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    FL - Jennifer Marteliz, 7, Tampa, 15 Nov 1982

    Jennifer Sophia Marteliz






    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: November 15, 1982 from Tampa, Florida
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: June 9, 1975
    Age: 7 years old
    Height and Weight: 3'6 - 4'0, 60 - 70 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Marteliz has moles or beauty marks on the upper part of her chest, on the right side of her nose near her eye, and on her collarbone. She has a mole on the back of her right thigh. Her ears are pierced. She has a cleft in her chin and her upper front teeth are large.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink print dress (sometimes the color is given as orange) with yellow flowers, maroon ballerina shoes, heart-shaped gold post earrings, and a hair comb with ribbons and flowers. Marteliz is shown wearing the dress in the above photograph on the left.





    Details of DisappearanceMarteliz was last seen walking one block from her family's residence on 15th Street and 109th Avenue in Tampa, Florida on November 15, 1982 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Marteliz asked a friend to watch her as she continued to her house; her friend turned away for a moment and Marteliz disappeared. She has not been seen again. Members of Marteliz's family were cleared of any involvement in her disappearance. Authorities suspected that Thomas Peter Welnicki, a family friend of Marteliz, was involved in her case. Some evidence was discovered, but Welnicki was never connected to her disappearance and he has never been charged. Marteliz's case remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tampa Police Department
    813-273-0770

    http://charleyproject.org/cases/m/ma..._jennifer.html

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    Today, November 15, 2007, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jennifer's disappearance. Please contact the Tampa Police Dept. at 813-273-0770 if you have any information.

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    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...marteliz&hl=en
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    Jennifer's case in movie called "She could be you".

    http://tampabayonline.net/reports/marteliz/home.htm
    Link with multiple links about Jennifer.

    Within the articles are "suspects" and other interesting details.

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    Mother publishes book about Jennifer missing
    http://landolakes.wtsp.com/news/news...rl-writes-book

    The mom looks so young! Jennifer would be about 36 now.
    Cindi Lou


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    http://tampabayonline.net/reports/marteliz/home.htm

    The search for Jennifer Marteliz documentary


    Interestingly, I googled their suspect Thomas Welnicki and found this story from last year.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/n...yq2w9Cu7Li0MzN

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    A rent dispute landed a Richmond Hill man behind bars after he tossed scalding chocolate on his roommate, authorities said.
    Thomas Welnicki, 59, allegedly clashed with the 52-year-old man in their residence on 127th Street at about 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 7.
    Welnicki then allegedly poured piping-hot cocoa over the man's shoulder.
    Police were called and arrested Welnicki, who was charged with assault, said a spokesman for DA Richard Brown.


    Cindi Lou


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    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - State police in southwestern Pennsylvania are searching for the skeletal remains of 7-year-old girl last seen walking to school in Tampa, Fla. nearly 30 years ago.
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/M2fvnb ) report Thursday that police have obtained search warrants for six properties linked to a since-deceased Pennsylvania man who also lived in Tampa. State police from the Uniontown barracks, about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh, have told The Associated Press they're involved in the search but did not immediately provide details.
    According to the newspaper, police obtained the search warrants after a woman, who was 10 at the time Jennifer Marteliz disappeared on November 15, 1982, told them she saw the man remove a large plastic bag from his car.
    The woman told police she believes the bag may have been buried on the man's property.



    http://www.nbc-2.com/story/18958562/...ssing-fla-girl
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    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...cle1238878.ece

    Pennsylvania police seek remains of girl who disappeared from Tampa nearly 30 years ago


    TAMPA —State police in southwestern Pennsylvania are searching for the skeletal remains of Jennifer Marteliz, a 7-year-old girl last seen walking to school in Tampa nearly 30 years ago.
    Pittsburgh state police obtained search warrants dated Thursday for six properties linked to a since-deceased Pennsylvania man who also had a home blocks away from the missing girl in Tampa.
    Jennifer's uncle Frank Longo, who heard of the development from the Tampa Bay Times, said he is trying to keep a level head.
    "Through the years, we've had a lot of ups and downs with it," Longo said. "In the 30 years, it's never gone away. We think about her all the time."



    More at link
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    This could be another case where LE focused on on suspect and it may turn out to be someone they never suspected.

    I hope the family can find closure.
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    I live about 30 miles where they are looking for Jennifer's remains. Her story is on the front page of our newpaper this morning. http://triblive.com/home/2157680-74/...osky-according

    I have never heard of Jennifer's disappearance before I read the newspaper article, but I hope that her family finds closure. Who would have ever thought that LE would be searching for her remains in PA?


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    I live near Tampa and used to live in PA. I always beleive that someone knows something about our missing, it just takes courage to come foreward.

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    They did not find anything but here is the news story today about what led them to search there.

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...nes-in/1239210
    Cindi Lou


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    Woman's account reopens case.

    Front page of The Tribune Review today.


    The summer after the girl’s disappearance, Cummings and her mother called Tampa police to report the incident with the black bag, she said.

    “The fellow (the police detective) was very nice; he asked a couple of questions ... and I just assumed things were taken care of, as far as Jennifer,” Cummings said.


    A lot more at link.


    http://triblive.com/home/2172924-74/...sky-tampa-case

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    Here is the article in the maimi Herold.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/0...f-missing.html

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    Off topic.

    The photo here shows Jennifer's mom when she was young. I think she looks like kim kardashian.

    http://tampabayonline.net/reports/marteliz/passions.htm

    Kim.

    http://www.google.com/imgres?q=kim+k...r:26,s:0,i:234

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