AK Jonnie Renee White (16) - Kodiak AK, 1998

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Missing Since: July 19, 1998 from Kodiak, Alaska
Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
Date Of Birth: December 31, 1981
Age: 16 years old
Height and Weight: 5'3, 105 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Red/brown hair, brown eyes. White's hair at the time of her 1998 disappearance was longer on the sides than is depicted in the above picture. She goes by her middle name, Renee.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: Black stretch pants, a blue and black cut-off t-shirt with an image of the planet Earth imprinted on the front, and black sandals.

Details of Disappearance

White resided with her mother in Kodiak, Alaska in 1998. She was hired to babysit Sharon Dawson Raikoglo's young child while the latter attended a music festival in July 1998. Raikoglo and her then-boyfriend, Roland Scott Tennison, camped overnight with White and the child at the Pasagshak Bay State Recreation Site on July 18. The area is approximately 40 miles north of the city of Kodiak.

Tennison told authorities that White accompanied him to collect firewood from the beach at approximately midnight on July 19. Tennison stated that his four-wheel drive pickup truck became stuck in the sand near the Narrow Cape area shortly afterwards. He claimed that he and White decided to sleep inside the vehicle at approximately 4:00 a.m. Tennison stated that she had disappeared by the time he awoke at 10:00 a.m. White has never been heard from again.

Raikoglo contacted authorities when Tennison and White failed to return several hours after departing the campsite. Officials had launched a search by the time Tennison arrived later in the morning. No evidence related to White's whereabouts was found inside the park.

In July 2000, a state coroner's jury concluded that White died as the result of undetermined causes on the night of her disappearance. No physical evidence was discovered linking anyone to her case.

White's mother filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against Raikoglo and Tennison in February 2001. The suit alleged that Tennison may have been intoxicated on July 19 and injured White while they drove along the beach. Raikoglo was declared liable for White's presumed death in June 2003. Tennison, who now lives in Arkansas, did not defend himself against the suit and a judge ruled in White's mother's favor in August 2003, awarding her $1.5 million in damages. Neither Tennison nor Raikoglo have been charged with criminal wrongdoing in White's case. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Alaska State Troopers

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