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mysteriew
08-18-2005, 07:58 PM
Another year has passed with no resolution in the disappearance of Jessica Cain.

The Tiki Island resident was 17 when she was last seen at the Benniganís restaurant near Baybrook Mall on Aug. 17, 1997.

Cain was last seen at Benniganís, 1330 W. Bay Area Blvd., having dinner with several friends at about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 17, 1997.

When she left the restaurant in her fatherís truck, she told her friends she was going home.

The truck was later found by her father parked on the shoulder of Interstate 45 South between exits 7 and 8.

It was locked and Jessicaís wallet was on the seat.

Since then, police have followed leads and volunteers have searched fields, but they have not turned up any sign of Jessica.
http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=fb29ae5438e5d8dd

jodierenee
02-01-2006, 08:30 PM
bumping for jessica.


this was the very first case that intrigued me to start following missing persons cases. I think was maybe 15 or 16 when she disappeared and I remember wanting to go help look for her but my mom wouldn't let me.

She is somewhere....

Erin_go_bragh
06-06-2006, 08:59 PM
bumping for jessica.


this was the very first case that intrigued me to start following missing persons cases. I think was maybe 15 or 16 when she disappeared and I remember wanting to go help look for her but my mom wouldn't let me.

She is somewhere....
I completely understand! I was a high school senior at Clear Lake and knew someone that was friends with Jessica. She had actually been with her the night Jessica disappeared... A family friend spoke with someone they knew from the police department (the Galveston Sheriff's Office) and they suspected the witnesses/friends (from the former Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson- an area community theatre that Jessica was active in) that she was with at the cast party the night she disappeared were maybe covering up for Jessica. There was an idea that she meant an old boyfriend, I think. Of course, I got this story several years ago from my mom, so it was at least second or third-hand by that time.

I don't know if there is any truth to that, but we moved from Clear Lake to League City about 2 years ago, where we have the "killing fields." I am very suspicious, especially of men, that I don't know. Not obviously, but I keep aware that if it could happen to Jessica, who was only a year older than me, was short and brunette like me, and was active in theatre like me, it could happen to me very easily. I still call my parents if I go anywhere at night to check in. You just can't be too careful...

I hope that Jessica is found and that her family/friends are given the peace and justice they deserve. I think the uncertainty would be chilling. I feel so horrible that Jessica, who had so much talent and potential, wasn't even able to start college that month....

froggierintexas
08-17-2007, 07:20 PM
Ten years since Jessica vanished.

http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=3dc75ef5b86cd6a2

meggilyweggily
08-18-2007, 02:01 AM
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/cain_jessica.html

audrey77
10-09-2008, 01:30 AM
I know this is horrible... but hopefully the reconstruction/ cleanup from hurricane Ike will lead to some clues of her whereabouts :(

ForgottenResearchSoc
08-13-2010, 05:32 PM
Hello to everyone,

Long time lurker, but finally decided to register. Just bumping for Jessica...Tues (8/17) will be the 13th anniversary of when she disappeared. Anyone else notice that she is not listed on AMW's website?? I checked both missing children and persons, but could not find info, there, on her.

Thanks
TFRS

Kat
08-14-2010, 01:09 PM
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=836647&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US

http://www.angelfire.com/mi3/mpccn/cain.html

http://www.myspace.com/missingjessicacain

http://www.lrcf.net/missing/54/54.html

https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/2793
NamUs Profile
Dental: Not available
Fingerprints: NA
DNA: initial inquiry underway.

ForgottenResearchSoc
08-17-2010, 10:12 AM
13 years...

lgrahamtx
12-14-2010, 06:16 PM
I drive past the area where she disappeared all the time and always wonder how it is possible that after all this time, she is still missing. She was so, so close to her home on Tiki Island - you can see the Tiki Island lights from the area where her truck was found. Bumping for Jessica.

parakeet
09-24-2011, 11:44 AM
When Jessica's truck and the red amigo were parked near the exit, one of Jessica's friends had driven by and saw Jessica walking towards the amigo. I don't understand why this friend did not stop to see what was wrong, considering it was close to 2am.

summer_breeze
08-17-2012, 10:50 AM
http://www.khou.com/news/neighborhood-news/Friends-dedicating-park-Saturday-to-remember-Cain-166534756.html

by T.J. Aulds/ The Daily News
khou.com
Posted on August 17, 2012 at 9:25 AM


LA MARQUE, Texas ó It was 15 years ago today that Tiki Island teenager Jessica Cain never came home.

Houston Mom
08-19-2012, 12:43 AM
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8779007

15 YEAR VIGIL

Houston Mom
08-19-2012, 01:36 AM
https://identifyus.org/en/cases/3540?page=demographics

Should be ruled out. ?

ikoihil
09-15-2012, 06:45 PM
When Jessica's truck and the red amigo were parked near the exit, one of Jessica's friends had driven by and saw Jessica walking towards the amigo. I don't understand why this friend did not stop to see what was wrong, considering it was close to 2am.

My guess is that they were trying to make their curfew. If the friend lived in Galveston, it takes a considerable amount of time to get across the causeway and into the residential areas.

Still looking in MS
10-24-2012, 04:15 PM
Yes, I have Tommy Lynn Sells on the brain, as I am looking into his involvement in a murder in Mississippi. But consider the following:

1) On almost the exact date Jessica Cain goes missing, Tommy Lynn Sells abandons his impaired wife, Nora, in Tennessee; He had been sitting in jail in W. Va. for the Fabienne Witherspoon "malicious wounding" charge and had just gotten out of prison in June of 1997. According to Diane Fanning's book (p. 73) He abandoned Nora right around August 17th or 18th.

2.) Later he calls his mother in St. Louis (Sept. 5th) from OREGON, and calls Nora's mother. Shortly thereafter he fetches Nora from her mother's in W. Va. and takes her to his mother's in St. Louis.

3.) TLS had had some sort of job at a "car wash" in Tennessee when he abandoned Nora and headed west.

4.) TLS frequently drove pickup trucks (stolen or otherwise) and the white truck reported in connection with Jessica Cain apparently had a light bar. TLS had been arrested in St. Louis for stealing a light bar from one of his employers, for whom he drove a wrecker. (This was the mid-80's)

5.) According to Diane Fanning, TLS has "vaguely alluded to committing two murders in the Houston area, but was not willing to speak to that [Texas] Ranger or to provide any details about bodies resting on Texas soil" (p. 216)

6.) By this point in time, TLS had traveled extensively in Texas and had worked in the Corpus Christi area in the 1980's.

7.) TLS has confessed to killing at least two persons while he was working as a tow truck driver in the St. Louis area. It is very consistent with his array of scams and cons that he could have "dummied up" a fake tow truck and preyed on stranded interstate motorists, particularly of Jessica Cain's age.

8.) Finding patterns in TLS' crimes is admittedly a stretch. But it is true that he would disappear from his (wives, plural), commit a rape/murder, then cool off, and turn up back home days later. (Vicky Zubcic discusses this in the Stephane Bourgoin video documentary on youtube about TLS). Not only had TLS been sitting in prison in W. Va. for several years, his "pace" really picked up after he got out of prison. (At least, the pace of the crimes he can better remember, he claims). In October of 1997, he killed both Stefanie Mahaney in Missouri and Joel Kirkpatrick in Illinois, just two days apart.

I know it may be a stretch, but really, someone ought to look into whether TLS is a viable suspect. Just my opinion.

mikkismom
05-07-2013, 12:53 PM
Missing women found offers hope to families of missing persons in Houston

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=9093247

Lyssav
08-15-2013, 10:55 AM
BUMPIN' for Jess <3

ikoihil
08-17-2013, 05:44 PM
Thinking of Jessica and her family today... everyone whose heart Jessica touched remembers her. She's been missing since the morning of August 17, 1997.
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1500&pictureid=16117

Lyssav
08-21-2013, 08:43 PM
Thinking of Jessica and her family today... everyone whose heart Jessica touched remembers her. She's been missing since the morning of August 17, 1997.
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1500&pictureid=16117

I love this picture of Jessica, such a beautiful girl. It is sad how much time has passed and still no leads as to what happened to Jessica or where she might be.
Why is the only suspect not talking? He was sentenced to life in prison and hasn't gotten anywhere with the many appeals he has filed.

What happened to the vial of teeth found in Drew's home? And I'm guessing if they didn't miraculously disappear from the evidence locker, they weren't able to extract any DNA anyhow.

This case bothers me. I want it solved. I want her found.
A few years ago, I dreamt of her and ever since I have been trying to research her case as much as possible. It is actually what brought me to this wonderful community of people that want the same things I want.

Houston Mom
03-07-2014, 10:24 PM
Wondering:

https://identifyus.org/en/cases/3540?page=case_information

Lyssav
03-08-2014, 12:03 PM
Wondering:

https://identifyus.org/en/cases/3540?page=case_information

There is no mention of a dental retainer, which Jessica had one when she went missing. I'm not sure the if the correct term is "permanent retainer" but I don't think she could remove this herself?

I have compared this UID as well as many others to Jessica. I haven't come across a single one that is consistent. If Jessica met with fate shortly after she went missing, and Drew is the perp then she has got to be close to home. I don't know if any of you have heard of Brian Ladd, but he has dreams/predictions writes them down and shares online. One of his pictures includes the words "jessica" "taken at summer" "lake, 418" and one of his members suggested this dream could have been about Jessica Cain. I'm not usually one to believe in things like this, but since there is nothing to go on, I entertained this idea with some research. I found a County Road 418, a few places with the word "lake" in the name, and a couple of lakes - if that's what you wanna call them. County Road 418 is located in Rosharon, TX. You can get to Rosharon by taking EXIT 7 on i45(her truck was found between exits 7 and 8 southbound) from there you take highway 6 to get to Rosharon.. It's only about 40minutes from where her truck was found. Drew was known to have been pulled out of a couple of fields by his tow truck buddy on numerous occasions one location the buddy named was Alvin - if drew knows this area he likely knows Rosharon as well. It's definitely desolate looking now, I can't imagine what it was like back then, I know they had a tiny population...I have never been but it sounds like it used to be a quiet little place.

Go to google, and take a walk down county road 418 in Rosharon, check it out.

Lyssav
03-25-2014, 05:07 PM
I was doing a little more research on Drew, I have been thinking of writing him and decided to find out what unit he is being housed in..oddly enough according to TDCJ he currently resides at the Ramsey unit in....Rosharon, Texas.