GA GA - Jenna Van Gelderen, 25, Atlanta, 18 Aug 2017 #5

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  1. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 Well-Known Member

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  2. Bit of hope

    Bit of hope Former Member

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    Seeing this is ripping my heart out on so many levels. One question that sustained for me after all the threads on WS is answered now. It was her second (so called secret) phone that pinged at Fairburn, but it doesn't help a bit. Was she with her car, with her phone or neither of them? Also good to see her friend and LE working with Oxygen Channel. My very best wishes for her family and friends.
     
  3. Ozoner

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    I've expressed this theory of the crime before, but I'll reiterate it for this thread.
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    I believe that Jenna was murdered, and I believe that her boyfriend and roommate were both in on it.
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    I think one of them got rid of Jenna's car while the other was getting rid of Jenna's body.
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    I don't know whether Jenna was killed in the apartment or whether she was abducted and killed elsewhere, but I suspect that she was killed in her apartment. Jenna's roommate claimed that Jenna did not have a mattress; I don't buy it. I think that the roommate and the boyfriend got rid of the mattress because there was blood evidence or other forensic evidence on it.
    I think the only reason they haven't been charged is that LE isn't sure which one of them killed Jenna.
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    I think that they should both be charged with capital murder, and I hope that they both get the death penalty.
     
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    JnRyan Well-Known Member

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    Wow! I'm just now seeing this after being away Jenna's case. The cell phone pings at a different location than her car. I wonder if LE has brought cadaver dogs out to that area where her cell phone pinged.
     
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    JnRyan Well-Known Member

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    I agree. She was murdered. I wonder if it had anything to do with the theft of the money where she worked and someone else involved with the theft got extremely frustrated with her confessing. That is, they lost their temper and the situation just went bad from there. OR was she sexually assaulted and killed afterwards. It would seem possible that either scenario could possibly involve a different suspect or set of suspects.
     
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  6. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 Well-Known Member

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    Jenna is listed in this recent article

    Six years of Dateline's Missing in America: 134 still missing

    Dateline NBC's social and digital series 'Missing in America' began on December 5, 2013, following a question the night before to our Facebook community, "Do you know anyone who has simply vanished?" The response was overwhelming. Since that first post, every week we have featured the story of a different missing person brought to our attention by a member of our social communities.

    On this sixth anniversary of the series, approximately 40% of those we have featured are still missing.

    Jenna Van Gelderen was last heard from while pet sitting her parents’ cat in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta on the night of August 18, 2017. The 25-year-old had plans to meet a friend the next day. But when the friend arrived at Jenna’s house, neither Jenna nor her vehicle was there. Jenna’s brother Will was contacted and he found their parents’ home in disarray. Many of Jenna’s belongings were left behind and all that was missing was a WWII tapestry. After three days of not hearing from Jenna, family reported her missing. Jenna’s dark blue Mazda 6 was found a couple of weeks later parked along a road in northwest Atlanta. According to Detective Shiera Campbell of the DeKalb Police Department, there was nothing left in the car and the gas tank was empty. Anyone with information regarding Jenna’s whereabouts is urged to call the DeKalb Police Department at (770) 724-7600.
     
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  7. Bit of hope

    Bit of hope Former Member

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    There were all kinds of things left in the car. There is even a picture of it, and the gas tank was not empty. There we go again.
     
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  8. tresir2012

    tresir2012 Oh! What a tangled web we weave....

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    Was anything mentioned about a tape of a conversation? I remember that a friend had the recording. Was it mentioned in the special or does anyone else remember this?

    Another thing that was mentioned previously was that Jenna's car insurance had ran out on her car and is why she was driving her mother's car, so why would she then return and swop cars?

    Also, her car was apparently caught on a camera on the Saturday morning, was that covered?

    I guess I will have to watch it. :)
     
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    tresir2012 Oh! What a tangled web we weave....

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    Hi @subie_climber I wish you and your family all the best for 2020 and I'm hoping you will find some answers what happened to your sweet sister and daughter Jenna.
     
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  11. Criminal Justice mom

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    I dont recall, do we know that the boyfriend and roommate knew each other?
     
  12. Ozoner

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    I believe that they were friends, but it might take me a while to locate a source for that information.
     
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  13. dixiegirl1035

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    A post on her father's public Facebook (he's been in the media so I think I'm allowed to say his name is Leon van gelderen) he uses to communicate about this case was posted 12 hours ago with updated information. I can't recall, is there an official Facebook which we can refer to and summarize here with in terms of service? I'm going to play it safe and not summarize and just say go look at his page.
     
  14. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    I believe we can link to the official Help Find Jenna Van Gelderen FB page. They shared her father's post there: Help Find Jenna Van Gelderen
     
  15. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 Well-Known Member

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    "The True Crime Files" podcast has just as of two hours ago uploaded a podcast on this case. Playing it safe as I'm not sure if I'm allowed to link, so Google the name of the podcast through your favorite podcast go to platform, episode " The Disappearance of Jenna van gelderen"

    17 minute episode
     
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