NV NV - Jennifer Martin, 11, Reno, 28 June 1987

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  1. Rle7

    Rle7 Active Member

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    Jennifer Lee Martin


    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance


    Missing Since: June 28, 1987 from Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
    Classification: Non Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: January 14, 1976
    Age: 11
    Height: 4'6" (137 cm)
    Weight: 49 lbs (22 kg)
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Distinguishing Characteristics: She has a birthmark
    on her right hip, white bumps on her back, a star-shaped scar
    on the inside of her right arm and two small scars under her chin. Case Number: F87-0694



    Details of Disappearance
    Jennifer was last seen at approximately 3 p.m. when she left a grocery store in the Lemmon Valley area of Reno, Nevada.
    After Jennifer’s 19-year-old brother gave her some money for some treats, she walked to a friend’s house to see if she wanted to come. When 20 minutes went by, Jennifer’s brother walked into the 7-Eleven store. The clerk told him Jennifer, a regular customer, bought the items, walked outside and turned left. Jennifer lived with her large family in a mobile home behind the 7-Eleven. Since her disappearance, no link has been made to other child abduction cases.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washoe County Sheriff's Office
    (775) 328-3001
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    Source Information
    NCMEC

    http://www.nampn.org/cases/martin_jennifer.html
     
  2. Rle7

    Rle7 Active Member

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    The last time anyone saw 11-year-old Jennifer Martin, she was walking barefoot in 1987 out of a convenience store behind her Lemmon Valley home after buying a candy bar and some pop.

    She should have been back home in two minutes. What happened to the freckle-faced girl who loved unicorns and Cabbage Patch Kids?

    When Jennifer went missing that Sunday afternoon June 28, 1987, Tony Franko, also of Lemmon Valley, had already been missing for four years. The 10-year-old disappeared after walking to school in May 1983.

    http://www.rgj.com/article/20120424/NEWS/304240005/1002
     
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    Sleuthster Well-Known Member

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    neverletgo Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow will be 25 years that Jennifer has been gone. She would be 36 years old now.

    Jennifer, where are you?

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    neverletgo Well-Known Member

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    :bump:

    Jennifer disappeared nearly 26 years ago. :(

    Snipped:

     
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    Bumping for Jennifer. Investigators are reviewing the disappearance of Anthony Franko. They believe he was at a 7-11 store before he disappeared. Both him and Jennifer are from the Lemmon Valley area; could they be talking about the exact same store? If they are, there's a good chance it's the same perpetrator, and I'm sure LE is aware of this connection. Or it could just be an unfortunate coincidence.
     
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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    "Cold Case: 28-Year-Old Mystery, What Happened To Jennifer Martin?"

    http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Cold-Case-28-Year-Old-Mystery-What-Happened-To-Jennifer-Martin-309664071.html

     
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    Not sure of this author's source, but this account is according someone on Jennifer Lee Martin (1976-1987) - Find A Grave...

    "Martin was last seen at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the Lemmon Valley area of Reno, Nevada on June 28, 1987.
    She made a purchase at a 7-11 convenience store and disappeared while walking away from the business towards home.
    Martin has never been heard from again.

    A defrocked priest named Stephen Kiesle became a suspect in Martin's case in mid-2002.
    He has since been arrested and charged with molesting three girls at the Santa Paula Catholic Church in Fremont, where he worked from 1968 to 1971.
    Police searched his yard three times, using cadaver-sniffing dogs, radar, and a backhoe.
    They were looking not only for evidence in Martin's disappearance but also evidence in the disappearances of Jaycee Dugard, Amber Swartz-Garcia and Anthony Franko.

    The only item that was located was a bag full of dirt and decomposed clothing.
    The searches concluded in July 2002.
    Martin's case remains unsolved. She is missing under suspicious circumstances and is believed to have been abducted."


    I have seen people posting online about Stephen Kiesle possibly being connected to this case but I have not yet seen a legit source making that connection.
     
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    Bumping for Jennifer. What happened to you, Jennifer? Where are you?
     
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    The perp in the Michaela Joy Garecht abduction was believed to have driven an old American made car. I wonder if Jennifer, Tony and Michaela were all taken by the same man.
     
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    Where is Jennifer??? Does anybody not believe her case is connected to that of Anthony Franco? I wonder how often she went to this 7-11.
     
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    Jim_M Honest American Bison (Buffalo)

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    Charley Project with updated Age-progression to age 42 (circa 2017)

    Jennifer Lee Martin – The Charley Project

    (Last updated 12-1-2018)

    From link (with lump in throat IMO): "Her mother has kept the same phone number the family had in 1987, hoping Jennifer might call home someday." Sigh.
     
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