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UCFAlumni2002
07-10-2009, 09:17 AM
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6443122/detail.html (http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6443122/detail.html)

Authorities in Orlando, Fla., are searching for a University of Central Florida graduate who did not show up for work Tuesday after she said she was going to mail a package, according to a Local 6 News report.
Investigators said Jennifer Kesse, 24, did not show up for work at Westgate Resorts in Ocoee, Fla., Tuesday morning.
Family and friends are concerned because she can always be reached by phone or by her family. Kesse's family has tried to call her cell phone but calls are immediately sent to voice mail.

http://www.wftv.com/news/6431531/detail.html?treets=orlc&tid=2656819395813&tml=orlc_4pm&tmi=orlc_4pm_1_03000201252006&ts=H (http://www.wftv.com/news/6431531/detail.html?treets=orlc&tid=2656819395813&tml=orlc_4pm&tmi=orlc_4pm_1_03000201252006&ts=H)

Orange County deputies found the car belonging to a missing 24-year-old Orlando woman at the Huntington on the Green apartments at Americana and Texas on Thursday morning. Sheriff deputies acted on vehicle information provided from the news media.

Recently, she shared concerns about living at the condos, though she was proud she could afford the place just two years after graduating from the University of Central Florida.
"This was her pride and accomplishment, bought it by herself. She had some concerns with the maintenance crew," Kesse said.
Her boyfriend, Robert Allen, agreed saying she was uncomfortable with the workers around. The buildings had just recently been converted to condos and only a handful of residents live in her unit.
"Obviously, for me living three hours away, difficult hearing that with her saying I’m a little nervous here and there," Allen said.

http://www.wesh.com/news/6461195/detail.html (http://www.wesh.com/news/6461195/detail.html)

Police: Missing Woman's Car Found

UPDATED: January 26, 2006

Police believe they've found a car belonging to a woman missing in Orlando for three days.

Investigators said the car belonging to Jennifer Kesse, 24, was found near her home, WESH 2 News reported.

The vehicle was found at Huntington on the Greens Apartments at Americana and Texas, officials said.

Kesse's boss said she never showed up at work on Tuesday. She was last heard from Monday night.

Her family and former University of Central Florida sorority sisters are talking to people around her Mosaic of Millenia condominium to help gather more information.



http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6650524/detail.html?rss=orlpn&psp=money (http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6650524/detail.html?rss=orlpn&psp=money)

Officers on horseback continued a grid search Wednesday for a missing Orlando woman who mysteriously vanished more than a week ago.<snipped)

Wednesday, teams of police officers and sheriff's deputies were searching areas inside the boundaries of Texas Avenue to the west, Orange Blossom Trail to the east, Oakridge Road to the south and Holden Avenue to the north.
It is the fourth day officers have searched on horseback in wooded areas in search of clues. <snipped>

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The Kesse family is hoping to inject a new energy into the search for Jennifer. Hundreds of volunteers will take part in the biggest effort yet to find her this weekend.
In the meantime, though, police began Wednesday what they are calling a new grid search, based on tips that have been coming in. Sheriff's deputies with the mounted patrol jumped off their horses and over a fence Wednesday along Texas Avenue off of John Young Parkway after a citizen called in a tip.
With turkey vultures circling a pond, deputies wanted to be sure they weren't missing anything. It was all part of the new grid search that's using about 15 mounted patrol officers between the Orlando (http://www.wftv.com/news/6657231/detail.html?treets=orlc&tid=2656819395813&tml=orlc_12pm&tmi=orlc_12pm_1_11000202022006&ts=H#) Police Department and the sheriff's office combined, searching further out north and south from where Jennifer’s car was found along Texas and Americana last Thursday.
The search team even scoured woods next to the pond after picking up a strange stench. It turned out to be old garbage. They said covering new ground, on foot at times and especially on horseback, opens them up to more information.

http://www.local6.com/news/6587477/detail.html (http://www.local6.com/news/6587477/detail.html)

POSTED: 9:43 am EST January 30, 2006
UPDATED: 12:27 pm EST January 30, 2006


Police officers in Orlando, Fla., continued a search of a heavily wooded area Monday near the location where 24-year-old Jennifer Kesse's abandoned car was discovered last week after a scent was picked up in the area, according to a Local 6 News report. <snip>

"One of the two strongest clues that the Orlando Police Department is sharing with the media is the scent that was picked up in the woods," Local 6 News reporter Samantha Knapp said.

Angel Who Cares
07-16-2009, 05:17 PM
Kesse case on America’s Most Wanted
Updated: Thursday, 16 Jul 2009, 4:44 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 16 Jul 2009, 4:44 PM EDT
<snipped>
America’s Most Wanted will feature a report on Jennifer Kesse this Saturday.

Kesse disappeared from her home near the Mall at Millenia in January of 2006. There have been very few clues concerning her disappearance.

The show airs Saturday at 9:00 p.m. on FOX 35.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/071609kesse_case_amw

Angel Who Cares
07-16-2009, 05:21 PM
Missing woman case similar to Kesse case
Updated: Thursday, 04 Jun 2009, 8:12 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 04 Jun 2009, 5:44 PM EDT
<snipped>
Lead detectives investigating the case say they're meeting with FDLE to compare notes and see if there is a connection to the Jennifer Kesse. Kesse is the Orlando woman who's now been missing for three years.

Jennifer Kesse lived in Orlando and worked in Ocoee when she disappeared. Knowing that, Joe Ocasio sent Kesse's father Drew a message on her website. "I pretty much explained the situation who I was , why I was contacting him. my daughter is missing. I'm grasping for straws, didn't know where else to go."

The two fathers have not spoken yet, but today Drew Kesse said he was paying attention to the case of Tracy's disappearance. "That is Jennifer's old neighborhood. She lived next door to the complex right next to the Tap Room there and frequented there. That's where she was for 3, 3 and a half years," said Kesse.

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Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/local/060409kesse_case_similar

Angel Who Cares
07-16-2009, 05:28 PM
Family marks Jennifer Kesse's birthday
Orlando woman disappeared in 2006
Updated: Friday, 22 May 2009, 2:32 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 21 May 2009, 12:29 AM EDT
<snipped>
Wednesday was Jennifer Kesse's 28th birthday. She disappeared from her Orlando apartment near the Mall at Millenia in January of 2006. Investigators still have no clue where to find her, but in an interview with FOX 35's Amy Kaufeldt, her family said they are not giving up hope.

VIDEO INCLUDED IN ARTICLE!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/052009_Family_marks_Jennifer_Kesses_birthday

Angel Who Cares
07-16-2009, 05:32 PM
New tip in Kesse case comes from confessed murder
<snipped>
A convicted killer may have some clues in one of Central Florida’s highest profile missing person's case.

Jennifer Kesse has been missing for three years. There have been very few clues concerning her disappearance.

But two weeks ago the lawyer for a convicted killer contacts Drew Kesse, Jennifer’s father. While its not unusual for Kesse to get tips the latest came from a man involved ina high profile murder of a Central Florida woman.

"I think it just one more lead that has to be follow up on,” Kesse said. “If it turns out then we have something to go on."

The tip came from David Russ who is currently in the Seminole County jail waiting to be sentenced after he pled guilty for the murder of Madeline Leinen in 2007. Russ asked to meet with Drew Kesse because he claims to have information about Jennifer’s disappearance.

Kesse wouldn’t revel what the tip was about.

"I am not going to talk about the information that was relayed," Kesse said. “It's just not pertinent at this point."

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/012109_jennifer_kesse

Angel Who Cares
07-16-2009, 05:46 PM
Kesse Lobby For Missing Persons Bill
Updated: Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008, 8:42 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008, 8:42 AM EDT
<snipped>
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) -- The parents of missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse are in Tallahassee on Wednesday lobbying state lawmakers to pass a bill designed to expedite the search for missing people.

Kesse disappeared from her Orlando condominium more than two years ago.

The parents of missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse are in Tallahassee on Wednesday lobbying state lawmakers to pass a bill designed to expedite the search for missing people.

Kesse disappeared from her Orlando condominium more than two years ago. Her parents helped to craft the missing person's bill which includes new policies for entering information into a national database system.

The bill would also require that all law enforcement officers within designated regions be informed about a missing person on later than two hours after a missing persons report is filed.

Finally, the bill would require that law enforcement agencies collect DNA samples of a victim after they have been reported missing for more than ninety days.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/Kesse_Lobby_For_Missing_Persons_Bill

Angel Who Cares
07-16-2009, 05:58 PM
The Search for Jennifer Kesse: One Year
Updated: Friday, 15 Aug 2008, 9:34 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 15 Aug 2008, 9:34 PM EDT
VIDEO:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/The_Search_for_Jennifer_Kesse_One_Year

Angel Who Cares
07-16-2009, 06:31 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Possible DNA Evidence Found in Jennifer Kesse's Car
Updated: Friday, 15 Aug 2008, 9:35 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 15 Aug 2008, 9:35 PM EDT
VIDEO:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/EXCLUSIVE_Possible_DNA_Evidence_Found_in_Jennifer_ Kesses_Car

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 02:49 AM
Kesses Observe Anniversary of Daughter's Disappearance
Updated: Friday, 15 Aug 2008, 9:37 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 15 Aug 2008, 9:37 PM EDT
<snipped>
Thursday, January 24 will mark two years since the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse. On Monday, Kesse's parents went before the Orlando City Commission to thank the city for its continuing cooperation in the search for their daughter.

"Jennifer's case has never died down. It is not cold. We still receive tips every day from multiple sources. It is all about awareness and it is keeping it going and these are the things that we try to do," said Jennifer's father Drew.

Jennifer was abducted from her Orlando condominium in 2005. Her car was recovered three days after the abduction at the Huntington on the Green Apartments in Orlando. Police, family and friends hoped that the car would be the first clue in quickly finding Jennifer.

The person was captured on a surveillance camera walking near the spot at the Huntington on the Green apartments on Americana and Texas where Jennifer's car was found. Police do not even know if the person is a man or a woman and the description remains vague.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/Kesses_Observe_Anniversary_of_Daughters_Disappeara nce

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 08:29 PM
Police Sweep Woods For Woman After Scent Picked Up
Reward In Case Reaches $115,000
POSTED: Monday, January 30, 2006
UPDATED: 5:21 pm EST January 30, 2006
<snipped>
Kesse, who works for Westgate Resorts in the Orlando suburb of Ocoee, Fla., is considered a missing and endangered adult after she mysteriously vanished last week.

"One of the two strongest clues that the Orlando Police Department is sharing with the media is the scent that was picked up in the woods," Local 6 News reporter Samantha Knapp said.

Sunday, officers on horseback methodically went through the brush near a condominium complex in southwest Orlando where Kesse's 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was located.

Police said her last communication was made to her boyfriend by either cell phone or text message last Monday at 10 p.m.

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MAP: Search Area
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Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6587477/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 08:31 PM
Another Grid Search Launched For Missing Orlando Woman
POSTED: Wednesday, February 1, 2006
UPDATED: 2:10 pm EST February 1, 2006
<snipped>
Officers on horseback continued a grid search Wednesday for a missing Orlando woman who mysteriously vanished more than a week ago.

The first break in the case came Thursday when Kesse's 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was found abandoned at the corner of Texas and Americana at the Huntington on the Green apartment complex. Neighbors said the vehicle had been parked in the lot for several days.

After Kesse's vehicle was found, officers performed a grid search of a wooded area near the Mosaic at Millenia condominiums but nothing was found in the area.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6650524/detail.html?rss=orlpn&psp=money

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 08:38 PM
Huge Weekend Search Planned For Missing Woman
Posted: 4:13 pm EST February 1, 2006
Updated: 8:25 am EST February 2, 2006
<snipped>
Meanwhile, detectives looked through an expanded area Wednesday, bordered by Texas Avenue, Orange Blossom Trail, Holden Avenue and Oak Ridge Road.

In the meantime, though, police began Wednesday what they are calling a new grid search, based on tips that have been coming in. Sheriff's deputies with the mounted patrol jumped off their horses and over a fence Wednesday along Texas Avenue off of John Young Parkway after a citizen called in a tip.

SLIDESHOWS: Photos Of Jennifer Kesse
http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/6472836/detail.html

SLIDESHOWS: Photos Of Jennifer's Car
http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/6597725/detail.html

SURVEILLANCE: Suspect Dumps Kesse's Car
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SUSPECT: See Photo Of Man
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ARCHIVE: Complete List Of Reports, Videos
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WEB SITE: http://www.jenniferkesse.com/
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Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/6657231/detail.html?treets=orlc&tid=2656819395813&tml=orlc_12pm&tmi=orlc_12pm_1_11000202022006&ts=H

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 08:44 PM
Missing Woman's Car Found In Orlando
Police Searching Area With Dogs
POSTED: Thursday, January 26, 2006
UPDATED: 1:21 pm EST January 26, 2006
<snipped>
Family and friends were immediately concerned because Kesse can always be reached by phone or by her family. Kesse's family has tried to call her cell phone, but calls are immediately sent to voice mail.

Thursday, Kesse's 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was found abandoned at the corner of Texas and Americana at the Huntington on the Green apartment complex, Local 6 News has learned.

Detectives have brought out bloodhounds to search the area for the woman.

Kesse told her friends and family that she was concerned about living alone at her apartment complex.

The woman's apartment complex has a security gate, but the family said visitors are not monitored.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6461196/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 08:46 PM
Search Continues For Missing Orlando Woman
Girl Vanished On Way To Mail Package
POSTED: Thursday, January 26, 2006
UPDATED: 6:08 pm EST January 26, 2006
<snipped>
Earlier, Kesse's 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was found abandoned at the corner of Texas and Americana at the Huntington on the Green apartment complex.

Officers responded to the car and did not find a person inside the vehicle, Jones said.

It was not known how long the car was parked at the condo, Local 6 News reported.

Detectives were going door to door asking residents if they had any information about the woman or the car.

Jones did not know if there was any surveillance video in the area where the car was found.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6470611/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 08:49 PM
Reward Increased In Day 4 Of Missing Woman Search
POSTED: Friday, January 27, 2006
UPDATED: 2:28 pm EST January 27, 2006
<snipped>
A reward for information in the mysterious disappearance of an Orlando, Fla., woman was increased to $15,000 Friday as police began day four of the search for the 24-year-old, according to Local 6 News.

Thursday, Kesse's 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was found abandoned at the corner of Texas and Americana at the Huntington on the Green apartment complex. Neighbors said the vehicle had been parked in the lot for several days.

Detectives would not say if any clues were gathered from the car.

Since Tuesday, Kesse's cell phone only rings to voicemail and there has been no activity on her credit car, Local 6 News reported.

Her disappearance Tuesday alarmed family members who said it is extremely uncharacteristic of her, Local 6 reporter Jessica Sanchez said.

MAP: Search Area
http://www.local6.com/slideshow/news/6471172/detail.html?qs=1;s=1;dm=ss;p=news;w=400

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6489496/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 08:51 PM
$115,000 Reward Offered In Missing Woman Case
POSTED: Saturday, January 28, 2006
UPDATED: 6:04 pm EST January 28, 2006
<snipped>
Kesse's parents continued to ask the public for help in the case Friday night.

"Jennifer, we just want you to know that we love you," Kesse's mother, Joy, said. "We are doing everything we can to find you and bring you home."

"People are coming for her," Kesse's father, Drew, said. "Her father and others are coming for her."

Orlando police officers will continue searching several areas Saturday.

Investigators said the reward for information in the case was raised from $15,000 to $115,000 after a private donor offered the money.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6515674/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 08:55 PM
National Group Wants Volunteers In Search For Woman
POSTED: Wednesday, February 1, 2006
UPDATED: 8:05 am EST February 2, 2006
<snipped>
Members of Child Watch of North America said they plan to bring more people and more structure to the search for 24-year-old Jennifer Kesse.

The Child Watch group normally focuses on missing children but felt compelled to offer their expertise to the search.

Nearly 100 anonymous Crimeline tips have been made since last week, but the woman remains missing.

The first break in the case came Thursday when Kesse's 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was found abandoned at the corner of Texas and Americana at the Huntington on the Green apartment complex. Neighbors said the vehicle had been parked in the lot for several days.

After Kesse's vehicle was found, officers performed a grid search of a wooded area near the Mosaic at Millenia condominiums, but nothing was found in the area.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6657558/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 08:59 PM
'Person Of Interest' Sought In Missing Woman Case
POSTED: Saturday, February 4, 2006
UPDATED: 6:26 am EST February 6, 2006
<snipped>
Two photos released Saturday show a man walking near a fence around noon last Tuesday after 24-year-old Jennifer Kesse mysteriously vanished.

Police would not say exactly where the photos were taken but said they were pulled from video shot in the area of Texas Avenue and Americana Boulevard. Kesse's 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was found abandoned in the same area at the Huntington on the Green apartment complex on Jan. 26.

Investigators said the person in the photo is not a suspect but a "person of interest."

NEW SLIDESHOW: Person Of Interest
http://www.local6.com/slideshow/news/6744239/detail.html?qs=1;s=1;dm=ss;p=news;w=400

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6743993/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:02 PM
CSI Teams Back At Complex In Search For Woman
'Person Of Interest' Sought
POSTED: Tuesday, February 7, 2006
UPDATED: 4:27 pm EST February 7, 2006
<snipped>
Crime scene technicians were back at an Orlando apartment complex Tuesday where a 24-year-old woman's car was found after she mysteriously vanished last month.

Local 6 News has learned that investigators have been focusing on a surveillance camera lodged in a roof of the clubhouse at the Huntington on the Green apartments.

Tuesday, investigators measured the area, including the distance from the gate to the camera. A laser detection device was videotaped being used by at least one officer.

Meanwhile, Kesse's parents sent a message to the person in the surveillance photos.

"You recognize yourself," Kesse's mother Joyce, said. "Come forward, you are a person of interest. You may have the key to the puzzle that is going to bring Jen home. We are begging the community to rack their brains. Study the pictures."

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6810971/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:04 PM
Kesse Family Makes Appeal On National TV
POSTED: Wednesday, February 8, 2006
UPDATED: 11:15 am EST February 8, 2006
<snipped>
On "The Early Show" Wednesday, Kesse's parents, Joyce and Drew, along with their son Logan talked with anchor Harry Smith about the case.

During the interview, Smith asked whether Kesse could have had any enemies?

"Honestly, no," Kesse's mother Joyce, said. "As a matter of fact, so many of us have been trying to find a picture of Jennifer not smiling to put on a poster because obviously she would not be smiling right now, and there are none. That kind of shows you what kind of person she is. You meet her and you want to be her friend."

Smith asked if Kesse's boyfriend had been cleared since the two traveled to the Caribbean before she vanished.

"To my knowledge, yes," father Drew Kesse said. "I don't think any of us are marked out but to my knowledge, I believe yes, he is out of the picture on that."

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6833886/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:06 PM
Police: Polygraph Being Used In Kesse Case
POSTED: Wednesday, February 8, 2006
UPDATED: 2:49 pm EST February 8, 2006
<snipped>
Orlando police confirmed to Local 6 News Wednesday that investigators have utilized the department's polygrapher in the search for missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse.

Officials said they will not disclose who received a polygraph test or how many polygraphs have been administered.

A polygraph is an instrument that simultaneously records changes in physiological processes such as heartbeat, blood pressure and respiration, often used as a lie detector.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6838344/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:20 PM
Search Continues For Missing Orlando Woman
POSTED: Friday, February 10, 2006
UPDATED: 4:58 pm EST February 12, 2006
<snipped>
Last weekend, nearly 1,100 people volunteered their time in the search. This weekend they are expecting even more volunteers, according to Local 6 News.

"We are not giving up," Kesse's uncle Bill Gilmur said. "We are not giving up until we get Jen. From the family's perspective and all of the friends, when we saw the outpouring of support in the rain with 1,100 people coming in, I think everyone can identify with how would they feel if this was one of their children."

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6903749/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:25 PM
'Credible' Tip Prompts Apartment Search In Kesse Case
POSTED: Monday, February 13, 2006
UPDATED: 11:50 am EST February 13, 2006
<snipped>
A tip investigators said was credible prompted a search of at least one apartment unit Sunday night in the case of a missing 24-year-old Orlando woman.

Sunday, investigators received a tip from a woman who said Kesse was being held in an apartment unit located at 1414 40th Street in Orange County.

"We had information that she was seen there and that she was alive and she was being held against her will," Orange police Sgt. Richard Ring said. "Detectives working the case interviewed that person and that person apparently gave them enough information to make them concerned."

SWAT team searched inside the structure but did not find the missing woman or any sign she had been there in past weeks.

"The results were negative," Ring said. "She was not in the residence. We are interviewing people there to see if there is a possibility that she might have been there."

Ring said authorities will continue to track leads in the case.

"Due to the fact that it was credible, because this is what we would expect if it was our family member, we acted appropriately I think," Ring said.

IMAGE: "We had information that she was seen there and that she was alive and she was being held against her will," Orange police Sgt. Richard Ring said. "Detectives working the case interviewed that person and that person apparently gave them enough information to make them concerned."
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Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/6991655/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:27 PM
Psychics Used In Search For Missing Orlando Woman
POSTED: Tuesday, February 14, 2006
UPDATED: 9:57 am EST February 15, 2006
<snipped>
"The psychic calls we have been getting about the Kesse case, we are not discounting them," Orlando police Sgt. Richard Ring said. "There is the possibility that there is valid information that we can use."

Detectives have received more than 12 calls from people who have identified themselves as psychics, Local 6 News has learned.

Many psychics have said they have intuition about Kesse and what may have happened to her.

"There is also the possibility that a person who knows information about the case who is reluctant to use a regular channel to communicate with us might actually go to a psychic and give us tips to help us find Mrs. Kesse," Ring said.

Meanwhile, the popular national television show "America's Most Wanted" has become involved in the search for Kesse.

Tuesday, the "America's Most Wanted" Web site profiled Kesse's case. The national exposure could generate even more leads in the case.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/7054577/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:31 PM
Donor Pulling $100,000 Reward Money In Kesse Case
POSTED: Tuesday, March 7, 2006
UPDATED: 3:27 pm EST March 8, 2006
<snipped>
An anonymous resident who donated $100,000 of reward money in the Jennifer Kesse missing person case is pulling the cash after a "behind the scenes" conflict with Crimeline, according to a Local 6 News report.

Wednesday, the anonymous donor said the $100,000 will be pulled by March 15. The move is supposed to help the case and force someone to come forward this month.

However, there is a behind the scenes conflict between the anonymous donor and Crimeline, Local 6 reporter Louis Bolden said.

The controversy lies in the condition to collect the reward, according to the report.


The donor has reportedly said from the time the donation was made that the money was to only to be paid if Jennifer Kesse is returned home safely, the report said.

But the money was turned over to Crimeline and the organization offers rewards for information leading to arrests even if the person is not returned.

"The donor tells Local 6 that if Crimeline does not want to play by his rules, he is taking his money back," Local 6 reporter Louis Bolden said.

While the $100,000 donated money sits in Crimeline's account, the interest goes back to Crimeline, which the donor also disagrees with.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/7787547/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:33 PM
Crimeline Returns $100,000 Of Reward Money In Kesse Case
POSTED: Thursday, March 9, 2006
UPDATED: 12:37 am EST March 9, 2006
<snipped>
Officials with Crimeline returned $100,000 of reward money in the Jennifer Kesse missing person case Wednesday after a donor requested the cash back, according to Local 6 News.

The controversy was in the condition to collect the reward, Bolden said.

The donor has reportedly said from the time the donation was made that the money was to only to be paid if Kesse is returned home safely, the report said.

But the money was turned over to Crimeline and the organization offers rewards for information leading to arrests -- even if the person is not returned.

Wednesday, Crimeline returned the donor's money.

"Crimeline's business is to resolve cases," Crimeline spokeswoman Barbara Bergin said. "So, having that little conflict, we just determined it was best to give back the $100,000 and take the reward back down to $15,000."

Kesse's family said the focus should remain on a person of interest currently being sought in the case.

"It is not about the reward money," father Drew Kesse said. "It is not about Web sites. It is about finding our daughter."

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/7832298/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:36 PM
Deadline for Kesse reward extended
posted by John A. Cutter on Mar 14, 2006 10:53:41 AM
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I just heard from the office of the anonymous donor in the Jennifer Kesse missing person case. The deadline for the $100,000 was changed last week to tomorrow (March 15) but the donor has decided to extend that deadline until Sunday (March 19). We're not sure why, but have asked. It might be because Jennifer's photo will be on a car this Sunday in a NASCAR race, as we reported yesterday. The reward is still contingent on the safe return of Jennifer, who has been missing since Jan. 24. Also, a reminder, her parents are scheduled to be on Maury today at 4 p.m. (Remember, anyone with details can call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.)

Article:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_local_orlandocrime/2006/03/deadline_for_ke.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:46 PM
Employer Offers $250,000 For Missing Orlando Woman
POSTED: Monday, April 24, 2006
UPDATED: 3:51 pm EDT April 24, 2006
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An employer of a missing woman offered a $250,000 reward for the safe return of the woman three months after she mysteriously disappeared in Orlando.

Timeshare and real estate mogul David Siegel made the offer with the Kesse family outside his company Monday.

Siegel said the reward money is on behalf of Westgate Resorts Co., which is the company that employed Kesse.

"He said you can call it a reward or you could call it a ransom but the money is only for Jennifer's safe return," Local 6 reporter Louis Bolden said.

"I've been watching this family for three months standing on street corners and beating the bushes and doing everything they can to get her back and I feel terrible what they are going through and I wanted to put up this reward," Siegel said.

VIDEO: $250,000 Offered
http://www.clickorlando.com/video/8958193/index.html

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/8958515/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:48 PM
Huge Reward Announced In Search For Jennifer Kesse
Posted: 7:08 am EDT April 24, 2006
Updated: 12:42 pm EDT April 24, 2006
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Late Monday morning, Kesse's parents announced the reward, a quarter of a million dollars.

Jennifer's boss at Westgate Resorts said it's a small price to pay for her safe return. Orlando time share mogul David Siegel joined the Kesse family for Monday morning's announcement after putting up the money on behalf of the Westgate Resorts.

The family said they believe Jennifer is still alive. She was reported missing three months ago when she didn't show up for work. Her car was found abandoned in an apartment complex just a mile from her condo.

Massive searches of the area turned up nothing, and that's why Jennifer's family says there's no evidence to show she isn't alive. And, of course, they want to believe that she will come home.

David Siegel said you can call the quarter of a million dollars a reward, or a ransom. It will only be available for one month and it is only for Jennifer's safe return.

Jennifer’s parents said they don't care about a prosecution or conviction, they just want Jennifer back. There is also still a $15,000 Crimeline reward for information leading to an arrest.

VIDEO: $250,000 Reward Announced For Return Of Missing Orlando Woman
http://www.wftv.com/video/8958760/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/print/8951849/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 09:53 PM
Will Jennifer be found? (Edie Magnus, Dateline correspondent)
In a "Dateline" special event Saturday, the broadcast investigates the disappearance of four different people across the country.
May 11, 2006 | 8:00 a.m. ET
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Meeting Joyce and Drew Kesse is yet another reminder for all of us about how hard— if necessary— it is to experience other people’s pain up close and personal. Their daughter Jennifer has vanished—yet somehow in the midst of their grief and pain, they have enough energy to go out every single day and ask the world for help. To say that I admire them is the understatement of the year. I literally cannot imagine the path they have to walk.

Article:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12732090/

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 10:03 PM
The search for Jennifer Kesse: Six months later
3 years ago
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Orlando, Florida— January 24th is the Monday morning when investigators believe 24-year-old Jennifer Kesse was leaving for work. She locked the door to her Orlando condominium, and that's where the mystery begins. Her car was dropped off three to four hours later down the street from her home near the Mall of Millennia, and Jennifer Kesse hasn't been seen or heard from since.

Drew Kesse, Missing Woman's Father:
“Honestly she's vanished, and police have used that word. It's a very hard thing to swallow. We know someone knows something.”
Joyce Kesse, Missing Woman's Mother:
“I feel as her mother, she was the prize that someone wanted, and in my gut, it wasn't anything other than someone wanted Jennifer for themselves.”
It's now been six months since Jennifer first disappeared. Her mother remembers the last conversation she had with her daughter the day before she disappeared.

Joyce Kesse, Missing Woman's Mother
“I feel blessed that we talked for a half an hour on the phone, and I got to hear all the fun things about her vacation, and then the sadness is that we haven't talked to her since. I talk to her every day, she just doesn't talk back. And I hug her, but I don't get a hug back.”
Four months ago, Orlando Police released this image of a person of interest they believe was in the area around the time when Jennifer's car was abandoned.

Since then, investigators have come up with few new leads…

Joyce Kesse, Missing Woman's Mother :
“All of the recourses for six months, all of the volunteers, all of the searches, and nothing of Jennifer's has turned up, so we hold onto that hope.”

Article:
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=35938

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 10:10 PM
Car Found of Missing 24-Year-Old Orlando Woman
Posted: 11:30 am EST January 25, 2006
Updated: 10:25 am EST January 26, 2006
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The last she was heard from was Monday night. She called her father after getting home from work.

"That was it, just catching up, how ya doin'. We talk quite regularly. That was the last I spoke to her," he said.

She had just come back from a trip to the Virgin Islands this past weekend with her boyfriend who lives in South Florida. She drove up Monday morning from Fort Lauderdale and went straight to work at the Central Florida Investments Timeshare Company in Ocoee.

But, after speaking to her dad Monday night at her condo, she never showed up at work Tuesday morning and no one can get her on her cell phone.

Her boyfriend, Robert Allen, agreed saying she was uncomfortable with the workers around. The buildings had just recently been converted to condos and only a handful of residents live in her unit.

"Obviously, for me living three hours away, difficult hearing that with her saying I’m a little nervous here and there," Allen said.

INFO: Missing Person Flyer For Jennifer Kesse
http://www.wftv.com/download/2006/0125/6436347.pdf

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/6431531/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 10:13 PM
Detectives: Someone Other Than Jennifer Drove Her Car
Posted: 12:07 pm EST February 21, 2006
Updated: 4:01 pm EST February 21, 2006
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Channel 9 has new information about the person of interest wanted for questioning in the case of a missing woman. Jennifer Kesse was reported missing four weeks ago. Also, a major clue in the case, Jennifer’s car, may now be a crime scene.

Detectives wrapped up a news conference at Orlando police headquarters late Tuesday morning. Two big pieces of information came out of the press conference. First, detectives now confirm someone other than Jennifer drove her car the night or morning she disappeared.

Detectives also released the approximate height of the person of interest in the case.

Investigators are calling on the public to think back whether they saw someone other than Jennifer driving the car during that time frame. The car is being called a crime scene.

"It is the one link we have, or the last link we have, between Ms. Kesse and we believe she was in or near that vehicle during the time of her abduction," said Sgt. Rich Ring, Orlando Police Department.

Police also want to talk with the person in surveillance photos, now saying the man or woman is between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-5. But the surveillance pictures were too fuzzy for the FBI to determine an approximate weight or shoe size. Detectives said the person of interest may have seen someone ditch Jennifer's car at the Huntington on the Green condos.

"For the person who's responsible for this out there, it will only take a very small piece of evidence in today's world of forensic science for you to get caught," Sgt. Ring said.

SURVEILLANCE: Suspect Dumps Kesse's Car
http://www.wftv.com/video/13339033/detail.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/7293494/detail.html?rss=orlc&psp=news

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 10:15 PM
NANCY GRACE
Jennifer Kesse Case Still Unsolved
Aired February 22, 2006 - 20:00:00 ET
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NANCY GRACE, HOST: Tonight, more clues revealed by police in the search for a missing 24-year-old Florida girl, Jennifer Kesse, a financial analyst. She vanished nearly a month ago. Tonight, are police closing in on a person of interest? We are live in Florida.
And also tonight, a stunning exclusive. A 16-year-old girl plots to murder her own father, but when the plot falls through, he doesn`t want her punished. Tonight, father and daughter together again, answering some tough questions, live.

Good evening, everybody. I`m Nancy Grace. I want to thank you for being with us tonight. Tonight, a stunning exclusive interview. A father wants his daughter out of prison, even though she plotted to murder him, of all people. Tonight, the story of a father, a daughter, and the murder scheme that almost worked. They`re with us live tonight, thank God.

But first tonight, is there a new break in the case of Jennifer Kesse, the 24-year-old financial analyst out of Florida? Jennifer vanished nearly a month ago. Tonight, investigators seem to be on the trail of a person of interest. Police reveal new clues.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Based on information that the FBI was given and those images, they believe that our person of interest is somewhere between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-5 inches tall.

Article:
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0602/22/ng.01.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 10:25 PM
Possible Connection Between Carjacking, Missing Woman Investigated
Posted: 4:34 pm EST March 20, 2006
Updated: 4:48 pm EST March 20, 2006
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Orlando detectives are investigating a possible link between the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse and a carjacking in Rosemont last week.

The victim was attacked in her driveway and pushed into her car. The single mother jumped out of the moving car after she heard one of the gunmen say he was going to kill her.

Kesse has been missing for 55 days and might have disappeared from the parking lot of her Orlando apartment complex.

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/8146260/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 10:50 PM
24-year-old vanishes, leaving little clues
Will a piece of surveillance video hold the key to what happened to Jennifer?
updated 2:40 p.m. ET, Mon., May 15, 2006
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On Tuesday morning, January 24th, when the Kesses’ got a call that their daughter did not show up for work they tried to call her cell, but it immediately went to voice mail.

Joyce Kesse: That’s not Jennifer. Jennifer has always been reachable. When I got that phone call I knew intuitively something happened to her.

The Kesses raced from their home 3 hours away to Jennifer’s condo.

They showed us the scene they found. They arranged her things to show us the way, they said they found them that day.

There was a wet shower, damp towel, underwear on the floor, hair and makeup items on the bathroom sink. On her unmade bed, a selection of work clothes were laid.

Joyce Kesse: We feel that she got ready to go to work. She left. She locked her door and at that point is where the mystery starts.

But police say the mystery may have started even earlier.

Sgt. Rich Ring: It is as close to a vanishing as as I’ve ever seen.

Orlando Police Sgt. Rich Ring says Jennifer called her boyfriend in Fort Lauderdale at 10 p.m. January 23rd, the night before she was reported missing.

VIDEO: Missing person: Surveillance clue? 7:14
May 13: Jennifer Kesse's family is on the streets day after day hoping to drum up leads in the case of their missing daughter. Desperate for clues, they wonder: is this surveillance video the key?
msnbc.com Video Player

Article:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12756094/

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 11:02 PM
New Clue In Search For Missing Woman
Surveillance Photos Capture 'Person Of Interest'
ORLANDO, Fla. Feb. 8, 2006
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Speaking to The Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith Wednesday, Jennifer's father, Drew Kesse, described his daughter as a young, "bright, beautiful, intelligent, really driven, focused young lady that we love."

Jennifer had recently moved into a new apartment and had gotten a promotion at her job.

Asked if Jennifer could have had an enemy, her mother Joyce said: "You know, honestly, no. As a matter of fact, so many of us have been trying to find a picture of Jennifer not smiling to put on a poster because, obviously, she would not be smiling right now, and no one — family, friends, her sorority sisters — there are none. That shows you what kind of person she is. You meet her and, really, you want to be her friend."

Jennifer's boyfriend, who had just returned with her from vacation, is not considered a person of interest in the investigation.

"To my knowledge, yes," says Drew Kesse. "I don't think any of us are marked out. But to my knowledge, I believe, yes, he's out of the picture on that."

VIDEO: Florida Woman Missing
Florida Woman Missing - CBS News Video

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/08/earlyshow/main1294800.shtml

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 11:14 PM
The Search For Jennifer
Saturday, January 20, 2007 6:31:48 PM
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Wednesday will mark one year since the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse, and her family says they are keeping up the search despite having few clues left.

The 24-year-old was reported missing on January 24th, 2006, after she failed to show up for work. Numerous searches were conducted near her condo near the Mall at Millenia. Her car was found two days later less than a mile away. But very few clues were ever found to explain her disappearance.

Her parents live in Bradenton but say they still return to Orlando most weeks to put up more fliers of their missing daughter, meet with detectives, and drive the streets in their poster-covered SUV.

They also man a tip line and Web site: findjenniferkesse.com.

Find Jennifer Kesse:
http://findjenniferkesse.com/

Article:
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2007/1/20/the_search_for_jennifer.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 11:18 PM
Families Still Hope To Find Missing Children
POSTED: 3:36 pm EST January 18, 2007
UPDATED: 6:03 pm EST January 18, 2007
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In Florida, officials think at least 18 missing children were taken by non-family members, WESH 2 News reported.

Many have been missing for years, such as Falon Albury from Ocala, who disappeared in 1995 when she was 4 years old.

Ashani Creighton from Orlando was last seen March 21, 1997. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Web site features an age-enhanced photo of what the 14-year-old might look like today.

Whether gone for five days or five years, the children's loved ones continue to keep hope that their missing child would return.

Stories like that of Shawn Hornbeck, the 11-year-old Missouri boy who was abducted four years ago but found this past week, give families of missing children renewed hope of one day being reunited with their son or daughter.

The Kesse family of Orlando has said several times that they will never stop looking for their daughter, Jennifer, who's been missing for nearly a year. The Kesses often referred to Elizabeth Smart, who was reunited with her family nine months after being abducted from her bedroom.

While most missing children have not received national exposure, like Trenton Duckett of Leesburg did, the families never give up hope.

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/10785791/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 11:25 PM
Jennifer Kesse Case
Thursday, May 07, 2009 12:19:14 PM
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Detective believes Jennifer Kesse case will come to a conclusion by next week.

It's been three weeks since 24-year old Jennifer Kesse was last seen. Now News 13 has learned that Orlando police may be nearing the end of their investigation.

Kesse's family continues to distribute fliers in hopes of finding the woman, last seen at her home at the Mosaic Condominiums off Conroy Road.

For the last two weekends hundreds of volunteers have helped search for the missing woman. Last weekend, a S.W.A.T. team acting on a tip, carried out a search in a rooming house for Jennifer.

News 13-spoke with the lead detective in the case, who believes the case will come to a conclusion by next week.

He didn't say why, because he said it would hurt the investigation.

Detectives were following the case until 1:30 Tuesday morning, and say the case is still very active. They say they have very viable evidence, and that part of the investigation involves tracking down names and locations of transients.

Article:
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2006/2/14/jennifer_kesse_case.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 11:30 PM
Transcript: Holding Onto Hope
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
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clarity.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: Now to a disturbing unsolved mystery in Florida. Where is Jennifer Kesse? She vanished without a trace three weeks ago. Now, those searches have turned up no sign of her. Her parents are confident she is still alive. Jennifer's parents, Joyce and Drew Kesse, join us live in Orlando. Joyce, I guess the first question to ask is how are you and Drew doing?

JOYCE KESSE, JENNIFER'S MOTHER: We're hanging in there, Greta. We're taking each day one day at a time.

VAN SUSTEREN: Drew, any tips or any reason for us to, you know, be optimistic tonight?

DREW KESSE, JENNIFER'S FATHER: Well, Greta, I don't know if you heard, but two nights ago, the police had a very credible tip, in fact, received a warrant to go into two homes, did so with SWAT teams. Unfortunately, Jennifer was not there. However, I learned today through a report, actually, that through the efforts of the crime line and volunteers that we've actually had 1,000 tips called in. So the people are aware of what's going on. They are helping greatly. And honestly, we're getting closer. And whoever has Jennifer should have some fear.

•Transcript: Where Is Jennifer Kesse?
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,184143,00.html

Video: •Watch the Interview
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/player.html?021506/021506_greta_kesse&On_the_Record&Holding%20Onto%20Hope&acc&On%20the%20Record&-1&Shows&271&&&new

Article:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,184976,00.html

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 11:55 PM
Missing woman's family in limbo
Published: Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 3:10 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 12:00 a.m
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Regarding the recent "No mercy for abductor of child" letter:

I couldn't agree more. Why let any convicted abductor out of prison at all? Notice, I omitted "of a child." The reason for this is that my beloved daughter, Jennifer Kesse, age 24, disappeared Jan. 24, 2006, in Orlando. Her family believes she was abducted.

Something like this devastates family, friends, co-workers and all those who know the victim. My family has been thrust into this limbo-like hell ever since -- not knowing where she is, what happened and if she is alive and waiting to be rescued. Or has she been murdered? It keeps us in a crisis mode.

Without answers but with plenty of hope, faith and prayers from many people, we will, for the love of Jenn, keep her face, her story in front of the public. Miracles happen. Recent stories of people escaping from their abductors keep us strong.

Despite massive searches, an ongoing active investigation by the Orlando Police Department and having a person of interest, what we have found is that a "missing/endangered" or an abducted child gets more attention than an adult. But isn't everyone someone's child? Why do we often have different ways of handling these cases?

My daughter graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida with a degree in finance, had just bought her own condo and was promoted every year since she began her career. In an instant, her life changed. Not for robbery, not for car-jacking, Orlando police said.

What makes this all the more distressing is that Jennifer was brought up to be safety-conscious. It really makes us crazy that this could happen to someone so aware of personal safety.

Please write to our representatives about http://findjenniferkesse.com, letting them know that all missing-person and abduction cases should be treated the same, regardless of the victim's age.

Joyce Kesse

Article:
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070414/OPINION/704140646/1029

Angel Who Cares
07-17-2009, 11:58 PM
Jennifer Kesse's mother addresses victim's advocate conference
posted by John A. Cutter on Apr 25, 2007 11:46:25 AM
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AM team reporter Walter Pacheco recorded a talk this morning by Joyce Kesse, the mother of Jennifer Kesse, during a victim's advocate conference at the Orange County Sheriff's Office. (Yesterday, it was 15 months since Jennifer went missing.) I hope you hang in until the end of the video, when Mrs. Kesse speaks about evil. We'll have more on the conference later today, including an audio report, compiled by AM team reporter April Hunt, with quotes from several participants. I'll link to the audio from the blog, but you also will be able to download it as part of our Crime: A Community Discussion podcast series here.)

Article:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_local_orlandocrime/2007/04/jennifer_kesses.html

Angel Who Cares
07-18-2009, 12:04 AM
Man Seen Parking Kesse's Car At Apartment Called Suspect
$1 Million Offered For Information In Case
POSTED: Thursday, May 17, 2007
UPDATED: 5:03 pm EDT May 17, 2007
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A man videotaped parking a car belonging to missing Jennifer Kesse at an Orlando apartment complex was called a suspect by police Thursday during a press conference announcing the release of new surveillance video in the case.

The new video shows someone pulling Kesse’s car into a parking spot at the Huntington On The Green apartments on Jan. 24 and then walking away.

Orlando Police Chief Michael McCoy said the video is not high quality but it can possibly lead to new clues in the case.

"It is now time that the value of that video will support and give opportunity to those with information," and we are absolutely positive that someone has the information we need to bring this young lady home,” McCoy said.

It was not reported why the video was not released with earlier tape after Kesse was reported missing.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/13338700/detail.html

UCFAlumni2002
07-19-2009, 10:53 AM
http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/video_photos.cfm?id=37544

From AMW- the My Story video aired on July 18th on America's Most Wanted.

Angel Who Cares
07-27-2009, 06:46 PM
Teams to mount weekend search for missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse
5:51 PM EDT, July 27, 2009
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Specialized teams will be conducting searchers this weekend for Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse and other missing people, Kesse's father Drew Kesse said.

No volunteers are needed for the search, which will take place Saturday and Sunday. The efforts will be conducted by certified search and rescue team.

Fifty to 70 trained searchers will be involved, as will multiple ATVs, search dogs and boats. Orlando police and the Orange County Sheriff's Office are not involved in the effort.

Article:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-jennifer-kesse-search-072709,0,1625854.story

Angel Who Cares
07-28-2009, 12:16 AM
New push to find Jennifer Kesse
Updated: Monday, 27 Jul 2009, 11:54 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 27 Jul 2009, 11:54 PM EDT
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Tips have slowed to a trickle, but her parents refuse to give up in their search. This weekend there will be a renewed effort to find her.

"What it's made up of is basically six or seven groups from around the state of Florida. They're total professionals and we're not even bringing in volunteers for this. It will be strictly a professional search," Jennifer's father, Drew Kesse said.

Kesse said he hopes there is a connection with the case of Tracy Ocasio, another woman who went missing from Orlando.

"Honestly, there's a lot of overlap, and to be quite honest with you, when we go out this weekend there's a lot of overlap in that we'll search areas where Tracy may be," he said.

The search will start early Saturday morning. Searchers will work by ground, boat, and air. They will be looking in areas near Jennifer's condominium, Orlando International Airport, and in Ocoee where Tracy Ocasio vanished in late May.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/072709_New_push_to_find_Jennifer_Kesse

Angel Who Cares
07-28-2009, 12:22 AM
Self-Proclaimed YouTube Killer Indicted for Hoax
July 2, 2009 11:45 AM
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ATLANTA (CBS/AP) Online he was the "catchmekiller" who claimed to have 16 victims. But authorities say the YouTube video posted by Andrew Scott Haley, 26, of Gainesville, was a hoax, and he’s been indicted by a northeast Georgia grand jury for allegedly disrupting investigations into the disappearance of two women.

Haley was charged Tuesday in Hall County with evidence tampering and making false statements, the district attorney's office said.

In the video that appeared on YouTube in February, a man whose face was digitally obscured claimed to have killed 16 people and threatened to kill one more, said Gary Rothwell, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent.

Georgia state laws do not specifically address Internet hoaxes. District Attorney Lee Darragh would not explain the charges because the case is pending but said they “do address the situation involved in this case.”

He said a warrant had been issued for Haley, who was not in custody Wednesday. In a telephone call to a number listed for him, a woman who identified herself as his mother-in-law said Haley was working and not available to comment.

The woman, who declined to give her name, said the investigation into what started out as a game was "absolutely childish" and "a waste of taxpayer money." She said Haley could have explained that the video wasn't meant to harm anyone.

To Drew Kesse of Bradenton, Fla., whose daughter Jennifer has been missing more than three years from her home in Orlando, it was very personal. A link to the "catchmekiller" video on YouTube was posted on a Web site devoted to the search for Jennifer Kesse.

Rothwell said authorities had no choice but to follow up and identify him. Officials from several agencies were able to track down what computer the video was posted from. The computer was seized soon after, he said.

He declined to speculate on a motive, but said "people do this sort of thing for their own amusement sometimes."

Rothwell said the hoax wasted hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars.

Haley's mother-in-law said the GBI was to blame for that.

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/05/12/crimesider/entry5009196.shtml

Angel Who Cares
07-28-2009, 12:24 AM
Stolen Beauty
A Young Teacher And A Financial Analyst Vanish. Are Their Cases Linked?
Jan. 10, 2009
This story was originally broadcast on July 1, 2008.
Page 1 of 6
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Tara Grinstead, an 11th-grade history teacher in Ocilla, Ga., disappeared without a trace in October 2005. Three months later, another young woman, Jennifer Kesse, also vanished in Orlando, Fla.

There were some similarities in the cases, leading investigators to wonder: are these disappearances somehow linked?

Student Dana Wilder remembers feeling a sense of dread when she heard an announcement in school that teacher Tara Grinstead should report to the office.

Dana was sitting in class at Irwin County High School on that Monday, Oct. 24, 2005. "I knew something was up then. I knew Tara would just not come to school. I think it got all the student's minds worried," Dana remembers.

By the time Police Chief Billy Hancock arrived at Tara's house, nobody had seen or heard from Tara for 34 hours. "When I arrived the car was parked in the carport. You could actually see it as you were pulling up," he remembers.

Hancock says the fact she had gone missing but her car was still there was "certainly a red flag."

But maybe most disturbing was a latex glove, found laying in the front yard.

Hancock noticed that inside the house everything appeared to be normal. "I walked through the house. No apparent sign of struggle, no forced entry," he remembers. "Her cell phone was in the charger by the nightstand. Her pocketbook and keys were missing."

Rothwell's initial impression? "It appeared that Tara may have left on her own. However, we had a glove, a latex glove that we couldn't explain. That glove indicates foul play to us."

He was also intrigued by something else found at Tara's house: a business card found wedged in the front door of Tara's home.

Investigators sealed the house, and took Tara’s car and the glove in for processing. Then they started reconstructing her last known movements.

Just days after Tara went missing, Rothwell sent the glove to the GBI crime lab in Atlanta. Trace evidence specialist Larry Peterson wasn't optimistic. "It's my experience from past cases that latex gloves like this had a relatively low rate of success," he explains.

But in this case, investigators caught a lucky break: against all odds, investigators had recovered DNA-male profile DNA-from the glove.

And besides the DNA, Rothwell says they also got a fingerprint. But when they compared the DNA and fingerprint to the men in Tara's life, there was no match.

As astonishing as it seems that someone could disappear without a trace, and that a stranger might be involved, shortly after Tara disappeared, the GBI learned of another case of a beautiful young woman who vanished, this one in Orlando, Fla., exactly three months after Tara disappeared. The similarities were eerie.

Asked if there could be a link between the cases, Rothwell says, "Possibly. It’s something we really, really need to consider."
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Even as a child, people were drawn to Jennifer Kesse, says her mother Joyce. "She walked into a room and people noticed her. She was just so vibrant and really full of life," Joyce remembers.

By the time she was in her twenties, her father Drew says Jennifer had blossomed into a beautiful young lady, and her career as a financial analyst was taking off.

Just like in Tara's case, there were no signs of forced entry, and no signs of a struggle. Jen's luggage was still in the front hall, untouched. But her purse, her keys and the cell phone, which she always kept with her, were missing.

Detectives checked for activity on her ATM card and "pinged" her phone to pinpoint its location. There was no response. At 7 p.m., police Sergeant Roger Brennan says they entered her into the system as a missing person and issued an alert for both Jennifer and her car.

Two days after Jennifer’s disappearance, investigators got a major break in the case when her car was spotted at a housing complex just a mile from her condo.

Luckily, there were security cameras nearby. When police checked the tape, they watched as someone pulled her Chevy Malibu into the lot. Then, a ghostly figure emerges (video) from Jennifer’s car and calmly strolls away as if on an afternoon walk.

This person is the main suspect in Jennifer's abduction, and should be easy to identify. But because the security cameras only take a photo every three seconds, his face is obscured on the surveillance footage.

Bloodhounds were called in to track any scent from Jennifer’s car. Brennan says one of those dogs essentially tracked back to her complex.

Could Jennifer's abductor be someone who lived in her own complex? Detectives discovered there was extensive remodeling going on, including some work in Jennifer’s own unit, and Jennifer had complained to her family that some of the workers were making her feel uncomfortable.

Asked what she said, Joyce says, "They would stop and stare. …Leering stares is what she would say."

"Were these guys mostly day workers?" Van Sant asks.
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Two beautiful, beloved women - for everyone touched by the disappearance of Tara and Jennifer, hope now rests on a DNA match, or someone, somewhere, who will have the courage to share what they know with police.

"Someone has to do the right thing?" Van Sant asks Jennifer's father Drew.

"Yes, and it’s time. It’s been time. And it’s time right now," he says.

"I really want to see justice take place for Tara. I want the person who's responsible he held accountable for it," Tara's stepmother Connie says.

"We'll never give up," Jennifer's mother Joyce vows. "We will never give up the hope of finding her and bringing her home."
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In Georgia, investigators have compared the DNA of 150 men to the DNA on the glove outside Tara Grinstead’s home. There was no match.

In Florida, a task force of 12 top investigators is pursuing new leads in the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse

VIDEO: Stolen Beauty 45:52
In Full: Two missing women, two investigations - do they have one common link? Peter Van Sant reports.
January 11, 2009 8:26 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4713050n&tag=related;photovideo

Video: Tara Grinstead Interview~Watch a 1999 interview of Tara Grinstead by "The Fun Channel."
Tara Grinstead Interview - 48 Hours - CBS News

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/06/30/48hours/main4219397.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Angel Who Cares
07-31-2009, 06:52 PM
Teams to mount weekend search for Jennifer Kesse
Teams will be searching for Jennifer Kesse but will also have Tracy Ocasio on their minds.
6:06 AM EDT, July 31, 2009
<snipped>
This time, certified search and rescue teams are looking for missing Orlando resident Jennifer Kesse. But this search could be different from the others because they also will keep their eyes out for missing Ocoee resident Tracy Ocasio.

Some of the search areas for Kesse overlap possible locations where Ocasio may be located, her mother Liz Ocasio said earlier this week.

"The search this weekend is for Jennifer," Liz Ocasio told the Orlando Sentinel earlier this week. "But since some of the areas overlap, they won't just walk over her [Tracy Ocasio] if they find her."

A tipster had reported seeing Ocasio's yellow Chevrolet Cobalt parked on the wrong side of a two-lane road near a wooded area the night she disappeared.

That is the first credible tip that police have had about the missing 27-year-old's car since it was found abandoned near James Hataway's home hours after she was reported missing on May 27.

Kesse disappeared Jan 24, 2006. Police think she was abducted in the area of the Mosaic at Millenia condominium where she lived.

Large scale searches conducted earlier this summer by Texas EquuSearch didn't yield any clues about Ocasio's whereabouts.

Article:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-jennifer-kesse-tracy-ocasio-missing-073109,0,5227587.story

Angel Who Cares
07-31-2009, 06:54 PM
Private Search For Kesse This Weekend
26-Year Old Missing More Than Three Years
POSTED: Monday, July 27, 2009
UPDATED: 6:41 pm EDT July 31, 2009
<snipped>
The search, which will be performed by trained search and rescue teams, is planned for Aug. 1 and 2. The experts will look for Kesse, as well as other missing people in Central Florida, on a volunteer basis.

Fifty to 70 trained and experienced searchers, including firefighters, police officers and K-9 handlers, will head out from a command post on John Young Parkway and L.B. McLeod Road Saturday morning.

Saturday's search will involve a fleet of vehicles, including airboats ATVs and three aerial units.

Drew and Joyce Kesse announced a "preplanned extensive ground search" with a news release Monday evening.

No law enforcement agencies are involved in the search, but the Kesses said police have been made aware of the search should they need to respond.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/20195050/detail.html
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Kesse Tip Prompts Search Near Mall
POSTED: Monday, June 29, 2009
UPDATED: 7:32 pm EDT June 29, 2009
<snipped>
Orlando police detectives conducted a search near the Mall at Millenia after receiving a tip related to the case of Jennifer Kesse, who was last seen in January 2006, but turned up nothing.

The search took place Monday near the area of John Young Parkway and Millenia Boulevard, Orlando police Sgt. Barb Jones said.

Kesse's father, Drew Kesse, contacted a private search group over the weekend and asked them to inspect the lot again. The Kesse family has always believed the area might hold clues to their daughter's disappearance.

Drew Kesse said the land has always bothered him because it once contained a large pond, but sometime after his daughter's disappearance part of the pond was filled in.

"I hoped she hadn't been lying there for three years and five months right there under our nose. We have to find her someday. We have to," Drew Kesse said.

VIDEO: Search Turns Up Nothing
http://www.clickorlando.com/video/19897153/index.html

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/19895004/detail.html
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Dad: Kesse Visited Same Bar As Ocasio
Suspect In Recent Disappearance Could Be Tied To Other Attacks
POSTED: Thursday, June 4, 2009
UPDATED: 8:39 pm EDT June 4, 2009
<snipped>
Jennifer Kesse's parents want to know if the primary suspect in a recent disappearance could be connected to their daughter's disappearance.

Kesse went missing in January of 2006 and her father, Drew Kesse, said she frequented the Tap Room, which is the same bar that Tracy Ocasio was last seen at.

"That was her old hang. That was her old neighborhood," Drew Kesse said.

Jennifer Kesse lived next door to the bar for three years.

Ocasio was last seen early in the morning on May 27 after spending the evening prior at the bar in Metro West. Hataway said Ocasio drove him home from the bar, but left his house around 2 a.m.

On Thursday, investigators named James Hataway, 28, as the primary suspect in Ocasio's disappearance.

Hataway lives in Ocoee, which is where Jennifer Kesse worked.

VIDEO: Link Between Missing Women?
http://www.clickorlando.com/video/19661674/index.html

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/19658498/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
08-01-2009, 02:49 PM
Volunteers Search For Jennifer Kesse
Posted: 9:06 am EDT August 1, 2009
Updated: 1:33 pm EDT August 1, 2009
<snipped>
Several search groups gathered at the search command post Saturday morning to go over what areas they would be searching.

In addition to manpower, searchers used an amphibious car, K-9 search teams, and airboats in an attempt to rule out more areas where Kesse could be.

For Jennifer’s mother, Joyce Kesse, their search seems endless, but the searching helps, even if nothing is found.

"We don't know what happened. We don't know if she's dead, but hopefully something will be revealed."

The search will continue all weekend. Local law enforcement is not involved in the search but say they will be ready and available if anything is found.

At one point, search teams were also going to search an area of interest in the case of Missing Ocoee woman Tracy Ocasio. They have since decided to call off that search, saying the Kesse search area is so large they wont have the time or resources to search another area.

VIDEO: Volunteers Search For Two Missing Women
http://www.wftv.com/video/20248656/index.html

VIDEO: Another Search For Kesse/Ocasio
http://www.wftv.com/video/20250687/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/20247612/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
08-01-2009, 02:50 PM
UPDATED: Searchers Halt For The Day In Kesse, Ocasio Cases
Sunday, August 02, 2009 6:05:24 AM
<snipped>
More than six hours of searching Saturday produced no evidence in the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse, a woman who disappeared without a trace in 2006.

For the latest search, half a dozen teams of certified search and rescue volunteers looked at areas by her home near the Mall at Millenia. The search was centered around the intersection of John Young Parkway and Presidents Drive.

The volunteers covered a three-mile radius around the intersection and called it off to avoid rising temperature. But they will return Sunday.

"It's painful for me. We know the statistics and we know the realities," said Joyce Kesse, Jennifer's mom.

The searchers relied on an unusual tool, a radio-controlled aircraft equipped with a remote control camera.

Saturday marked the first time Kesse's parents met Liz Ocasio, Tracy's mom.

Liz Ocasio vowed in July to dog James Hataway, possibly the last person to Tracy Ocasio, at every court appearance

Tracy Ocasio has been missing since when she gave James Hataway a ride home from a Metrowest bar.

VIDEO: Search for Kesse halted
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2/MediaPlayer.htm?video=0801kesseoccnoonwebv_0801200 90114&cat=Local&title=Search for Kesse halted

VIDEO: Searchers
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2/MediaPlayer.htm?video=0801kesseocasiowebv_08012009 1036&cat=Local&title=Searchers

Additional Information
http://jeniferkesse.com/

Additional Information
http://tracyocasio.com/

Article:
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2009/8/1/searchers_to_track_clues_in_kesse_ocasio_cases.htm l

Angel Who Cares
08-01-2009, 02:50 PM
UPDATED: Intense Search Under Way For Kesse, Ocasio
Trained Volunteers Use K-9 Units, ATVs
POSTED: 8:16 am EDT July 31, 2009
UPDATED: 1:14 pm EDT August 2, 2009
<snipped>
"How do you decide? I don't understand when people ask us, 'When will you give up?'" said Joyce Kesse, Jennifer's mother. "I just can't wrap my head around it."

Joyce and her husband, Drew, stood united on Saturday, front and center as professional searchers prepared to head out and look for their daughter.

The last time anyone saw Jennifer Kesse was Jan. 24, 2006. Authorities said they believe someone abducted her at or near her Orlando apartment in the Mosaic at Millenia condo complex.

Almost four years later, her parents seemed as hopeful as ever and refused to give up on finding their only daughter.

"We're not letting evil win twice," Joyce Kesse said. "That's probably one of our biggest things. Evil will not win twice."

"We have lives," Drew Kesse said. "We understand bad happens, we do. We are doing things about it. It just can't rip you until you can't do anything about it...then what good are you?"

The Kesses said they'll never give up hope for their daughter.

The search for her and Ocasio will resume Sunday morning.

Slideshow: Kesse Investigation Photos
http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/news/6782348/detail.html

Slideshow: Jennifer Kesse's Car Returned
http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/news/7157462/detail.html

VIDEO: Jennifer Kesse's Parents Won't Give Up Hope
http://www.wesh.com/video/20255534/index.html

VIDEO: Teams Continue Search For Missing Fla. Women
http://www.wesh.com/video/20255448/index.html

VIDEO: Teams Search For Kesse, Ocasio
http://www.wesh.com/video/20248240/index.html

VIDEO: Tip Leads To New Search For Jennifer Kesse
http://www.wesh.com/video/19896337/index.html

VIDEO: Possible Connections In Ocasio, Kesse Cases
http://www.wesh.com/video/19659852/index.html

VIDEO: Uncut: David Russ On Kesse Case
http://www.wesh.com/video/18524819/index.html

VIDEO: Cards Helped Connect Killer With Kesse's Dad
http://www.wesh.com/video/18534065/index.html

VIDEO: Kesse Missing Two Years
http://www.wesh.com/video/15125645/index.html

VIDEO: New Surveillance Tape Released By Police In Kesse Case
http://www.wesh.com/video/13341885/index.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/20235363/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
08-01-2009, 02:51 PM
UPDATED: Day 1 in search for Jennifer Kesse turns up empty
Updated: Saturday, 01 Aug 2009, 11:25 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 01 Aug 2009, 7:57 AM EDT
<snipped>
About 70 certified volunteer searchers from around the state showed up Friday night to help Jennifer's parents find their missing daughter. The trained searchers, many of whom are former or current firefighters, are paying for the search out of their own pockets. There will be no volunteers needed for the day's physical ground search.

Crews will be searching a three-mile radius around John Young Parkway and Conroy Road both Saturday and Sunday. They have an amphibious hydratrek vehicle, airboats with sonar scanner, K-9 cadaver dogs and a remote-controlled drone airplane with cameras attached underneath that can take video of area below.

“This search, is a joint search effort with FL-3 ASAR as the sponsor of this mission working with five other top notch certified search teams in Florida," reads a statement on Jennifer's Web site . "All six teams will take an equal part in this search mission for Jennifer."

Yet even with this latest effort, Drew Kesse, Jennifer's father says three years of not knowing what happened to their daughter is still taking a toll on his family. "When this is all over Sunday night were going to crash and it will take us probably a week to recover we seem strong in the public, but it's a horrible life, we miss Jennifer tremendously," said Kesse.

However, at the end of day one, crews ended their search of a three-mile radius around John Young Parkway and Conroy Road at around 3 p.m. with nothing new. Search crews will return again Sunday.

There is a $10,000 reward available to anyone who helps lead authorities to a man photographed in Kesse's complex the day she disappeared.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/080109_Search_begins_for_Jennifer_Kesse

Angel Who Cares
08-02-2009, 05:56 AM
Search For Kesse Continues
No Clues Found Saturday In Search For 26-Year-Old
POSTED: Saturday, August 1, 2009
UPDATED: 10:35 pm EDT August 1, 2009
<snipped>
Search teams will be back out Sunday morning, looking for Kesse along with Tracy Ocasio, also missing. The search has brought the families of Kesse and Ocasio together for the first time.

Since Ocasio spent time in the same area, they also searched for her. She was last seen in May leaving an Orlando bar with James Hataway, who is in jail on other charges.

Local 6 spoke to Ocasio's mother and she said that she is hopeful, as a new credible witness may bring them some clues. The witness believes he saw Ocasio's car the morning she disappeared in the area of Binion Road, just north of Ocoee High School.

The search was primarily for Kesse, but because the search area overlaps, the Ocasios also monitored activity at the command post located at the First Baptist Church of Orlando.

The teams are using a variety of different tools to comb through areas of interest. Searchers utilized airboats, all-terrain vehicles, cadaver dogs, and even modified airplanes equipped with TV cameras.

Some of the volunteers traveled to Orlando from as far away as Georgia. The search will resume again at 6 a.m.Sunday.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/20251513/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
08-03-2009, 08:49 AM
No New Clues Found In Kesse Search
Kesse's Parents Won't Give Up Hope
POSTED: 6:03 am EDT August 3, 2009
UPDATED: 6:42 am EDT August 3, 2009
<snipped>
An intense search over the weekend failed to reveal any new clues to locate an Orlando woman who disappeared more than three years ago.

Searchers spent the weekend looking for clues in several areas of Orange County. Kesse's parents said the search is far from over.

K-9 units assisted in the search. Amaretto is a chocolate labrador retriever, who is 3 years old and certified by the National Association for Search and Rescue. She's in training to find human remains.

"The dogs can smell things that we can't. They smell things and detect things we can't detect," K-9 handler Whitney Hart said.

VIDEO: Weekend Search For Kesse Ends
http://www.wesh.com/video/20261348/index.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/20261191/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
08-03-2009, 09:37 AM
A weekend of searching for Jennifer Kesse, and still no clues
Updated: Monday, 03 Aug 2009, 12:20 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 01 Aug 2009, 7:57 AM EDT
<snipped>
In Sunday's search, crews looked through muddy trails with K-9s, and cut their way through thick brush looking for even the smallest clue. Tiny cameras were even mounted on remote control airplanes giving searchers a birds eye view.

Jennifer's parents, along with 70 certified volunteer searchers from around the state arrived in Orange County Friday night to help in this weekend's search. It's one search on a list of many, but this time Search and Rescue Spokesperson Joe St. Cyr, says it's different.

Yet even with this latest effort, Drew Kesse, Jennifer's father says three years of not knowing what happened to their daughter is still taking a toll on his family. "Joyce went home yesterday, it's just a little bit overwhelming for her, but we thank these people behind us and we are humbled. I've never met people who just want to help they're not after anything, they just want to help," said Jennifer's father, Drew Kesse.

However, at the end of the weekend, crews ended their search of a three-mile radius around John Young Parkway and Conroy Road with nothing new. At this time, they're not sure when they plan to return to search for Kesse. However, there is a very good chance the next search they do will be for Tracy Ocasio.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/080109_Search_begins_for_Jennifer_Kesse

UCFAlumni2002
09-10-2009, 07:44 AM
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local/story/Panel-of-experts-reviews-Jennifer-Kesse-case/3elEjeU2l06K2HBVya5AYg.cspx

Panel of experts reviews Jennifer Kesse case

ORLANDO, FL -- A statewide panel says it is satisfied with the particular direction a local missing girl's case is moving after asking experts to help review the case.

UCFAlumni2002
09-10-2009, 07:45 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2009/9/9/kesse_evidence_gets_fresh_review.html
Kesse Evidence Gets Fresh Review

OPD officials said the case isn't going cold by any means. This is just the next step. The panel said it'll look at every clue, every lead, saying whatever it takes to come up with suggestions for Orlando police to follow up on.

UCFAlumni2002
09-10-2009, 07:49 AM
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-jennifer-kesse-090909,0,7050527.story

JENNIFER KESSE CASE
Statewide panel to review Jennifer Kesse case

Experts from across the state will meet today in Orlando to help police with the Jennifer Kesse investigation.


http://www.wesh.com/news/20811538/detail.html

Police Take New Look At Kesse Case

SMART Includes 20 People From Across State


http://wdbo.com/localnews/2009/09/investigators-gather-to-review.html
Investigators gather to review evidence in Kesse case

Angel Who Cares
11-10-2009, 06:13 PM
Family of missing woman getting threats
Updated: Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009, 5:51 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009, 5:51 PM EST
<snipped>
After Jennifer Kesse disappeared, www.jenniferkesse.com was set up to help find the missing girl. For years people have posted well wishes, encouragement, even tips on where the girl might be. And every morning Drew Kesse reads the guestbook portion of the site.

In the last few months some of the emails have taken a different tone.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now gathering all of the emails and FOX 35 has learned investigators have a good handle on who the person may be.

*NOTE: Video Report Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/111009-kesse-threats

Angel Who Cares
12-07-2009, 06:46 PM
Man who claims he killed Jennifer Kesse expected in Georgia courtroom today
December 4, 2009
<snipped>
A man investigators said posted YouTube.com videos claiming he killed missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse and more than a dozen other people testified in a Georgia court Friday.

Suspected "catchmekiller" Andrew Haley said he was frightened when he talked to law-enforcement officers trying to find the true identity of the Internet video poster.

"I was scared that I was going to go to jail," Haley said in court, according to a report by The Times of Gainesville, Ga. "I thought I was wanted for murdering someone, all because of a game."

Haley testified in an attempt to have statements he made to law enforcement thrown out. Judge David Burroughs denied the request, Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

A request to throw out evidence from a seized laptop computer also was denied. Haley's pregnant wife was being treated in a room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center where one Internet posting was traced, according to court testimony, according to the report from The Times.

Article:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-jennifer-kesse-man-claimed-killed-her-20091204,0,4319208.story

Angel Who Cares
12-07-2009, 06:52 PM
Father fears Jennifer Kesse sold into sex
September 25, 2009 6:33 PM
<snipped>
The father of a Orlando woman who has been missing for nearly four years is helping raise awareness about the underground business that he believes took his daughter.
24-year-old Jennifer Kesse vanished with out a trace on January 24th, 2006.

"Honestly, at this point, I think my daughter was trafficked," says father Drew Kesse.

Living with that dark belief, Kesse has educated himself on the black market that sends young American girls to the far corners of the earth.

"It's a $32 billion a year business," he says.

Stop Child Trafficking Now
http://sctnow.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=581&destination=E

Article:
http://wdbo.com/localnews/2009/09/father-fears-jennifer-kesse-so.html

Angel Who Cares
12-07-2009, 06:58 PM
In search for daughter, Kesse family finds threats, false claims
Published: November 25, 2009
Updated: 11/25/2009 05:24 pm
<snipped>
As Jennifer Kesse's family searches for leads in her disappearance, they are also finding responses they never could have imagined.

Death threats, porn postings and, in one particularly troubling twist, a man who went online claiming he was her killer.

"Our lives have been threatened, which is really out of bounds to me," says Kesse. "I can't even conceive of getting threatened after you have an adult daughter abducted."

As part of their efforts to find his daughter, Kesse has released a number of photos of her. Kesse says the photos have ended up being used for sordid purposes.

Related Links
Kesse Web site
http://www.jenniferkesse.com/

YouTube 'confession'
http://www2.tbo.com/video/2009/nov/25/possible-youtube-confession-47544/

Article:
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/nov/25/251724/search-missing-daughter-kesse-family-finds-threats/news-breaking/

Angel Who Cares
12-07-2009, 07:00 PM
FDLE experts review missing woman's case
September 10, 2009
<snipped>
More than a dozen law-enforcement officers and criminal-justice experts from across the state met Wednesday in Orlando, where they were briefed on the Jennifer Kesse case.

The 17-member panel -- known as a Specialized Multi-Agency Review Team -- was brought together by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to help Orlando police with their investigation into the young woman's disappearance in 2006.

The panel members are not associated with the Kesse case, and the hope is that they can provide a fresh set of eyes and thoughts for the Orlando investigation.

Article:
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2009-09-10/news/0909090181_1_kesse-orlando-police-panel-members

Angel Who Cares
12-07-2009, 07:03 PM
SMART Team Reviewing Jennifer Kesse Case
Posted: 12:17 pm EDT September 9, 2009
Updated: 1:17 pm EDT September 9, 2009
<snipped>
"The key behind the SMART panel is to have people who are not engaged in that particular investigation so you have a set of fresh eyes coming in that are completely unfamiliar with it," FDLE Special Agent Danny Banks said.

The FDLE created the specialized multi-agency review team, also known as SMART. It started in 2003 and has solved numerous cold cases

VIDEO REPORT: Kesse Case Being Reviewed
http://www.wftv.com/video/20813783/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/20812848/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
01-22-2010, 04:05 PM
FOX 35 talks to Jennifer Kesse family
Updated: Friday, 22 Jan 2010, 1:09 PM EST
Published : Friday, 22 Jan 2010, 1:06 PM EST
<snipped>
January 24, 2010, will mark 4 years since Jennifer Kesse was last seen or heard from

Jennifer’s family is announcing a new reward in the amount of $1,000,000 for Jennifer’s safe return. The reward will be offered until 2/24/2010.

The Jennifer Kesse “Beacon of Hope for the Missing” Safety & Community Event

Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 11:00am - 3:00pm

The Mall at Millenia - RV Parking Lot, Lot D2 back of Mall by Food Court

The event will feature:
- FREE FINGERPRINTING/ID to any age person
- New $1,000,000 reward for Jennifer’s SAFE RETURN
- Orange County Sheriffs Office/Childrens Safety Village/Safe Kids
- Florida’s Blood Centers Bloodmobile Donations
- Personal Safety Information
- Free Face Painting
- Free Blood Pressure Check
- Child Abduction Response Team
- Martial Arts school
- Crimeline
- Fire Engine
- Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.)
- Neighborhood Watch Program
- Search and Rescue Teams from throughout Florida, dogs, boats, sonar equipment etc….

http://www.jenniferkesse.com/

*Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/local/012210-Jennifer-Kesse-family

Angel Who Cares
01-22-2010, 08:52 PM
$1 million reward offered in Kesse case
Updated: Thursday, 07 Jan 2010, 8:06 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 07 Jan 2010, 8:06 AM EST
<snipped>
Jennifer Kesse disappeared nearly four years ago, now her family has announced a $1 million reward for information leading to her safe return.

"We know that someone in this world knows what has happened to Jennifer. If there is the miracle that she is still alive, we have great hope that this new reward will finally convince someone who knows where Jennifer is to come forward," her father Drew said in a news release.

No one has seen Kesse, who grew up in the Bay Area, since January 24, 2006.

Kesse's family and friends promise to never give up on their search.

"The unconditional love we have and show for Jennifer will never wane, it will only grow from now and forever," Drew Kesse said.

Article:
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/state/jennifer-kesse-one-million-dollar-reward-offered-010710
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Family offers $1 million reward for safe return of missing Orlando woman
Updated: 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010
Posted: 9:35 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010
<snipped>
The family of missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse has raised the reward in her case to $1 million.

The catch? To collect, Kesse has to be returned unharmed by Feb. 24.

A 17-member panel brought together by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was briefed on the case in September. So far, however, Kesse remains missing.

Article:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/family-offers-1-million-reward-for-safe-return-167059.html
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Father fears Jennifer Kesse sold into sex
September 25, 2009 6:33 PM
<snipped>
The father of a Orlando woman who has been missing for nearly four years is helping raise awareness about the underground business that he believes took his daughter.
24-year-old Jennifer Kesse vanished with out a trace on January 24th, 2006.

"Honestly, at this point, I think my daughter was trafficked," says father Drew Kesse.

Living with that dark belief, Kesse has educated himself on the black market that sends young American girls to the far corners of the earth.

"It's a $32 billion a year business," he says.

Drew Kesse is president of the Florida Missing Children's Day Foundation. He will speak Saturday at a fundraiser that's been organized by Stop Child Trafficking Now.

Kesse says he and his wife have also reached out to others whose loved ones are missing, including the family of Tracy Ocasio, an Ocoee woman who went missing in May.

"I've had many conversations with Joe(Tracy's father)," Kesse said. "We helped set some searches with some people that we had used in the past."

Needless to say, it's an unfortunate way to make new friends.

Stop Child Trafficking Now
http://sctnow.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=581&destination=E

Article:
http://wdbo.com/localnews/2009/09/father-fears-jennifer-kesse-so.html

Amity
02-19-2010, 09:31 AM
Police Search For Body Of Missing Orlando Woman


The Orlando Police Department is searching a wooded area near Oakridge Road and
Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando after receiving a tip that the body of missing
Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse may be buried in the area.

MORE: http://www.wftv.com/tu/5NF1dJrMD.html (http://www.wftv.com/tu/5NF1dJrMD.html)

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 05:56 PM
UPDATED: New Search In Jennifer Kesse Case Turns Up Nothing
Posted: 9:19 am EST February 19, 2010
Updated: 5:34 pm EST February 19, 2010
<snipped>
A tip led police to start digging through an Orlando field Friday morning searching for her remains. About 50 people looked but didn't find anything. "We have concluded the search of the areas of interest as it related to the Jennifer Kesse Tip. The search yielded negative results," Sgt Barb Jones wrote in a released emailed around 2:40pm.

The field they searched is off Orange Blossom Trail near Oak Ridge Road. It's just a five-minute drive from Kesse's old condo near the Mall at Millenia.

A tip came from an unnamed informant. It must have been big, because police spent the day searching the field in Orlando. But it was a tip that eventually fizzled with time. At the onset, there seemed to be much hope. Police received a tip from an informant and it seemed like a legitimate one. “The information we received was related specifically to the Jennifer Kesse case,” Sgt. Jones said.

It brought them to the vast field off Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. When the search seemed to go dry, officers seemed to try harder, going step by step with machetes to cut tall grass and weeds and their own hands to poke around, but not one piece of evidence, not one clue was found.

At one point, three specially trained search dogs were brought in and they appeared to have found something, but again nothing of value came from the search. "The Kesses want to know what happened to their daughter. The Orlando police wants to know. So does everyone in the country," Sgt. Jones said.

“Imagine what heartache is and multiply it by a million,” Joyce Kesse, Jennifer's mom, said Friday afternoon. Jennifer's parents, Drew and Joyce Kesse, have felt the anguish repeat itself with each and every search. “We're still committed as we continue this fight to give Jennifer the best chance to be found. She deserves that,” Joyce said.

Investigators said there have been over 1,000 tips in the case.

http://www.wftv.com/2010/0219/22610420_320X180.jpg

SEE MAP:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Oak+Ridge+Road+and+Rio+Grande+Ave,+Orlando&sll=28.471483,-81.414185&sspn=0.027162,0.055747&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=S+Rio+Grande+Ave+%26+W+Oak+Ridge+Rd,+Orlando ,+Orange,+Florida&ll=28.472539,-81.400881&spn=0.027162,0.055747&t=h&z=15

SEARCH ON 02/19: Images
http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/22610539/detail.html

RAW VIDEO: Kesse Family Reacts To Evidence Search
Jennifer Kesse's parents spoke after a search for the missing woman turned up nothing.
http://www.wftv.com/video/22616041/index.html

VIDEO REPORT: Tip In Jennifer Kesse Case Leads To Disappointing Search
http://www.wftv.com/video/22616119/index.html

RAW VIDEO: Aerials Of Search In Jennifer Kesse Case
http://www.wftv.com/video/22610456/index.html

RAW VIDEO: Investigators Sift Through Items At Search Site
http://www.wftv.com/video/22611126/index.html

VIDEO REPORT: Crews Searching Field After Tip In Jennifer Kesse Case
http://www.wftv.com/video/22611983/index.html

POLICE SPEAK: Sgt. Barb Jones Talks About Search
http://www.wftv.com/video/22611516/index.html

EVIDENCE PHOTOS: In Search For Jennifer
http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/15782487/detail.html

SLIDESHOW: Pics Of Jennifer
http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/6472836/detail.html

SLIDESHOW: Photos Of Her Car
http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/6597725/detail.html

ARCHIVE: Complete List Of Reports, Videos
http://www.wftv.com/search/form.html?la=en&video=on&stories=on&sitesearch=wftv.com&qt=jennifer+kesse

SUSPECT: Photo Of Man
http://images.ibsys.com/2006/0206/6780578_480X360.jpg

SURVEILLANCE: Suspect Dumps Kesse's Car
http://www.wftv.com/video/13339033/detail.html

MAP: Kesse was 25 years old when she disappeared from her Mosaic Millenia Condo
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Mosaic+at+Millenia+Orlando+FL&sll=28.486943,-81.421283&sspn=0.217264,0.445976&ie=UTF8&hq=Mosaic+at+Millenia&hnear=Orlando,+FL&ll=28.487251,-81.421309&spn=0.05243,0.111494&t=h&z=14&iwloc=A

MAP: Map From Search Area To Apartment
http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=3573+Conroy+Road,+Orlando,+FL+32839-2419+(Mosaic+Millenia+Condominiums)&geocode=Fd50sgEd2esl-ylnXuUjanzniDG9Y6LqWtU7jQ%3BFR-tsgEdHZwl-yHYY-L1KxFC_ClpibFjBHzniDG67zMa4QqhBA&dirflg=&saddr=Oak+Ridge+Road+and+Rio+Grande+Ave&f=d&dq=Mosaic+at+Millenia+loc:+Orlando+FL&sll=28.486943,-81.421283&sspn=0.113063,0.092502&ie=UTF8&ll=28.479216,-81.411095&spn=0.02716,0.055747&t=h&z=15

WEB SITE: MISSING PERSON: Jennifer Kesse
http://www.jenniferkesse.com/

DONATE: 'Find Jennifer Kesse Trust'
Contribute at any Bank of America or visit the family's Web site to make a donation through PayPal
http://www.jenniferkesse.com/

TIPS: Call Crimeline At 1-800-423-TIPS

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/22610182/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 06:13 PM
OPD: search for Kesse turns up nothing
2/19/10
<snipped>
The Orlando Police Department and FDLE said they were following up on a tip in the Kesse case. Detectives thought the tip was credible enough to bring crime scene techs and searchers out to the site. Dozens of people worked through the day and hoped it might be the break they were looking for. “We did what we wanted to do out here and we didn’t find anything of evidentiary value as it relates to Jennifer Kesse or really anything else,” said Sgt. Barbara Jones from the Orlando Police Department.

Kesse has been missing for more than 4 years. There have been very few clues concerning her disappearance. Her parents, Drew and Joyce Kesse, got a call early Friday morning about the search and were sure this was the break they were looking for. “We are strong and we are going to keep working on finding her. We are strong she deserves that,” said Joyce Kesse.

*2-Videos Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/021910-jennifer-kesse

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 06:15 PM
$1 million reward offered in Kesse case
Updated: Thursday, 07 Jan 2010, 1:19 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 07 Jan 2010, 1:19 AM EST
<snipped>
On Wednesday, FOX 35 learned of a big development in the search for missing Orlando woman. Jennifer Kesse disappeared almost four years ago. Now, an anonymous donor is offering $1 million for her safe return.

*Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/010610-1-million-reward-offered-in-kesse-case

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 06:25 PM
Missing woman case similar to Kesse case
Updated: Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009, 4:08 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 04 Jun 2009, 5:44 PM EDT
<snipped>
The Tracy Ocasio case is sounding a little like a high profile case making central Florida headlines for 3 years now. Jennifer Kesse vanished from her condo near Mall at Millenia in January 2006. Cops also found her car but no sign of Jennifer. Her parents, friends and family plastered posters everywhere hoping for any clues. Jennifer's father, Drew, is now working with a foundation for missing children all across Florida.

Lead detectives investigating the case say they're meeting with FDLE to compare notes and see if there is a connection to the Jennifer Kesse. Kesse is the Orlando woman who's now been missing for three years.

*Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/local/060409kesse_case_similar
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Family marks Jennifer Kesse's birthday
Orlando woman disappeared in 2006
Updated: Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009, 4:13 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 21 May 2009, 12:29 AM EDT
<snipped>
Wednesday was Jennifer Kesse's 28th birthday. She disappeared from her Orlando apartment near the Mall at Millenia in January of 2006. Investigators still have no clue where to find her, but in an interview with FOX 35's Amy Kaufeldt, her family said they are not giving up hope.

*Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/052009_Family_marks_Jennifer_Kesses_birthday

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 06:32 PM
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
3:40 p.m. EST, February 19, 2010
<snipped>
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 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.

Orlando Police Emergency Response Team performs a grid search Friday in a a field near the Orange Blossom Trail. after police received a tip regarding the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/media/photo/2010-02/52325095.jpg

Photo: Search for Jennifer
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-kesse2620100219120553,0,6033800.photo

Photo: Search for Jennifer Kesse
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-kesse6420100219120445,0,65425.photo

Photo: Search for Jennifer Kesse
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-kessee8220100219080327,0,827722.photo

Map: Search area
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-map-jennifer-kesse,0,691502.photo

Photos about Jennifer Kesse
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-jennifer-kesse-photos,0,6081626.photogallery

Video: Jennifer Kesse video
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-tivid-jennifer-kesse-021810,0,2948123.tivideo

Police finish digging near OBT after tip on Jennifer Kesse
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-jennifer-kesse-search-20100219,0,4346114.story

Article:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-jennifer-kesse-search-over-20100219,0,5894775.story

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 06:51 PM
Police Find Nothing In Latest Kesse Search
Authorities Search Area Near Where Kesse Disappeared
POSTED: 9:26 am EST February 19, 2010
UPDATED: 5:36 pm EST February 19, 2010
<snipped>
After searching for hours, police said they did not find remains near where Jennifer Kesse was last seen. A tip led them back to the area.

"We did what we wanted to do out here, and we didn't find anything of evidentiary value as it relates to Jennifer Kesse, or really anything else," Sgt. Barb Jones said.

A tip brought investigators to the area and it is possible cadaver dogs gave them reason to intensify the search.

A backhoe was brought in as well as ground-penetrating radar as part of the search.

"I remember when she went missing," Barbara Malewich said. "I would see her mom every day at the corner of John Young trying to find tips about her."

Jennifer Kesse disappeared from Orlando in January 2006.
http://www.wesh.com/2008/0124/15125646_640X480.jpg

IMAGES: New Search Near Kesse Home Photos 1-9
http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/news/22611167/detail.html

IMAGES: Jennifer Kesse photos 1-12
http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/news/6490370/detail.html

VIDEO: Aerials Show Kesse Search Scene 5:17
http://www.wesh.com/video/22612390/index.html

VIDEO: Police Find Nothing In Latest Kesse Search 2:26
http://www.wesh.com/video/22615595/index.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/22610278/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 06:58 PM
Kesse Search Ends With Negative Results
Orlando Police, FDLE Investigators Conduct Dig In Vacant Field
POSTED: Friday, February 19, 2010
UPDATED: 2:52 pm EST February 19, 2010
<snipped>
A six-hour search in a vacant Orlando filed ended Friday afternoon in the case involving Jennifer Kesse, who has been missing since 2006.

Sources told Local 6 that a tipster claiming to be a family member of the person who may have abducted Kesse said Kesse's body is possibly buried in the field. Three K-9s alerted on an area, prompting a larger dig using heavy equipment.

"It's an area we're considering a crime area," Orlando police Sgt. Barb Jones said earlier in the day. "They're back there with equipment -- I guess it's a font-loader -- and they're going through methodically."

The vacant field is located about a mile from Kesse's condo, Mosaic at Millenia, where she was last seen.

NEW SEARCH: Raw Video~Search Under Way In Kesse Case 2:21
A search is under way in the case of Jennifer Kesse, who has not been seen since 2006.
http://www.clickorlando.com/video/22610403/index.html

NEW SEARCH: Images 1-20
http://www.clickorlando.com/slideshow/news/22611019/detail.html

PICS: Jennifer Kesse 1-10
http://www.clickorlando.com/slideshow/news/6543649/detail.html

PICS: Tattoo 1-4
http://www.clickorlando.com/slideshow/news/15782214/detail.html

PICS: Person Of Interest 1-3
http://www.clickorlando.com/slideshow/news/6744239/detail.html

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/22610272/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 07:01 PM
No New Evidence Found In Jennifer Kesse Search
Friday, February 19, 2010 6:33:23 PM
<snipped>
Late Friday afternoon, Joyce and Drew Kesse found out officers did not find any new evidence during their search.

“We really believe that we were going to be having the answer that we didn't want,” Joyce Kesse said. “We are not stupid, ignorant people. We are just people who care and will focus on hope. And today kind of seem to really take all that away in a millisecond. And then you're thrown into what for four plus years you've hoped wouldn't be and it didn't pan out to be.”

The Kesses said they are still holding out hope their daughter will come home alive after disappearing four years ago.

They said miracles do happen.

The family said officers will do some DNA tests on soil from the site.

Police would not say where the tip that prompted the search came from.

Video: New Search For Jennifer Kesse
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2/MediaPlayer.htm?video=0219KesseSearch_021920100458&cat=Local&title=New Search For Jennifer Kesse

Article:
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2010/2/19/tip_prompts_new_search_for_jennifer_kesse.html?ref resh=1

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 07:05 PM
4 Years Later, Kesse’s Parents Up Ante
Sunday, January 24, 2010 7:34:19 AM
<snipped>
Sunday marks four years since Jennifer Kesse disappeared from her Orlando home.

Kesse was 24 when she vanished on Jan. 24, 2006. Her car was found a few days later, about a mile away from her condominium.

Four years later, there have been no new leads, but as the case grows colder, Kesse’s family continues working to try to make sure their heartbreak doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Jennifer’s parents, Drew and Joyce Kesse, hosted a community safety event Saturday.

The “Beacon of Hope for the Missing” event included free fingerprinting and ID cards for children, personal safety training and even a martial arts school.

The reward for information leading to Jennifer’s safe return has gone from $1,000 to $1 million. And $10,000 to find a person of interest in the investigation.

The rewards will only be offered until Feb. 24.

Video: Four Years Later
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2/MediaPlayer.htm?video=kesse4years_012320100546&cat=Local&title=Four Years Later

Article:
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2010/1/23/4_years_later_kesses_up_ante.html

Angel Who Cares
03-15-2010, 09:23 PM
Man arrested for cyber stalking on Kesse site
Updated: Monday, 15 Mar 2010, 9:04 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 15 Mar 2010, 9:04 PM EDT
<snipped>
It has been four years of hell for Jennifer Kesse's family. Kesse has been missing since January 24, 2006. Every day that Jennifer's father, Drew, looks at a website dedicated to his daughter, he hopes a new tip will come.

Among emails and blog posts from well-wishers, he says that threatening email has appeared as well. It started popping up three years ago, he says.

On Friday, a man believed to be behind the threats was arrested. Tyler Green, 28, of Clermont, was charged with cyber stalking and writing threats to kill or do bodily harm.

In the arrest affidavit, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that on February 14, Green did "unlawfully write threats to kill and cyber stalk."

Nobody seems to know why the Kesse Family case was the target. "I never saw him, met him," said Drew. Green is in the Lake County Jail without bond.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/crime/031510man-arrested-for-cyber-stalking-on-kesse-site

Angel Who Cares
03-21-2010, 07:05 PM
Jennifer Kesse Case: So what does it take to get an injunction, anyway?
March, 17 2010 1:17 PM
<snipped>
A cyberstalker has been harassing the family of missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse since Aug. 2007. Just last week, a Lake County man was arrested in the case.

You’d figure that it’s pretty straightforward to make an arrest in a case like this. Cyberstalkers can be fairly easy to find. Just subpoena the Internet service provider and work from there. That’s what the Florida Department of Law Enforcement did in their investigation. So why did it take so long to get an arrest?

Someone needs to explain to me why dozens of pages of harassing Internet messages isn’t enough to get an injunction.

Article:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_homicide/2010/03/jennifer-kesse-case-so-what-does-it-take-to-get-an-injunction-anyway.html

Angel Who Cares
03-21-2010, 07:08 PM
Cyber threats against family of missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse lead to arrest
March 16, 2010
<snipped>
Tyler J. Green, 28, of Clermont is out on bond on a second-degree felony count of written threats to kill or do bodily injury and one count of first-degree misdemeanor stalking in the case.

In 2007, Green dug up personal information on two officers in the Internal Affairs section, threatened them and made harassing phone calls to them for seven months, according to an Orlando police report. Charges were dropped.

Jennifer Kesse's father Drew Kesse is worried that it's only a matter of time before Green acts on his threats. "All the writing's on the wall that this person is going to hurt someone," Kesse said.

Green did not respond to a request for comment.

Article:
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-03-16/news/os-jennifer-kesse-cyberstalking-arrest-20100316_1_kesse-family-drew-kesse-jennifer-kesse

Angel Who Cares
03-21-2010, 07:15 PM
Cyberstalker Threatens Kesse Family
Clermont Man Accused Of Sending Intimidating Messages
POSTED: 2:40 pm EDT March 17, 2010
UPDATED: 5:43 pm EDT March 17, 2010
<snipped>
A search of Green's home turned up numerous weapons. Green was arrested on charges of cyberstalking and written thrats to kill or cause bodily harm.

Green was released on $6,000 bond and is on home confinement with an ankle monitor. This is the second time green has been flagged for stalking. Green was accsed of stalking to Orlando police officers.

Drew Kesse said he is not putting up with the threats. "No one threatens my family," Kesse said. "Once you have your daughter taken...don't mess with my family again."

Video: Cyberstalker Threatens Kesse Family 1:51
The family of a missing Orlando woman, Jennifer Kesse, is being threatened by a man over the Internet.
http://www.wesh.com/video/22869727/index.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/22867283/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
03-21-2010, 07:20 PM
Police: Kesse Cyberstalker Arrested
Father Of Arrestee Says Son Is Schizophrenic
POSTED: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
UPDATED: 9:14 am EDT March 17,2010
<snipped>
Tyler Green, 28, is charged with written threats to kill or do bodily injury and cyberstalking and harassing. He had been posting the messages since last year, deputies said.

Jennifer Kesse’s father, Drew Kesse, asked the man to stop in February and even blocked his address from the Web site, but when Green refused to stop and started posting threats to Kesse’s father, an arrest warrant was issued, deputies said. "For some reason, you have an individual who has chosen to go after us via telephone at our home and also on Jennifer's Web site," said Drew Kesse.

Authorities interviewed Green’s father, Larry Green, on March 2. According to the arrest affidavit, Larry Green said his son suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder that manifested into paranoia and schizophrenia after the death of his maternal and paternal grandmothers. Larry Green said he was aware that his son had episodes, but did not realize they were creating problems for others.

VIDEO: Man Accused Of Cyberstalking 1:31
A man police say posted harassing messages on the Web site set up to help find Jennifer Kesse has been arrested.
http://www.clickorlando.com/video/22861152/index.html

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/22859061/detail.html

UCFAlumni2002
04-08-2010, 05:34 PM
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-jennifer-kesse-leads-20100408,0,2497307.story

Cops tell missing Jennifer Kesse’s parents: All leads ‘exhausted’

By Amy L. Edwards, Orlando Sentinel
5:14 p.m. EDT, April 8, 2010




The family of missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse (http://www.websleuths.com/topic/crime-law-justice/crimes/jennifer-kesse-PECLB002341.topic) was told today that police have exhausted all good leads in her case.
A just released statement from Orlando police Sgt. Barbara Jones said:
"The Orlando Police Department met with Drew and Joyce Kesse today to advise them that we have exhausted all viable leads in the investigation into their daughter's disappearance. The Orlando Police Department still considers this case to be an active investigation and any new developments in the Jennifer Kesse Missing/Endangered Adult case will be investigated by our Criminal Investigations Division."
Kesse has been missing since January 2006.
Orlando Police think Kesse was abducted from her condominium near the Mall at Millenia (http://www.websleuths.com/topic/services-shopping/mall-at-millenia-ORSTB000076.topic).

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MissingLovedOnes
03-22-2011, 02:00 PM
http://www.wesh.com/r/27047428/detail.html


Deputies: Sex Trafficking Victim Beaten, Burned

Local Victims Recount Experiences With Sex Trafficking

POSTED: 11:22 pm EST March 1, 2011
UPDATED: 12:25 am EST March 2, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Detectives Tuesday night investigated reports of a crime ring that lured women to Orange County, where they were tortured and forced to become prostitutes.
One woman said she was tied to what looked like a seat from a car inside a condo at Millennium Palms on Texas Avenue and then beaten and burned by a man she said forced her into prostitution. She told investigators that that was her punishment for trying to escape.
Advocate Tomas Lares said he believes investigators have exposed yet another human sex trafficking ring.
"It's horrible to see what these victims go through and hear about another one," said Lares, of the Florida Coalition Against Human Sex Trafficking.
A victim in Orange County said she was forced into prostitution and not allowed to leave. She told investigators that when she tried to escape, her pimp, Joey Simpson, tied her up. Then, she said, Simpson and another alleged prostitute, Amanda Fike, punched her and slapped her inside Fike's Millennium Palms condo.
The woman said another man held her down while Simpson burned her with a metal mallet and threatened to shoot and kill her.
"It's typical," Lares said. "They want to intimidate them, manipulate them and control them."
Another victim told investigators that she also tried to escape from the sex ring. She said a woman forced her into a car and told her, "It doesn't work that way here. Girls don't get out like that."
"For the traffickers, that's their merchandise," Lares said. "They're not going to let them go easily."
The woman said she was able to jump from the moving car and call 911 for help.
Both victims said the sex traffickers would drum up business by posting sexy photos of females on a website.
Neighbors said they're shocked that sex trafficking and torture could have been going on just next door. One neighbor said he's going to be moving his family.
"When you get something this big, it's life-changing," he said. "You don't feel safe anymore."
Investigators said at least two more people could be charged, including a woman who recruited the prostitutes online by targeting the weak-minded and a man who allegedly held down the victim while she was beaten and burned.
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Cher352
01-06-2012, 12:55 PM
More than 70 officers search wooded area for Jennifer Kesse, missing since 2006
Updated: 10:39 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 | Posted: 9:59 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012


Investigators said they have been waiting to search the wooded area for about six months, but there was too much water covering the ground

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/search-underway-jennifer-kesse/nGG27/

UCFAlumni2002
01-25-2013, 03:57 PM
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/20668032/jennifer-kesse-missing-orlando-woman-seven-year-anniversary-of-disappearance?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8224915

tnhybrid
01-30-2013, 12:36 AM
Jennifer first featured missing person in this slideshow:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/29/frances-hendrickson-found_n_2576590.html?ref=topbar

UCFAlumni2002
05-07-2013, 11:51 AM
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-missing-women-florida-20130507,0,3990862.story

Even though he lives 1,000 miles away from Cleveland, Drew Kesse said the discovery of three women who disappeared in the Ohio city a decade ago gives him "incredible hope" that he too will one day find his daughter.

Seven years ago, Jennifer Kesse (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/topic/crime-law-justice/crimes/jennifer-kesse-PECLB002341.topic) disappeared from her condo near the Mall at Millenia.
A few days after the 24-year-old vanished, police found her car about a mile away, and Orlando (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/topic/us/florida/orange-county-%28florida%29-PLGEO100100410000000.topic) detectives have said they think Kesse was abducted.





"There was a victory yesterday for all missing people in this world," Drew Kesse told the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday. "It showed us they're right under our noses."

UCFAlumni2002
05-07-2013, 12:53 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/07/story-ohio-women-held-captive-renews-hopes-for-parents-missing-children/

The news out of Ohio Wednesday renewed hope for parents, like Drew Kesse, whose 24-year-old daughter Jennifer disappeared without a trace outside her Orlando home on Jan. 23, 2006.

“My hope is off the charts today,” Drew Kesse told FoxNews.com. “We didn’t bring home one yesterday. We brought home three.”

Jennifer Kesse, who lived alone, was reported missing by her parents the next day when she failed to show up for her job as a manager at Central Florida Investments.

Kesse’s car – a black Chevy Malibu – was found by authorities three days later, approximately one mile from her condominium. The Orlando Police Department had hoped for a break in the case when it released security footage of a person seen parking Kesse’s vehicle near a pool at an apartment complex and walking away. But the suspect – who appears to be between 5 feet, 3 inches and 5 feet, 5 inches tall – has never been identified.

“Hopefully, police departments across the country this morning are going to look a lot closer at their own cases,” Kesse said. “It also shows us how much the public truly is the answer for us.”


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/07/story-ohio-women-held-captive-renews-hopes-for-parents-missing-children/#ixzz2ScujklVA

UCFAlumni2002
05-13-2013, 02:56 PM
The parents of an Orlando woman missing since 2006 says the missing women found alive in Cleveland, Ohio has given them hope that their daughter is still alive. Jennifer Kesse's father, Drew Kesse, told Ashley Glass Saturday morning that it has "absolutely increased hope" that she is still alive. The missing women found in Ohio "bent, but did not break," said Drew Kesse. "And I know Jennifer could do that too," he said.

Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local-family-of-missing-woman-remains-hopeful#ixzz2TCUiYoEi