Endangered Missing Adult
If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact:
Nassau County Sheriff's Office at (904) 225-0331
Name: Jacquelyn Lorraine Markham
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Jackie
Date of Birth: 1949-08-29
Date Missing: 2000-12-14
From City/State: Callahan, FL
Age at Time of Disappearance: 51
Height: 66 inches
Weight: 150 pounds
Hair Color: Lt. Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Identifying Characteristics: Brown sunspot on left arm, pierced ears.
Clothing: Orange short sleeved shirt with round collar, blue jean overall pants, athletic shoes.
Jewelry: One to one and a half carat pear shaped diamond ring, gold bracelets, opal ring, watch.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Jackie was last seen at Eckerd Drug Store just before 7:00pm. Her vehicle was located in her garage.
Investigative Agency: Nassau County Sheriff's Office
Phone: (904) 225-0331
Investigative Case #: 200006707
NCIC #: M-291245851
Its been 5 years but the family is still looking for this young looking Grandmother!
Family Of Missing Woman Continues To Search For Answers
CALLAHAN, Fla. -- After years of holding out hope, the family of a missing Callahan woman is no closer to finding out what happened to her.
Thursday marked the five-year anniversary of the disappearance of Jackie Markham.
Her family said the mother and grandmother would never leave without telling someone, leading them to believe something awful happened.
Channel 4's Nancy Rubin spoke with Markham's family.
"She has grandchildren who ask where she is. How do you explain what happened, to a child who doesn't know what disappeared means?" said Markham's daughter, Melissa Myrick.
Five years ago, Markham went out to a drug store near her Nassau County home to pick up a prescription. No one has seen the 51-year-old grandmother since.
There were no leads, no suspects, and no answers for family members who frantically passed out fliers that holiday season and every season since.
Now, with another Christmas around the corner, Markham's family continues to search for answers.
"She would never walk out of our lives without telling us where she was going. We know she is not alive," Myrick said.
Ann Dugger of the Jacksonville Justice Coalition has worked with Jackie Markham's family through the long difficult years.
Dugger said there are many stories out there about what has happened to Markham, but that it is time to turn rumor into fact.
"If she did decide to leave and start again, if she was abducted, if she was murdered. Whatever the answer is, this family needs an answer," Dugger said.
"She was the most kind person ever. She would do anything for anyone and that's why this happened to her. Someone took advantage of her kindness," Myrick said.
The $20,000 reward for information on Markham comes with no requirement that information lead to an arrest or conviction.
The reward will go to anyone who has information that tells the family what happened to Markham.
If you know anything, about her disappearance, please call the Nassau County Sheriff's Department at (904) 225-5174.
* March 1, 2002: Families Hope Billboards Will Bring Leads On Missing Persons
Website created by the family:
I went to the family website and tried to email about some image changes that need to be made but the email bounced back saying the account had been disabled or discontinued.
In the meantime:
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...jacquelyn.htmlShe was scheduled to meet her boyfriend, Archie Carroll, for a date later in the evening. Carroll told authorities that she called him just before he left to pick her up at her residence. Markham said that a male acquaintance had arrived at her house unexpectedly and that he had been drinking. Carroll told her that he was still coming over, as he refused to let the other individual ruin their date. Markham agreed, but told Carroll to control his temper. She and the man had disappeared by the time Carroll arrived at her residence. . .
Note:I added the bolding.
Boyfriend's own statement places himself at her home that night. We only have his word that she was not there at the time he arrived. And we have his own word that he has a temper that he needed to "control." The purse was dumped within blocks (close enough to cast a shadow of suspicion but not too close) of a sort of homeless type person. (Living in a box car seems to qualify as sort of homeless to me.) This smells like a frame up to me. In fact it smells very much like boyfriend problems just going by what I have read so far.
Too bad about the email not working... but then, it must be really tough for the family to receive anonymous emails from "anybody".
Some people's sense of humor leaves MUCH to be desired!
True. I was going to tell them that the pics on the photos section were way too large, in file size - not image size, especially for the number of images they had and it was triggering the geocities bandwidth limits that shut the site down for 30 mins to an hour after only a few page views. And then there were a few problems with the news links that need to be resolved. Oh, well. Onward and upward.Originally Posted by PonderingThings
We unfortunately let the email expire. Sorry for the confusion. I received the information concerning the website and will fix when possible. We are interested in any information that anyone has about our case and will be happy to answer any emails (now that it is working again) to help find some justice. Thank for your concern and consideration. The family's email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Website is www.geocities.com/findjackiemarkham
Thanks for the kind response. I hope the answers needed are found soon.
have the both the boyfriend and the male aquantaince been given lie detector tests?
if the boyfriend is telling the truth, all fingers point to the drunk friend. What was his alibi after she was found missing? Has his car been checked out?
then again, maybe the boyfriend came to jackie's house, thought she was cheating on him with the male friend, and flew into a rage.
maybe the serial killer had something to do with it, but i doubt it.
I recently received some info by email from a source connected with the findjackiemarkham website. I waited to post that info until I had asked for and received permission.
I decided to post my emailed questions in black and the responses
from the source in color:
. . .One thing that seems odd to me about the case is that the mysterious male visitor who had been drinking (according to a news report) was not mentioned by name. I don't understand that unless her boy friend is claiming that she never told him who it was. If that's the way it was then it raises a red flag in my mind as to his truthfulness because having a mysterious, unnamed suspect is just too convenient for the boyfriend. . .. . .Thanks for the follow-up. Here are some clarifications.
Unnamed person was actually named by the boyfriend. Unnamed person had an air tight alibi with several witnesses that placed him out of the state on that day. He also does not drink. He was a friend of Jackie's that she spent time with that boyfriend did not care for. Unnamed person is not considered a suspect.
Knowing boyfriend or any man, seems unlikely that if your girlfriend called you and stated that see had a drunk man in her house uninvited but didn't want you come over because it could cause a problem that you would follow instructions.
. . .. . .So then, if I understand you correctly, her boyfriend told L.E. (Law Enforcement) that she had called and told boyfriend that this allegedly drunk person was at her house and yet L.E. later finds this person was not in fact at her house at all?
(Note: I mentioned the claim of drinking because boyfriend was quoted in a news article,if I remember right, as saying she told him someone was at her house & he had been drinking. If that person does not drink at all that is a pretty obvious lie to be telling but maybe he thought the guy was in state and thus might not have an alibi so the drinking lie might not stand out.)
Did boyfriend have reason to think the alleged person would be in state on that day and thus told a lie not realizing it would be easily exposed as a lie? Was the out of state trip unusual or unscheduled, a last minute thing?
I agree with your observation about not following directions in such a situation.
From the very first it has bothered me that we seem to only have boyfriends word for so much of what happened. And then his own words place him at the scene which is handy for him in case of forensic evidence ever being considered. . .. . . Boyfriend had no idea that the named (unnamed person) was out of town. They live in Jacksonville. Unknown about frequency of trip but don't think boyfriend would have known either . . .
It seems boyfriend might be one one of those psycopathic personalities that sometimes tell clumsy lies. Also when they are done with someone they tend to villify that person. I note in the apparent lie about Jackie's drunk acquaintance he says she asks him to not lose his temper, not come over, as if he is hinting she is acting like a two-timing woman. It reads like a hint from boyfriend that she is a slut without actually coming out and saying such a thing. It sounds like another clumsy lie that actaully draws more attention to himself and hurts his case more than helps it but he can't see that, as most psycopaths can't.
When I review what little I know of boyfriend's actions I see:
1. He seems to have lied about the mysterious alleged drunk aquaintance who he named to L.E. as a named friend of Jackie's that boyfriend was known to not like.
2. And this named person was, unknown to boyfriend, out of state with many witnesses to prove this fact.
3. The named person did not drink at all, a non drinker.
4. The way boyfriend told the story of Jackie trying to keep him from coming over when the alleged "drunk" aquaintance was there made her sound like a twotiming bad girl without boyfriend actually calling her that.
I found the following about psycopaths at a website:
http://www.geocities.com/lycium7/psychopathsite1.html. . .Lying is like breathing to the psychopath. When caught in a lie and challenged, they make up new lies, and don't care if they're found out. As Hare states, "Lying, deceiving, and manipulation are natural talents for psychopaths...When caught in a lie or challenged with the truth, they are seldom perplexed or embarrassed -- they simply change their stories or attempt to rework the facts so that they appear to be consistent with the lie. The results are a series of contradictory statements and a thoroughly confused listener." . . .
http://www.geocities.com/lycium7/psychopathsite1.html. . .In sum, the experience of dealing with a psychopath can be very troubling for most people, not to mention, when he is through with you, you will be vilified falsely. . .
Here is a long shot... when I was looking at the Doe Network pages there is an unidentified woman found in Georgia... my reaction upon seeing the sketch was "There's Jackie".
There is very little information about the unidentified woman. Union City, Georgia is appoximately 8 hours driving time away... so its possible.
I have previously exchanged PMs with a contact at FindJackieMarkham and they requested contact on anything I might find, so I've emailed them.
Just wondered if you'd heard anything back on this?
No I haven't but Lauren (Monkalup) on the Used to be Doe site said she'd call it in. I'm awaiting an update.
While this new discovery is in it's early stages, LE is leaning towards Markham for an ID.
April 16, 2009
"Detectives said they think they know how the woman was killed, but they would not release that information because they said it's too important to their investigation. However, detectives did reveal that they have requested Jacquelyn Markham's dental records to see if they match.
The 52-year-old mother and grandmother disappeared from her Callahan home almost nine years ago."
~ Beating the drum of awareness ~
21 April 09
A forensic anthropologist has ruled out that human remains found at a Nassau County hunt club earlier this month belonged to a Callahan woman who disappeared nearly nine years ago, but he still has not identified the remains or determined how the person died.
Detectives sent dental records of the missing 52-year-old woman, Jacquelyn Markham, but they did not match.
North American Missing Persons Network
The Charley Project
August 29, 1949 - December 14, 2000
Jacquelyn was born on August 29, 1949 and passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2000.
Jacquelyn was a resident of Florida.
Tributes received this obituary from the US Government's Social Security Death Index.
This case was on Disappeared last night on IDNetwork
I wonder if she was declared legally dead and that's why the obituary.
Some people may consider me crazy, I say I'm just inspired.
Saw the ID Disappeared show last night.... my comments:
Strange that they used a voice stress kind of lie detector instead of the more traditional kind.
Too bad they left the house for so long before processing it.
No mention was made if they took tire impressions of the tracks found in the back yard, and if they did, did they check any vehicles.
Accounts about boyfriend being very possessive and not letting go when she's about to seek something new make him look like a suspect.
What boyfriend said doesn't match his actions as described by others on the show.
Seems the more self-aware I become, the more none of this makes sense!
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Definitely an odd case. If what the "obsessed/couldn't get the hint" boyfriend said was true, I believe an intruder was in the house with her and she was told to say something to make sure he didn't come over. What she said though, about her older friend being there and drunk, may have been a way to get him to come help her. She knew he was the jealous type. I'm not convinced he had nothing to do with it.
I absolutely believe that Archie had something to do with Jack Markham’s disappearance. I have pieced together a short video where I dissect a portion of Archie Carroll’s interview on the Disappeared episode and break down multiple “tells” that Archie displays which prove he is being deceptive.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OQZrUFCzS8&feature=youtube_gdata"]Jackie Markham - YouTube[/ame]
Archie’s friends, coworkers and family members should be investigated to see if any of them have a black/dark blue truck similar to the one that the neighbor saw at the house the day of the disappearance.
Why were cadaver/tracking dogs not utilized to track Jackie's scent from the house and near the tire tracks in her backyard?
Why were cadaver/tracking dogs not utilized near the location where Jackie's purse was found?
The purse was wiped clean of all fingerprints, which leads me to believe that the purse was placed there in the ditch to be found.
Is there no video footage of Jackie at the pharmacy the day of her disappearance?
I would form a search party with cadaver dogs and search the hunting areas that Archie is known to frequent. I would question his hunting buddies and find specific locations. I would also send in divers to drag the bottom of any lake near these hunting grounds.
Archie is an experienced truck driver perhaps he hid the body along one of his common driving routes. A place that he knew of ahead of and picked out ahead of time.
I noticed in the Disappeared episode that Archie states that they started setting up the Christmas tree on Tuesday night. Later in the episode her son in law states that when he entered her house that the tree was still not complete.
Also in the episode Archie tells the story of Jackie’s supposed last phone call to him and how she tells him that Richard is there drunk and also states that Richard is the boyfriend that “Works over at CSX railroad.” Interestingly enough the purse ends up over on the railroad tracks almost as if it was planted there to put investigators on Richards trail.
Archie states that he got to Jackie's house and there was "No Jackie and no purse." Why would he be looking for her purse specifically? My first thought in this situation would not be to look for a purse. Most women have multiple purses how does he know which purse to look for?
Who was Archie's roommate that is mentioned in the episode? Does he own a truck?
7/9 2013 Cold Case: Investigators Seeking New Clues in 13 Year Old Disappearance
Story and video hereInvestigators tell Action News they are retesting evidence from the scene, and conducting new tests on additional evidence.
Detective Jeff Stull thinks the new tests will point to a person of interest, someone already investigated in the case.
"I do believe there was some jealousy spurned. There was some arguments between her and Archie Carroll," Stull said
I suspect the police go along with it for this reason and because they really wish they had some tool that would do what lie detector supposedly does.
Are the tests blinded? Could different readers look at the results and get the same conclusions without any knowledge of the suspects' story?
If I were wrongly accused of a crime, I would probably not take a lie detector. I suspect it comes down to whether you can make the examiner and other police officers believe your account, but that's risky because they can use that desire to get a suspect to say things that aren't completely true. I wish the lie detector worked, but I don't believe it in.
So I think they can use voice stress, infrared camera, eye tacker, or other things like that that aren't traditionally lie detectors. The important thing is that the police convey a genuine belief that the test might work enough to give the suspect fear it might work.
Regarding the video, I had the same feeling, but I couldn't put it into words. I found the the comment about not meeting his maker with a bad rap bizarre. A rap sounds like a legal problem, like you don't really believe in the law. "I don't think there's anything wrong with smoking pot, but I don't want that rap hanging over me when I go to renew my medical license." That makes sense. "They're saying I committed premeditated murder. I don't want that rap hanging over me when I die." That's bizarre. Who cares about the rap? You're talking about killing a grandmother in cold blood!
The thing about being not chipped out of that stone may be normal for that region, but it sounds odd to me.
I also found it odd that he seemed exasperated.
Maybe the scripted sound to it and the exasperation are due to him having answered these questions hundreds of times over that last ten years. It could also be that he's guilty.
Under no circumstances can I imagine being accused of murder and saying if I did it I'd be afraid to face God. I would be nonplussed by the very notion of people thing I had something to do with a murder.
Just watching this on Disappeared. Had to take a break when I heard this line: "The house was not processed." Seriously?????????????? I guess that's why they decided to reexamine the case in 2013. They were really "examining" the case for the first time.