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    11 months later

    Please read the entire letter written by Jennifer's Uncle at ...

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-myword22b06dec22,0,3626427.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines


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    “On Christmas Eve, it will be 11 months since Jennifer's life and the lives of everyone who knows and loves her changed. So many questions, so few answers. Someone out there knows something. We pray that God touches their hearts so that they come forward with the information that will bring Jennifer home safely. This is our only Christmas wish.”

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    Thank you Drumstick for posting the link, an incredible letter.

    SNIP

    For the first time, I made a serious attempt to read my Bible, and quickly began to see parallels of circumstances in my life playing out before me. The more I read, the more I wanted to know. Then it hit me: This book contained solutions to daily challenges. It is life's instruction manual, a gift from God to all of us. For the first time, I realized that He wants us to know Him, to have a relationship with Him. Most important, I realized how little control over my life I actually have and that I needed help.

    Regrets?

    Only one: that it took 50 years to realize this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstick
    Please read the entire letter written by Jennifer's Uncle at ...

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-myword22b06dec22,0,3626427.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines


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    “On Christmas Eve, it will be 11 months since Jennifer's life and the lives of everyone who knows and loves her changed. So many questions, so few answers. Someone out there knows something. We pray that God touches their hearts so that they come forward with the information that will bring Jennifer home safely. This is our only Christmas wish.”
    I am praying someone makes this wish come true.......
    Any clue......from anyone.......I hope its answered.

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    Nothing seems to work in this case. Police investigations have drawn a blank, psychics have come up with nothing, there are no witnesses and prayers go unanswered.
    How does anyone simply vanish without a trace? It seems this case will be stamped 'unsolved' for years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstick
    Please read the entire letter written by Jennifer's Uncle at ...

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-myword22b06dec22,0,3626427.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines


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    “On Christmas Eve, it will be 11 months since Jennifer's life and the lives of everyone who knows and loves her changed. So many questions, so few answers. Someone out there knows something. We pray that God touches their hearts so that they come forward with the information that will bring Jennifer home safely. This is our only Christmas wish.”
    I feel so sorry for Jennifer's family and can only pray for them to have peace in their hearts.
    Rest in Peace
    Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joseph Mateo


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    I can see one bit of good that has come from Jennifer's tragedy...just reading Jennifer's uncle's letter tells me that he has found his answer in the Lord. What a touching letter and he is so right. I believe that prayer is answered in three ways...yes, no, and wait. We are so impatient and want an answer right now. Sometimes the answer is "wait." but prayers are always answered.

    I wish that Jennifer would be found too. It just seems impossible that there aren't any clues anywhere. Whoever took her knew to wipe the car down everywhere he touched as there must not have been any fingerprints. I think that whoever took Jennifer had been watching her for awhile. She went on vacation and the day after she got back he got her. I don't think that she is alive although I hope I'm wrong. It has been almost a year. Even if families come to that conclusion how do they go on with their lives not knowing anything about her disappearance or where she is? There is a killer on the loose that will probably strike again. When do you stop hoping without feeling guilt? My heart goes out to Jennifer's parents and family. I hope there is some resolve for them soon.

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    I've been following this case. that "person of interest" photo is frustrating. There just isn't much to go on. I'm curious to know why this photo is so important. There has to be something else they're not telling the public. Why is somebody walking by such a big deal, it probably happens there all the time. It's been a while and I think they should give more information on this person of interest photo. It's hard to see but I get the feeling in his right hand he's carrying a fed-ex package or something like that which would make sense if he had something to do with it because Jennifer was mailing her brother's friend's phone back to him. I think this disappearance occurred in the morning some time. Jennifer had just gotten back from a long trip and went straight to work. She must've been tired and it sounded as if she made a call to her boyfriend right before she went to sleep, maybe already in her bed. The shower apparently had been used in the morning too and her morning work clothes were on the bed right? I'm sure she planned on mailing the phone on the way to work in the morning. Most people wouldn't demand she do it that very minute or whatever. I think she probably showered, laid her work clothes out, threw some sweats on or something and went off to the post office or whatever something like that. I can't get a feel for the person of interest. It's just such an odd picture. I think this person may be wearing a baseball cap bakcwards but I can't be certain. I do really feel he's carrying the package Jennifer was supposed to send. I wish we had more info on why that person is of interest.

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    I wonder about the POI too. There are whispers that there is evidence of the POI parking Jennifer's car although this evidence has never been released to the public.

    Why would it not be released?
    Police have stated that the car was dropped at the complex about the same time as the POI was photographed.
    They must have based that statement on something

    For what's worth I think Jennifer was the victim of a stalker who had no prior criminal history.
    There must have been some evidence in her car (there always is) and my guess is there are no matches for that evidence in any data base. This means this case will not be solved until the perpetrator is caught for another offence.
    JMHO.
    Last edited by Myserty64; 01-08-2007 at 06:31 AM.

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    agree they HAVE to know more because how would they know the car was dropped off at about the same time the "person of interest" was photographed. That one picture alone DOES NOT give us that information. Which leads me to wonder why they aren't telling us more. I understand they can't give away everything but it's clear that photo is not enough. The best we can do is speculate. The only thing we know is that this person is short, 5'3"-5'5" we don't even have a face. Everything else is simply guessing.

    I think you may be right, a stalker, perhaps one of the construction workers around her apartment complex? I wonder if they've been thoroughly investigated. Probably.

    I don't understand these missing person cases. What happens to them? I'm dying to know and I don't even know these people. I can't imagine one of my family members disappearing like this. I feel so awful for the families. It's so bizzare and so sad. Are there really that many maniacs out there who want to abduct somebody, do whatever, kill them, and then bury the victims somewhere?

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    Jennifer didn't fall off the face of the earth.
    Neither did Tara Grinstead.
    Neither did Natalee Holloway.
    Neither did the Wix family and thousands of others.
    SOMEONE knows something but won't /can't come forward. It's the only logical answer.

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    Perpetrators rarely if ever come forward. Some perpetrators get lucky. In the Kesse case it seems there are no witnesses and there is no evidence in the public arena.
    If the POI is the perpetrator as seems likely his face is blocked by a gate post in both photos.
    One only has to visit the DOE site to see there are many thousands of people who just vanish forever. For everyone of these people there are many family members and loved ones who have had their lives all but destroyed.
    It is very, very sad.

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    1 year mark

    From Jennifer's family ...





    In Remembrance of Jennifer’s Disappearance One Year Ago


    Please Join Us on Wednesday January 24, 2007 :

    • We, Jennifer’s family and friends, will be on “The Corner” - John Young Pkwy and Americana/Conroy Road from 7:30 to 9:00am. We want to remind everyone in Orlando that Jennifer is still missing and we still need your help to bring her home. We will be displaying Jennifer’s Missing Posters.
    • A Prayer Vigil at First Baptist Church of Orlando, located at 3000 S. John Young Pkwy at I-4 in the Marie Williams Chapel from 8:00am to 6:00pm is being offered for anyone wishing to stop by and pray for Jennifer.
    • At 5:00PM – 5:30PM - The Kesse Family will hold a service, in the Chapel, for Jennifer and the Orlando Community as our way of saying Thank You for all of the support you have provided us during this difficult time. s



    January, 2007 Family Letter



    January 24, 2007 will mark one year since Jennifer was last seen or heard from and her nightmare began through the senseless act of her abduction in Orlando , Florida . One year ago her life and the life of her family and friends, changed as she and we knew it.



    Time has stood still since then and will until Jennifer comes home to us. Though the mystery of her abduction remains unsolved our resolve to find Jennifer is unwavering and has never been stronger. The heartache and pain we feel from her absence every moment cannot be put into words. We feel Jennifer within us…she gives us the strength to continue our fight to find her. Jennifer we love you, miss you and will never give up on you!



    Jennifer’s disappearance has touched the hearts of many people who we may never know – from Orlando , our state, across the country and the world. So many people have reached out to help her in ways that astound and humble us, it is absolutely amazing.

    We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone for unselfishly giving of your time, support, kind words and comfort, which has been a great source of strength to us – we are forever indebted to you.



    We have not yet reached the right person who can provide the needed answers to find Jennifer. To the person(s) who are involved with Jennifer’s disappearance and the family or friends of these individuals who can provide information on what has happened to her, we ask that you search your heart and soul for the strength to come forward so we may bring Jennifer home. We know it is difficult, we understand it will take a lot of courage to do the right thing, but know that peace and forgiveness will be yours.



    To the authorities, who have been tireless in their actions and commitment – we want you and your community to know that we greatly appreciate the individual and family sacrifices each of you make everyday. We know how hard you all are working to bring Jennifer home. Your work and ours are not done until we find Jennifer. We will be there along side of you, supporting your efforts for as long as it takes. You will always have our total respect and admiration for the work you do! Our prayers are with you and your families so that you safely return home to your loved ones everyday.



    Many thanks to the media both locally and nationally - you have shown our family incredible support and compassion when dealing with us. We thank you for being there and keeping Jennifer’s story high in public awareness which is critical in missing person’s cases. You are an integral part of the equation which will ultimately bring Jennifer home. You all have been true professionals and have shown great respect to Jennifer and our family in a most sensitive crime. Please keep her story alive!



    Finally, we ask every reader to please continue to pass on this website to everyone you know and ask them to read about Jennifer’s story and pass it on to everyone they know.

    Awareness and visibility will help create action and results!



    Please remember that Jennifer is not the only missing/abducted person in Orlando , Florida or our country, and attention is needed to help the families of all missing people, each of us can make a difference!



    Many thanks to all of you,

    Drew, Joyce and Logan Kesse and Rob Allen

    ~

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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.

    http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2..._jennifer.html

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    Our hearts and prayers go out to Jennifer and her family everyday and especially

    during this week of the one year mark since Jennifer was kidnapped/abducted.





    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-mkesse2007jan20,0,2579075.story?coll=orl-home-promo



    Kate Santich | </SPAN>Sentinel Staff Writer



    (Kate has written the most beautiful and heart wrenching account of the aftermath since

    Jennifer was kidnapped. I hope everyone takes the time to read it. ~drumstick~)





    Below are more stories where Jennifer’s case has recently been in the news.



    http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061211/NEWS02/612110335/1070





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





    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/orl-falsehope1807jan18,0,365942.story?coll=sfla-news-florida



    “For months after his daughter disappeared in January 2006, Drew Kesse stood on Orlando street corners holding pictures of Jennifer, 24. He and his wife, Joyce, will be out there again next week with the knowledge that "miracles do happen," Drew Kesse said, referring to the Missouri case.

    "The most important thing I have seen come out [of the Missouri case] is that someone who has been taken can be walking our streets," said Drew Kesse, 49. "We need to keep a look out for Jennifer -- that's why we continue to keep her face out there as much as possible. Someone could possibly see her and identify her."




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



    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.”






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    still hoping

    Still hoping L.E. knows more than they have let on and will yet break this case.
    Sometimes it just takes a long time.

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    Unhappy

    My thoughts and prayers to Jennifer and her loved ones on this one year anniversary.

    This is truly baffling. Just breaks my heart.

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    January 24th 2007 - 1 year later ...



    Hey all ...

    As anticipated - there is much publicity in our local media surrounding the 1 year anniversary of Jennifer's bizarre disappearance (Abduction).

    Thank you, Drumstick, for taking the time and care to post some of the pertinent details of today's Kesse oriented events from the Jennifer Kesse family website here on this WS thread. Much appreciated!

    I'm leaving home shortly to attend the 5 pm service for Jenn in the beautiful Marie Williams Chapel at the 1st Baptist Church of Orlando as soon as I hit the submit button. My next door neighbor is a retired news anchor from Local 6 (WKMG-TV) and has asked me to join her since she knew of my deep interest & concern about this extremely sad & baffling case.

    Continued prayers for Jenn and her absolutely amazing family during this most difficult journey to finding their beloved daughter/sister ...

    Time to leave ...

    Later .. 13th Juror

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    Thank you 13th Juror for your kindness ...

    We all want Jennifer to be found and hopefully keeping her story out there in the public eye, that one person who "knows" will be moved to make the call.

    Tip line 1-407-772-2162 or 1-800-423-8744

    ~

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    I still can't believe that it's been a year already and still no good leads on what may have happened to Jennifer. My thoughts and prayers for her family and that LE does get a break that will lead to finding her.
    Rest in Peace
    Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joseph Mateo


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    Prayers

    Nice to hear there is a prayer service for Jennifer.
    So sad that she is missing, and so many other beautiful girls.
    I was nice seeing her Mom and Dad in the interview with Greta last night.....
    I hadn't seen them in an interview only on the streets origonally, holding
    those signs.
    If only someone could come forward with information.........if only they knew how important just a small fact can be.....

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    Unhappy

    The family set up a beautiful and informative site. I know they must ache for their daughter. I truly feel for her family. She seemed to really have her life right on track then she just is gone with no trace. Doesn't make any sense at all. It is such a strange case with not much to go on.

    I would like to know how far back/forward the car seat was when they found it and if it had been moved to fit another person. Also, had the mirrors been adjusted? Had the mileage changed alot since her last oil change which was not accounted for in her daily commute or trips since it was missing for a time (some people keep an accurate accounting of their mileage for gasoline expenses)? I am sure the police have the answers to questions like that, but have they shared anything at all with the public?

    Since Jenn mentioned she was uneasy leads me to believe she was more than sensing trouble around, but didn't want to scare her BF or family so far away. Mentioning the workers might have been a clue, but maybe not the whole story. Why would they make her feel uneasy? Was it something one had said? A look? Was someone watching her? I feel there was something else in those statements she made. Since the condos weren't exactly full at the time, could a person have been staying in one with no one knowing? Or perhaps, a person was staying with someone else living there. During the past year, have they canvassed all of the residents again? Someone could have been looking to buy one at the time of her disappearance and be the perp or have seen something while on the property, but now lives there. Did they keep a list of potential buyers even if they just stopped in to look?

    I never saw an article on what appeared to be missing specifically...except they had a search of the highway, I think I read, to 'put pressure' on the person responsible by looking for her cellphone, wallet, purse, etc. Anyone know? If those things were missing, it would seem quite possible the abduction may not have taken place there at all.

    When I think about my own daughters' habits...I can tell you the places where they frequent...like which Starbucks, which grocery store they prefer (she had been gone and might have needed things), and which department store they go to for certain things (like Target for meds, etc.). Had she eaten earlier? Maybe she wanted something specific and went out to get it late that night. I wish they wouldn't, but my daughters will do that at times.

    Just trying to get all trains of thought wrapped into this one. There has to be clues somewhere that they either haven't found the location of or have overlooked. She sounds like she was a very intelligent woman and if possible...would have left something somewhere and a perp is never perfect.

    I pray this family finds the answers and finds Jenn safe, wherever she is. I know they will hold on to that hope and so will I. Miracles really do happen.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
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    I have followed this case for a long time and I’m saddened by the fact it is highly unlikely this case will ever be solved.

    There doesn’t seem to be a suspect, any witnesses, any evidence or even a crime scene. There is no indication of whether Jennifer is alive or deceased.

    Almost a year ago the man in charge of the investigation stated this mystery was as close to a vanishing as he had ever seen.

    There was a time I wondered about the position of the car seat too. Was it forward or back? My guess would be it was set forward because it is known that the POI was the person who dropped the car at the Huntingdon on the Green apartments. The POI has an estimated height of 5’3”-5'5" compared to Jennifer’s 5’8”.

    The car had a full tank when it left Fort Lauderdale for Jennifer’s place of work in Orlando. It was then driven to her condo after work. It is believed the car had an ‘appropriate’ amount of gas for the distance covered when it was recovered on the Thursday. This indicates the car wasn’t driven far on the day of the abduction but I don’t know if this is a fact.

    All I know is missing is her purse, her cell phone, ipod and car keys. Also missing is a cell phone that was left by a friend of her brothers at her condo. Jennifer planned to ship that on the Tuesday it is believed.

    Any perpetrator must leave some kind of evidence. We are always shedding hair and skin and unless we wear gloves we leave fingerprints. With a violent assault there is blood.

    I have never heard of any blood.

    I did hear that there was some forensic evidence from the car but whatever that evidence is does not match up with anything or anyone on any data bases.

    If it is true that there was forensic evidence then we have to wait until the perpetrator re-offends and then their DNA or fingerprints will provide a match.

    The general consensus is Jennifer was abducted at her car and that was most likely around 8am. We know the car was dropped at noon.

    That four hour period bothers me greatly because it is a very long time.

    I have tended to believe that Jennifer was the victim of a stalker she was unaware of but I don’t think that type of crime would cover a time span of four hours.

    The other scenario is she was taken by someone she knew and knew well. If she knew the perpetrator then her guard would have been down and the surprise factor could explain the lack of evidence and more especially the lack of signs of any struggle.



    This case is the ultimate mystery.

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    No one has given up hope of finding Jennifer.
    In fact, just the opposite is true.

    If you or someone you know has any information about Jennifer Kesse's disappearance, PLEASE call the tip line.
    1-407-772-2162 or 1-800-423-8744
    praying for your call .....

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    All I know is missing is her purse, her cell phone, ipod and car keys. Also missing is a cell phone that was left by a friend of her brothers at her condo. Jennifer planned to ship that on the Tuesday it is believed.

    Any perpetrator must leave some kind of evidence. We are always shedding hair and skin and unless we wear gloves we leave fingerprints. With a violent assault there is blood.

    I did hear that there was some forensic evidence from the car but whatever that evidence is does not match up with anything or anyone on any data bases.

    If it is true that there was forensic evidence then we have to wait until the perpetrator re-offends and then their DNA or fingerprints will provide a match.

    The general consensus is Jennifer was abducted at her car and that was most likely around 8am. We know the car was dropped at noon.

    That four hour period bothers me greatly because it is a very long time.

    I have tended to believe that Jennifer was the victim of a stalker she was unaware of but I don’t think that type of crime would cover a time span of four hours.

    The other scenario is she was taken by someone she knew and knew well. If she knew the perpetrator then her guard would have been down and the surprise factor could explain the lack of evidence and more especially the lack of signs of any struggle.
    If those things are missing, it would indicate she was out and about so the crime scene very well might not be where they were looking. The reason they wouldn't find signs of a struggle. If no one saw her, how do they know she went missing around 8:00 am? How are they able to develop a timeline when the car arrived in the parking lot, because maybe I am reading it wrong, but wasn't that just the time when someone found it? I thought she talked to her Bf last the night before which was the last known contact after she was home and had gotten off work which would leave many hours unaccounted for.

    When was the brother and friend with her for the cellphone to have been left? I obviously missed that story. Could you help me find it?

    The missing friend's cellphone would have probably been tucked in her purse as a way for her to remember to send it back. The ipod tells me she was planning on being gone for a few minutes when she left the apartment unless she always kept that in her purse.

    The evidence they found in the car doesn't seem to lead them in any real direction or they would say so. It tells me they really don't have an idea of the description whatsoever. Had they found hair inconsistent with her or her bf's...they would want the color out there. Prints would be possible, but like you said...won't know until they get a match. It bothers me they are putting so much stock into this poor quality photo of the so-called POI. There appears to be nothing to connect the dots there.

    I would recommend the Bf undergo hypnosis to try to recall the EXACT conversation they had about her feeling uneasy. She knew at that point something was amiss and she was afraid of something or someone...or it is possible her women's intuition had kicked in. Not saying his memory is off, but in wake of her going missing...trying to retrieve every word would only seem logical. It sounds like the best and only real lead they have.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
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