- Oct 30, 2009
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I have participated on WS since the original forum was established in 1998 or so to discuss the JonBenet Ramsey case, Last evening, my husband finally made his own personal connection to this site. Almost 20 years, and he finally had input about a missing persons' case.
He KNEW Jennifer Schmidt, as he was an Aeronautical Engineer student at Purdue and they were in the same group of friends. Early in his college education he and she were just in the Engineering classes, apparently. Jenn, as he calls her, went missing when he was a Freshman.
He remembers her going missing quite well, and has always wondered if they found her " or if she came home" he says.
Told me she was a very pretty and sweet girl, a good student, not a " party girl" type at all.
The strange thing is that I've never heard him mention another female student from Purdue in 2 decades together, or even another female, as he was so studious and career- minded that he didn't date until he met me in his early 30's.
She must have been a standout student, friend, or both for him to finally connect " The Missing" to his missing classmate so long ago at Purdue. They would be the same age now. He's 52.
I've gone around the world to ask: The NAMUS pages say her DNA is available, but has't been tested. How could it be that LE has not tested her DNA and entered it in CODIS?
That designation usually means the sample has been collected but the results aren't back yet. It can be weeks or sometimes months or years depending on what lab they use and whether there's a backlog. It can also be delayed by things like budget or paperwork issues.