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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2010, 08:06:03 PM »
Just ran across this story which has other pertinent news links from 2006 to April 2008. It includes a picture of Jennifer Kesse and pictures of her purse (which is believed to have been with her), a small shamrock tattoo that can be found on the back of her left hip. 

http://www.wftv.com/news/15782576/detail.html

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2010, 08:10:08 PM »
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Search for Jennifer Kesse in south Orlando field is unsuccessful
Police say they didn't find anything that helps them in their investigation into Orlando woman's disappearance
February 19, 2010|By Amy L. Edwards and Walter Pacheco, Orlando Sentinel

After hours of searching at an overgrown field south of Orlando, police confirmed Friday afternoon that they found nothing of value for their investigation into Jennifer Kesse's disappearance.

Orlando police Sgt. Barbara Jones confirmed at 2:40 p.m. that the more than 60 law-enforcement officers who had been walking, digging and sifting at the site had concluded their work.

The primary search area was in thick brush behind the Knights Inn and the McDonald's on Orange Blossom Trail near Oak Ridge Road.A tip triggered the search, but police would not identify that person or say when the tip was made, stating only that it was "credible."

"There's a reason why they're here," Jones said.

Jones said police have searched this field in the past; however, she said this is the first time they actually performed a dig at the site.

Records show this is the third such search in nine months for Kesse. In the past, the Kesse family knew about them well in advance and helped organize them, but this time was different.

Drew Kesse, Jennifer Kesse's father, received a call just before the dig started, he said. A source tipped off investigators to the Orange Blossom Trail location, and search dogs alerted law-enforcement officers they needed to dig.

Authorities have told them little else.

Kesse was to hold a news conference Friday afternoon.

The operation drew state and local law-enforcement officials, including deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Office; members of OPD's homicide unit and violent-crime commanders; and officials with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The operation began sometime around 8 a.m.

Authorities used sonar equipment while digging in the field. They cut through brush, sifted through dirt and dumped samples of the soil into red-plastic buckets.

Jones said the officials searched and dug in two separate parts of the field.

The last time anyone heard from Jennifer Kesse was about 10 p.m. Jan. 24, 2006, when she called her boyfriend in Fort Lauderdale. Police think she was abducted at or near the Mosaic at Millenia, an upscale condominium complex on Americana Boulevard in southwest Orange County.

Three days later, her Chevrolet Malibu was discovered at the intersection of Americana and Texas Avenue. The car was about a mile from her condo.

When police unleashed a bloodhound to follow her scent, the dog tracked from the car back to the front door of her condo.

Police have a video image of a man they call a "person of interest" who was walking near where the car was found. They do not know the man's identity.

There is a $1 million reward for Jennifer Kesse's safe return.

Willoughby Mariano of the Sentinel staff contributed to this report.
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-02-19/news/os-jennifer-kesse-search-over-20100219_1_jennifer-kesse-drew-kesse-law-enforcement-officers

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2010, 08:15:02 PM »
This breaks my heart. Will anyone with any information that can help this family find and their daughter/sister, please contribute what you can to this family. A hint, or direction to help find peace of mind. Somebody has to know something that will bring Jennifer back home.

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2010, 07:31:43 PM »
Beautiful pictures of Jennifer. And, a father that isn't giving up.


June 22, 2010 2:25 PM
Missing: Jennifer Kesse's Father Says "We Will Never Stop Looking"
NEW YORK (CBS) Jennifer Kesse's sorority sisters at the University of Central Florida called her "mother hen" because of the way she looked after everyone and always made sure her "sisters were safe" - that's why it took all of them by surprise when she disappeared, apparently the victim of the very crime she tried to protect them from.

PICTURES: Jennifer Kesse Missing

When, on January 25, 2006, the usually punctual Jennifer failed to show up at work her worried co-workers called her cell. When they got no answer they immediately called her parents.

That would be the beginning of a now 4-year-long mystery surrounding the disappearance of the 5-foot-8 green-eyed blonde who her father describes as "smart, stubborn, loving and kind."

Drew Kesse spoke with Crimesider recently about his daughter's disappearance and about why they "will never stop looking for her."

"We understand the odds of finding her alive," Drew said, but his daughter deserves their tireless efforts because she was the kind of person who would never stop if she were in their place.

Jennifer Kesse (Personal Photo) (Credit: Personal Photo) It didn't matter what the goal, if she set it for herself she got it, Drew said, recounting the time, her senior year of high school when she decided to run track and "win at least one point for her team."
"She chose the two mile...and she wanted to score just one point," Drew recalled to Crimesider. "She ran her heart out and got 3rd place and got that point. And I was right there in the stands cheering her on."

Now Drew is championing Jennifer's case just as hard as he cheered her that day, pushing the investigators from day one when the first responding officer laughed off their missing persons report, made just a few hours after she failed to show up at work that Tuesday morning.

"He just laughed and said 'she probably got in a fight with her boyfriend and went to blow off steam,' but we knew that wasn't Jennifer's style," Drew says.

Since that day Drew and his wife Joyce have fought to get four Florida laws passed pertaining to missing person classifications, including one that raised the minimum age of the missing child alert to 26, and requires that after 90 days, their DNA be entered into local state and national databases.

Drew is also on the advisory board of the Missing and Endangered Persons and Information Clearing House. He was previously president of the association.

As with many adult missing persons cases, investigators immediately dug into Jennifer's personal life looking for anyone who might have had a grudge against her. They looked at her boyfriend, Rob Allen, who was the last to speak to her at around 10 pm the night before she disappeared. But they were able to establish that he was miles away in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Drew says it's possible that someone with a personal connection to Jennifer is responsible, but he finds it highly improbable that he wouldn't know about it. Jennifer talked to them about everything, Drew says.

Jennifer was always open with her family and friends as to what was going on in her life, no matter how personal.

Drew says the most likely scenario includes the workmen who were doing repairs around her condo complex. Jennifer told him more than once that she felt uncomfortable having them around. Drew told her that if even one time one of them made any kind of inappropriate comment, she should go straight to management and have them fired. He worries that perhaps that was what put her in danger.

Jennifer was ultra cautious and a stickler for personal security. She would always make "safe calls" - talking to someone on her cell until safely in her car or house - when she was walking alone at night.

When the men worked on her condo, Jennifer would be extremely cautious, says Drew. "She would stand there at the front door with it open and have me or someone else on the phone the whole time."

It's an awareness she was raised with by two people who are no strangers to crime.

Years before they had children, Drew and his wife Joyce were held at gunpoint in their home in New Jersey. "I stared straight into the barrel of a gun, I could see the bullets in their chambers." As a result the family always talked about worst case scenarios and what to do if they find themselves in a dangerous situation.

This might be the most upsetting and disquieting fact in the case for those who knew Jennifer best - she seems like she should be the last person in the world this would happen to.

Drew says despite the fact that Jennifer has been missing for over 4 years, the impact of her disappearance still feels incredibly raw to her friends and family. Her boyfriend at the time, Rob Allen, still keeps in touch with the Kesses and hasn't dated since. Most of her friends moved closer to their own parents after it happened, feeling the need to be closer to their families.

But Drew insists that they are not the victims, though they have been victimized; the sole victim is Jennifer and he doesn't want to ever pull the focus from her - and the search for her - whether she is dead or alive.

"We are 99.44 percent Ivory pure sure we won't find her alive" but they refuse to give up the remaining slim hope, Drew told Crimesider.

Jennifer's case has recently been transferred from the Orlando Police Department to the FBI. Drew hopes the new set of eyes on the case, as well as the considerable resources of the FBI, will help bring Jennifer home.

Anyone with information in the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse is asked to call the FBI's Tampa office at 866-838-1153.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20008442-504083.html?tag=latest

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2010, 07:34:09 PM »
I had missed this story that came out on June 11, 2010. The FBI has joined the search!!!

June 11, 2010 3:53 PM
Jennifer Kesse: FBI Joins Investigation of Missing Florida Woman
NEW YORK (CBS) The FBI has joined the investigation into the disappearance of Florida woman Jennifer Kesse. Jennifer went missing, apparently from her Orlando home, on January 24, 2006. Despite numerous searches, and years of work, police have never arrested a suspect in the case.

Pictures: Jennifer Kesse Missing

In April, the Orlando Police Department informed the Kesses that while Jennifer's case would remain open, absent any new leads, the case could not move forward. But in early June, according to Special Agent Dave Couvertier, spokesperson for the FBI's Tampa field office, the Orlando PD reached out to the FBI, and asked them to assist in the investigation.

Drew Kesse, Jennifer's father, who has been a tireless advocate for his daughter, told Crimesider that he and his wife Joyce and their son Logan met with FBI agents Thursday to discuss the FBI's involvement. "We think it's great," Drew said, and he believes the FBI will work "piece by piece, step by step, until they figure it out."

Couvertier echoes Drew's hopes, telling Crimesider that the Bureau will "look at everything that's been done so far, and make sure that nothing has been missed." Although the FBI's involvement is in the preliminary stages, the agent said, "We hope to bring some closure to the Kesse family."

Jennifer Kesse was 24 years old when she vanished in 2006. No one has heard from her since she made a phone call to her boyfriend - who is not a suspect - the night before she is believed to have disappeared. When she didn't arrive at work the next day, family flocked to her condo. Jennifer's car was missing, and her condo looked, according to family members, as if Jennifer had gotten ready to go to work.

Jennifer's car was recovered days later, just a mile from her home. Surveillance cameras snapped pictures of someone parking Jennifer's car and walking away from it, but the face of the person in the photos is obscured, and he or she has never been identified

Anyone with information in the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse is asked to call the FBI's Tampa office at 866-838-1153.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20007494-504083.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2010, 08:15:53 PM »
It is great that the FBI is now involved. They have access to great technology and maybe they can really get a picture of this person seen walking away from Jennifer's car. It is a very long time since this disappearance and I sure do hope that something very positive will come of this investigation. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2010, 03:36:02 AM »
Just ran across this story which has other pertinent news links from 2006 to April 2008. It includes a picture of Jennifer Kesse and pictures of her purse (which is believed to have been with her), a small shamrock tattoo that can be found on the back of her left hip.  *(Actually Left buttock, right below bikini line -PrairieScribe)

http://www.wftv.com/news/15782576/detail.html

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2010, 09:41:15 PM »
Jennifer should have followed her gut feeling. She felt that she was being watched by the construction workers in the building. She should never have been there by herself at any time. These creeps were watching their chance to pounce on Jennifer and they did that morning. That is my interpretation of it. Not enough was done that morning to find Jennifer. And that creep that was seen leaving the vehicle and walking in the front of the gate, it definitiely looks like a construction worker. Jennifer could have been taken as a sex slave worker. She was beautiful and when she stepped out of her apartment door, they were waiting for her, that is what I think. There were lots of empty apartments and they just waited to take  her out of there when darkness fell. Every apartment should have been searched that morning, especially in the close vicinity of Jennifer's. I definitely feel very sad for the family. I remember this case. There was also a story on TV about it. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2010, 09:00:15 PM »
I believe someone has been watching Jennifer for sometime, could even have started at her school . The man in white, he definatley is a suspect. K W Property Managment should be accountable for everyone that works for them, I.D's, where there from ect.

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2010, 08:31:08 AM »
Jennifer had commented about she felt uneasy around some of the workers that were working there. That was a red flag immediately. Too much time was wasted and that building should have been searched immediately. Maybe she was being held in an empty apartment, which there were many in the building, I understand. It just must be horrible for the famiy living with this. I wonder has her family contacted a Criminal Psychic Investigator in their area to see if there is anything they can add to Jennifer's disappearance. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2010, 09:59:36 PM »
Where were all the workers that day from K.W. Property Management.???

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2010, 09:12:15 PM »
I believe the abductors of Jennifer Kesse will be brought to justice. Whatcha gonna do when they come for you.?  8) ;D
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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2010, 11:03:51 PM »
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New photos surface in Jennifer Kesse case
Updated: Friday, 30 Jul 2010, 7:34 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 30 Jul 2010, 7:34 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - New photos have surfaced inside Jennifer Kesse's car; pictures that have never been seen by her father, until now.

"I believe I would have liked to have seen how the car was actually found," said Drew Kesse. "I did not have the opportunity."

Drew Kesse said the pictures of Jennifer's black Chevy Malibu popped up on the JenniferKesse.com website a couple of days ago. One picture is of the car's console and another one shows a DVD player strapped in the back seat.

Her parents say the DVD was given to her by her boyfriend, but they don't know why it is strapped in the back seat.

"I was very taken back," said Drew. "Here we have some important pictures of the car. I didn't know they were out there. The Kesses said they have learned that the pictures were aired on a national news program years ago. They want to know who took them and who released them.

We asked the Orlando Police Department if the pictures were taken by investigators and released to one news outlet. We were told in a written statement, "You will need to contact the FBI related to anything in the case. The FBI is now the investigative entity as it relates to the case. The case is an active case with the FBI."

Other pictures on the site show the inside of Jennifer's apartment. They show the bag Jennifer which took with her on vacation the week before she vanished. Her parents said they remember news outlets taking these pictures. These, they said, were not taken by investigators.

The case is being looked at by the FBI. We are told the investigator on the case is out of the office for a few weeks. The family is asking that they look into what these pictures may or may no show.
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/073010new-photos-surface-in-jennifer-kesse-case

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2010, 11:52:52 PM »

I was reading here and realized that there isn't a picture of Jennifer. I've posted one below.
She is a beautiful young lady.

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Re: Jennifer Kesse - 24 - Missing - Orlando, FL - January 24, 2006
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2010, 10:24:08 AM »
Thanks, Deb, I did see Jennifer's picture on another site. This is such a sad case. Other women have gone missing there also, without a trace. I believe there is one other such case where a young beautiful woman went missing. This could be white slavery and it could be that Jennifer is deceased, it is hard to know. More should have been done that day to check the building out.