morning of January 23, 2006, Jennifer and her boyfriend had come home from their vacation. She then drove straight from his home, which was in south Florida. Then she to her work in Ocoee, Florida. Next, she had returned home to her condo in Orlando later that evening.

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Timing of Disappearance

What happened next? Jennifer Kesse left her work, Westgate Resorts. That is in Ocoee, Florida. It was on the day of January 23, 2006, at approximately 6:00 P.M. After this, she was never seen again. Before her disappearance, she had made phone calls to family and friends. At around 10:00 P.M., the last phone call she made was to her boyfriend. Normally, Jennifer would call or text her boyfriend. This she would do, every morning on her way to work. She’d call to say hello and wish him well. On the morning of January 24, Kesse didn’t call or leave a text message.

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Next in Her Disappearance

There was no activity on Jennifer Kesse’s phone. Again. All calls went right to voicemail. Her boss contacted her parents after she didn’t show up for work that day. Her mom and dad promptly drove from their home to hers. Their drive took them two hours. Jennifer’s parents noticed that her car was gone. But when they went inside her condo, everything seemed intact. There was evidence at her home, including a wet towel and clothes laid out. Both indicated that Jennifer was at home the morning of January 24. And had showered and dressed for work.

At that point, her friends and family started distributing flyers of her that evening. And the Orlando Police began organizing search parties. They scouted the surrounding areas on foot and by horseback. They also searched by boat, helicopter, and ATV.

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Timeline of Disappearance

Monday, January 23, 2006-At 6:00 P.M., Jennifer gets off work. Then she returns home. And she calls her family. This is the first time, since coming back from her vacation, that she has been to her condo. It is the last time that her immediate family ever heard from her.
10:00 P.M.-Jennifer calls her boyfriend. They chat for awhile. They tell each other the’re going to bed. She’s last seen with him before she is taken.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:30 A.M.-8:00 P.M.-Investigators believe that Jennifer was abducted at some time after leaving her condo and walking to her car, to go to work.
8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.m.-Kesse’s boyfriend would normally have heard from her by this time. He calls her on his way to work. But his call goes right to voicemail. He assumes that she was busy with a meeting she had already told him about. He tries to call her again after his 9:00 A.M. meeting at his work. Again, his phone call goes to voicemail. He returns to work and carries on. Later, Jennifer’s parents call him later that morning. They tell him that Jennifer hadn’t shown up for work.
11:00 A.M.-Jennifer hadn’t called into work. This worries her co-workers. Nor does she show up. And there was an important meeting at work. Management contacts her parents. They realize that something is off. All calls to Jennifer’s phone go to voicemail. Had it been turned off? Her parents promptly take the two-hour drive from their Tampa home, to her Orlando condo. Her parents make a request of her condo manager. Who thus gets hold of Jennifer’s spare keys and enters her condo. The manager tells them that Jennifer is not there. And her car is gone. But nothing in the condo seems off.
12:00 P.M.-Jennifer’s brother comes at about noon. He begins looking for her. About 12 miles from Jennifer’s condo, a hidden surveillance camera tapes an image. It’s an unidentified person parking Jennifer’s car and then walking away. (Neither the car nor the surveillance tape would be found until later. This is two days later on Thursday, January 26, 2006.)
1:00 P.M.-Jennifer’s parents come to her condo and go in. They discover that it seems like Jennifer had been there that morning. And got ready for work. Both notice that her bed is unmade and a wet towel is on the drier. They see a wet bathtub and her pajamas on the bathroom floor. They notice that her her hair drier and makeup products are around the bathroom sink. Jennifer’s parents contact police. At first, they feel that she quarreled with her boyfriend. They believe she’ll return. This is common with missing persons calls. For the next 8 months, Jennifer’s family will use her condo as their base of operations.
5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.-Jennifer’s family and friends start distributing fliers, with her picture on it, to neighbors. Police begin to take the situation more seriously. They send a detective to her condo. Police begin interrogating people. They look for Jennifer and her car.
Thursday, January 26, 2006: 8:10 A.M.-A tenant at a nearby apartment complex sees Jennifer’s car on the news. Tenant spots a car matching that description. It has been parked outside the tenant’s apartment for several days. So tenant contacts the police. They arrive and confirm that it is indeed Jennifer’s car. Investigators photograph the car and take it to the crime lab for forensic testing. Police confiscate the local surveillance footage. They discover an unidentified person parking it. The person walks away and never looks back. This would turn out to be the strongest lead in Jennifer’s case. It indicates foul play.

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Find Missing Jennifer Kesse!

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A Person Of Interest?

Police named a person of interest (POI) in Jennifer Kesse’s case. The POI, who parked her car, was captured on a surveillance camera. It has photographed this POI every three seconds. Investigators were dismayed, because all the captures of the POI, in frame, hid this POI’s face by the fencing. There was no sign of forced entry or struggle. Investigators believe that Jennifer left her condo for work on the morning of January 24.

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Footage of a Surveillance Camera

Two days later, on January 26, 2006 and about 8:10 A.M., Jennifer’s car was found. Her car is a black 2004 Chevy Malibu. The car was found parked at a condo complex that was about a mile away from her residence. Investigators, at first, were enthusiastic to learn that the complex had several surveillance cameras installed. They focused on the place where her car was parked and the exit. That surveillance video shows an unknown POI dropping the vehicle off at about noon, the morning that Jennifer vanished.

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The Response of Jennifer’s Family

Family and friends didn’t initially know what to make of the footage. For they didn’t recognize the POI in the video. After all, the video blurred the POI’s physical features. Investigators were unhappy that the complex fencing, in the three best snapshots, blurred the POI’s face. One journalist called this POI “the luckiest person of interest ever.” The FBI was called in to to help identify the POI. But the FBI could only guess that the POI was around 5’3 to 5’5.” NASA also helped. They enhanced the video to try to identify the POI.

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Items in the Vehicle

Investigators ruled out robbery as a motive in Jennifer’s case. Her valuables in her car were left. A search dog tracked a scent from the car back to Jennifer’s condo. This led investigators to believe that the POI returned to the apartment parking lot after leaving the car. There was no other evidence along the route. Forensic testing revealed a latent print and a small DNA fiber. They believe that the car was scrubbed. Her call phone, iPod, keys, and purse were missing. So were her briefcase and the outfit she was wearing. Investigators couldn’t ping her cell phone. It was turned off. Her banking account went unused.

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Family N friends First

Initially, investigators looked at Jennifer’s family and friends as POI’s. Would any of them have a motive for abducting her? Her former boyfriend had been upset and wanted to get back with her. After questioning him, investigators determined that he had nothing to do with her abduction. They also questioned her current boyfriend. He had an alibi, which ruled him out as a suspect. When Jennifer vanished, her condo complex was undergoing major renovations.

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Other Persons Of Interest

Refugees were among the many employees in the complex. Jennifer had told her family that the workers would constantly harass and catcall her. Investigators struggled to question them. But couldn’t find other leads. So investigators turned to Jennifer’s work. They started to question her co-workers. And they searched her computer for forensic testing. They learned that one of her co-workers, in management, felt romantic toward her. She said no because she opposed workplace relationships. Investigators questioned him over and over. But they later ruled him out as a suspect. Though they don’t think it’s likely, Jennifer’s family and friends are open to to the possibility of Jennifer being a human trafficking victim.

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Further EFforts

David A. Siegel led Jennifer Kesse’s company. In May 2007, her company offered a $1 million reward for information that could find Jennifer alive. It had a July 4 deadline and was never claimed. But a $5000 reward for information that can help find Jennifer, remains available through Central Florida Crime-line. The FBI, the Orlando PD, Orange County, Florida PD, Interpol, and other investigative agencies still count Jennifer as missing and endangered.

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Legislation

On Friday, May 2, 2008, the Florida House of Representatives voted unanimously for Senate Bill 502, “The Jennifer Kesse and Tiffany Sessions Missing Persons Act.” The bill would change the way Florida handles missing persons cases. On June 10, 2010, the FBI took over Jennifer’s case from the Orlando PD. Police chief Val Demings had urged it. Thus Jennifer remains on the FBI Missing/Kidnapped Persons List. The latest search for her was on February 2015. Still, investigators get tips.

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Never Give up

There is always hope. So, until proven otherwise, Jennifer Kesse’s family would want us to treat her as a living person. Searches for her may have ended. But as long as Jennifer hasn’t been found, her family has no answers. As the FBI has taken over her case, all tips and leads must be directed to them. So share freely, as someone knows something! If you have tips or leads that can help find Jennifer Kesse, contact the FBI. Options for contacting them are found below.

Any agency with information is asked to contact Detective Teresa Sprague, Orlando Police
Department. Contact her at 407-246-2959 or teresa.sprague@cityoforlando.net, or the FBI’s Violent Criminal
Apprehension Program (ViCAP) Unit at 800-634-4097 or vicap@leo.gov.

You con contact the FBI tip line at: 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324)

You can submit a tip to the FBI online. Click here to do so.

You can locate and contact your local FBI office. Click here to locate your local FBI office.

The top photo and additional information are provided courtesy of Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The second photo and additional information are courtesy of LostNMissing, Inc.

The above detailed information is available on Jennifer Kesse’s Wikipedia Page. I have adapted and remixed it. And it is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The three photos, with both Jennifer and the suspect pictured, are provided courtesy of her family.

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