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07-21-2004, 01:51 AM

Authorities Asking for Your Help In Locating Missing Lubbock Woman

The Sheriff's Department released the woman's name and picture late Thursday afternoon and they're asking for your help in locating her.
On Thursday, the Sheriff's Office released information on missing person Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson. She's described as 26-years-old, with a small build, brown hair and blue eyes. She also has several tattoos throughout her body.
Wilkerson was last seen on Tuesday at a friend's house in south Lubbock County. Her father reported her missing Wednesday night which has prompted this investigation. At this point investigators do not suspect foul play is involved, but it is still early in the investigation.
"During our initial investigation a lot of times we can uncover information to immediately locate people and in this instance we weren't able to do that so we're going to go out and let the public help us out in this effort," explains Cody Scott from the Sheriff's Department.
If you have any information on Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson's whereabouts you're encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at (806) 775-1501.

07-21-2004, 01:53 AM

Lubbock Woman Missing

Another person has turned up missing in Lubbock County.

Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson, 26, was last seen Tuesday morning at a friend`s home in south Lubbock County.

The details surrounding her disappearance are vague. Right now, sheriff`s deputies just consider her a missing person and they`re looking for any details that might lead them to her whereabouts.

She was reported missing on Wednesday. "The initial report came in from her dad that she was missing," says Lieutenant Cody Scott, with the Lubbock County Sheriff`s Office. "He was concerned, so we initiated the investigation."

Little has been revealed about where Jennifer lives or who she was last seen with. "This investigation is just beginning," says Lieutenant Scott. "There`s a lot of information we`re going to withold at this time until we get the case built up a little bit more."

Authorities say lack of information is what prompted them to declare Jennifer a missing person in the first place. "During our initial investigation a lot of times we can recover information to immediately locate people, and in this instance we were not able to do that...so we`re going to go out and let the public help us out in this effort," says Lieutenant Scott.

Wilkerson is described at 5 feet 5 inches tall with a slim build. She has short brown hair with blue eyes. She has tattoos on her left shoulder, left lower abdomen, right wrist and right ankle. She also has a lower lip piercing.

If you have any information on the disappearance of Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson, you are urged to call the Lubbock County Sheriff`s Office at 775-1601.

07-21-2004, 01:57 AM
Missing Woman's Parents Ask for Help
"I'm really at a loss for what to say. I never imagined being in this position," said Jack Wilkerson, a father in distress. His 26-year-old daughter has been missing for a week. "We don't know what's happened to Jennifer," he said.
Missing under suspicious circumstances, believed to be in danger, authorities are investigating Jennifer Wilkerson's case as an abduction, but have yet to disclose if there's any physical evidence surrounding her disappearance. "I can't say at this time," said Lubbock County Sheriff's officer Greg Parrott. They've been fielding calls and following leads. "We do have a number of individuals that we are talking to at this time," Parrott said.
Three months ago NewsChannel 11 interviewed Jennifer for a story about the sin tax proposal. She was helpful, outgoing, engaging. The very characteristics that have made her absence so alarming. "So out of character not to be in contact with us. She had already made tentative plans to visit with us last weekend," said Jack Wilkerson.
Authorities are expected to hold a press conference Tuesday, July 20th, to provide further details about the investigation.
If you have any information, call the Sheriff's Department at (806) 775-1601.

07-21-2004, 11:26 AM
Please open the links from post 1 & 3, KCBD.com to see Jennifer's pictures, and thanks.

I have written to our friends down in Texas, and hopefully we will have some more information to post shortly.

Thanks for all your prayers for Jennifer, Lanie
Help For The Missing

*thank you txsvicki for sending me the information about Jennifer*

07-21-2004, 11:42 AM
My heart goes out to you.....hope you get information soon as to her whereabouts....So hard and tragic to deal with...May God help you cope til you hear from her.............

Mary Ellen

07-21-2004, 11:45 AM
Have they determined if perhaps there is any connection to the Joanna Rogers case? Joanna's been missing for over 10 weeks from the Lubbock area, as well.

07-21-2004, 11:50 AM
As far as we know, there is no connection to Jo's case.

We are still awaiting some more information.

I will post as soon as it becomes available.

Thanks for posting, sar and leigh!!
With HOPE, Lanie

07-21-2004, 11:54 AM
Praying here, Lanie. Do keep us updated!! {{{hugs}}}}

07-21-2004, 01:10 PM
If a website becomes available for this lady, please let me know. I want to help all the people I can by posting their information.

I hope that answers are found soon. I will keep watching for updates.

07-21-2004, 01:52 PM
I just talked to Tim Miller with Texas EquuSearch. He's going to call the Sheriff's department there and get an update. I'll post any non confidential things I find out later today.

07-21-2004, 02:01 PM
I just talked to Tim Miller with Texas EquuSearch. He's going to call the Sheriff's department there and get an update. I'll post any non confidential things I find out later today.

Thank you, Robert. Thank you so much for trying to help others in your situation. Prayers for your precious daughter Rachel.

07-22-2004, 01:04 AM
Authorities are not saying that Jennifer's disappearance is in any way related to the 16 year old Joanna Rogers, but there are a few odd circumstances surrounding 3 or 4 different people. There have been 3 very young prostitutes murdered and left on country roads around Lubbock in the last 5 years. The latest one was in April 2004. She was interviewed by KCBD the year before her death and talked about prostitution. Jennifer works at a tobacco shop and was interveiwed about 3 months ago by KCBD about the sin tax. Joanna Rogers was interviewed a few years back about her school by some tv station, not sure which one. Finally, back in May, a woman met a man at a jobfair and he told her that he was a storm chaser and employed by KCBD. She accepted a dinner date and may have been drugged. She was taken to some residence, raped, and beaten. The man did not work for KCBD and no employees were identified by the woman. I have heard all this from fellow Lubbock posters at a different forum. The authorities have not discussed this as far as I know.

07-22-2004, 01:02 PM
I just talked to Tim Miller with Texas EquuSearch. He's going to call the Sheriff's department there and get an update. I'll post any non confidential things I find out later today.

I just wanted to say that I keep Rachel in my prayers each day. When I first heard about her missing I found you website that Lanie had posted and saw that she had gone missing just 4 day's before my birthday. He middle name is my first name and I also wear Asics running shoes! Not that any of this was important but for some silly reason I felt closer to her. We woman are sometimes pretty silly! I also have a daughter who is avid runner and coach's cross county in our City School system. I have also lost a daughter......but in an accident.

I do so want to thank you for your efforts in helping to the missing. People like you and Laine.........mean the world to the families whose loved ones need so much to know that someone else cares.

God Bless you............

07-22-2004, 01:11 PM
LANIE.........I'm so glad that Rachel's dad has hooked this up with Texas EquuSearch. It's interesting that Jennifer works at a tobacco shop and was interveiwed about 3 months ago by KCBD about the sin tax.......
What in the world is a 'Sin Tax' and why would this radio station interview Jennifer? I'm not quite getting it..........

Regardless.........Jennifer will certainly be in my prayers each and every day along with her family.

I hope they get a web site up soon.......
mamaa :blowkiss:

07-22-2004, 01:20 PM
A sin tax is a tax imposed on anything we don't need to maintain, specifically, tobacco and alcohol products...
We already pay sin taxes on tons of stuff.

Thanks for stopping by, Mama, always good to see you again.

Once we have some decent picture scans, Marti at www.casewatchers.com will be doing the web site and printable flyers, although I bet others will do printable flyers down in Texas, as well.

Prayers for Jennifer, Lanie

07-22-2004, 07:32 PM
I'm just checking in on Jennifer tonight. Just wanted to let her friends and family know we are praying for a safe return.

07-23-2004, 12:38 AM
Was Blind, thank you for getting Jennifer's thread going so quickly. I haven't seen any updates today, but I think there will be a search this weekend coordinated by the USAR team. Hopefully they'll announce it tomorrow or give some updates.

07-23-2004, 08:50 PM
Jennifer's web site can be viewed here

Please scroll down and sign her guest book. The entries are checked first, so please be patient for them to show up.

Jennifer's printable flyer is here

Please print and post in local businesses and anywhere you deem appropriate and thanks.

With love and HOPE, Lanie
Help For The Missing

07-30-2004, 06:51 AM
I was contacted by Jennifer's father yesterday, and have been sending him information via e-mail.

He is now in touch with Robert Cooke, Kelly Jolkowski, and also Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch for help in the search for his beautiful daughter.

I hope we have some more information for y'all shortly.

Please pray for Jennifer, that she is found and soon. Pray for those who search.

With love and HOPE, Lanie

07-30-2004, 08:55 AM
Just wanted to let you know I added Jennifer to Carrie's site just a few minutes ago. I hope that she is found safe soon.

07-31-2004, 10:06 PM
A new printable poster of Jennifer can be found here: http://members.cox.net/kelly_projectjason/

It features new photos provided by the family. It is recommended to take a look to really know what Jennifer looks like. Please also print a poster (or more) and place these for the family.

Thank you.


08-02-2004, 07:23 PM
There was a search conducted on July 24th and 25th by United Response Search and Rescue Team, www.ursarteam.org (http://www.ursarteam.org)

During the search and afterwards there has been numerous calls and leads to the Lubbock County Sheriff Department. Even during this last week they continue to get calls on this case. We are praying that something will break soon and Jennifer will be found.

Thank you

08-03-2004, 08:06 AM
I'm glad the searches are continuing for Jennifer. Even if they don't find anything it helps keep Jennifer in the public eye. In turn, that helps bring leads in. Hopefully the right lead will be submitted to bring her home.

08-03-2004, 09:14 AM
Just checking to see if anything new has happened. I'm go glad that United Response and Rescue is involved now.

Prayer's going out from my family and I ...........for all these missing children.


08-06-2004, 11:40 AM
Jennifer's family now has their own website. You can see it here:


Please consider helping by printing up any one of the available posters as mnetioned above. Pray for Jennifer and her family.

Thank you.

Kelly Jolkowski,
President and Founder
Project Jason

08-06-2004, 12:28 PM

The website looks very good. I'll change the link to this one on Carrie's site. I check on this one each day too. I hope she is found safe as well. Thanks for posting this new information.

09-02-2004, 02:30 PM
Project Jason announces that Jennifer Wilkerson is the current 18 Wheel Angel campaign. Her campaign will continue through September 15th.

18 Wheel Angels is a national missing person's locator program in which truck drivers or other business travelers are recruited to place posters of a specific missing person along the way as they travel.

For additional information, please see:


You do not need to be a truck driver to help please posters. YOu can also help by telling any truck drivers or trucking companies you know about this program.

Thank you.

Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
President and Founder,
Project Jason

10-18-2004, 03:40 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2004

Amid the agony, parents cling to hope


Jack Wilkerson's favorite picture of his daughter Jennifer now adorns the hundreds of white paper fliers that dot the windows of truck stops, gas stations and restaurants in Lubbock and along highways that feed into the city. Emblazoned above the image is one word: missing.

The photograph shows his daughter, now 26, peering out from under a hood in the dim twilight hours of a Colorado evening. She balls her fists and holds them close to her face to fight off the cold. Although she is shrouded in white, her smile is the brightest thing in the picture.

Jennifer Wilkerson Her parents have not seen that smile or heard her voice since she vanished from her south Lubbock County home more than three months ago.

Jennifer Wilkerson's July 13 disappearance sparked the second missing person investigation by the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office in a year. Joanna Rogers, 17, also vanished from her family's home May 4.

"This is Lubbock. This isn't Dallas, Houston or Austin. We've had two girls disappear in 10 weeks," Joanna's father, Joe Bill Rogers said. "That shakes the community."

The disappearances of Jennifer and Joanna have sparked f ruitless foot searches of the areas surrounding the homes of both women. The Sheriff's Office, working with a team of forensic divers, even searched Buffalo Springs Lake to no avail.

Despite significant rewards being offered for information leading to the return of the women, the investigations have yet to turn up any solid information leading to their locations, said Sgt. Greg Parrott with the Sheriff's Office.

Parrott, who supervises both investigations, spends every hour of his workday in a concentrated effort to find the women.

"We've taken extraordinary measures to follow up on every lead and even the slightest hunch," he said. "We do feel these cases will be solved, and they will be solved soon."

The Sheriff's Office does not believe the disappearances are related.

The parents of both women said the Sheriff's Office is doing everything it can to locate their daughters. As the search for the women continues, the families are growing desperate for information and struggling to answer the questions that haunt their thoughts.

The Wilkersons live moment to moment. They continue to go to work and live their lives. However, every reminder of their daughter can summon a flood of emotion.

"I can't drive by a softball game without seeing her slide into third base," Jack Wilkerson said.

He and his daughter shared a love of books and music. During her visits to the Wilkersons' home in Hobbs, N.M., they would retreat to his library to play songs for one another.

During lightning storms, they would head to the country to listen to music and watch the flashes of light streak across the New Mexico sky.

"She is also my best friend," he said of his daughter, who he described as fiercely independent.

Jennifer is always in her parents' thoughts. She enters their minds in the morning and she's with them when they fall asleep.

"It's like a nightmare you can't wake up from" said Vikki Wilkerson, Jennifer's mother.

Vikki Wilkerson's most difficult days are Tuesdays, the day her daughter disappeared. She struggles through the others.

"I think I'm walking insanity," she said.

At times she feels fine, but a conversation or memory can destroy her. She remembers a talk with a co-worker where she inadvertently began imitating her daughter's "little heh heh heh" laugh. She fell apart, moving from laughter to tears.

Common rituals try both families. Trips to the grocery store are now complicated endeavors.

Vikki Wilkerson said she tells people she is "fine."

"But we won't be fine until Jennifer comes home," she said.

Joanna's mother, Kathryn Rogers, says people now withdraw from her family.

"We're a constant reminder that life is not always good or fair," she said.

She said they rarely go to restaurants or even watch television.

Both families pray for their daughters to return safely.

"All I have to hold on to is my faith, and until somebody gives me something else, I'm going to hold onto that," Jack Wilkerson said.

12-11-2004, 04:03 PM
Any news on Jennifer?

Prayers of HOPE, Lanie

03-10-2005, 01:35 PM
For Jennifer, and all who love and miss her.

We have not forgotten you.

Prayers for answers, and soon.

With love and HOPE, Lanie

03-10-2005, 03:02 PM
When you search google news for "jennifer wilkerson", there IS new information, dated March 1, 2005 - the headline is new evidence that murders are linked and the website is KAMC television station.

But the link won't open. But it looks like something new has surfaced.

03-10-2005, 03:11 PM
Hi Katherine

Can you pls try and copy and paste the link here, even though you cannot get it to open?

Anything you can copy would be great, as I am not getting that match here from Germany.

Thanks and God bless you for caring.

With prayers of HOPE, Lanie

03-10-2005, 03:27 PM
Lanie -

Here's the text of how the link appears, and it has a foggy street photograph accompanying it:

"New Evidence Links Murders of Two Lubbock Women Together
KAMC ABC 28,*TX*- Mar 1, 2005
... Investigators do not believe last year`s disappearance of Joanna Rogers, 16, and Jennifer Wilkerson, 26, are related to the murders."

Here's the link offered with it - the article is gone, but maybe it can be found in their archive somehow.


Best wishes finding out more about this - prayers for their families.

03-10-2005, 03:41 PM
There are two sites for the TV station.I tried to search one site and it comes up with 0 matches. Tried the second site and the most recent article is in Aug. 04. Weird!!

03-10-2005, 04:06 PM
Jenn - when you click on the link above, you get a website that says KAMC 28, and there are pictures of the 4 reporters, bla bla bla.

That's today's local news when you click "local news" at the left. The website is still current, just that one article has been disconnected and I can't find a link on the page for archives.

There is a link for "contact us" so maybe they would respond to an email request for the article.

03-10-2005, 04:32 PM
I just submitted a request. Will let you know if I get a reponse.

05-06-2005, 10:34 PM
An update from the family website:

"April 12, 2005
Jen has been missing now for 9 months the 13th of this month and so far there has been no news as to what has happened. The Sheriff's department continues to follow every little lead that comes their way. Dana and Sheila with the United Response and Rescue team are also continuing to follow leads. These two groups of people have been wonderful and diligent in their efforts to bring Jen home. It has made the most difficult time in our lives bearable, knowing that such good people are on our side and doing everything in their power to bring our daughter home to us. I wish with all my heart that we could give you some real concrete news but as of today we are all still looking, praying, and hoping that we will find her safe and bring her home.
Thanks to everyone for the continued support and prayers.
Sincerely, Vikki, Jack, and family "

07-11-2005, 11:47 PM
July 13th will mark one year since Jennifer's disappearance. Her best friend, Jessica wrote this and said I could share it with you. Please remember Jennifer and her family on this difficult anniversary.

"I can't beleive that it is going to be a year in just a week that Jennifer has been gone from our lives. I really miss her and constantly think about her daily. There isn't a moment that goes by that I don't think about a special memory or see something that reminds me of her. I still have the same dream that she walks in the front door like usual and has a big smile on her face, I run up to her and give her a big hug.

I am still praying for her and her family. I know that they are still optimistic about this as well as I am. She is my best friend and the dearest to my heart. No one got along better together as roomates as we did. We always used to laugh about how in the future we would still be living together until we are old and wrinkled just like "Romy and Michelle" (but without all the Girl-ly involved-any one that knew her knows what i am talking about!).

One of her many favorite things are ladybugs, so everytime you see one, whether it be a bug,purse,shirt, or a car, make a wish, say a prayer, or just simply keep her in your thoughts and hearts like her family and I do. To everyone out there, please keep praying for her and her family as well as all the other beloved family members and friends that have been missing. This is such a struggle and heart ache to have a close family member or friend just vanish and every prayer and thought is really appreciated. All my love possible to Vikki and Jack.

Jessica "

07-12-2005, 03:57 AM
How in the world do people just vanish without a trace? Does anyone know if Jennifer had been dating anyone special or had she just broken up with someone or was planning on breaking up with someone? Her poor parents trying to survive through this nightmare and not having a clue where there girl is.

Even though the LE say that they don't think there is a link between Jennifer and Joanna's disappearances it makes me wonder. Missing 10 weeks apart and even though Joanna is 16 and Jennifer is 26 the pic's of Jennifer show her to be a small young lady. It sounds like a possibility to me. They both just disappeared into thin air.

My heart goes out to both of these families. Only with God's grace and love do they make it through each day. I don't know if I could survive what they are having to live through. I hope these girls are found soon so that these parents won't have to wonder and imagine the rest of their lives.

07-14-2005, 08:57 AM
Search Continues For Missing Lubbock Woman One Year After Disappearance

Posted July 13, 2005

One year ago, Lubbock resident Jennifer Wilkerson went missing. Authorities say they are waiting for the right person to come forward with new information. They continue following leads but Lubbock Sheriff's Deputies don't have much more information.

On July 13th of 2004, Jennifer left a friends house to get ready for work, and never showed up. Jennifer's car was parked at her house and her car keys were inside the locked house, but Jennifer and her purse were gone. Authorities talked to people close to Jennifer and continue to stay in touch with her family in Hobbs, but they still don't know what happened that day.

"We follow up on every piece of information that we get. You know one of these pieces is eventually going to lead us to Jennifer or to someone who is going to help us locate Jennifer. There are some people that we are interested in talking to, and we just need to locate those people see what information they can give us." said Lt. Cody Scott with the Lubbock Sheriff's Department.

Jennifer was 26 when she went missing. She stands about 5-feet 5-inches tall with a small build. She has brown hair and blue eyes. If you have any information, call the Lubbock Sheriff's Department at 775-1601, you can remain anonymous.

As for Jennifer's family, Lt. Scott says they are still hopeful to find Jennifer and are coping as best they can.

http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=3591805 (http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=3591805)

07-14-2005, 10:34 AM
I have pasted below the new story from yesterdays edition of the Lubbock AJ:
Story last updated at 7:41 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Investigators closer to solving year-long disappearance

A year after Jennifer Wilkerson disappeared from her south Lubbock County home, deputies say they are inching closer to resolving the case that has thwarted investigators and devastated her parents.

Although the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office remains tight-lipped about the details of the investigation, officials have identified but would not name "persons of interest" in the case.

"When Jennifer disappeared, mistakes were made," Greg Parrott with the Sheriff's Office said. "Crime cannot occur in a vacuum. We are very close to exploiting those mistakes made by the individual or individuals responsible for her disappearance."

Wilkerson, 27, vanished from her home a year ago today, leaving behind her keys and her car.

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Her home remained undisturbed, as if she walked away voluntarily.

Since that day, the Sheriff's Office and volunteer organizations have conducted four large-scale searches - three in Lubbock and a fourth in New Mexico - to no avail.

While Parrott acknowledges Wilkerson may have left on her own accord, he does not believe it.

"Based on our information, we feel like Jennifer may have met with foul play," he said.

Jennifer's parents, Jack and Vikki Wilkerson of Hobbs, N.M., said they will hope for Jennifer's safe return until they know the facts.

Jennifer Lynn Wilkersonn Was last seen July 13, 2004, in the 2400 block of 118th Street.

She was wearing a red halter top, denim capri pants and black flip-flops.

Wilkerson is a slim 5 feet, 5 inches tall with short brown and red hair and blue eyes.

She has tattoos on her shoulder, right wrist, right ankle and her stomach.

Anyone with information concerning Wilkerson's disappearance should contact the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office at 775-1601.

"Until somebody can give me some evidence," Jack Wilkerson said, "I have to keep an open mind."

Since her daughter's disappearance, Vikki Wilkerson hasn't slept well. When she does, Jennifer will occasionally visit her in dreams.

"Every time, I'm hugging her and everything is OK," she said.

A year later, grief still flows over the Wilkersons in waves.

"One day you just feel great," Vikki Wilkerson said. "The next you think 'what the hell happened.' "

Jack Wilkerson pauses for a moment as his wife dabs the tears from her eyes.

"There's no consistency in life anymore," he said. "Sometimes you just feel like you put your life in neutral."

The Wilkersons will not go to work this week. They plan to spend their time at home.

They never know what the next day will bring, but they will try to remember happy things.

Vikki Wilkerson encouraged those who know her daughter to do the same.

"I'd like for everybody to take some time to celebrate her," she said. "(Jennifer) will be here with us that way."

She lights a candle for her daughter every night - a ritual she will continue until Jennifer is found.

"I have to build my world where she is OK," she said.

She pulls one of several pictures of her daughter from her purse.

Jennifer is wearing a string of beads around her neck. At the center of the necklace is a small mustard seed.

It is one of her favorite things, her mother says as she struggles to recall the Bible verse: "If you have faith as a mustard seed ... nothing will be impossible for you."

The Wilkersons will keep their faith that Jennifer will be found.

"I know the people responsible for Jen's disappearance think they got away with something," Vikki Wilkerson said. "But they haven't. They're being watched."

Parrott also issued a warning.

"We know of several individuals that know what happened to Jennifer," he said. "These people need to come forward before they themselves are implicated."

07-23-2005, 09:00 PM
An update from the family website:

"July 13, 2005
Today makes one year since I received a call from Jen's roommate wanting to know if she were in Hobbs, or if we had heard from her. This is an anniversary we had hoped and prayed not to see, and are hopeful that there will be no more.

While there are still leads coming in and being investigated, there is nothing new or concrete that we can report at this time. We spent yesterday going through and organizing her things, and watching videos of her.

Her Mother found a quote Jen kept next to her computer I think says much about the type of person Jen is: "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened." In that spirit, we ask that all of you who know her, take some time to remember a special moment of memory you had with her, and reflect on that.

Once again, we want to let each of you know how much the love and support we have received has meant to us. "

08-08-2005, 03:02 AM
Jennifer's story is featured today on the Project Jason-Voice for the Missing blog.

We don't often hear from the father of a missing daughter, but Jack Wilkerson lets us in to his heart and soul for this story.


Be sure to help out the families of the missing by telling others about the blog. This is just another way we can reach out and let the faces of the missing be seen. We welcome appropriate website links. Other ideas are posting the blog link on other forums you frequent, and sending it out to your friends and family via email.

Thank you for helping us to help others.

Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
President and Founder,
Project Jason
Read our Voice for the Missing Blog

08-20-2005, 12:37 PM
Today's Project Jason-Voice for the Missing blog entry takes you behind the scenes to the women who search tirelessly for Joanna Rogers and Jennifer Wilkerson.

Link to Blog Story (http://voice4themissing.blogspot.com/2005/08/82005-beating-around-bushes.html)

Thank you.


12-30-2005, 02:18 AM
This article mentions Jennifer and Joanna Rogerss, just thought I would post it. Dont know how it will turn out, and dont know what I am wishing for. Wishing both are still alive, but knowing would at least be something.


12-30-2005, 03:17 AM
This article mentions Jennifer and Joanna Rogerss, just thought I would post it. Dont know how it will turn out, and dont know what I am wishing for. Wishing both are still alive, but knowing would at least be something.


LF, there seems to be a problem with direct linking to stories at that site.
Here is a snip:

Human Remains Found In Yellowhouse Canyon

Officials say two men were driving through the area just after 4 p.m. Thursday when one of them received a call on his cell phone. The other man got out of the car to give him some privacy. While walking through the area, the man came upon a human skull.

The Lubbock County Medical Examiner removed the remains and is now waiting for an anthropologist to examine the decomposed skull.

or go to the home page, http://www.kamc28.tv/ and look for the headline.

12-30-2005, 03:30 AM
Thank you, Mysteriew! I am glad you caught that and reposted!

12-30-2005, 04:09 AM
Thank you, Mysteriew! I am glad you caught that and reposted!

LOL, I didn't want to step on any toes, but it was an important article! :D

12-30-2005, 08:13 PM
There's an update on Joanna Rogers' website:

UPDATE - Friday, December 30th - Skeletal remains were found late yesterday in a rugged area just southeast of Lubbock. It appears that the remains are those of a deceased male and, thus, not of either Joanna or Jennifer Wilkerson. We have no further information regarding the discovery at this time. You can read local press accounts here (http://www.kamc28.com/news/default.asp?mode=shownews&id=1199).

www.bringjohome.info (http://www.bringjohome.info)

01-04-2006, 01:28 AM
Deputies Find Hand In Yellowhouse Canyon

Lubbock County sheriff`s officials found a human hand in the area of Yellowhouse Canyon where other remains were found last week.
Last Thursday, two passers-by found a human skull off of FM 835 near the Slaton Highway. Then on Friday, sheriff`s officials found what they believe to be the remains from the rest of the body, lying about 10 feet away from where the skull was found.

"We need to know cause of death," says Lubbock County Sheriff David Gutierrez. "We need to know if (this person`s) death was at the scene, or if it was somewhere else. There`s a lot of information that we have not found yet."

Many questions remain unanswered in the case of human remains found in Yellowhouse Canyon last week. But Tuesday, officials got one more clue: a human hand found at the scene.

"We`re always looking and I think they found some additional items from the body, but there is still no conclusion from the autopsy," says Sheriff Gutierrez.

The medical examiner`s office started that autopsy on Saturday. Now, they`re waiting for an anthropologist to help examine the bones. They expect to have preliminary results before the end of the week.

In the meantime, officials are looking at every piece of evidence found at the scene for clues about the victim`s identity.

"There was one piece of clothing that is primarily worn by males, but in this day and age, you never know," says Gutierrez. "Male and females wear sometimes the same clothing."

"The clothing will give a lot of information about whether it`s an adult or child," says Corporal John Gonzalez, with the Texas Department of Public Safety. "Hopefully (that piece of evidence) is still intact."

Something else officials say might help them solve this case is DPS` state-wide Missing Person`s Database. Corporal Gonzalez says aside from looking into the 2004 disappearances of Joanna Rogers and Jennifer Wilkerson, two Lubbock County women missing since 2004, they`re also searching the state`s records for other cases.

"We hold that information and dispurse it out to other agencies so that way, people will be on the lookout," he says.

"I know the investigative division has already pulled up some names that had been reported missing over the last three or four years and are looking at those," says Gutierrez.

The sheriff`s office is treating the area where the bones were found as a crime scene. The area will be secured until the autopsy is complete.

01-05-2006, 11:57 PM
A note from Joanna's family:

"Just a quick note to let you know that the Nancy Grace Show has contacted us and wants to do another segment on Joanna and Jennifer Wilkerson. Plans are to tape the show tomorrow afternoon (Friday 1/06/06) and it is scheduled to air the same day, on Friday evening 01/06/06.

The Nancy Grace Show is on CNN Headline News channel, in our area known as HNN, and typically comes on at 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm and midnight. This will be the second time Nancy has devoted time on her show to Joanna's case, and we are very grateful for her help in trying to Bring Joanna Home.

Kathy and Joe Bill Rogers

01-06-2006, 01:14 AM
I'll be watching it.

01-06-2006, 02:29 AM
The Wilkersons are going to be on the show this time, too. I am pleased for them to finally get this opportunity for Jennifer.

01-07-2006, 01:04 PM
Two local missing persons` cases received national attention Friday night.
CNN`s "The Nancy Grace Show" featured the disappearances of Joanna Rogers and Jennifer Wilkerson on her program.

The hour-long show explored the possible connection between these cases and the murder of Summer Baldwin, a Lubbock woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase at the Lubbock landfill.
This news site doesn't work well directly linking to the articles. But you can go to the main page and look for the headline.

01-08-2006, 06:44 PM
Messages and additional information from Jennifer and Joanna's families are posted on the Project Jason Voice for the Missing blog:


Thank you.


01-16-2006, 06:13 PM
Skeletal Remains Found in Kent County

Investigators are trying to identify a new set of skeletal remains. Kent County sheriff's deputies made the discovery in the northeast portion of Kent County on Friday. A tip given last Monday led them to the site. The remains are believed to be female and are now in custody of the Lubbock County Medical Examiner's Office. Both Kent County Sheriff's Department and the Texas Rangers are investigating.

There are currently no missing persons cases in Kent County. However there are still two outstanding missing person cases in Lubbock. Both Joanna Rogers and Jennifer Wilkerson have been missing since the summer of 2004. Again, the remains have yet to be identified.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 11 at kcbd.com for the latest on this developing news story


03-10-2006, 03:03 PM
Authorities are searching a property now:

03-11-2006, 09:18 AM

More on the search

03-11-2006, 01:25 PM
They said on the news last night that they were done with the property. They didn't say if they came up with anything concrete. The area they searched was less than 3 miles from our house.:eek: It is so scary to think that there are people out there that do horrible things to other people. I am still praying that Jennifer and Joanna both come home safely.

03-12-2006, 06:06 AM
Authorities are searching a property now:

I hope that they find out soon if this could have anything to do with the disappearance of Jennifer. The newspaper article says that cadaver dogs turned up trace evidence.


06-09-2006, 01:49 AM
Volunteers Say They're Ready To Search City Landfill

Posted: 6/8/06

A search of the Lubbock City Landfill would take a lot of time, and a lot of man power. It would also be an expensive process. Volunteer members of United Response Search and Rescue out of Dallas say they are ready to help. The group has done a lot of research into how a landfill search would work. Director and Co-Founder Dana Ames says she doesn't know if local law enforcement will for sure search the Lubbock landfill, but she says volunteers are ready.

"A landfill search is a very difficult, tedious, time consuming, expensive process. It's one that you don't enter into lightly. It is extremely dangerous for all individuals who would participate in that," said Ames. Ames says searchers would need to wear protective garments that can cost a lot of money. The search group is looking into possible fund raisers, or people who could donate that gear.

While the search centers around Joanna Rogers, Ames says their search group always looks for Jennifer Wilkerson as well. The Lubbock woman disappeared on July 13th of 2004. Ames says when ever they are on a search, or receive a tip, the group treats that information as if it could be used to find both missing girls. Ames says the Wilkerson family's hearts goes out to the Rogers family. "They have mixed emotions as well. Their hearts are absolutely broken for the Rogers. In a way they feel a sense of resolve as well for them, but then that also comes back and instills that further fear that they face every day knowing this could be the same fate for their child," said Ames.

If you have any information on either of these cases that would be helpful to police, call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

It's been almost a year since investigators searched the city landfill following the discovery of Summer Baldwin's body. John Cobb at the Lubbock City Landfill tells NewsChannel 11 that after Baldwin was discovered, crews decided to stop dumping in that area. Cobb says it wasn't a legal request; he says they did it because they thought they should.


07-06-2007, 04:47 AM
Bumping for Jennifer

04-15-2008, 03:16 PM
bumping for jennifer

04-15-2008, 03:39 PM
Does anyone have any information about the Skeletal remains found in Kent County?

Praying for Jennifer and her family!

04-15-2008, 03:53 PM
Bones found in Kent County near Jayton, nearly three weeks ago have now been identified.

The bones belong to a missing woman out of Abilene named Sheryl Kay Griffith. Griffith was 31 years old at the time of her disappearance in March of 2002.

Kent County investigators are still trying to determine how Griffith ended up in a well next to an abandoned home near Jayton. A sheriff's deputy found her skeletal remains on Friday, January 13th, after receiving a tip.

Source: North American Missing Person Network

11-22-2008, 07:39 PM
Authorities are not saying that Jennifer's disappearance is in any way related to the 16 year old Joanna Rogers, but there are a few odd circumstances surrounding 3 or 4 different people. There have been 3 very young prostitutes murdered and left on country roads around Lubbock in the last 5 years. The latest one was in April 2004. She was interviewed by KCBD the year before her death and talked about prostitution. Jennifer works at a tobacco shop and was interveiwed about 3 months ago by KCBD about the sin tax. Joanna Rogers was interviewed a few years back about her school by some tv station, not sure which one. Finally, back in May, a woman met a man at a jobfair and he told her that he was a storm chaser and employed by KCBD. She accepted a dinner date and may have been drugged. She was taken to some residence, raped, and beaten. The man did not work for KCBD and no employees were identified by the woman. I have heard all this from fellow Lubbock posters at a different forum. The authorities have not discussed this as far as I know.

Txsvicki, I found your post and I wonder if you can tell me about this job fair, where can we find a list of the companies that were at that job fair? There must be some record.

07-12-2009, 06:48 AM
I'm bumping this up since it's almost been five years since Jennifer's disappearance. I'm wondering about the earlier tip and search in Hockley county a few years back. There was just a massive drug arrest the other day involving the Banditos and two Hockley county sheriff's deputies. Over twenty scumbags arrested. Jennifer waited on me many times when I used to go to purchase soft drinks at her workplace and I've not forgotten her. I heard through the grapevine that she dated a biker and wonder if any of these people had anything to do with it since there was a tip. Not saying that she or her boyfriend was involved in drugs though. I'm hoping someone will tell if they know.

05-09-2010, 08:14 AM

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Story last updated at 5/9/2010 - 12:30 am

Investigators found the skeletal remains of a unknown person after a skull was reported Saturday in a Lubbock County field.

07-13-2010, 09:46 AM
The remains found in May weren't Jennifer's, but belonged to Peggy Merimon: http://www.kcbd.com/global/story.asp?s=12472296

Today marks six years that Jennifer's been missing. I imagine it feels like an eternity to her family. May they get some answers about what's happened to their daughter soon.

03-09-2013, 01:57 PM

Inside the world of the missing
Jennifer Wilkerson has been missing since 2004
Posted: March 9, 2013 - 10:45am

Prayers for answers soon.

03-11-2013, 12:58 PM

Posted: March 11, 2013 - 11:50am
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock — Natasha Bruton won’t change her phone number in case Jennifer Wilkerson tries to call her — almost nine years after her best friend disappeared in Lubbock.

03-24-2013, 11:21 PM

Unidentified body in Scurry County causes anguish for Wilkerson family
Investigators still searching for answers
Posted: March 20, 2013 - 9:09pm | Updated: March 21, 2013 - 12:54am

Vikki and Jack Wilkerson of Hobbs, N.M., have been waiting for answers in their daughter’s disappearance for nearly nine years. Families like the Wilkersons find themselves dealing with increased anxiety every time the media reports a body found.

Scurry County is also near where Hailey Dunn went missing and there is much discussion on this possibly being her, as well, here:

07-04-2013, 09:53 AM
Bumping this up to share Jen's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Wilkerson-Missing/262236133839041

09-26-2013, 02:40 PM
Bumping for Jennifer.

09-26-2013, 02:44 PM


01-07-2014, 03:18 AM
5 people remain missing from Lubbock and surrounding area


Jennifer Wilkerson was last seen in July of 2004. She was reported missing after she failed to report to work.


If you have any information about any of these cases, please contact Crime Line at 741-1000.


07-13-2014, 07:34 AM
Friends, family of Jennifer Wilkerson to commemorate 10-year anniversary of disappearance
Lubbock County sherrif's officials say case is active but cold
Posted: July 11, 2014 - 8:59pm | Updated: July 12, 2014 - 12:27am

To Vikki Wilkerson, Jennifer’s friendly, loving nature is what defines her daughter.
She said Sunday’s ceremony is a testament to the kind of person her daughter was. She hopes the event will attract more than the 25 people they expect.
“I knew people loved her. ... I think she’s just wonderful,” she said. “It really has been very nice to know that so many people truly, truly loved her and how she touched so many people’s lives. And I hope wherever she is, I hope she knows that. How much she has meant to so many people.”

More at link: http://lubbockonline.com/crime-and-courts/crime/2014-07-11/friends-family-jennifer-wilkerson-commemorate-10-year-anniversary

06-09-2015, 02:40 PM
Where are they? Several missing on South Plains as officials wait to ID body (http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2015-06-09/where-are-they-several-missing-south-plains-officials-wait-id-body#.VXcwCs9Viko)