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    FL - Jean Stewart, 16, Miami Lakes, 25 March 1980

    Jean Marie Stewart
    Missing since March 25, 1980 from Miami Lakes, Dade County, Florida.
    Classification: Endangered Missing



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    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: April 6, 1963
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2; 110 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian. Brown hair; brown eyes. Very small framed, but large busted.
    Marks, Scars, Tattoos: Stewart has a scar on the underside of her right arm and a tattoo of a rose on her right upper arm.
    Clothing: Stewart was last seen wearing jeans and a flowered shirt.
    Dentals: She has protruding upper front teeth.


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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Stewart was last seen in Miami Lakes, Florida on March 25, 1980. She was standing outside a 7-11 convenience store in Cypress Village at the time. Stewart was scheduled, and had purchased a plane ticket, to return to Pittsburgh PA (her hometown!) for a family wedding. It is not known if she ever arrived at her supposed destination.
    The night before she was to leave, her friends had a going away party for her. A friend picked her up to bring her back to the house when she wanted to stop at the convenience store. The friend went in to make her purchase, as she had already removed her shoes. He was inside only minutes (there were no other customers) and when he returned, she was gone. Her purse, shoes and money were all still in the car. She never returned to the house to get money, ticket or other belongings. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.



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    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning Stewart's case, please contact:
    Miami Dade Police Department
    Domestic Crimes Unit
    305-418-7200
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

    Agency Case Number:
    94502A

    NCIC Number:
    M-110831180
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited



    there are photos and age enhancements available here

    http://www.doenetwork.org/153dffl


    Jean Marie was my foster sister and we are still looking for her. March 2005 it will be twenty five years, and we still need some answers.

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    more info on Jean

    Jean's birth family in Pgh, Pa. was having a family wedding (Jean's sister). Jean was very excited about going "home" and seeing her family. She was also very excited becasue she was going home in "style. My family had bought her a whole new wardrobe, a round trip plane ticket, and several presents for her family. She also had a few hundred dollars in her room for pocket money for her trip. The night before she was to leave by plane from Miami, some local friends threw her a party. My brother took her, it was a couple blocks from our home.
    She had a nice time, but wanted to leave the party early so she could be ready to go early in the morning.
    My brother started to take her home and Jean asked him to stop at the convenience store that was on the way home. Jean had already taken her shoes off (a very common habit of hers. Her feet were heavily calloused as a result. She was barefoot more often the shod) so she asked my brother to go into the store and buy her cigarettes (I know! I know!) There were no other customers in the store and it took less than two minutes to make the purchase. When my brother returned to the car, Jean was gone. Her shoes, purse, makeup bag were all still in the car. Just Jean was gone.

    This neighborhood is very upscale, we lived on the golf course. The Miami Dolphins all lived there, Don Shula, etc. Very nice neighborhood and very safe ( in theory). However, it is also close to an interstate 826 that leads to I95 within a couple of miles.

    Jean left behind all her new clothes, her round trip plane ticket (worth a few hundred dollars if cashed in) her money, purse, makeup bag (something she took from room to room with her usually). There has never been another word from her, and she never made her family wedding.

    The police seemed to think that Jean had run away at first, although that never made much sense to anyone of us. Why not take her money, at least?
    Eventually LE decided she was endangered.

    This area is the same area where Christopher Wilder took several of his victims, a couple years later. Christopher's first suspected victims were in Australia in the early seventies, but by the late seventies, he was living in Boca RAton, just north of Miami Lakes. Tiffany Sessions, Rosario Gonzalez are some of his suspected victims as well.

    I don't know if Wilder was involved. What I do know is that Jean would not have left behind all her possessions. She was a frou-frou girl, always had her hair, nails, makeup just so. Definetly not the kind of girl who would enjoy roughing it on the road. Jean was so excited to be going home and showing her family how successful she was in Miami.

    She was scheduled to take her driver's license test and my dad had promised to buy her a car. I just have never believed she would walk away from all this.

    Any ideas anyone has would be greatly appreciated. This March will be 25 years, and I am hoping to get an article in the local papers regarding her disappearance. I have never stopped looking for her and I never will.Thanks for listening!

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    Lauran, I have sent you a private message, you can retrieve it here

    With love and HOPE, Lanie

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    Links and FLYER

    The new link for Jean at Doe can be found here

    MPCCN

    For The Lost

    NCMEC bulletin

    Printable flyer

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

    With love and HOPE, Lanie

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    Thank You

    I appreciate the help with the links. some of this computer stuff is way beyond my experience. Any ideas anyone has would be greatly appreciated...even if it is just theories and speculation. Lauran

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkalup
    I appreciate the help with the links. some of this computer stuff is way beyond my experience. Any ideas anyone has would be greatly appreciated...even if it is just theories and speculation. Lauran
    I've received your message on e-mail and when I hit reply, I get this message

    Hi. This is the qmail-send program at yahoo.com.
    I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following
    addresses.
    This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

    <xxxxx.xxxxxx.com>:
    (xxx.xxx.xxx.xx) does not like recipient.
    Remote host said: 550-"The recipient cannot be verified. Please check
    all recipients of this
    550 message to verify they are valid."
    Giving up on xxx.xxx.xxx.xx.

    Please contact me again at this address
    HelpForTheMissing@yahoo.com OR MissingProfiles@yahoo.com
    OR Kelly at Kelly.Jolkowski@projectjason.org and make sure we have another way to contact you (a phone number, perhaps) to network Jean's case, in case the e-mail does not go through again.

    Thanks for contacting me, I'll be looking for your e-mail.
    Many prayers for Jean, and for answers and soon.

    With love and HOPE, Lanie

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    FDLE on Jean

    http://www3.fdle.state.fl.us/fdle/mp...tem_seq=182846

    Please note: for some reason, the FDLE site lists Jean's info as being entered in 1998. I assume that is when they entered the infomation to their website, not when she was listed as missing. She was reported missing the same evening she disappeared. We were not required to wait the "mysterious" 24 hour period back in 1980.

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    Missing person websites

    Quote Originally Posted by monkalup
    http://www3.fdle.state.fl.us/fdle/mp...tem_seq=182846

    Please note: for some reason, the FDLE site lists Jean's info as being entered in 1998. I assume that is when they entered the infomation to their website, not when she was listed as missing. She was reported missing the same evening she disappeared. We were not required to wait the "mysterious" 24 hour period back in 1980.
    Most of the missing person websites only go back to the late 1990's. Of course some of the organizations like NCMEC have existed much longer. More and more older cases are being entered into those data bases daily. There are still many old missing persons, unsolved cases, and unidentified bodies which have not been entered into any website.

    One of the big disparities is that some websites, like the DOENETWORK will only enter a Missing Person Case after seven years have gone by. Another is that "solved" cases tend to be filed away and forgotten, when knowing about some of them could shine light on some of the "unsolved" ones.

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    Doenetwork and NAMPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Most of the missing person websites only go back to the late 1990's. Of course some of the organizations like NCMEC have existed much longer. More and more older cases are being entered into those data bases daily. There are still many old missing persons, unsolved cases, and unidentified bodies which have not been entered into any website.

    One of the big disparities is that some websites, like the DOENETWORK will only enter a Missing Person Case after seven years have gone by. Another is that "solved" cases tend to be filed away and forgotten, when knowing about some of them could shine light on some of the "unsolved" ones.
    Doenetwork now has a sister site, North American Missing Persons network. that will cover more recent cases.

    I do agree that there are clues to be gleaned from some old solved cases...especially those possibloy involving serial killers like Christopher Wilder, who's total victim count remains unknown, and several of his suspected victims remain missing.

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    Blue Earth Jane Doe

    This Doe has been one of those thought perhaps to be Jean. An interested retired LE from the area has gone through stacks of reports of the missing and Jean remains on his short list as a possible match. So far, we are getting nowhere in getting these two compared, although both LE depts are aware of the possibility.

    http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/183ufmn.html

    What do you think? The calloused feet would fit...as would much of the rest of the stats. :-(


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    Do the clothes match up?? And the jewelry?
    Obviously the perp could've lied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie
    Do the clothes match up?? And the jewelry?
    Obviously the perp could've lied.
    The "inside" info on this guy was that he agreed to confess to killing Miss Blue Earth in exchange for being transferred back to prison in MN, where he wanted to be. He faced no addition time for this crime. he had plenty of reason to tell stories regarding this case.

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    new site for Jean

    lanie, you and the rest of the kind souls here inspired me. And gave me the courage to try this. I have created a website for Jean of her own. it is not complete, but I wanted to share. thank you all for your kind words of advice and support.

    http://jeanmariestewart.freeservers.com

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    I hope you can find the answers you are looking for. 25 years is a long time to wonder. It seems that she just vanished in the blink of an eye. I can't see why the police thought she ran away unless they just assumed that since she was a foster child that she was unstable but that doesn't seen to be the case. How long did it take for her case to go from runaway to endagered? Is her family in Pittsburg involved in the search as well? Are there any suspects at all besides Wilder? Did you brother notice if anyone was following him and was anyone at the party questioned? Sorry for all the questions, there were just a few things I was wondering about.

    BTW, good job on the website for Jean! It will help get the word out.

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    Nice website Monkalup.
    How weird is this? She just disappeared into thin air in 2 minutes?? Did she have a boyfriend or anything?
    Your brother or the clerk didn't hear any tires screeching or anything?
    I believe whoever took her was someone she knew, maybe she got out of the car to walk over to theirs to talk to them and they snatched her. Maybe an ex boyfriend or something. Did the police talk to the people at the party? Maybe something went on there??

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