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  1. #31
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    My daughters FCCLA group is going to "adopt" Joanna, in an effort to get her picture and information in the media in the surrounding areas. As part of the project, we put together a slide show featuring Joanna. Please post the link on any of the appropriate sites.

    http://www.timex61.com/joanna.html

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    black and white card

    I received one in the mail. It was a long card in black and white with the same pic of Joanna that is in the missing person fliers. I really do believe that the authorities know lots more than what the public is being told, but that there truly are no leads that they can go arrest the person or persons responsible. Some of Joanna's friends may even know more but are afraid to speak up.
    Last edited by txsvicki; 09-03-2004 at 01:19 AM. Reason: add

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    students

    A local reported on another missing forum that Joanna's parents went to the high school that she attended the other day and placed a box for student to put any information anonymously. Hope it helps.

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    Joanna has been added to Project Jason's Adopt a Missing Person program. Please consider helping reunite Joanna with her family by wearing her photo button and sharing her story with others. For more details on how you can make a difference, please see:

    http://www.projectjason.org/adopt.html

    Thank you!

    Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
    President and Founder,
    Project Jason
    www.projectjason.org

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    Sunday, October 17, 2004

    Amid the agony, parents cling to hope

    BY JASON WOMACK
    AVALANCHE-JOURNAL



    Jack Wilkerson's favorite picture of his daughter Jennifer now adorns the hundreds of white paper fliers that dot the windows of truck stops, gas stations and restaurants in Lubbock and along highways that feed into the city. Emblazoned above the image is one word: missing.

    The photograph shows his daughter, now 26, peering out from under a hood in the dim twilight hours of a Colorado evening. She balls her fists and holds them close to her face to fight off the cold. Although she is shrouded in white, her smile is the brightest thing in the picture.

    Jennifer Wilkerson Her parents have not seen that smile or heard her voice since she vanished from her south Lubbock County home more than three months ago.

    Jennifer Wilkerson's July 13 disappearance sparked the second missing person investigation by the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office in a year. Joanna Rogers, 17, also vanished from her family's home May 4.

    "This is Lubbock. This isn't Dallas, Houston or Austin. We've had two girls disappear in 10 weeks," Joanna's father, Joe Bill Rogers said. "That shakes the community."

    The disappearances of Jennifer and Joanna have sparked f ruitless foot searches of the areas surrounding the homes of both women. The Sheriff's Office, working with a team of forensic divers, even searched Buffalo Springs Lake to no avail.

    Despite significant rewards being offered for information leading to the return of the women, the investigations have yet to turn up any solid information leading to their locations, said Sgt. Greg Parrott with the Sheriff's Office.

    Parrott, who supervises both investigations, spends every hour of his workday in a concentrated effort to find the women.

    "We've taken extraordinary measures to follow up on every lead and even the slightest hunch," he said. "We do feel these cases will be solved, and they will be solved soon."

    The Sheriff's Office does not believe the disappearances are related.

    The parents of both women said the Sheriff's Office is doing everything it can to locate their daughters. As the search for the women continues, the families are growing desperate for information and struggling to answer the questions that haunt their thoughts.

    The Wilkersons live moment to moment. They continue to go to work and live their lives. However, every reminder of their daughter can summon a flood of emotion.

    "I can't drive by a softball game without seeing her slide into third base," Jack Wilkerson said.

    He and his daughter shared a love of books and music. During her visits to the Wilkersons' home in Hobbs, N.M., they would retreat to his library to play songs for one another.

    During lightning storms, they would head to the country to listen to music and watch the flashes of light streak across the New Mexico sky.

    "She is also my best friend," he said of his daughter, who he described as fiercely independent.

    Jennifer is always in her parents' thoughts. She enters their minds in the morning and she's with them when they fall asleep.

    "It's like a nightmare you can't wake up from" said Vikki Wilkerson, Jennifer's mother.

    Vikki Wilkerson's most difficult days are Tuesdays, the day her daughter disappeared. She struggles through the others.

    "I think I'm walking insanity," she said.

    At times she feels fine, but a conversation or memory can destroy her. She remembers a talk with a co-worker where she inadvertently began imitating her daughter's "little heh heh heh" laugh. She fell apart, moving from laughter to tears.

    Common rituals try both families. Trips to the grocery store are now complicated endeavors.

    Vikki Wilkerson said she tells people she is "fine."

    "But we won't be fine until Jennifer comes home," she said.

    Joanna's mother, Kathryn Rogers, says people now withdraw from her family.

    "We're a constant reminder that life is not always good or fair," she said.

    She said they rarely go to restaurants or even watch television.

    Both families pray for their daughters to return safely.

    "All I have to hold on to is my faith, and until somebody gives me something else, I'm going to hold onto that," Jack Wilkerson said.

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    An update from Joanna's Mom, posted with permission:

    "Hi All,

    I know we have been pretty quiet lately, there hasn't been much to tell. The media still keeps Joanna in the news, and my mother said someone had seen Joanna's picture on television recently in Illinois. The Sheriff's office and FBI are still following leads, and interviewing friends co-workers again, and following up on any tips that come along.

    The investigator handling Joanna's case, Anthony McAdoo called today to let us know that America's Most Wanted television program was going to run something on Joanna at the end of their program on Saturday, December 11. It comes on the Fox Channel 34 here, about 7:00 pm, right after the show COPS. We have not been contacted by anyone, so I am assuming that it will only be a short mention, not a full segment, but we are grateful for any national exposure. Maybe it will lead to something.

    Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Foundation has agreed to extend the $5,000 reward they offered for another six months. The $10,000 reward put up by Gandy's Dairies is good through May 2005 also, and we are very grateful to both these organizations for their generosity.

    We are still looking, hoping and praying that Joanna will be home soon, and appreciate all the support that everyone has given us. Our webmistress Nan, has been keeping the website updated as much as possible with what little news we have had to give her, but if anything breaks she will post it immediately on www.bringjohome.info . So check it regularly.

    Best wishes to all for a blessed holiday season

    Kathy and Joe Bill"

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    I watched the whole segment of AMW and unless I missed something at the very first, I didn't see any mention of Joanna by the AMW people. What I did hear and see was sort of a quick shot of Joanna's pic and the voice of a local newscaster saying that the case would get mention on AMW. I suppose that could alert someone watching, and I imagine alot were since the BTK killer of Kansas was a main topic of the show. Joanna's mother was interviewed on the following local newscast.

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    A Message from the Family

    "We have been notified that Joanna is to be profiled on another crime tv show called "Without a Trace." This is a CBS program that airs on Thursday night 9:00 pm (I believe) Central Standard time. She should be featured tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004). This is the information we have now. As with the segment on "America's Most Wanted", we assume that it will be very brief; name, picture, date disappeared, contact, etc. Probably not more than a few seconds. We thought that Joanna would be profiled on AMW on Dec. 11, but she was preempted. She did appear on the show on Dec. 18. So far we haven't heard that there have been any new leads to the Sheriff's office, but this is a start to the national exposure we have been hoping for, and will perhaps bring Joanna home. We have not been contacted by any of the shows' producers, and are not sure how Joanna was chosen to be profiled on these national programs, but we are grateful to whomever is responsible.

    The Sheriff's office and the FBI are still working hard on this case, and the news media is keeping the public interest up, so it helps keep our spirits up. Nan and Philip have been doing a fantastic job of keeping the websites updated at www.bringjohome.info and www.joannarogers.com. We appreciate them so much. We also want to thank each and every one of you for your prayers, efforts and support you have given us through the last almost 8 months. In this time of trial, God has indeed blessed us with each and every one of you. We wish you all a blessed Christmas and with your help we will Bring Jo Home.

    Love to all,

    Kathy and Joe Bill"

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    An Update from Joanna's website:

    Update - Sunday, January 30th - Kathy Rogers was recently put in touch with the senior producer for the Montel Williams show. Word is that they are considering shooting another segment on missing persons, and so the family is speaking with the producer to see if they will consider airing Joanna's case.

    Kathy was also contacted this week by Wade Smith from the National Center for Missing Adults. NCMA want to include Joanna's picture and contact information in their "Racing for the Missing" program. This is were they put pictures of missing people on the hoods of race cars, along with contact information, and the cars will race in various races in the southwest.

    Joanna has been missing for 271 days.

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    How sad for her family. It's going on a year.


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    A Message from Joanna's family:

    "Dear Friends,

    Tomorrow will be May 4. One year since Joanna has disappeared. The U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children launched an effort today called "Deliver Me Home." They will be sending out 52,000 flyers to homes in and around Lubbock with Joanna's picture and information on it. There was a press conference today which Joe Bill and I attended, announcing the mailing.

    This program started in 2003, and is in cooperation with the above listed organizations to put out the flyer on the 1 year anniversary date of missing children to keep the children and cases and contact information in the public eye. There have been 11 mailings, including Joanna's since 2003. This is the first time it has been done in Texas. All of our local channels covered the event, and it will air tonight at 6:00, but you may see something statewide. The public affairs director from the USPS in Dallas was there directing the event, a really nice man named Mr. Boyd, so you may see something on your local news about it in the next day or two. Everybody in Lubbock should be getting the flyer in the mail today. It is my understanding that the mailings have resulted in helping to find several of the children they have featured.

    Channel 28 is also planning to air an extended story on the 10:00 pm news tonight regarding the night Joanna disappeared. Kari Panchuk has put this together.

    Shepherd King will be holding a prayer service on Saturday night May 7 at Shepherd King at 7:00 pm. Pastor Kaskela began this right after Joanna disappeared, and the congregation has prayed faithfully for Joanna and our family ever since, as have so many others.

    In spite of the constant efforts of the Lubbock County Sheriff's office, FBI, City of Lubbock Police Department, Texas Rangers, DPS, United Response Search and Rescue Team and hundreds of family, friends and concerned people we can't even begin to know about, there are still no solid leads as to where Joanna is, or who she may have gone with. Please know that we appreciate your constant prayers and support more than we can ever express and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your help to Bring Joanna Home.

    God Bless
    Kathy and Joe Bill Rogers"

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    Arrow Prayers for Joanna

    Dear Kathy and Joe Bill,


    My prayers are certainly with you!

    I have never forgotten about Joanna's missing -- partly because as with Maura Murray, my future daughter-in-law, there have been no leads.

    I did not recall that Joanna went missing on Maura's birthday. This May 4th, Maura will be 23.

    I will be in earnest prayer for answers regarding both young women as well as for your comfort and healing.

    God bless you and watch over you.

    "Peabody"

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    It is really hard to understand how all of these girls just disappeared without a trace. None of them sound like girls that would just take off and never contact their parents or friends. It is just so sad for all of the families

    I hope and pray that these girls or their bodies are found soon. The parents have been living in hell long enough.

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    Sharon is Maura's Future Mother-In-Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Peabody
    Dear Kathy and Joe Bill,


    My prayers are certainly with you!

    I have never forgotten about Joanna's missing -- partly because as with Maura Murray, my future daughter-in-law, there have been no leads.

    I did not recall that Joanna went missing on Maura's birthday. This May 4th, Maura will be 23.

    I will be in earnest prayer for answers regarding both young women as well as for your comfort and healing.

    God bless you and watch over you.

    "Peabody"
    I need to make a correction to the post quoted above.......seems I am certainly not at my best at 4 AM.


    The future mother-in-law of Maura is Sharon. I was thinking back to one year ago when we did the Circle of Hope for Maura's birthday. This was also the time that Joanna went missing.

    For those of you who know me and took the time to contact me, thank you for bringing my error to my attention. I know that Maura's case is confusing as it is without me muddying the waters.

    I am so sorry for thinking faster than I type and the resulting confusion

    Peabody

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    5/3/05
    New Information in the Search for Joanna Rogers


    Lubbock Sheriff's Investigators have a list of at least 100 people they would like to question. Those people had some kind of contact with Joanna Rogers online inside chat rooms. NewsChannel 11 spoke with the Rogers family who says they were well aware of their daughter's online activity.

    "Joanna had friends and just like any normal teenager she would chat online," said Joanna's sister-in-law Daizy Duede. She recalls that Joanna chatted online a lot when she was 14 years old and had a long list of friends on her buddy list. "We talked about how liked to make a list of people we didn't want to talk to and put them on block on our buddy list," said Duede.

    Investigators are now pulling the names of those people and tracking them down. So far criminal investigator Greg Parrott says they have contacted 10 people. Parrott says no one was able to provide any new information. "We have been able to identify user names with actual addresses and names," said Parrott.

    Months ago, the FBI placed information on their website that says Joanna would chat with older men. Parrott suspects she may have met them outside the Internet.

    Joanna's mother Kathy Rogers believes every option should be explored by the investigators but says there is no evidence linking her daughter's disappearance to an online relationship. "She didn't spend that much time online. She was not online the day she disappeared so we know that someone didn't pop up and say meet me out in 15 minutes," said Kathy.

    The Sheriff's Office says they will contact every person on Joanna's buddy list and that their investigation may take them as far as New York and Florida. But they are still asking locally as well for anyone that may have chatted online with a 16-year-old girl that fits the profile of Joanna Rogers to contact investigators at 775-1406. Otherwise, Parrott says they will eventually find those they need to talk to.

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