The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Friday, January 27, 2006

Jennifer Kesse

Years ago I used to drive down John Young Parkway in Orlando to get to work. I've not given the area much thought over the years since I've come back home to Ohio, so tonight when I glanced up and seen the map of it on the screen, it took me back for a second or two. When I glanced over and saw the story that went along with the map, I decided to make time tonight for one more post.

Jennifer Kesse is a 24 year old Florida woman, she went missing four days ago. The 5-feet, 8-inch, 135-pound blonde with green eyes didn't show up for work in Ocoee on Tuesday, and her car was later found abandoned a mile from her home. Her family has launched a search, and are seeking leads to help bring her safe return home.

An anonymous donor has offered an $100,000 reward for tips leading to her return, and volunteers have begun searching the areas where she lived and about a mile away, where her car was found.

Orlando police have three detectives working on the case through the weekend, and others will be called in if needed. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Jennifer are being asked to call the Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.

Drew Kesse, her father had the following message for her during a news conference, "Jennifer, I am going to find you," he said. "You stay (safe), be smart. I will find you.''

Technorati Link for others covering the Kesse
Father asks for help in search for missing daughter
Odessa neighborhood worries about Gaither High School graduate missing from Orlando

Filed Under: - which I know should be "missing" rather than kidnappings, but I don't have that catagory, sorry.

kidsearch said...

I'm collecting a few web addresses for the parents to see how the web and blogs are responding to their case. Thank you for posting it. Added you to the list for the parents.

I'm flying to Orlando today to help coordinate a search for Jennifer Kesse. I'm Chris McElroy from the Kidsearch Network. We work in conjunction with Childwatch of North America. Don Wood of Childwatch is already there helping the parents.

As I have time I will be updating my blog at as the search continues. I hope the case is resolved before I even get there, but it doesn't look good so far.

Anonymous said...

On behalf of our family and friends we want to say thank you for all the support for Jennifer. We want you to know that the support has been a great help and we will continue the search until we bring her home safely. No tip is too small. Please call 1-800-423-TIPS if you know anything at all.

Anonymous said...

Re: recent person-of-interest photos. looks like a girl. practically see the individual walking...long strides, curve of shoulder, spine. looks big hipped. hair pinned back into a kind of bun. i'm sure the height can be determined from the surveillance photo.

link to photo of kesse: