Miss Jennifer Kesse
JENNIFER NEEDS YOUR HELP! October 24th marks 7 years 9 months
Jennifer has been gone, virtually Vanished into thin air,
without a trace. We, her family, are asking that at this time
everyone visiting this site do a few things to help Jennifer
and others whom are Missing. We ask that you use every social
media outlet to post and repost this website,
www.findjenniferkesse.com or Jennifer’s Facebook page, “Help
find Jennifer Kesse” group. As well we ask that if you have
any traditional media connections in TV, Print, Radio and the
like to please contact them, make them aware of Jennifer’s
Abduction and ask for them to create a piece to help with
awareness of her situation. We ask this due to the fact that
we are seeing more and more people who were missing, abducted,
trafficked or exploited being found or coming forward to make
it known what happened to them. The world is becoming
increasingly smaller with all the social media usage truly
driving what seems to be our every move and thoughts. It holds
the power to quickly and efficiently spread information all
over the world and create new leads which is exactly what
Jennifer and others needs at this time, Urgently. Someone
holds the key to finding our loved one and it may be the next
post that a person makes that creates the lead to come in to
end Jennifer’s personal Hell. Please help us keep and
increase the awareness for Jennifer through the simple act of
posting and reposting. We are asked or told on a frequent
basis –“I wish I can help in some way”, You Can! It may
seem so simple that one may think it doesn’t really help or
make a difference, however the power of a post is seen, heard
and felt more than you will ever know. So, please while you
are here, pass this site on to all in your address book. Post
it on Facebook and all social media networks, like her group
page, invite others on.
We also ask that you make yourself aware of others Missing,
Abducted or Trafficked in or around your community. We have
seen first hand that the general pubic, average people are
finding our Lost loved ones. Law Enforcement cannot do it
alone. They need eyes and ears in our communities willing to
speak up, not shut up, when information comes to light. One
will never truly understand the destruction these crimes
create within the family and communities they occur and that
is a good thing because no one should ever have to go through
what Jennifer and so many have or are going through right now.
It is happening under our very noses, we just aren’t
accustomed to look for it and no community is free of heinous
crimes, none. Act as if Jennifer and others are your family.
We ask this because you or someone in your family may be the
next victim. We know there will be a next victim it is just a
matter of time. If you think it can’t happen to you or a
family member, please think again. It can happen to anyone at
anytime, any place without notice and in a split second. We
also know what these criminals are doing with our loved ones
when taken or trafficked. We have heard it first hand from
victims such as Elizabeth Smart, The 3 young women from Ohio
and so many others that have made it through Hell and back
again. There is no room in our society for those who prey on
our loved ones and bring great bodily harm or death to them.
Public safety is everyone’s responsibility, not just Law
Reward money remains for information leading to the
whereabouts of Jennifer, $5,000 from Crimeline,
1-800-423-8477(tips), No Caller Id, No Names, just information
and reward. You may also contact the Orlando Police Department
@ 1-407-246-2950 or FBI 1-866-838-1163. One may also contact a
lawyer, clergy, media or a friend to make the information
known that may bring our loved one home. Make the call, be a
hero, change the world. We thank you all for your unwavering
help in this family’s most challenging time. We know we do
not walk alone and we cannot do this without you.
Respectfully and with great thanks,
Drew, Joyce, Logan & Katie Kesse
As summer winds down and our children return to their
classrooms for studies, please take the time to
create/review/improve your family’s Personal Safety Plan. It
is important to “have a plan” if/when something terrible
goes wrong. It is an easy subject to skip over or give little
attention to, however one of the most important actions you
can do for your loved ones – Have an Emergency Plan! Talk to
your children and educate them on Personal Safety. Remember,
they are not by your side every minute once school starts.
There are links for your family’s safety on the home page of
this site. Take the time, make your plan, practice your plan.
Don’t ever think something bad can’t happen to you or a
We would like to mention that September 9, 2013 is Florida
Missing Persons Day. By state law since 1999, Florida takes
the opportunity to remember those who have not made it home,
our Missing loved ones, in ceremony at the state Capitol. We
will be attending this ceremony whereby Jennifer along with
many other Missing Persons will bring light to all of Florida’s
approximately 4,000 Missing Persons as well as recognize those
in our communities and Law Enforcement who have made a
positive impact on the matter this past year. Please visit
www.fmcdf.org for all Ceremony details and schedule of events
that day. Please help support this day through monetary
support, although state law requires the Ceremony be held, it
is only through Private donations that make the Ceremony
possible. You may donate and see past Ceremonies online at
site listed. It is a truly touching and moving Ceremony
everyone should be aware of.
In closing we ask that you pass on this website to all you
know and ask them to read of Jennifer’s Abduction and do the
same. Awareness is the key to every Missing person’s case,
Jennifer’s no different. We will not stop looking for
Jennifer until we find her and we will not stop advocating for
those who cannot speak for themselves, the Missing, Abducted,
Exploited, Trafficked and Unidentified. More of our loved ones
are being found, coming home, and awareness of the Missing
increased due to recent success stories. Be the solution, be
aware, report what you know.
Thank you all for the continued support for Jennifer. It is
support we are greatly humbled to have and we cannot do the
things needed to bring her home without you. So if you know
anything of Jennifer’s Abduction make the call to Crimeline
1-800-423-8477, no caller ID, no names, just info and reward
money still available or Orlando Police at 1-407-246-2950.
Make the call be a Hero.
We now enter into year 7
month 5 since Jennifer Kesse was last heard from or seen in or
around her Orlando home, 1/24/2006. Jennifer is considered by
FBI, Orlando Police, FDLE and MBI to be Missing through the
act of Abduction and Endangered to this day. Many people come
to this site for updates which we write on a monthly basis,
or upon first hearing of the heinous crime against Jennifer or
to visit the Guestbook & Forum page of this site. We feel
once again it is important to give the facts as we have known
them for these past 7+ years with little to no change. We ask
that you scroll down this page until you reach the writing in
BLUE. This is a recap of what transpired shortly before to
immediately after Jennifer was Taken. It is our writing from
the initial set up of this site so as time has moved by and
stories get told a thousand times over, that writing is from
day one of this website creation and most accurate. Please
give it a read even if you have visited the site before. It is
a good refresher of the facts.
Thank you for continuing to
support Jennifer and our family. We ask for that support to
continue as we still need help in finding Jennifer and
bringing her home. We do ask that you pass this site on to all
in your address book. Ask them to read about Jennifer and pass
on the website to all they know too. Awareness and a picture
is how most people are found. We are a desperate but strong
family torn by the most heinous Crime imaginable to a human
being, that of being Taken/Abducted and still NOT FOUND years
If you know something – Say something or tell someone,
Crimeline 1-800-423-8477(TIPS), Reward still available, no
names, no ID, just Info
Orlando Police 407-246-2425
32 years ago, we welcomed Jennifer into to our world as our
first born child . She grew into an amazing young woman. We
would have never imagined then, that we would be celebrating
Jennifer’s 32nd Birthday on the 20th of May, for the 8th
year, without her. We try as hard as we can to wrap our head
around the fact that Jennifer was 24 years old, January 24,
2006, the day she was Taken and here we are celebrating her
32nd Birthday without her. The recent past of the 3 young
women in Ohio who are now free after 10+ years of captivity,
gives this family great hope that maybe Jennifer will have
that opportunity too or any other Missing Person. We also now
know what these heinous criminals do to our missing children
and loved ones time and time again. Which is why finding
Jennifer is so urgent. If you know something - Say something,
Our requests for Jennifer are simple:
*We ask nothing more than for Jennifer to be found or released
and brought home, for the good or bad….
*We have no desire to know, who did it, how, when, why etc….
We simply want Jennifer released, found, whatever her
condition may be and returned to us, her family.
-That is it – Something so simple has proven to be so hard.
*Call a lawyer, call Crimeline,1-800-423-8477(tips), the
Clergy or Police, any agency. Tell what you know so no other
person has to go through what Jennifer has for 7+ years. Do it
for Jennifer, no one deserves to be taken and ………...
Happy Birthday Jennifer! We love you, miss you and we will
never stop trying to find you and bring you home,
7 + years later we, Jennifer’s Family, continue to hold
great Hope that someone or some thing will be brought to light
that will lead us to her whereabouts or the person(s) who have
the answers as to what happened to our Loved one, Jennifer,
that fateful day so long ago. It is absolutely heartbreaking
to look at the heinous crime which took her from family,
friends and so many others that know Jennifer. It is even more
heartbreaking to know that someone holds the answer to all
that we fight for on a daily basis – the whereabouts of
Jennifer or the person(s) who know. It is beyond our thought
process how anyone with a heart and soul could keep this
information from emerging for over 7 years. It has got to be
heavy on their heart and we are pretty sure more than one
person has this information which keeps us from bringing
Jennifer home. As we have seen in so many other cases that
have gone on for so long, one day someone will slip up, get
arrested, talk out of turn, spurn a lover or technology will
advance as it has been, that will lead to the answers. Fear
can be an amazing tool to control people and at this point it
seems logical that fear of a certain person or persons has
kept us from finding Jennifer. Please know that Fear works 2
ways. The person who holds fear over others must also have
fear themselves. Fear that the end of the secrecy is near.
Fear that at any time someone can and should come forward to
end not only Jennifer’s case but to end their own fear. Once
the Fear is overcome, Power emerges. Power will destroy those
who have held fear over others. Living in Fear is not only a
horrible way to exist, it also shortens life. Power wins over
Fear every time. We use to have Fear of so many things, now we
have Power over that which we have Feared and that Power has
us in a position of Strength. Once one conquers Fear, there is
nothing else left to hold one back, to push through whatever
challenge is in front of them and in time the Strength and
Power gained from overcoming Fear will be the downfall of the
Criminal(s) who took Jennifer. Fear can turn to Power
instantly when the truth prevails. If you have knowledge of
who took Jennifer or where she may be, overcome your fear,
Power and Strength will replace it and the Fear will be
transferred to those who have misused it.
Again we must ask that you realize this is a Human Life we are
asking for help in finding, not a car, a wallet, a credit card
or cash. It is Human Life, which needs to be held in the
highest regard. Without respect for Life and Liberty we are a
lost civilization. We ask that you make the call to Crimeline,
1-800-423-8477(TIPS), no names, no tracking just information
and a reward still available. Call Orlando Police Department,
321-235-5300 or call a lawyer who may be able to help relay
the information while protecting you personally. Your fear
will turn to Power and Strength instantly. Fear is simply no
way to live. Be the solution end Jennifer’s journey today by
letting go of your fear and turning it into power. You will be
January 24, 2013, a date in time 7 years ago Jennifer was
taken from us, her family and friends, through the act of
Abduction. We would like to bring all of those who visit this
site up to date on Jennifer’s case.
Unfortunately, most of all for Jennifer, the investigation
lead by Orlando Police Department has not progressed as we
would have expected over the past 7 years. To this day the
authorities continue to receive tips on a “regular basis”,
approximately 1400+ over the 7 year period, none leading to
even the direction Jennifer may have been taken or the Person
of Interest who dropped her car off and walked away never to
be seen or heard from again. We have also been told by Police,
that even though they have no idea where Jennifer is or who
took her, they feel they are making headway, by means of
disqualifying possible suspects and scenarios brought forward
by those leads. This is not heartwarming to us in any way. We
are trying to do all we can to bring to light anything that
can help us find Jennifer. We have not been able to touch the
person or people who do know what happened to Jennifer that
fateful day and they continue to hold that information in
darkness. How they live and breathe with themselves, we have
no idea. It is the cruelest and most hurtful torture anyone
could possibly do to another person. We do have great Hope
that one day someone will speak up and the Hell that Jennifer
has endured will end. If YOU know anything of this crime,
Speak UP make the call to Crimeline, 1-800-423-8477(tips). No
names, no tracking just information to lead us to Jennifer or
call a lawyer who can protect you and the information one may
have about Jennifer. There still is a $5,000 reward for
information leading to Jennifer’s whereabouts! Be the
Solution for the next person taken may just be YOUR CHILD!
We do thank all of those who have not given up on Jennifer.
Who continue to be diligent in their efforts to find one small
piece of the puzzle to move us forward in a positive
direction. Thank you to the people on the internet who
continually pass on her information. To the webslueths who
hunt daily for information. To the media who have covered this
crime since it happened. To the people who have a flyer in
their cars, offices, homes, businesses and everywhere else we
see them. To the people we hear from, from other countries and
so many more refusing to give up on Jennifer. We are humbled
by your continued support and actions and we ask you not to
stop doing what you do for Jennifer, it will pay off one day.
We wish there was more to say, a direction to go, evidence to
share. Truth is there is not, at least that we know of or have
been told. This fact eats at our hearts and souls minute by
minute and the pain and despair only grows day by day that
Jennifer is not found and brought home where she belongs.
With great respect and thanks,
Drew, Joyce, Logan & Katie Kesse
Christmas and the Holidays are once
again upon all of us. We, The Kesse Family, would like to
reach out to all who visit Jennifer’s site and pass it on as
we ask. Thank you for sticking with Jennifer and our family.
After almost 7 years of her being Missing from our lives in a
physical sense, Jennifer is always there in our hearts, minds
and souls. We hope that someone or something comes forward to
help end her Journey through what must be or had been beyond
Hell. We Love you Jennifer and miss you deeply and are doing
everything in our power to find you and bring you home. Please
know we will never stop until we do so, ever.
As many of you know through reading the website’s homepage,
we have established
“The Jennifer Kesse Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship”
at the University of Central Florida, the University Jennifer
truly enjoyed. Public Safety is not a given as we have all
experienced at some point in our lives, through news reports
or personal experiences. We have created this scholarship in
Jennifer’s name to help more Graduate Students at the
University attain their Masters Degree in Criminal Justice. We
are in the process of awarding our second annual scholarship
as of this writing. We do need highly qualified individuals in
Law Enforcement, in The State of Florida, upon graduation. We
must, as a community, invest in people who live in and wish to
help protect our communities. Public Safety is also Everybody’s
Business! We do need your help. We ask, at this giving time of
year, that you consider a donation in any amount to help the
scholarship reach the $30,000 Funding Goal which will enable
the scholarship to last in perpetuity - forever. Donations are
fully tax deductible and, we the Kesses, see none of money
donated. All funds go directly to the University’s
scholarship fund under Jennifer’s scholarship. A receipt
will be sent to you for tax purposes. Please scroll down this
page for all donation details and a video of the creation of
the Scholarship. We are humbled by all those who have given in
the past and those who wish to give, to reach the goal, today.
Please visit back in January as we will try after 7 years to
bring everyone up to date on Jennifer’s case, the good, bad
or ugly of it all. We thank you all for caring about our
daughter and sister as well as us as a family. Please enjoy
Christmas and the Holidays. Make some new memories and friends
along the way.
As another summer ends and we head into
the Holiday season, it has been almost 7 years since Jennifer
was Taken from us, her family and friends and she remains
Missing through the act of Abduction. Orlando Police, as hard
as this seems to be, still consider Jennifer’s case solvable
and leads do appear to be coming in still to this date.
Orlando will not make Jennifer’s case cold due to this fact
and continue to follow up on all that come in. We wish we
could say that it gets a little easier on all involved,
however nothing would be farther from the truth. Fact is the
pain and heartache we and many feel continues to grow larger
day by day, week by week, month by month and year by year. We
love her, miss her and will not stop until we find her.
Jennifer deserves as much. To our knowledge we are no closer
to finding Jennifer or the Person of Interest and that is a
very hard pill to swallow.
We have noticed all the web sleuths,
people on Jennifer’s forum and others reaching out and
asking where is everyone, what is going on, etc… and all we
are able to say is this feels like “Groundhog Day”. We
continue to be proactive in keeping officials and Law
Enforcement on top of things and we thank them for not giving
up on Jennifer for we know this is not a fictional story but a
REAL one in every way.
We are about to have another Detective retire and another take
over the case which will make the 14th change since Jennifer
was taken. With all the brilliant minds who have looked at
Jennifer Case, 4 S.M.A.R.T. panels thus far and many
detectives, legal eagles, Medical Examiners, FDLE and FBI ,
nothing seems to push the case forward in a manner in which
will lead to Jennifer or the Person of Interest. That is
extremely frustrating to all of us yet it is our reality. We
have great hope that all of you will continue to pass this
website to all you know and keep the awareness up for
Jennifer. Someday 1 little piece of information will crack
In relation to “The Jennifer Kesse
Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship” for Graduate Students
attending The University Of Central Florida’s Criminal
Justice program, please know that student applications for
this years scholarship are presently being accepted and will
we awarded in December of this year. If you know anyone in the
program at the University Jennifer so loved, please have them
apply for the scholarship. The state of Florida truly needs
the best and the brightest in helping to stem criminal acts in
the state. We also invite you to help us, her family, in
making the Scholarship “Endowed” by making a donation to
the scholarship fund so it will continue forever at the
University. All donations are totally tax deductible and we,
The Kesse Family, see no money from donations. All checks are
made out to The University’s Foundation. Please visit the
homepage of this website for a video explaining the
scholarship and donation forms or to provide a gift to this
scholarship fund online, please visit:
-Scroll down on the drop-down to “The Jennifer Kesse
Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship” click on it and fill
out remaining information. Please accept our Thank you in
advance for doing so.
Hopefully the next update will be one of
forward movement in Jennifer’s case or the end to Jennifer’s
The Kesse Family
In an effort to keep all who visit
Jennifer’s site up to date, we, the Kesse family, want to
update you on our continued search for Jennifer. The time has
now reached 6 years and 3+ months that Jennifer was taken from
her home in Orlando. The current Orlando Police detectives
working her case in addition to an additional SMART panel are
working hard in the fight to find Jennifer. We had the
opportunity to meet with detectives and ask any and all
questions and concerns we have about Jennifer’s Abduction.
It was a very informative as well as mind easing meeting
knowing the work and resources that Orlando law enforcement is
now using not only in efforts to locate her but also the
person of interest who dropped her car just over a mile down
the same road she lived on and walked away never to be
identified or seen again since that day 1/24/2006 at high
noon. We have great Hope that someone will step forward with
just the littlest piece of information which would end
Jennifer’s journey through Hell and enable us to locate her
– for the good or bad.
May 20, 2012, Jennifer would be turning
31 years old, being taken when she was 24. Time does not heal
her Abduction. It does not ease the pain for anyone involved
in this heinous crime. Jennifer is missed by so many and yet
the answers elude us all to date. We as her family will
celebrate her birthday as we will never forget the impact and
influences she had on all of us, family, friends and strangers
alike. Love you Jennifer and Happy Birthday from all! We Miss
you immensely. Please also donate Blood in Jennifer’s name
at any blood center in America. We have always been donors and
the need is urgent. 1 pint of whole blood helps 3 people. Also
if you feel you wish to help us to fulfill the “Jennifer
Kesse Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship” at The
University of Central Florida for Graduate students please
visit the link listed below the video of the scholarship
announcement on this homepage. We were Honored to give the
first scholarship just this past month at UCF to Mr. Metus
Rivers who will graduate this December. We, the Kesse family,
see none of the money, it is a 100% tax deductible donation
and checks are made out to UCF Foundation – NOT the Kesses.
We do not and have never profited from Jennifer Abduction and
We would like to thank the many people
and media who continue to support Jennifer through awareness.
It is still key to finding her or the person(s) responsible
for taking her. Please continue to pass on this website to all
you know, it does work, it does help and it will in the end
prove to be what was always needed – the message to hit the
right person who will step up and help Jennifer, no one else,
it is all simply all for Jennifer. The time has come for this
to happen, for Jennifer to be found and come home, please help
in making that happen. We know someone knows what happened to
our loved one and we also know that it may be very difficult
to come forward however think of the Heinous crime and if you
would ever want to be in that situation. There is still a
reward for information leading to Jennifer’s whereabouts
with Crimeline of Central Florida, 1-800-423-TIPS(8477). No
names, no phone tracking just give the information needed and
you will be rewarded or contact a lawyer so as to pass on the
information to Orlando Police. All we ask is – If you know
– It’s time to tell.
Lastly we would like to thank the
Orlando Police for not giving up on Jennifer’s case. To take
human life very seriously and to bring to light what happened
to Jennifer and bring her home. Please be safe in your daily
duties protecting our communities.
January 24th, 2012
Today is 6 years to the day
that Jennifer was taken from not only us, her family, but also
her friends and so many that have come to know her and love
her. We hope that 2012 is the year that Jennifer is brought
home to us so she may have peace. We would like to thank you
all for supporting her and our family for so long and we do
believe that in one way or the other Jennifer will be found
and peace will come to her and our family at that point.
We ask 3 things of you today; Please do not give up on her the
answers are there and they will come to light. Secondly please
give thought of joining us in fulfilling The Jennifer Kesse
Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship at The University of
Central Florida at these links
Lastly we do ask if you can
to please donate blood in Jennifer's name today or in the near
future. One pint saves 3 lives, all precious in their own way.
Thank you all and together we will bring Jennifer home.
Drew, Joyce & Logan Kesse
Jennifer, we love you and
miss you. Our fight to find you has not wained and will not
give up until we bring you home.
As we all have been trying to make it through the Holidays,
which seems to be an especially tough one this year for many
families, we still seem to be able to make memories, new
friends, see family & friends, reflect, etc...with
celebrations from Halloween to The New Year, oh and the Super
Bowl! We Hope that all of you have the opportunity to do the
same as tough as it may be at times.
With each January for the
past 6 years, our lives return to reality quickly with January
24, 2012 being 6 years since our Daughter/Sister/friend -
Jennifer, was last spoken to or seen. Jennifer was taken
through the Heinous act of abduction and to this day we find
it very difficult that we are no closer to finding her than we
were in week one - 6 years ago. We have said it before, no
person deserves this to happen to them, not even the one(s)
who have done this to Jennifer. We have Unconditional love for
her and both our children and will never give up fighting to
find her. All we ask is for someone with knowledge and yes you
are out there - give Jennifer a break, not us her family,
Jennifer! let information be known so she may be found , for
the good or bad, and she can end the Hell she has or did live
We also have awarded the
first Jennifer Kesse Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship for
Graduate students at The University of Central Florida. We are
proud to announce and congratulate Mr. Metus Rivers as the
first recipient of the fall 2012 scholarship award. We wish
Mr. Rivers only the best of luck in completing his Masters
program at UCF and his challenging career ahead! Below is all
the information concerning the Endowed Scholarship set up at
UCF and we welcome anyone who wishes to help us fulfill it's
endowment through a donation to the "UCF Foundation"
under Jennifer Kesse Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship
click the link below for all information.
( all donations go directly to the University of Central
Florida Foundation, not us the Kesses and are totally tax
It is important for people
to know how much we thank them for sticking with Jennifer and
us her family for almost 6 years and the perseverance and
persistence a lot of people have shown from our webmaster,
Armchair sleuths, Law Enforcement, SAR teams, volunteers, so
many others we don't even know do things for Jennifer and
especially the media for always keeping her face and
information out in the public eye. That is priceless and
humbling at the same time.
As the New Year of 2012 is
upon us, we would like for all to think about a simple yet
challenging family foundation we have always believed in as we
raised our children. "Everything starts At Home with The
Family". values, life's lessons, respect for ones self
and others, education, love, strength, responsibility, failure
and success, sacrifices, right and wrong, good and bad ,
consequences for all actions both good and bad, and all that
goes along with being part of a Family. It is easier said than
done that is for sure. Sustaining a strong family is one of
The hardest job in the world. We must leave this world a
better place for our children than what we have now. Again, it
all starts with The Family at Home.
Drew, Joyce & Logan Kesse
September 2011 Family
We, Jennifer’s Family, want to keep everyone up to date on
Jennifer’s case. Since our last update in May not much has
changed with any real credible evidence of who or in what
direction Jennifer was taken that Tuesday morning, 1/24/2006,
from in or around her condominium at Mosaic at Millenia in
Orlando. We have had the opportunity to meet with the new
Police Chief of Orlando, Chief Paul Rooney. He seems to want
to solve Jennifer’s case as much as we do, so that is a move
in a positive direction. We are also told that leads continue
to come in on a regular basis and all are followed up on in
some way, shape, manner or form – also a positive. So at
this time Jennifer’s case does remain Active and Open with
the City of Orlando, Fl. Police Dept. and worked on with due
diligence in an effort to solve her case. Any lead may be
called into the Orlando Police Department at 1-407-246-2950, a
detective will help you or you may contact Crimeline at
1-800-423-8477 (TIPS), there is still a $5,000 reward out for
information leading to the whereabouts of Jennifer. Please if
you know anything - Make The Call for Jennifer, no one else
just Jennifer. She deserves to be found and brought home.
We will be redesigning this website in the near future. The
updated site is being worked on now and when completed it will
roll out. No name or web address change will occur so it will
be transparent however different in look and content.
“The Jennifer Kesse Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship”
established at The University of Central Florida will be
awarded in December of this year and we will let you know
which Graduate Student won the Scholarship. Many have
contacted us on how to get involved with Jennifer’s endowed
scholarship at UCF. You may visit the link below for all the
information concerning the program we have set up to Honor
Jennifer as well as help those financially afford their higher
education choosing law enforcement as a career path at the
University Jennifer loved. Go Knights!
Our family is doing as well as can be expected. We are strong,
close and loving – living the realities of our lives the
best we can in as positive a fashion as we can while doing
everything we can to continue the fight to find Jennifer. We
will never give up on her.
We would also like to thank those of you who continue to
support Jennifer and our family by keeping the awareness high
of her continued absence over the past 5 ½+ years through the
act of Abduction. We are grateful to all of you that will not
give up the fight to find her too. Please not only take the
time to pass along this website to all you know as you have
done for us for so long, but also Google her name every so
often, there is so much information on the web. It is very
difficult to get it all on a website.
In closing, time does not make Jennifer’s absence easier. It
is actually harder as we push forward. The Unconditional love
we all have for Jennifer will never cease, it will only grow.
Our resolve to find her will never wane; it will remain strong
and focused on one thing only, Finding Jennifer.
Love you and miss you
A GPS device that
can be attached to a child's belt allows parents to keep tabs
on their children and even listen in to what's happening
around them. "It only takes literally two seconds to take
a person," said Drew Kesse. He knows because it happened
to his daughter.
"I'm the father of Jennifer Kesse, who five years, nine
months and a week ago now, Jennifer was abducted from her home
in Orlando," he said. Every minute that passes is filled
with pain and unanswered questions. He wonders who took her
and where she is today.
"After 1,400 leads, we cant even stand at her front door
and say left, right, up or down," said Kesse. Kesse can't
help but wonder, "What if?"
"I wish that Amber Alert GPS system around six years ago.
She probably would've had one," said Kesse.
He is referring to a tiny device created by Amber Alert for
children. Click here for the rest of the article and more
information on the Amber Alert GPS - http://local10.com
Friday, May 20th,
is Jennifer Kesse’s 30th Birthday. Jennifer, we love you,
miss you and hope to bring you home soon. Hard to believe how
time flies and also reminds us, her family and friends, that
time does not stop for anyone or anything. Although we feel as
if it was only yesterday that Jennifer’s Abduction occurred,
it has now been over 5 years and 3 months since anyone last
spoke and/or saw Jennifer. In that time we have seen her
friends join in marriage, give birth to beautiful children and
even have lost some good friends. May 30th, on A & E’s
Lifetime Channel, Jennifer’s case will be profiled on the
new show “Vanished” with Beth Holloway. Please check your
local listings for exact channel and time in your viewing
In celebration of
Jennifer’s Birthday we will celebrate it as we have. We ask
all of you to join us in doing the same. You can do so in a
couple of different ways. We are strong believers in donating
Blood or Platelets, so please give if you can. It does save
lives. Blood donations are seriously needed at all times of
the year and it is an easy way of giving back to your
community and honor Jennifer as well. Secondly, we ask you to
join us in supporting through financial giving to “ The
Jennifer Kesse Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship” at The
University of Central Florida’s, College of Health and
Public Affairs at www.cohpa.ucf.edu/giving
, once on page you will see a drop down list of scholarships,
please look for Jennifer’s and help us ensure Criminal
Justice Graduate students become better prepared for their
chosen field upon graduation which is so badly needed. Your
donations are totally tax deductible and go directly to the
university’s scholarship foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit
under Jennifer’s endowment scholarship. A tax receipt of
your donation will be mailed to you from the university. No
money will go to the Kesse family - none. The scholarship is
our way of honoring Jennifer as well as helping to fulfill the
need of having the best and brightest crime fighters of the
future. You may contact: Katie Korkosz, Assistant Director of
Development and Alumni Relations ,College of Health and Public
Affairs ,University of Central Florida , Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
with any questions you may have. Hard copy of a donation form
is available further down this homepage for your immediate use
and online giving is also available at the link above.
The Orlando police
department now handles Jennifer’s open and active case
again. Having little contact with them it is our hope they are
moving forward in the investigation to find the person(s)
responsible for the Heinous act of Jennifer’s Abduction.
There is still a reward available for information leading to
her whereabouts through Crimeline of Central Florida,
1-800-423-TIPS(8477), no one has to know who you are, just
information, please make the call if you know anything about
As we have stated
in the past we will continue our fight to find Jennifer as
well as be proactive Victim Advocates for those who cannot do
so for themselves, The Missing, Abducted, Exploited,
Trafficked and Unidentified Human Beings, for they need a
strong, loud voice in our nation.
We thank all of
those who continue to this day on a volunteer basis to help
spread the image and information about Jennifer and one day
that will pay off. We also ask that you continue to pass on
this website to all in your address book as well as visit her
Facebook pages under Jennifer Kesse groups and causes.
To the person(s)
who have taken our daughter we have this to say ”We will
follow you down until the sound of our voices haunts you”
and “If you strike us down we will become more powerful than
you could possibly imagine”. – Starwars the movie
We, the Kesse Family, wish to thank all of those who come to
Jennifer’s website for current updates on her case as well
as those who visit for the first time. We thank all of you for
caring and sharing this site which helps keep awareness high
for Jennifer’s continued disappearance through the heinous
act of Abduction, being last seen or heard from 1/24/2006,
over 5 years ago. We ask that you continue to pass on this
site and her information in hopes that it will be seen by
someone who will finally step forward and give us, police or
anyone the information we need and so desperately seek to
bring Jennifer home. A $5,000 reward still remains for
information leading to the whereabouts of Jennifer through
Crimeline of Central Florida, 1-800-423-8477(tips), no names,
no tracking – just information and reward money.
The FBI, has
completed their review of Jennifer’s case. The findings of
that review we are not privy to unfortunately as Jennifer’s
case remains open and active. It has been returned to the City
of Orlando’s Police Homicide department and assigned to a
new set of investigators there. This will be the 7th
investigative team to work on her case and it is our hope to
be the last. Unfortunately after meeting with the FBI we were
told that Jennifer has Vanished, they have no clue of where
she is or who has taken her and are no closer in finding her
since the day she was taken. We have heard that statement many
times over the past 5 years however it has no affect or effect
on the task at hand of finding Jennifer and our unwavering
determination to do so, no matter how long it takes or how far
we must go to find her. She will be found and brought home
where she belongs. This family will never give up on Jennifer
and our unconditional love for her is as strong as ever.
We continue to be
vocal proactive advocates for those who cannot speak for
themselves, The Missing, Exploited, Abducted, Trafficked and
Unidentified Humans of our state, nation and world. In
continuing to do so, we have been asked by the Florida’s
Governor, Attorney General and Director of Victim Services to
be Keynote speakers in Ceremony at the State Capitol, April
13th in recognition of National Victims Rights Week. It will
be an honor to address our State leaders to keep focus on
victims of all crimes and the challenges we face in doing so.
upcoming on April 20th, the first scholarship award of “The
Jennifer Kesse Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship” at the
University of Central Florida will take place. We will be in
attendance to honor the Graduate Student receiving the
scholarship at the University Jennifer was so proud to have
attended and graduated from.
In closing, thank
you again to all who help, has helped and will continue to
help in the effort to bring Jennifer home. There are so many
people who daily try to figure out what has happened to our
loved one and we are humbled by their actions.
“I close my eyes and I can see a better day” – Justin
Kesse family Letter,
January 23, 2011 @
9:57pm, marks 5 years since we, Jennifer’s Family and
friends last saw or spoke with her. To this day we believe
Jennifer was the victim of a crime - Taken through the heinous
act of ABDUCTION. The total Vanishing of Jennifer has lasted
until this day and has progressed little towards finding her
or the person(s) responsible for this most cruel criminal act.
We ask that Jennifer remains the MAIN FOCUS moving forward as
usual as we continue desperately to find her. As we have
maintained for 5 years, Jennifer is THE VICTIM, our family has
been victimized. We know someone knows something, in fact most
likely more than a few people know and they need to step
forward now in any way they choose with the answers we all
have been looking for and for one person only - JENNIFER. That
is all that counts, all that matters – Answers to where our
loved one is. Reward money is still available for any
information leading to her whereabouts, through Crimeline,
Telephone # 1-800-423-8477 (TIPS) or FBI at Tel#
We want to thank
the many thousands of people whom to this day continue to keep
Jennifer in their hearts and minds and the public’s eye. It
is incredibly humbling to us to know that there are still
people learning about Jennifer for the first time and helping
with awareness. 5 years later tips continue to come in on a
regular basis and we are thankful for every one of them.
To the media, we
greatly appreciate all you do in the effort to keep Jennifer’s
image and story alive all over the world. We are most
appreciative of the fact that 99.99% of all media has treated
Jennifer with total RESPECT, our family with compassion and
trust and you have not yielded in your efforts to keep
Jennifer’s awareness high. You are an integral part which
will ultimately help bring her home.
Joyce, Logan and I
would like to share our thoughts with Jennifer on this 5th
year date in time.
can't even begin to describe how much I miss and love you. It
makes my heart ache and suffer to not have had you in our
family’s life these past five years. If there was a way I
could turn back time and go back 5 years and trade places with
you, I would! You mean so much to me and mom and dad you have
no idea. Please know that not a day goes by that you are not
in my thoughts. Day in and day out for the past five years I
think about all the fun times we had together and the memories
we made growing up and I will never forget them. I've never
told you this and I wish I would have but I have always looked
up to you and have learned so many things from you, you grew
into such a beautiful and well rounded person and the best
sister someone could ask for! I hope that the person I've
become today is someone that you would be proud of. I love you
so much and know that we will never stop looking.
Our world is a very different place without you in it
physically, however please know that you are always close to
us in mind and heart. We can’t begin to even have the words
to express the loss we feel every moment of every day. We love
you, always have and always will. We will continue to do
whatever it takes to find you and bring you home where you
belong. Everything else has been said. There is nothing left
to say, yet there is so much left to do. Unconditional Love is
the most powerful Love of all. It will get us through this
tragic time and it will bring us to you some day, hopefully
very very soon. We are sorry for not finding you these past 5
years and we will never give up on you – EVER!
“I love you in a place where there’s no space or time. I
love you for my life cause you’re a friend (child) of mine.”
– lyrics by Leon Russell
Mom &Dad, xo
never be forgotten. We will not stop our efforts until she is
found. We know someone knows what happened to Jennifer, where
she is or was and they need to step forward now, not a day or
week or month or year from now – NOW!
FBI contact # 407-
875-9976 make the call, be the solution.
7/24/2010 will mark 4 ½ years since Jennifer was taken by the
cowardly act of ABDUCTION. Words can’t begin to capture the
sense of loss we, her family and friends, have experienced
over those years. To this day we cannot grasp the feeling of
that heinous act and what Jennifer is going or did go through.
We still have great Hope of finding Jennifer and bringing her
home where she belongs and we are sure where she wants to be,
For the good or the bad, Jennifer must be found. We thank all
of you for keeping the awareness very high for Jennifer for
this time however her journey is not over so we ask for your
continued help in keeping awareness of her disappearance in
The FBI has now
taken over Jennifer’s case and we are eager to work with
them in finding our loved one. They also realize the task at
hand is not an easy one. We will keep you posted as we
progress with them. If you have information you feel the FBI
should have, please call them at 407-875-9976.
To Jennifer –
we love and miss you beyond belief, we are fighting hard to
find you and we will. We will not back down, we will not go
away , we will not let evil win twice, we will not let you be
forgotten. You are loved by so many and it is that
unconditional love which will give us the energy needed to
continue until you come home.
May 20th, 2010
Jennifer Kesse will turn 29 years old. I have thought as her
father, what could I possibly say to add to what has been said
and felt over the past 4+ years since I last spoke with or saw
Jennifer. I came across a letter I wrote to Police in August
of 2007, week # 88 of her journey through Hell as we sit in
week #228. I think they hold true to this day so I wish to
share them again with you.
Please know that we will always be trying to find you
Jennifer. We Love you and will never ever stop until we bring
Happy Birthday !
to Jenn from her Mom 5/2010
May 20 is your 29th birthday, surreal continues to be the only
word that summarizes best this harsh reality since your
abduction. Very hard to fathom that this will be the 5th
birthday we celebrate your life without you.....I miss you
terribly...our conversations solving the problems of the
world, your beautiful smile, your laughter and wit, your
intelligence and maturity far beyond your years. I think of
you and smile and remember the good times, our rough years
when you were a teen, and then our relationship transforming
once you went to college. I am so glad that we had the chance
to have that adult relationship, not just mother-daughter, but
2 women who loved and respected and treasured each other. You
taught me so much about myself, as a parent, as a woman and
forever I will remember. Seeing you blossom into the self
confident, independent, smart, caring, compassionate young
woman is a gift into itself. Our long walks on the beach,
shelling, sharing, soul searching, laughing at everything and
nothing....your style and sense of fashion, that yes my love,
you did help me dress better. One of my fondest memories, at
Lauren's graduation from college, my other daughter, your lala
sister when you saw what I was wearing and said to me,
"mom, you know the one thing I don't care for about you?
You always dress down." There was so much laughter from
those that overheard that! To this day, when that memory is
shared, we all laugh. Why? Because of the fact that if that
was the only thing you didn't care for about me, well, I did a
darn good job raising and loving you!!!!
Evil stole you
from our physical lives, but never ever will evil steal from
any of us the memories of our relationships with you. EVER.
Know that we, Dad and Logan, your countless friends/family and
colleagues will never forget you and forever you will be
missed. With that said, we will always do our best to keep the
awareness as high as possible to bring you home. We will the
universe to grant you a miracle-the miracle of an
answer.....for the good for the bad. Only then, can we all
begin to heal, OR celebrate your return to us and allow
ourselves to heal from the loss of you in our lives. You are
loved more than I think you would/could ever have imagined.
dear Jenn, love you so much, and thankfully you know how proud
and how much we love you, as a family of huggers and a family
who expressed our love, that is comforting. knowing that you
knew how we all feel/felt about you!!! xoxoxoxo Mom
Thoughts From a Father
Sometimes I sit in a daze as my mind wonders off to the point
that I don’t even realize I have missed time, all thinking
of Jennifer and Logan. I go over things in my head that have
happened over the past 20 months and 26 yrs for that fact. Did
we miss something important, are we far off base or are we
close. Is Jennifer alive or has someone taken her life? I
still have and always will have vivid memories of every part
of Jennifer’s life, her birth, holding her for the first
time, putting her to bed, feeding her, burping her , changing
her diapers to seeing her walk, talk, run, ride a bike and
become very smart both by book and in wit. I miss holding her
and singing to her, yes even when she was 24. I miss arguing
with her, I miss her achievements steady all along the way,
always growing as a person inside and out. I miss the family
squabbles when the 4 of us, Joyce Jenn, Logan and I had to
decide on a restaurant, you would have thought the world was
going to end to get a consensus on where to eat.
I miss Jennifer’s
coy little voice when she was going to ask for something ”Daaaaddyyy?”,
yes Jenn what do you need”. I miss her bright smile and
laughter. I miss Jennifer with her hands on her hips giving
you the look of “what have you got to say for yourself”
and meaning it. I miss her knowledge of football and the
craziness of Sunday afternoons and NY Giants losses and
victories. I miss Jennifer asking for her favorite meal
(boneless fried chicken, mashed Potatoes and corn on the cob)
and when she and her friends at a young age made commercials
on video. I miss how she has supported Logan as he has grown,
protective yet put him in his place when needed (until he
became smart and got bigger than her). I miss just spending
time alone with Jennifer most of all. The time I spend alone
with Jennifer or Logan is the most precious. You learn the
most about your child when it’s just you and them – the
I ask myself,
since the time that Jennifer was taken, did we do all the
right things? Have we done things that have hurt her chances
of being found? Did we push all the right buttons at the right
time? Will we get to see her again? I think, how could I have
done things differently that maybe would have had different
outcomes in our efforts. What else can we do and for God’s
sake why won’t someone speak up! In that respect I feel like
a failure. The helplessness I feel as Jennifer’s Father is
that of a knife in my heart almost paralyzing me. The pain her
abduction has caused for so many, not to mention to Jennifer
the most, runs very deep in a lot of hearts and minds but will
not destroy us.
Jennifer is the
one pushing us all forward, keeping the efforts we try to make
work moving and generating awareness. Jennifer is the reason
why everyone is heartbroken. Jennifer leaves her mark on
people in very subtle ways that are not immediately noticed
-always has and always will. I am proud to be Jennifer and
Logan’s Father. No, none of us are perfect, we all have
flaws, made mistakes but in good and bad I am proud of what my
children have become and accomplished in their short lives
thus far. It is my hope that I will have more times to
remember with Jennifer, Logan and Joyce and all the bad that
has happened, though never forgotten, will have it’s place
in the back of our minds and we will be a whole family once
again and able to move forward.
All of you
involved with the task of finding Jennifer have my family’s
support and gratitude. We are here with you and for you and we
thank you for the sacrifices you all make on a regular basis
in trying to find Jennifer both personally and professionally.
Please thank your families for us. It will pay off, can’t
say when or how, however all your work, dedication and
tenacity will pay off.
From my heart,
To those who come to this site often looking for updates on
Jennifer’s case or just stumble upon it, we would like to
give you an update as of April on what has recently transpired
in the search to find her.
We met with
Orlando Police Chief Val Demings and staff who’s department
has been working on Jennifer’s case diligently for the past
4 yrs 2 months+. As of this writing Orlando Police have work
“all viable leads” to date and will “wait for the next
viable lead to come in.” She will remain an active
investigation, however only if more viable leads come in.
Orlando police had also informed us that ”They are no closer
to finding Jennifer than they were on day 2.” This
information has once again chipped another piece of our hearts
away. The feeling, we don’t think there are words to
It is with this
news that we must keep awareness high for Jennifer and her
Abduction or else, she will be forgotten. You have helped
Jennifer in so many ways, but she needs you more than ever.
Jennifer needs to be found and brought home. Please help us in
that effort by printing a poster from the webpage and posting
it in your car , business, work lunch room, wherever people
are. Pass it around all the social websites,. There is still
reward money for Jennifer and the Suspect who parked her car
and walked away. 2 people vanished????? Please pass on this
website and ask people to read about the heinous crime
Jennifer is, has or did endure.
In the words of
Charles Kettering - “Believe and
act as if it was impossible to fail”. So we ,
Jennifer’s family, friends and many volunteers will continue
the fight to find her and never ever give up on that goal as
& Logan Kesse
24, 2010, will mark 4 years since Jennifer was last seen or
heard from, presumably Abducted from in or around her Orlando
home. We, Jennifer’s family are announcing a NEW
REWARD in the amount of $1,000,000
for Jennifer’s SAFE RETURN.
The reward will be offered until
2/24/2010. We know that someone in this world knows
what has happened to Jennifer.
there is the miracle that she is still alive, we have great
hope that this new reward will finally convince someone who
knows where Jennifer is to come forward. As we have always
asked, please contact the Kesse family Tipline
at 407-722-2162, your clergy, a lawyer, the media,
police, anyone you trust to get the information to the
authorities so Jennifer may be brought home to us.
Family and friends as well as authorities will not give up on
her, will not go away and will, until Jennifer is found, do
everything in our power to end Jennifer’s most certain pain
she has been through these past 4 years. The unconditional
love we have and show for Jennifer will never wane, it will
only grow from now and forever. The person(s) responsible
will for this heinous crime must look inside themselves to in
someway let Jennifer’s whereabouts or fate be known and NOW
is the time, for Jennifer’s sake and no one else’s. Make
the call, as hard as it may be, MAKE
All of us in the
Kesse family would like to take the opportunity to thank all
those who attended The Jennifer Kesse – Beacon of Hope for
the Missing, Community Safety Event, on 1/23/2010 at The Mall
at Millenia in Orlando. We also wish to thank the
organizations who were part of the event, all volunteering
their time and knowledge. Special thanks go out to all the
volunteers who showed up to help things run smoothly too.
Central Florida has shown again, they are a strong community
and they do not forget The Abduction of Jennifer 4 years ago.
We are humbled by your continued caring and actions to help
build a safer community and remember Jennifer and her need to
be found and brought home.
The following is
what The Beacon of Hope for the Missing Event was able to
accomplish with all your help:
Approximately 2,000 people attended
Approximately 500 people were fingerprinted
34 Blood Donors were processed
6 people had DNA obtained for database use for a missing loved
An SUV filled with Clothing, Food and 12 used cell phone
collected for Orlando shelters and Haiti relief.
3 successful demonstrations by Search & Rescue dogs
Safety information of all kinds for all situations available
Voted BEST by kids - Face Painting by far !
Thank you again
for helping to keep awareness strong for Jennifer.
Drew. Joyce & Logan Kesse
Family Letter - 11/09
The 2009 Holidays are now upon us with Thanksgiving paving the
way. This will be the 4th Holiday season that Jennifer is not
where she belongs, home with her family and friends. Soon
after the new year, 1/24/2010, will mark 4 years since
Jennifer was taken from all of us, without notice –
ABDUCTED, seemingly Vanished. These written words cannot
possibly do justice for the love we have for her or the
complete emptiness we feel on a moment to moment, sometimes
second to second basis without her in our lives. We miss
Jennifer more with each breath we take. Her absence is felt by
We would again urge, encourage even plead for anyone who knows
anything about who took Jennifer or what has happened to her,
to step forward, quietly, reach out to Crimeline
(407-423-8477), Police (407-246-2918), us her family, a
lawyer, clergy, media, anyone you trust to get the information
to authorities or the family Tipline (407-722-2162). There is
still a reward out for information leading to Jennifer or the
Suspect in the video, who dropped her car off and simply
walked away. We know there are people who know what has
happened to our child and all we ask is for you to have the
heart, as hard as it may be, to end the pain she is or has
gone through and to free yourself from the knowledge of
knowing something about this heinous crime and not coming
forward. We would ask for you to think of the incredible
feeling of FEAR Jennifer must have experienced at the time of
being taken and possibly continuing into never ending torture
and abuse by her Abductor(s) or her death. Think, if you will,
with your heart and soul, not your mind, to let her be found
for the good or bad. It’s not about us her family and the
pain we experience. It is all about Jennifer and finding her,
so her pain is ended.
We do give great thanks to the thousands of people who in over
60 countries have contacted us about Jennifer. For the over
1,200 leads to have been given so far, hopefully bringing us
closer to the one that will create the opportunity for
Jennifer to be found. We also thank our family and friends for
the strength, support and courage you show us and give us
everyday to continue this fight until we bring Jennifer
To Jennifer; Know that your family loves you- unconditionally.
Your friends love you and a lot of people who you never met
love you and care about you. Know we will not stop fighting to
find you in every way we know how until you are with us again.
Please know how much we are desperately trying to find you and
& Logan Kesse.
letter from Jenn's mom
that word continues to summarize best, Jenn's abduction.
Despite the active, ongoing efforts of multiple law
agencies, we still are without answers.....as to what happened
fateful Tuesday, January 24, 2006. HOPE - one of the most
words in the English language. FAITH and BELIEVE are important
also. DREAM - we dream of the day when Jenn's hell is over,
answers are revealed. MIRACLES - we pray for Jenn's miracle,
come to mind, Shawn Hornbeck, abducted at age 11 from Missouri
10/6/2002---found on January 12, 2007!!!! More and more people
found alive, yes, we are aware of the statistics against the
Someone has to be that statistic that defies the
knows we are praying Jenn will be found alive.
Life goes on.....albeit with heartache and pain.....living is
chore, a decision you must make, for if you choose to be
and miserable you have allowed evil to win twice, and to
So....push to live to be as happy and functional as you can.
the message for all of Jenn's friends, colleagues and family
:-), live and laugh and remember , always. Be safe and pay
I miss Jenn more than I can put into words, her laughter, her
smile, her quirky ways, having intellectual conversations on
and anything. I miss shopping with her, playing scrabble,
the beach, shelling....being together. I miss hearing her
our Friday conversations as we drove home from work. I miss
her, especially during the holidays. I treasure all the
memories and times spent together.
Thank you to each and every person, who continues to visit
website, your messages of encouragement warm the soul. The
prayers give us strength and help tremendously. Please
remember to pray
for all the missing and for all the law enforcement personnel
hard daily in trying to find answers for a family in pain.
Thanksgiving holiday, and be thankful for those in your life
love and care about.
Awareness remains key, so again, thank you for continuing to
word, here and abroad via the internet. Someone knows
just must not have reached the right person, but we will with
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer
somebody else up."
Joyce Kesse (and Drew & Logan Kesse)
Letter, September 2009 -
world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people
who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do
anything about it” –
Our family would like to take the opportunity to update the
actions which have been ongoing in the effort to find
Jennifer. Most of all we thank all of you who continue to help
us in our fight to find our daughter. The awareness is still
there and being passed around the world on a daily basis –
PLEASE do not stop passing on this website to all you know, it
works! We still to this day receive several tips a week, so we
know the awareness is working. We have had many ground
searches and they will continue until a lead or evidence of
Jennifer in some way is found. The Police have put together
another Specialized task force to look at Jennifer’s case
with new eyes, so maybe someone picks up on something everyone
has missed to date. Jennifer’s case is still considered “VERY
ACTIVE” and authorities truly believe they will find her –
we have great hope that is soon. We continue to speak on
behalf of all the Missing in our state and country – the
problem we have goes much farther than just Jennifer as most
of you are aware.
Drew has taken on the role of President of Florida Missing
Children’s Day Foundation(volunteer) – www.fmcdf.org
, working in a proactive manner to speak for those who cannot
do so for themselves, the Missing , Abducted, Exploited,
Trafficked and Unidentified. Joyce is right there with him in
full support working just as hard. We do many speaking and
training engagements for Missing Persons events as well as
with Law Enforcement educational training. Education is
desperately needed in the arena of the missing.
There is a golf tournament in Tampa 11/14/2009, hosted by Beef
O’Brady’s of Northdale & Citrus Park locations, at The
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club. Please visit www.fmcdf.org
“events” page for all info and registration form, it’s
filling up fast. Florida Missing Children’s Day Foundation
will be the recipient of all funds generated by the Tournament
and we are humbled by their caring actions.
We are starting to put together the 4th annual Jennifer Kesse-
“Beacon of Hope for the Missing” safety & community
event marking Jennifer’s 4th year of her beyond Hell
Abduction as well as bring light to the over 4500 missing
persons in Florida alone. That will take place 1/23/2010, in
Orlando. Please come back to the site for more information on
the event in the future.
We will leave you with this thought. What would America do if
255 military personnel were being taken or were missing
everyday for a year? That is what we face for America’s
Missing, 102,000 Missing in our country on average daily. We
think there would be WAR! There is but it is a silent - hidden
one which needs to be brought forward in our great country and
heard loud and clear – we will not put up with this heinous
crime any longer. We ask you to step up to the plate and help
any missing, abducted, exploited, trafficked or unidentified
person you are aware of. You will find you will make a
difference. Be the ordinary person, as we are, doing
extra-ordinary things for those who need our help most!
We love Jennifer with all our heart and soul and will never
give up on her. We want the person/people who have done this
cowardly act to know, we will not stop until we find Jennifer.
We will not stop until we find you! And we will not stop until
we turn the tide on this most horrible violent crime.
Thank you all
Letter, September 2008 -
we approach the 2 3/4 year mark since Jennifer was abducted
January 24,2006, we, her family, would like to again thank all
of those who support Jennifer in our efforts to find her.
We remain strong, focused and working hard to find
Jennifer as well as multi Law Enforcement Agencies working
Jennifer’s case. Leads
continue to come in and with the recent CBS 48 Hours special
on Jennifer, 7/2/08, the tips have once again increased
dramatically, for which we are greatly thankful.
All involved still have great hope that Jennifer’s
abduction will be solved. This is NOT a Cold Case! We continue
to ask that if you know any information or anyone who does,
that they reach out to whomever they feel comfortable with in
giving that information to, be it police, Crimeline (there are
still rewards for Jennifer and the Suspect), a lawyer, clergy,
or media outlet. They
will get the information to the right people for follow up.
To this day nothing has been found or used of Jennifer’s
and that fact gives us a continued source of
hope and energy in the fight to find her.
we have stated in the past, we will not go away, we will not
stop the awareness needed to find Jennifer and bring her home
where she belongs and we will not be intimidated or
discouraged as time passes.
Are we desperate? Yes, the time Jennifer has been
Missing is simply too long.
People must remember that there is an ABDUCTOR still
loose and must be found and brought to justice.
If we can identify the Suspect who last drove Jennifer’s
car and walked away, we will find Jennifer!
Imagine for 1 second 2 people falling off the face of
the earth and no one knows where they are? Just not possible.
The clues are there for us to find and put together,
there is at least one person and most likely more that know
what has happened to Jennifer – they need to speak up, step
forward and lead us to our daughter - NOW.
1, 2008, the Jennifer Kesse-Tiffany Sessions Missing Persons
Act took effect. The
new law greatly enhances who can report a Missing Person, what
information must be taken and put into local and state
databases quickly and efficiently and collect DNA if after 90
days the person has not been located. Thanks to the many
people who worked so hard to make the law a reality.
people can make a difference in their communities and they
must also take back their communities from the lawless
criminals, those who do not respect our laws which make us the
greatest country in the world. Not until we, as a community,
stand up and say enough is enough will we make our communities
safer. Take stock in your community and be its’ eyes and
cannot do it alone. They
are there to support you, you must take the actions needed to
fight crime, if not, there will be no one to blame but
ourselves for letting a small percentage of our population
ruin our neighborhoods and freedoms we so greatly enjoy. Be
the Solution! Rise to the occasion and make a difference
today. You see a
crime call police. You
know of a crime, call police, for you may be the next victim!
hope that you all continue to pass on Jennifer’s information
to everyone you know and ask them to pass it on also.
Together we will find our missing loved ones –
together we will bring them all home and together we will make
our city, county, state and nation even a better place to
Good win over evil,
Kesse family and friends
US PASS A MISSING PERSONS LAW
cut and paste the attached Legislative Letter (word Document)
into an email and send to any and all “State of Florida”
Senators and House of Representatives Members asking them to
co-sponsor and vote for the proposed Bills as they come up in
committee and for a vote. All Senators and Representatives
emails can be found at www.myflorida.com.
We desperately need for all our legislators to be aware of
this important Missing Persons proposed legislation and sign
on to it! We have attached the proposed Bills for your review
Letter April 2008
Jennifer’s family and friends, want to keep you up to date
with the latest information and actions concerning Jennifer’s
Abduction. The investigation into Jennifer’s disappearance
has stayed extremely active as of late and leads continue to
come in on a regular basis from multiple sources. We ask
everyone to continue the awareness campaign of Jennifer’s
situation, it will, in the end produce the right information
we will need to bring an end to her personal Hell. Additional
resources have been afforded to the Orlando Police department
to bolster their efforts to help in resolving the mystery of
what has happened to our loved one, Jennifer. We will continue
to have patience and we will persevere through the daunting
effort of trying to find Jennifer and the person or persons
who “Took Her” over 2 years and 2 months ago. Jennifer
remains an extremely high priority for all agencies involved
with the task of finding her and for that we are thankful.
we found pictures of Jennifer’s 4 leaf glover Tattoo she has
on her left hip as well as a good picture of her pocket book
she had with her at the time of her Abduction. We are trying
to get those posted here as soon as possible, they may spark a
memory in someone’s mind of seeing either of them. Please
also be aware of Jennifer’s distinguishing marks; her Cleft
Chin, Green eyes which sometime can be Blue, a chicken pox
mark next to her right eye, surgery scar on her inner left
elbow, her poor eyesight as well as now her 4 leaf glover
tattoo. We don’t think at this point Jennifer will look like
the pictures we all see and distribute, so we ask to be aware
of the things which most likely won’t change on her
are also working hard on the proposed laws enhancing Florida’s
existing missing persons laws and we are down to the wire and
still need help in contacting any state Senator or
Representative and ask them to support SB 502 and HB 223 and
pass it this session which ends in the next 3 weeks in
Tallahassee. We thank everyone who has helped us through
emails and phone calls to legislators on this important
proposed law, which you may read about just above this
writing. This effort has been an education in our legislative
system and a daunting task, as we as ordinary citizens try and
pass laws without lobbyists, lawyers, Interest groups or a
large bank account. We can and are making a difference as we
join together for a common cause worth fighting for and we are
grateful for all your help.
check back soon to this website, CBS 48 Hours Investigates is
doing an entire show on Jennifer in late April/early May and
we will post the date as soon as we get it. We also want to
thank all the media outlets for continuing to tell Jennifer’s
story, all of you have been a God send for her awareness and
without you our quest would be even harder.
also remember there is still an Abductor(s) out in our
community/state/country/world somewhere who must be identified
and taken off our streets so as not to have one more victim of
this heinous crime acted on by this person(s).
Letter – November/December 2007
would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone an
enjoyable and safe Holiday Season.
We thank you for all the support you have given
Jennifer and our family through the past 23 months but most
importantly we thank you for not giving up on Jennifer and for
helping and continuing to keep the awareness of her Abduction
on 1/24/2006, strong, growing and alive.
Please know that Jennifer’s case is not cold!
Tips still to this day come in from numerous sources
and it is because of your efforts that will ultimately help
bring home Jennifer. There
is more manpower, resources and energy at this point in time
working Jennifer’s case than any other time in the past. The authorities will not give up, they have assured us of that and truly believe Jennifer will
are planning events for the 2 year mark since Jennifer’s
abduction and they will be finalized soon. We know we will be
on “The Corner”(John Young Parkway & Americana Blvd.)
Thursday, 1/24/2008 for the morning and the evening rush
hours, holding Jennifer’s Reward Posters to remind people
she is still Missing and endangered .
We are also planning a community event for 1/26/08 in
Orlando and those details will follow in early January, so
please check back then.
proposed Missing Persons Law we are working on is doing very
well (please see front page of website for details of proposed
law and how you can help).
We have secured sponsors in the Senate, Sen. Lee
Constantine of Altamonte Springs and in the House of
Representative, Rep. Evan Jenne of Davie, with approximately
12 co-sponsors and growing. FDLE has done great work in
writing the proposed Bills as well as gaining support for them
to proceed. We will keep you posted as it goes through
committees and the help we will need to contact committee
members to express your support for the Bills.
people ask us how do we stay positive and focused. Mostly it
is our unconditional love for Jennifer which will never
waiver. One of our many volunteers recently passed this
writing on to us and we thought it explains our positive
attitudes and hope. We hope it can help others who face
negative experiences on any level.
Joyce, Logan Kesse and Rob Allen
24, 2007 Family Letter
weeks, 21 months have now passed since Jennifer was abducted.
We are going to keep this months’ message positive.
There is no reason to dwell on the obvious pain we
experience every minute of every day we are without Jennifer.
Our pain does not matter, Jennifer’s is the only PAIN which
matters. Having said that, we would like to thank everyone who
continues to talk about Jennifer, pass on information about
Jennifer and who simply cares about her situation.
Leads continue to come to us on a daily basis from
several sources, Family Tipline, Crimeline, Orlando Police and
America’s Most Wanted, to name a few. The efforts of the
general public, family, Friends and volunteers have been
invaluable in keeping Jennifer’s case extremely active even
after 21 months. You
are, in conjunction with the authorities, keeping her case
people think that Jennifer’s case may be losing steam, cold,
or even that she had been found as we hear from you.
This could not be further from the truth.
Jennifer’s case is the most active it has been since
the early weeks after she was taken. The quality of leads are
is the time we ask all of you to continue the pace of passing
on information. It
is crucial that it not let up. We are desperately seeking
answers to where Jennifer is, who took her and how do we find
her and get her back home to us, her family. We truly feel we
will find Jennifer and it will take a world of caring people
to make that happen. We
have heard from people in every state in our country as well
as at least 48 other countries, all passing on Jennifer’s
information and keeping their eyes and ears open for her
because she could be anywhere in the world at this point in
time. We are humbled by your true concern and thank you for
your unending actions of awareness for her. We are especially
thankful to the Orlando/Central Florida region for refusing to
let Jennifer’s case subside as well as the police agencies
who continue to investigate her abduction.
remember there is an abductor(s) still amongst us who need to
be identified and brought to justice. Until then, we can only
ask, “Who’s Next and when it will happen?”
are again attempting to enhance our Missing Persons laws in
the State of Florida in the next session.
Our proposed Bill changes (cuts down the time period)
when, how and to what databases a Missing person information
MUST be entered. It
also raises the age from 18 to under 26 years of age for an
immediate Missing persons report to be generated and after 90
days still missing, the law will require DNA be found , taken
and added to specific databases to help solve the case, as
well as gathering more information than currently taken by
Police. We have sponsors for Senate Bill SB502 in both the
Senate and the House of Representatives. The FDLE has been
working very hard in writing the law and gaining the needed
support to make it become law which we are grateful for.
Please visit www.myflorida.com
and search for Senate Bill SB502, sponsored by Senator Lee
Constantine of Winter Park Fl., and follow it as it goes
through committees and hopefully passed into law.
There is a copy of the legislation on this page to the
left for your review.
ask that you contact and express support for the Bill to your
local state representatives so they are familiar with the
proposed law when it comes up for vote, to insure passage. It
will surely help those in the future.
The quicker police respond the better the chance of
recovery of the missing person – Plain Fact!
have had some great media awareness for Jennifer this past
month and upcoming month.
We were asked to do a segment on The Montel Williams
Show, which aired 10/11/07.
It was a great show with Tom Morris from America’s
Most Wanted along with Montel spotlighting high profile
criminal cases and missing people.
We were honored to have Jennifer’s case on the show
which was shown around the world!
also were contacted by the Oxygen Network for
the show “Captured” which features cases where people are
abducted or missing and found, then the last 5 minutes of the
show a current missing person’s case is featured, Jennifer
will be one of those featured as still Missing.
Date to be announced.
10/13/2007, the Northgate Baptist Church in Tampa conducted an
awareness vigil for Jennifer which we attended and were
thankful for, having raised our family in Tampa for 16 years. Once again the community has stepped up in support of
Jennifer and will not let her story go away.
have also been contacted by the producers at America’s Most
Wanted who are putting together a segment on Jennifer for
their show. This
is absolutely huge for Jennifer! The show has a standing
record of 1 case solved for every show they produce.
That is Results! We will keep you posted on an air
were also interviewed by Poker Pro magazine for an article
which came out in this month’s issue about the 100,000 decks
of playing cards Crimeline and FDLE placed in the State Prison
system and also for sale to the public which Poker clubs have
been buying and using in “Poker Runs”(Tournaments).
Leads are coming in and a murder case from 2004 was
just solved by a prisoner playing with the cards noticing
someone he knew and speaking with authorities about facts
which directly solved the murder!
3 years after the murder, considered a cold case and 2
½ months after placing the cards in the prisoners hands. They
do work and we urge all states to generate a playing card
program for their prison system.
also want to thank The Maury Povich show, who till this day,
continues in different markets and countries to show the
Missing Persons episode which featured Jennifer.
The latest showing this month was in Canada and
Australia. Again, simply invaluable awareness for Jennifer and
others who are Missing.
as you can see we still hold great HOPE that Jennifer’s
journey through Hell will end soon and there are multitudes of
people, police and media who along with us will not give up on
Jennifer being found. She deserves to be found – all the
Missing deserve to be found!
24, 2007, Monday-Missing 20 months- Family Letter
so hard to comprehend that 20 months have gone by since we
last spoke with Jenn. Last
heard her voice, heard her laugh, the last time we told her we
loved her. Surreal…..continues
to be the word that so often comes to mind.
Time has stopped in so many aspects, yet flies by at an
alarming pace. How
could this have happened?
The massive efforts of so many who are giving of
yourselves, your time and commitment to helping our family and
the Orlando Police Department keep the AWARENESS regarding her
abduction will in the end work. Awareness is critical in
keeping the phones ringing with tips, we need answers and they
are out there. We
need the people who know something, think they know something
or overheard something to please break their silence, help
our child be found. No
one deserves to be taken against their will!
You bet, at the goodness of so many who continue to help in so
many ways. The
prayers, strength and positive energy that are sent to us on a
daily basis is in part what keeps us moving forward.
We are as determined as ever to find Jenn and bring her
were asked to do a segment for The Montel Williams Show on
Missing Children along with America’s Most Wanted.
His entire staff was a pleasure to work with, as was
Montel. He is a
passionate and compassionate man and we feel fortunate to have
had the opportunity to be part of his show and again keep
Awareness high for Jenn’s case. It will air Thursday, October 11, 2007.
for stations and times in your area.
all of our family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and to Jenn’s
friends, coworkers and “sisters”, a huge hug of
appreciation and thanks to you all.
We know how difficult this has been and continues to be
as time passes, we all miss Jenn so terribly.
Living is hard, but we must for ourselves, friends and
families as Jenn would want us to.
If we do not, and we allow evil to take over and
cripple us, evil will have won twice.
Together and united,
we will take a stand against evil and not allow it to win.
Evil stole Jenn from our lives, but not our memories,
never our memories.
continue to pass her website on to everyone you know here and
abroad, ask businesses to consider placing a Missing Person
Alert on their home page and then linking it to this website.
By sheer numbers, we will continue to increase the
awareness, thus hopefully reaching out to all groups of people
from all walks of life. If
everyone was aware, then perhaps we would be successful in
reaching those individuals involved. We can only hope and pray that sooner, rather than later we
will have found our beloved Jenn.
24th, 2007 Family Letter
August 24th marks 19 months since Jennifer was last
seen or heard from. She
is still considered “Missing and Endangered” by Orlando
Police., Orange County Police, FDLE and the FBI.
We, as her family, still hold out HOPE that Jennifer
will be found alive and brought home.
We hold that belief due to the continuing fact that
nothing has been found or used of hers since 1/23/2006, 19
months ago. So until someone comes forward or evidence is
discovered to the contrary we will stay with the belief she is
alive, held against her will and is waiting to be found and
rescued! We will not stop our fight to find our Missing
Daughter for the good or the bad, Jennifer needs to come home
again plead with anyone who has any information about Jennifer
or the Suspect who last drove and parked her car in the
Huntington on the Green Condo’s at the corner of Americana
and Texas Ave in Orlando Florida, 1/24/2006 at Noon, to come
forward for Jennifer’s sake. End her pain now! There is
still reward money available for information leading to
Jennifer’s whereabouts as well as for information leading to
the Suspect’s Identification and whereabouts. We are a
desperate family looking for our loved Daughter who was taken
in an instant without cause. Please take the time to view the
photos of the Suspect/Person of Interest on this website. Take the time as many of you have many times to pass on the
information to all the people you know and ask them to read
about her abduction and pass on her website to all they know.
Awareness is everything and we continue to this day to
receive tips everyday and we thank you, don’t stop her
awareness campaign. Jennifer will be found and you, the
people, who visit this site and care enough to keep her story
moving forward are our biggest asset.
You do make a difference when you pass on her
information – Please do not stop!!!
outpouring of support we receive from people in the Orlando
area as well as the state, country and around the world still
amazes and humbles our family. We were recently contacted by a
local Artist from Orlando, D. Rector from Nakimalon Arts Inc, www.Nakimalon.com
. Not knowing how he could help, his daughters inspired him to
create a portrait of Jennifer to let us know people do really
care and are supporting us in our fight to find Jennifer. He
presented that portrait to us recently and is a true work of
art. D. Rector we thank you for your creative work and support
for Jennifer and our family.
would like to share another “Letters from Home” from our
came into the Kesse circle later on when I married into it. I
can remember the first time I met Jennifer. The first thing
that grabs you is her physical beauty. Then I watched her
interact with everyone and listened to what she had to say. I
thought to myself, this is a composed, intelligent, focused
young woman with big heart, beautiful inside and out. She
seemed to me to be mature beyond her years, but that was
balanced with a terrific sense of fun and enjoyment of life.
She was as they say "the whole package". Wow, how
far she could go in life. What a fantastic future was ahead of
her. Those were my thoughts back then.
my husband called and told me she had disappeared, I pulled
the car over to the side of the road. My legs were shaking and
I couldn't focus on driving. I did finally make it to the
business meeting I was headed to, but I did not hear a word.
Much to my dismay a year later, I was at the same meeting at
the same place, same time and still no Jenn.
talk about her to everyone I meet who will listen. I just did
this today and spoke to someone I had never met before. They
all ask the same questions, make the same comments. "Well
maybe she just wanted a break from her life". No I
answer, she has a fabulous life. She loves her job. She loves
her new home. She loves her family and friends. There was
nothing to take a vacation from. " Maybe she has another
life somewhere and is living that life" No, I say. She
was extreme close to her family. She would never make them
suffer." She is a direct and truthful young
woman. If there was another life for her she would go live it.
She isn't about scheming, lying or deceit. This is
not in her nature.
was taken by someone. And if that person has a child, a
mother, father, sister or brother, aunts, uncles, cousins
who they love and care about then they need to
put themselves in our shoes. Think of how her
disappearance has affected Jenn's family and friends.
This person of interest has not done an honorable thing. But
they could do something honorable by picking up the phone to
tell us where she is. Just a sentence or two that would
enable us to find her, this would be enough. That would be all
it would take to help another family to go on. This person
should call the police. Enough time has passed. It would
only take a phone call to bring peace to themselves and us.
months have now passed since Jennifer was taken from us
through a cowardly act of abduction. To Jennifer we say,
"We have unconditional love for you and will never stop
searching for you - never - until you are found and brought
back home to us, your family". As time passes, we her
family, Police, friends, volunteers and people who care
around the world have not faltered or slowed down in our
continual search for her, her belongings and the Prime
Suspect who was last seen driving her car and parking it for
good at The Huntington on the Green condominium complex on
the corner of Texas and Americana Blvd. in Orlando, Fl.,
January 24, 2006 at high noon and simply walking away never
this day there has been NOTHING found of hers that tells us
of her whereabouts or that of the Suspect. It is for this
reason that we still hold out HOPE that Jennifer is alive,
somewhere in our world and is waiting to be found and/or
rescued. We have had the task of keeping the awareness of
Jennifer's abduction in the public's eyes and minds through
every means possible most recently and currently through a
$1,000,000 reward for her "Safe Return" good
through July 4, 2007 and the use of a Mobile Billboard in
Orlando roaming the streets with all the information anyone
needs to know to help us solve her disappearance. We urge
all of you who have helped us or who simply care to continue
to keep the awareness high through any means possible.
is EVERYTHING!!!!! You, the general public, are Jennifer's
greatest asset and will in the long run solve what has
happened to our beloved daughter. "BE THE
SOLUTION!", you hold the key to the answers we so
desperately are seeking and only through your continued
support and keeping your eyes and ears open will it help to
end Jennifer's journey through Hell.
one should have to go through what is or has happened to
Jennifer. Just for a second put yourself in her shoes and
feel the shear horror and Hell of being taken by someone
against your will and never to be seen again for 17 months
thus far. Your heart skips a beat or actually stops for a
second or more, your palms get sweaty, it's hard to breathe,
your mind goes in a thousand different directions, do you
fight? can you fight? or do you let yourself be controlled
by your captor(s) in hopes someone finds you and soon? After
time do you simply become another person in your mind, not
remembering who you truly are so you can cope with your
situation or do you keep your mind and live a life of total
control and fear by another person(s)? Let that feeling
guide you in helping to keep Jennifer's name and face out
there to the world. Will you be next? Who will be next? And
what will you do?
the person(s) who have taken Jennifer from us. You cannot
run or hide forever. You and she will be found, that we
promise and have no doubt of. You have committed a horrific
crime against Jennifer and Humanity that is not tolerated in
our society and we will not back down in fear of you or your
cowardly act. There are millions of people looking for
Jennifer and YOU every moment all over the world. You should
be looking over your shoulder every second of everyday you
breathe the air you don't deserve. Don't sleep for you are
most vulnerable then to be found. Afraid to show your face
in public? You should be because one day very soon, someone
is going to recognize you and this will all be over and you
probably don't think we know what your face looks like -
wrong again. Think you can trust your friends? Wrong, they
will be your downfall. They will have to give you up to save
themselves for they are just as guilty as you. Think we'll
simply give up? You cannot be farther from reality. We will
continue to hunt you down until we have you. Think you will
get away with what you have done? Not a chance as long as we
have an ounce of breathe left in our bodies. The time has
come for you, to simply give up. You have no future
constantly on the run, hiding, hoping someone doesn't
recognize you, trying to keep your secret(there are no
secrets in this world). You are most likely very tired of
being on the run, worrying, wondering when you will be found
or turned in by a friend, lover, teacher, neighbor,
stranger, boss, pastor, or even your own family. Will it be
by the check out person at a store you visit or by a toll
collector on a road you drive. Maybe by your doctor, lawyer
or the delivery guy you just ordered dinner from? Will it be
by a passerby on the street that notices you? Or the cop who
stops you for a traffic violation? You see there is no place
to hide, YOU are being looked for everywhere as well as
Jennifer. More people are aware of you than you can possibly
wish to share a very touching letter we received from one of
Jennifer's closest friends.
Joyce, Logan Kesse and Rob Allen
Each morning when I wake up, I think of you. I wonder if you
can see the sunshine. Each evening when I fall asleep, I
think of you. I wonder if you have a blanket to keep warm.
And each hour in between, I think of you. I wonder where you
say time heals everything. I don't know who "they"
are, but they're wrong. The days, weeks and months continue
to tick by since your disappearance on January 24, 2006 and
nothing has gotten easier. The void of not having you around
isn't getting smaller; The sadness I feel today isn't any
less than that Tuesday; The ache in my heart hurts just as
think of all the times you've come to my rescue, all the
times you've held me as I cried, and all the times you've
sat with me when I needed you most … and now I sit here
with the deepest feeling of failure. Failure, because I
can't come to you at this time you so desperately need
someone. I'm sorry the puzzle pieces to your horrific
experience aren't all put together. I'm sorry we haven't
found you yet. I'm sorry this is taking so long.
memories of you are what keep my feet moving forward -
seeing your picture, imaging your laugh, remembering the
wonderful years we spent together. My thoughts of the future
are what keep my feet moving forward - imaging the day when
your hell is over.
then, I want you to know you are loved. I want you to know
we will never give up. We WILL find you.
24th, 2007 Jennifer has been missing for 16 months………………..
We thank each
and every person who has continued to care about, pray for
and offer strength during this extremely difficult trying
time. We thank you for visiting this website, for passing it
along. Thank you to those that have put a "missing
person's alert" on their homepages with a link to
Jennifer's website. AWARENESS IS KEY……….
We want to
share some heartfelt "Jenn stories" from some of
those in Jenn's life . We hope they touch you and help you
to understand that Jenn's abduction has affected not just
family and friends, but co-workers, former classmates,
neighbors, the volunteers, strangers who care, the law
enforcement personnel, media, sorority sisters, the list
goes on and on. We hope that everyone is now more safety
oriented, are paying attention to the world around them and
are willing to get involved.
The thought of
writing the monthly letter has crossed my mind on several
occasions. One thing that stops me is the powerful letters
you write and that anything I could write may not "hold
a candle" to yours. Just so you know, for me, today,
May 24th marks a day-but doesn't affect the heartache of
everyday without Jenn. Sending heartfelt loving support
May 24th 2007.
Sixteen months ago today the promising life of Jennifer
Kesse, as well as those who know and love her, changed
forever. Although, some events throughout this time are
blurred, I remember distinctly where I was when the call
came and often times think of January 24, 2006 as our
family's own 9/11. Logging on to Jennifer's website and
reading the guestbook gives us a glimpse of how far reaching
and how great the impact Jenn's abduction has been on
family, friends and perfect strangers, literally throughout
the world. Yet the answers elude us and we are left to
wonder...Where is Jenn? Why Jenn? How could this happen to
Jenn?? When will Jenn be found? Who took Jenn away from us?
As time goes on it is no secret holding on to hope gets
harder, but For the Love of Jenn and to keep some semblance
of order in our everyday lives we continue to EXPECT
MIRACLES. Whether it be jubilation or sadness when our
questions are answered, to some degree it will be a relief
that we don't have to worry anymore. I speak for myself but
know others feel the same, NOT KNOWING, waiting, wondering
and the void we feel at family gatherings not having
Jennifer with us is the hardest part. To all the dedicated
professionals who have worked tirelessly to find Jenn, your
efforts are appreciated by many. Keeping the lines of
communication open and keeping Joyce and Drew informed,
admirable. Although, I don't think you could have it any
other way given their determination and commitment to find
their beloved daughter. Straight honest open information is
what I hope you will continue to give them. They deserve
that. First hand I have experienced the love and respect
these parents and children have for each other, and first
hand I have enjoyed the love and respect they taught Jenn
and Logan. Respect of self and respect of others as well.
When you read these letters on a weekly basis it is signed
by the Kesse's and Rob Allen. Rest assured, that the names
of those of us who love and miss Jenn and support you, Joyce
and Drew in your efforts are implied.
Well Joyce and
Drew, I now see how difficult it is for you all to write
this letter every month. And I have to say its really hard
to fit Jenn or my friendship with Jenn into words, it has
been since day one, instant and I think its hard for people
who don't know the "la la sisters" or boppsy twins
to truly understand the depth of our friendship... but this
is a small attempt for the world to see what Jenn means and
is to me and how very much I miss and love her. Love to you
Our moms joke
all the time how my friendship with Jenn began
"pre-birth". Our parents have known each other all
of their adult lives and I even have a picture beside my bed
of Jenn and I playing together as babies. But the truth is,
I can remember the very day Jenn and I truly became best
friends. We had moved to Florida in the summer of 1988 and I
missed my friends and family in NJ terribly. A couple months
after our move, my aunt and uncle were having their best
friends (the Kesse's) down to visit from Virginia. My mom
told me that they had a daughter my age and I would finally
have someone to play with. I remember seeing Jenn's picture
on my aunts refrigerator (with her long platinum ponytail
and huge smile) thinking that she was too old for me to play
with. Something about her...she just seemed to give off the
presence of someone older than her age (even at 6 years
old). The long and short of it is that that day they arrived
for their visit and 20 years later here we are. What I found
in Jenn is something so special and treasured its hard to
wrap my or anyone else's head around it. From 7 years old
on, Jenn has been with me through absolutely every twist and
turn my life has taken. Most of the time calling Jenn my
best friend doesn't even seem like the right word. Jenn is
so many things in my world. She is my confidant, my
therapist, my 5 hour phone conversation, my strength, my
wisdom, my solace. She is my comfort and consolation, my
challenge and my reality. She is my understanding and my
insight; my sympathy and my compassion. She is my voice of
reason. She gives me support when I am right and never
hesitates to say I'm wrong. She is ALWAYS the one who gets
it. She is ALWAYS the first one there. She is a voice if I
need advice and she is quiet when I need an ear. She is my
sounding board. She listens to what I say and she hears what
I don't say. She is my favorite person to laugh with. She is
my favorite person to cry with. Jenn is my other half. I
can't remember a time in my life that I didn't share with
Jenn. No matter where we lived or what we were doing a phone
call or visit with Jenn made everything seem a little bit
better. Jenn and I have been the rock in each other's lives
for 20 years. We have seen each other through every up and
down, good and bad, happy and miserable experience of our
lives. It is hard to put into words what a friendship like
this means. It is a security and a blessing some can only
hope to find and I feel unbelievably fortunate to know
someone so extraordinary. I recently read that when it hurts
to look back and you're scared to look ahead, you can look
beside you and your best friend will be there. And what I
pray for with all of my heart is that through her hellish
nightmare Jenn can look at our memories, and laughs and the
many many stories of our lives together and ALWAYS feel me
beside her. Xoxo Laur
drew, logan & rob...i thought i would write a few words
in honor of jenn. Erin
2006 marks the day that very important loved ones lives in
my life, including my own, would be forever changed and
filled with heartache. It is a day that is constantly on my
mind every second of the day, as well as my family's. When I
was little, I can remember how much Joyce, Drew, Jenn, and
Logan were a part of my life. They had moved to Florida a
little after my family did and they were very much a part of
my growing up and my happy times. Jenn was like a little
sister to me. There isn't a time I can remember where she
wasn't at my house or my family at her house. And yes,
because I was the older sister that meant me sometimes
"bullying" her and my sister or teasing them as
teenagers often do. Yet, Jenn always was sticking up for
herself and Lauren. She was always by my sister Lauren's
side, whether it was working on their babysitting club,
riding their bikes, or playing dress up, like the time they
were an old grandma and grandpa for Halloween. And yes, Jenn
was the old man. There was never a time Jenn and Lauren
weren't there for each other. They did everything together
and they were more than the typical childhood best friends,
they were kindred spirits. Lauren relied on Jenn for so much
in her life and Jenn was always there. Jenn came to visit me
in Boston for New Year's in 2004 with my sister Lauren. I
lived in a tiny apartment with no furniture and all I had
for Jenn and Lauren to sleep on was an air mattress that had
a leak. But Jenn didn't complain. She and Lauren laughed the
whole weekend and talked all hours of the night on a small,
leaky air mattress. My sister had been going through a
really tough time and even though Jenn could have stayed in
the warm weather and spend New Year's in a million different
places, she came to spend it in Boston with Lauren because
she needed her. That is the type of person Jenn is....just a
solid, good hearted and caring friend. She made the best of
Boston even though it was below zero. I remember she was so
happy because she met a guy she really liked named Rob. I
was so happy for her because she was doing so well and I
remember thinking how lucky Lauren was to have another
sister like her. Jenn's abduction can not be put into words
other than describing it as HELL. The person who abducted
her not only changed her life, but all of the lives around
her who love her so much. The heartache that Jenn's family
and friends feel is something that many can't even imagine.
The day Jenn was abducted is the day that I lost not one
sister, but two. I often wonder if the person or persons who
know something could see the tears we all cry and the love
we have for Jenn; I think then maybe they would lead us back
to the person we love so much. Jenn is a beautiful person on
the inside and out. She encompasses what many wish they
could be. She is rational and smart. I know that somewhere
someone knows something. Everyday I pray for a miracle. When
I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night, I pray for
the miracle and think of Jenn's beautiful smile and how much
she means to me and my family and all those who know her. We
will not give up and I honor Jenn on her birthday and hope
for that miracle. Love, Erin
Jenn is someone that anyone would want to be around. It's
hard to not feel good when you see someone else enjoying
their time with friends and family so much; and that is how
I always see Jenn. When someone mentions Jenn, it's tough
not to smile. I have only known her about five years, but
that seems to be the effect she has on everybody; I can only
imagine how strong that feeling is among her close friends
and family. Jenn, Lauren, and I share a similar off-color
sense of humor and anytime we get together, we spend most of
our time laughing until we can hardly breathe. It feels good
to be included in a friendship that is so close and strong;
Jenn and Lauren are family to each other. And I know all
three of us can't wait to have those laughs again. Bob
24, 2007 Kesse Family Letter
ago Jennifer's life and the lives of the many who know her
changed forever. Time does not heal all wounds. Time does
stand still, but yet it also flies by at an alarming pace.
We will never get over Jennifer being stolen from us, but we
will get through it, somehow…someway .….with the love
and support of family, friends, co-workers, colleagues,
neighbors, volunteers and the many caring people that pray
for her on a daily basis. United with the help and support
of the many law enforcement professionals, the firemen, bail
bondsmen and the countless others who have in someway worked
on and/or continue to be part of her investigation, we will
find the answers that we all so desperately crave.
and the belief that right will win out, we expect Jennifer's
miracle, or the answers to the abduction……
Trying as this
might be for all of us, we must remember that this is about
what happened to Jennifer Kesse. It is not about anyone but
her and what happened…..Any little thing that one can
remember, please call the Orlando Police or Crimeline let
them decide if it's relevant or not.
Focus on the
person of interest, time and time again, we stress that if
you knew this person….you would recognize them even
without their face being visible. Study the picture…who do
you know that walks in that area of Texas & Americana in
Orlando? There is a lot of pedestrian traffic in that area.
The Winn Dixie Shopping Center is always busy. Of importance
is the fact, think back, do you recall seeing someone
driving a 4 door Black Malibu Classic 2004? Someone who
maybe doesn't own a car, only drove it briefly and then it
was dropped off in the visitor parking lot at the Huntington
on the Green Condominium Complex a mere mile or so from
Jennifer's condo (at the Mosaic at Millenia on Conroy Road)
at around noon on that Tuesday, January 24, 2006??? Does
anyone recall passing by the entrance to Mosaic at Millenia
at morning rush hour and think, remember did a black car
pull out of the complex perhaps driving erratically? Perhaps
not. We urge you to please look at the picture of her car,
the person of interest. For those living in the Huntington
on the Green Condominium complex where her car was found,
please, think back, what do you remember, Jennifer's car was
parked there for approx. 44 hours before a resident of the
complex called to report it. The person of interest is
between 5'3" and 5'5" tall - someone small in
if you have knowledge of any circumstances surrounding
Jennifer's case, please don't be afraid, do the right thing,
make the call now. Contact a lawyer, member of the clergy,
the police, a fireman, a member of the media and share what
you know. There is reward money for the person of interest,
as well as for information regarding Jennifer's case. You
can remain anonymous and would be giving a heartbroken
family the chance for answers.
If you own a
website-please consider putting a Missing Person link on
your homepage-then linking Jennifer's website. AWARENESS IS
KEY! The internet a powerful tool.
Thank you for
your continued support and assistance, Joyce, Drew &
Logan Kesse and Rob Allen
24, 2007 Kesse Family Letter
has now gone by making it 13 very long months since we last
saw, hugged, kissed and spoke with Jennifer. Time does not
heal all wounds when there are no answers. We, her family
and friends are as strong as ever if not stronger and
committed to doing everything humanly possible to find her
and bring her home. We have said this time and time again;
however the investigation into Jennifer's abduction is still
VERY ACTIVE. Leads continue to come in almost daily and we
need them to continue so please if you know anything -
anything, and we know someone knows something, do not
discount it and call any one of the contact numbers listed
on this site, Police, Crimeline, family tipline, a lawyer,
the Clergy or anyone you trust to pass on information, we
are desperately seeking to end Jennifer's disappearance. No
one deserves what she is or has gone through and it should
not be tolerated by any society. To this day, there is still
an abductor(s) loose amongst us and they need to be found
and taken off our streets. If not, WHO WILL BE NEXT?
If you do know
information and you are not coming forward you are
considered just as guilty as the person(s) who has committed
this heinous crime. It is not too late to make a difference
in bringing Jennifer back home to us, make the call - NOW!
There is hope for those involved. It's not too late for them
to show remorse for their doings and come forward. Yes, it
will be the hardest thing you have ever done - giving
information or coming forward - however Jennifer is a human
being, not an object, and needs to be freed or found, SIMPLY
LEAVE HER IN A PUBLIC PLACE AND GO! We are not going to back
down or go away nor will the authorities! It's only a matter
of time, so make that time NOW! There are still reward
monies available for Jennifer's whereabouts or The Person of
We thank you
all for continuing to keep Jennifer in your hearts, minds
and public awareness!
Logan Kesse & Rob Allen
Message from Bill Gilmour, Jennifer's Uncle
and Love…the greatest of these is love, but do we?
62 weeks have passed since my niece Jennifer Kesse was
abducted in Orlando. Her family and friends continue to seek
answers. With heavy hearts we pray for God's strength,
courage and compassion everyday until Jennifer is brought
This week billions of people around the world celebrate the
fulfillment of God's plan for our salvation. Planned
perfectly, flawlessly implemented and accepted in obedience
to our Creator. Understanding this gracious gift and by our
faith we are able to patiently wait for the Person of
Interest (POI) to be identified by "someone" - who
knows this person - a friend, neighbor, relative or
We know that
"someone" knows who this person is. If that person
is you, Jennifer will not be brought home without your help….please
reach deep inside yourself and make the call that will bring
this 62 week ordeal to an end. Know you have our
added to that of many others, contributes to the
unprecedented rise in crime now experienced by the people of
Orlando. Each and every instance of violence towards anyone
impacts not only the victim, but countless others - in fact,
the entire community. Why? Because of our general lack of
concern, empathy and compassion toward one another.
"someone else" to do something, someone else to
fix the problem. What about us? We look inward and say I'm
not the problem it's "those" people. We point
fingers, judge others, but rarely do we look at ourselves to
see if we play any part in the overall decline of civility.
took this survey to see how I was doing in my relationships
with others, you can do the same, where my name appears
1. Bill is
2. Bill is
3. Bill does
4. Bill does
5. Bill is not
6. Bill is not
7. Bill is not
8. Bill is not
9. Bill keeps
no records of wrongs
10. Bill does
not delight in evil but rejoices in truth
always hopes, and perseveres
14. Bill never
How did I do? Not as well as I thought. At various times my
actions and words don't reflect a heart that demonstrates
love, humility, compassion for others or just plain common
courtesy interaction with others. I've challenged myself to
be that "someone else". How did you do?
would like to challenge each of us to be part of the
solution by improving the civility in our homes, schools and
communities by changing how we act and speak to one another
everyday. Start with baby steps -one conversation and one
person at time. Set an example everyday for our spouses,
children, neighbors, friends and coworkers…by caring about
others more than ourselves we can make a difference!
2007 Family Letter
2007 marked one year since Jennifer was last seen or
heard from and her nightmare began through the senseless act
of her abduction in Orlando, Florida. One year ago her life
and the life of her family and friends, changed as she and
we knew it.
Time has stood
still since then and will until Jennifer comes home to us.
Though the mystery of her abduction remains unsolved our
resolve to find Jennifer is unwavering and has never been
stronger. The heartache and pain we feel from her absence
every moment cannot be put into words. We feel Jennifer
within us . . . she gives us the strength to continue our
fight to find her. Jennifer we love you, miss you and
will never give up on you!
disappearance has touched the hearts of many people who we
may never know - from Orlando, our state, across the country
and the world. So many people have reached out to help her
in ways that astound and humble us. It is absolutely
amazing. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to
everyone for unselfishly giving of your time, support, kind
words and comfort, which has been a great source of strength
to us - we are forever indebted to you.
We have not
yet reached the right person who can provide the needed
answers to find Jennifer. To the person(s) who are involved
with Jennifer's disappearance and the family or friends of
these individuals, who can provide information on what has
happened to her, we ask that you search your heart and soul
for the strength to come forward so we may bring Jennifer
home. We know it is difficult, we understand it will take a
lot of courage to do the right thing, but know that peace
and forgiveness will be yours.
authorities, who have been tireless in their actions and
commitment - we want you and your community to know that we
greatly appreciate the individual and family sacrifices each
of you make everyday. We know how hard you all are working
to bring Jennifer home. Your work and ours are not done
until we find Jennifer. We will be there along side of you,
supporting your efforts for as long as it takes. You will
always have our total respect and admiration for the work
you do! Our prayers are with you and your families so that
you safely return home to your loved ones everyday.
Many thanks to
the media both locally and nationally - you have shown our
family incredible support and compassion when dealing with
us. We thank you for being there and keeping Jennifer's
story high in public awareness which is critical in missing
person's cases. You are an integral part of the equation
which will ultimately bring Jennifer home. You all have been
true professionals and have shown great respect to Jennifer
and our family in a most sensitive crime. Please keep her
ask every reader to please continue to pass on this website
to everyone you know and ask them to read about Jennifer's
story and pass it on to everyone they know. Awareness and
visibility will help create action and results!
remember that Jennifer is not the only missing/abducted
person in Orlando, Florida or our country, and attention is
needed to help the families of all missing people, each of
us can make a difference!
Many thanks to
all of you, Drew, Joyce and Logan Kesse and Rob Allen
awareness event for Jennifer:
of our constant calls for ideas to keep awareness of
Jennifer’s abduction high and in the public’s eye and
mind, a suggestion came to us from one of Jennifer’s
co-workers to aerial advertise Jennifer’s Missing
information over the two College Football Bowl games played
in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl this Holiday season, December 29th
and January 1st. We
contacted Jimmy Stevenson of Rosie O’Grady’s Aerial
Advertising in Orlando about doing just that, flying an
aerial banner pre-game over the Stadium and surrounding
areas advertising Jennifer’s Missing information. Jimmy
responded quickly to our call and arrangements have been
made to fly the banner which will read;
800-423-tips - $$$.
wish to add that after all arrangements were made Jimmy and
his wife Robyn contacted us and let us know that he and his
family would be paying for all costs involved in flying the
aerial banners for Jennifer, another random act of kindness
from total strangers. Jimmy, Robyn and family, we thank you for your kindness,
generosity and willingness to help a very desperate family
find their loved one. People
of Orlando should once again be proud of the community they
call home. Jimmy, our family wishes yours only the best life has to offer
both personally and professionally.
Kesse Family Letter
will mark 11 months since Jennifer was last seen or heard
from in or around the vicinity of her condominium at “The
Mosaic” in Orlando. The
incredible void we feel in our lives since her abduction
cannot be put into words that would match the feeling we
experience every second of every day. One of the most precious parts of our family has been taken
from us for what seems to be a senseless criminal act. We have come to realize that nothing makes sense in regards
to her abduction, which only makes it harder to cope with.
With the Christmas holiday upon us and the first one
in 25 years without Jennifer, she will be greatly missed in
a physical sense, however she will be within each of us in
mind and spirit and for that we are grateful and thankful.
wish to again thank all of you who have reached out to help
us during her time of need.
The acts of kindness which we seem to receive on a
regular basis from both friends and strangers never cease to
amaze us and we feel blessed with each and every one of
the outpouring of this help we would not be able to continue
the fight to find Jennifer.
In this crazy mixed up world we live in, the good far
outweighs the bad and we truly believe that good will always
win even through the most tragic of acts and hardest times.
would like to ask all of you who read this message to reach
out this Holiday season as well as all year long to commit
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS. Having done this ourselves here and
there over the course of our lives it will amaze you how it
can change not only yourselves but the people who you help.
It usually is a totally spur of the moment gesture to
a person you see who needs help in some way at a
particularly difficult time in their life.
As we are experiencing, it will come back to you ten
fold and most likely when you need it the most. You can make
please continue to visit this website and pass it on to all
the people you know and ask them to read about Jennifer, how
they can help and pass on the website address to all they
know too. It is
working to keep awareness for Jennifer high and awareness is
key. Also, to
those who may know or have information of Jennifer’s
whereabouts or what has happened to her, we beg of you to
contact Police, Crimeline, a lawyer, a clergyman or anyone
else you trust that can pass on the information so as to end
Jennifer’s journey in Hell.
It’s not too late to do the right thing! Don’t
let any knowledge of this tragedy be kept a secret, you can
make a difference by coming forward.
We know it’s hard to do, that there may be
repercussions to your actions. We will help you with that.
Do not let this type crime or any violent crime be
kept a secret for you never know when it will strike your
family next. You will do more good in one selfless act of giving
information than anything other good you do in your life.
Miracles happen and you can make one happen for Jennifer.
You will feel a calm come over you like no other
will feel a peace in your life that no one can take away and
you will come to know there is a true meaning to your life
and that you made a difference.
Forgiveness can be yours. Make the call NOW!
is a Christmas message written by Bill Gilmour, Jennifer’s
Uncle. We felt
the need to share his most poignant message with you.
May you all have an enjoyable Holiday!
21, 2006 For the love of Jenn
months ago to the day, Thursday, November 23,2006, was
the last time we spoke to Jennifer. Jennifer
was TAKEN against her will from in or around the area of her
condominium in Orlando Fl. sometime between the hours of
10pm 1/23/2006 to approximately 8am, 1/24/2006. We, her family, continue to ask everyone who visits her
website to pass on the message that she is still MISSING and
needs to be found! We
truly believe that someone somewhere saw her either being
taken, her car being driven by someone other than her or the
Person of Interest the night of 1/23/06 till 1/26/2006 the
day her car was found 1.2 miles away from her home. They
need to step forward no matter how hard it is or who they
may incriminate in this unthinkable act of ABDUCTION. We
plead with anyone who may know any information during this
Holiday season to take a step back and think if it were your
child or family member who was taken, the emptiness we feel
everyday and the horror Jennifer must be going through or
went through for the past 10 months.
pain is endless, though our pain does not matter, our hearts
have a huge hole in them and our world as we know it has
changed forever, taken by a senseless act and a senseless
is not a crime against only Jennifer it is a crime that
affects the entire Orlando community because it remains
unsafe until the person(s) are apprehended and taken off our
streets so they may not commit this act again.
you have not already discussed personal safety, please take
the time to do so. Visit
the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
They have many wonderful resources, 2 booklets in
particular, Just in case….Guidelines in case your child
might be someday missing and Child Protection.
A missing adult IS someone’s child no matter what
their age at the time of their abduction.
the person(s) who have committed this heartless and
senseless act we say “You cannot break my (our) spirit you
can only take my (our) dreams” from the song Goodbye My
Lover by James Blunt. We will not rest till we find
so much time has passed we would like to remind you or
inform you of the circumstances of Jennifer’s abduction
and urge someone to come forward to help end Jennifer’s
personal hell. We
also hope that this Holiday season you take the time to
realize just how precious family and friends are and that
they can be gone in an instant for many reasons, so treasure
the time you spend with them.
again want to thank everyone who has given us emotional
support, prayers, kind words. The help from the many family,
friends and volunteers who continue to pass on her website,
who assist us with emailing the media for updates on Jenn.
For all the wonderful suggestions we’ve received to
aid in our search for our beloved daughter.
of Jennifer’s disappearance:
as family and friends know her, was reported missing when
she failed to show up for work on the morning of Tuesday
January 24th, 2006. For those of us close to Jenn, we knew
something must be wrong. If she was going to be late for
work or a meeting she would call. In fact Jenn had good
routines she and Rob, her boyfriend called each other every
day while driving to work in the morning and would speak
with each other every night before going to bed. On the
morning of Monday January 23rd, she talked to her mother
while driving to work, after returning from work she spoke
with her father and brother, and later
with some friends, then she spoke with Rob by phone as usual
and that was the last anyone has heard from Jenn.
and Rob did not talk the morning of Tuesday January 24th.
Rob called Jenn at work and went into her voicemail. When
she did not show up for work, her employer immediately
called us to see if we knew where Jenn was, we tried to
reach her at the condo and on her cell phone and were
unsuccessful. We contacted the management office of her
condo complex, explained the situation and asked them to
please check on her. The
door was locked, upon entering the unit they found nothing
amiss, they then drove the complex in search of her car, not
there. We then
began the drive to Orlando, calling Rob, her friends, the
hospital ER’s, and the police.
Thursday Morning the 26th, police found Jennifer's car
abandoned in an apartment complex not far from where she
is a strong, fun loving, career minded and responsible young
lady if she was running late to work she would have called
which is why we all became concerned immediately. At no time
had Jennifer shown signs of discontent with her life,
relationships or work environment.
Joyce, Logan Kesse and Rob Allen
24, 2006 Family Letter
marks 9 months to the day Jennifer was ABDUCTED and her
personal Hell began! The
love we have for Jennifer is unconditional, stronger than
ever and will never leave us. The heartache we experience
everyday she has been gone grows with great pain. The pain
we endure is nothing compared to that which Jennifer is
enduring which gives us the strength we need to continue our
fight to find her. Our lives, as we knew it, stopped that
day, January 24, 2006 and we entered into a different world
we hope no other family ever has to endure. To this day we hold great HOPE that Jennifer will be found
alive and a true MIRACLE will have occurred.
The support that has been given to her and our family
from, friends, volunteers, the Orlando and Orange County
civic leaders, other county and state officials, the media,
all law enforcement involved and strangers from around the
country and world is humbling to us.
It is almost as if everyone knows just how special of
a person Jennifer really is. We thank all of you for caring
and giving of yourselves in helping Jennifer during her time
will continue in every way we know how to keep the awareness
of Jennifer’s abduction high and in the minds of the
public. We know
that someone somewhere knows what has happened to her and it
will take only one person to step forward with the proper
information for Jennifer’s journey in Hell to end!
We hope you too will continue to keep the awareness
of her abduction alive.
Awareness is the key, without it we will have failed
her and that is not an option! So, we ask you to continue to
print fliers from this website and place them anywhere you
feel they will be seen. Continue to pass on her website to all in your address books
and ask them to read about her abduction and pass it on to
all they know and so on, even if you have done it before, it
has been extremely effective for awareness.
the risk of sounding like we are preaching or perfect
people, which we are not by far, we need to talk about and
teach personal safety to everyone in our families regardless
of age. Teach and practice personal and community responsibility. Be
active in our communities so they may enrich our lives and
generations to come. Simply put, teach the difference
between right and wrong, good and bad. We feel it is the
responsibility of every parent or guardian to do this.
Young people need parents and authority figures to
set standards and limitations of acceptable behavior.
They need to hear the word “NO” at times and why.
They need tough love at times.
They need to be taught how to be a productive
positive part of our society.
They need parents to lead them and guide them through
life. Children need to be educated to learn what is expected
of them, they are not born with this knowledge, it is taught
and learned. Parents need not be their child’s friend, our
children need to be loved and taught how to be good people.
They need to know they can make mistakes, you will
still love them, but there are consequences to their actions
both good and bad. We need to teach people they must speak
up when they see a wrong otherwise what good are we as a
community and society. If we choose not to be responsible
and teach our younger generation values we believe in, our
society as we know it will slowly disappear into lawlessness
and we will live in fear as many countries do around the
we would like to talk about Heroes. We, as a society, seem
to be confused as to who our heroes really are.
Today, if asked, most of our younger generation would
probably answer with sports figures, entertainers or people
of great wealth. These
are hero want to be’s in our eyes.
The real heroes, we have come to find out, are people
in professions not held in high esteem.
To us, our heroes are Police, Fire Fighters,
Teachers, Military personnel and Parents/Guardians. If we really think about it, these people make modest livings
while having the biggest effect on our safety and
development as a society.
Most people don’t realize how often these people
put their lives on the line for us and the community we live
and work in.
have slowly, somehow, been brainwashed that these
professions are our enemies.
police are not there to help us keep law and order but
to harass us.
our military is fighting an unjust cause which is “Our
Freedom and our way of life”.
our teachers are babysitters and can’t teach our
of these jobs can be done effectively if we do not teach our
children to give them the respect they deserve.
Fighters seem to get the most respect but they are not
really seen as heroes.
These professions give up more in their lives
everyday than 10 ordinary people.
They give up family time to make sure we are safe or
learning so we may grow as a person and community.
They risk death almost everyday, yes, even teachers
as we have learned over the past few weeks of tragedies in
our schools. They give up chances to make more money,
because they feel they have more impact on our society in
what they do. They are our public servants who ultimately
chose to serve you and not worry only about themselves and
their families. Lastly, Parents/Guardians, not all of us,
but the ones who realize the responsibility they chose to
take on when bringing a life into our world.
The parents who will sacrifice to insure they are
there for their children, to be their child’s ultimate
teacher in life and take responsibility for their child’s
actions. Parents who show unconditional love to their
children. Parenting is by far the hardest and most thankless job in the
world yet most satisfying when we choose to be part of our
children’s lives. We ask you to rethink who your heroes
are and to let them know by actions not just words. Hold
them in the highest esteem and respect!
we thank everyone who has helped in the fight to find
Jennifer or who simply cares!
& Joyce Kesse, Logan Kesse and Rob Allen
6,2006 Family Message
Our family and
friends thank everyone for their continued support in
helping to find our daughter, Jennifer. The constant passing
on of Jennifer's website has been helping tremendously and
please do not stop passing it to all you know on a regular
basis and ask those people to read about Jennifer and pass
on her web address also, till we find her! It is the
collaboration of Authorities, family, friends, volunteers
and complete strangers who simply care who will, in the end,
bring Jennifer home to us. We are humbled by your actions
and thankful for your caring.
September 16, 2006, there are a couple of events we would
like to make you aware of that will further the awareness of
Jennifer's abduction and we hope to see you at the events,
they are for the Orlando community really and we have been
lucky enough to be asked to be a part of them. They are as
Metropolitan University Presents the 2nd annual Children's
Buddy Dyer has proclaimed September 16, 2006 the second
annual "Children's Safety Day" in honor of Florida
Metropolitan University's community wide family event with key
speakers Drew and Joyce Kesse. Children's Safety Day
is a fun-filled family oriented day of events and activities
revolving around child safety. From seat belt safety and
fire safety to self-defense and abduction prevention, the
goal of this amazing event is to educate parents and their
children on important safety techniques and procedures that
may one day save their lives. The atmosphere will be festive
with performances by the Powerzone Kids, fire trucks,
exploration vehicles, face painters, bounce house, games,
mini-fire truck ride and more! All FREE for the
public to enjoy!
Safety Day, F.M.U. will also offer families the opportunity
to participate in self-defense classes and Escape
School. "Each year, nearly 5,000 children in
the U.S. are abducted. Almost 400 of these children will
never be seen alive again" (East Orlando Sun, April
20-26 edition). Escape School will teach our community's
children important escape techniques and give them valuable
tools that will help them avoid being abducted. Through fun
interactive demonstrations, Escape School instructors will
teach children how to differentiate between good and bad
strangers, how to escape from a car, how to find help when
they need it, how to get away right away and so much more.
Parents will learn the techniques with their children so
they can continue to reinforce what they have learned
together and they will be educated on the important steps to
take if their child has been abducted. Families will leave
with child identification cards, DNA kits and fingerprinting
children can interact with our community's heroes that keep
us safe everyday including firefighters, our furry heroes
like the k-9 unit and mounted patrol, police officers,
paramedics and so much more! Children's Safety Day will be
held from 11am until 3pm with rotating Escape School
classes at 12pm and 2pm at the F.M.U. South Campus
off of John Young Parkway in Orlando. It promises to be an
extraordinary event that pairs fun with learning, coupled
with families gaining valuable information that can
potentially save their lives.
Metropolitan University understands that education is the
key to positive progress and hopes to empower families by
educating them on proactive prevention tools! Special thanks
to participating agencies including the Orange County Police
& Fire Departments, Flagler, Eyes of America, the
Powerzone Kids, Escape School, the American Red Cross,
Amerigroup, A Builders Dream, Lowes Home Improvement, Power
95.3, FDLE, Homeland Security Division, One Day Masterpiece,
Safe Kids, Child Rescue Network and Arnold Palmer Hospital
for Women and Children. For more information regarding
Children's Safety Day, please contact Florida Metropolitan
University at 407/851-2525 x 198.
we have been asked and will participate in the following
event at Macy's at The Mall at Millenia on Conroy Rd.
National Charity Day
Shop for a Cause
Saturday, September 16, 2006
The event is a
fund raising event for local charities and it will give us
the opportunity to again pass out Reward flyers for
Jennifer. Although we will not actively pursue fund raising
for Jennifer at this event (we see it more for AWARENESS of
Jennifer's Abduction) shoppers will be able to buy for a $5
donation to "Find Jennifer Kesse Trust" a coupon
which will afford a 20% discount all day on most items in
the store, even sale items and 10% on others. ALL funds
collected will go to Jennifer's trust or to the charity you
purchase your discount coupon from.
open early at 8am till 10am for Coupon holders then the
store opens for its' regular shopping hours at 10am. We will
have a table located at the second floor mall entrance to
Macy's from 10am - 2:00pm. 950 Macy's around the country
will participate as community partners for local charities,
so come out and support a charity of your choice and stop by
and pick up a flyer and/or buy a discount coupon to support
As always we
would like to thank everyone for their constant and
continued support for our daughter Jennifer.
10, 2006 Family Message
We wish to
thank all of those who joined us at The Improv Comedy Club
on Wednesday night for Comedy for The Cause-Missing
People. Thank you Misty Lynn Walker, program
founder. We had a great time and hope you did
too. We are humbled that Jennifer was featured as well
as by the turnout. It was great to have the
opportunity to see the people who support Jennifer and our
family in a lighter setting and sharing a little
laughter. Please continue to check Wednesday nights at
The Improv for special events you may want to support.
We wish to
again thank not only the Orlando community, which has been
incredibly supportive of Jennifer and our family, but really
all of those around the country and world who continue to
contact us with their heartfelt wishes and prayers. We
feel each and every one of them and we pass them on to
Jennifer for strength. We also would like to thank all
the law enforcement professionals working on Jennifer's
case. We know you will work this case diligently until
its end, as if she is your own daughter. Finally to
our employers, Westgate Resorts, OptionCare, Staples Inc.
and all the people we work with. Your commitment to
Jennifer should be commended. It is constant and never
ending which is rarely seen in today's corporate
back soon for up coming events which Jennifer will be a part
of and please keep passing on her website to everyone you
know and ask them to do the same - AWARENESS IS WORKING!!!
1, 2006 Family Message
would like to thank all in the community that came out for
Stand up for Jennifer July 24 at the corner of John Young
Pkwy and Conroy Rd. We are humbled by the turnout and
we thank you for caring enough to take a stand for Jennifer
as well as the time you all took out of your busy day.
We will never forget what the Orlando community has done for
Jennifer as well as us, her family.
are planning an event to show support for Jennifer – that
she is still in our prayers and that the Orlando community
is still looking for her and the Person of Interest.
join us on August 9th, 7:30pm at The Orlando
Improv Comedy Club for the first of its' kind "Comedy
for the Cause-Missing People" featuring Jennifer.
Please click on the poster below for details. Space is
limited for this event."
Orlando Police Department continues to view Jennifer’s
case as an active investigation in search of a missing
person. Remember that Elizabeth Smart was missing for 9
months…and was found alive very close to where she lived.
This gives us great hope that Jennifer is out there.
We would like to thank everyone who has been helping us over
the past 6 months and ask that you continue to Pray for
Jennifer to remain strong and her abductor(s) that they end
this ordeal and allow Jennifer to be brought home safely.
great respect and thanks,
Joyce, Logan Kesse and Rob Allen
24, 2006 Family Message
have passed since Jennifer was abducted and we still have
not produced the "THE TIP" we are all looking for
to lead us to her or the Person of Interest. Leads continue
to come in on a daily basis and we thank everyone who is
keeping an eye out for our daughter. While our hearts are
heavy, we thank the LORD for giving us the strength to
remain focused in our efforts and for all of your continued
support and prayers.
enforcement, news organizations and people we meet daily
remind us of the unbelievable effort we as Jennifer's
parents, with the incredible support of family, friends and
volunteers, have done keeping the awareness of her abduction
high. We need your continued support everyday and in
everyway you can think of!
We feel very
blessed by the continued support from -
TV/Radio/Newspapers/Billboard & Bus companies - they
have cared so much about finding Jennifer to help us in so
many ways to keep her story in front of our community…your
efforts are a key factor in our efforts to find our daughter
and we Thank You All from the bottom of our hearts…we
could not do this without you!
We will not
let this community forget about Jennifer's abduction…there
is a person or persons living in the Orlando area who are
involved and we would ask everyone to keep discussing this
case with everyone you know until we touch that someone who
has the information that will help us find Jennifer…Please
keep in mind that Jennifer probably looks very different -
naturally or by design of her abductor(s) than she did 5
months ago. By keeping this story active, we may prevent
your help! Please click
here for ways you continue your efforts in keeping
Jennifer's story alive…
5, 2006 Family Message
19 weeks have
past since our daughter Jennifer was abducted from
the area in or around her condo in Orlando. The
Orlando Police Department investigation remains very active
with leads coming in daily. We ask everyone to please keep
an eye out for Jennifer and the Person of Interest - if you
have any information that may lead us to Jennifer please
call a Lawyer, Clergy member, the Kesse Family, Crimeline,
OPD or a Bail Bondsman. They will help you get the
information to the proper people.
We will never
be able to repay the kindness and support we have received
from so many individuals and businesses, but special Thanks
are in order to:
David Siegel of Westgate Resorts for posting the $250,000
reward for Jennifer's safe return and for all of the
tremendous support we have received from the first hours
through today and the commitment of the entire organization,
especially co-workers of Jennifer's - you all have been
Orlando Police Department as the lead agency, the residents
and businesses of Central Florida for all of the support you
have given us and for your continued efforts in keeping the
awareness of Jennifer's situation to remain in the public's
Dateline NBC for the segment they did on Jennifer's story…the
entire NBC organization, staff and film crew were
professional, compassionate and sincere in wanting to help
tell Jennifer's story with the goal of finding her - Bob
Gilmartin, Edie Magnus and their crew.
sister, Barbara Nelson for creating and organizing a "PrayerFast"
for Jennifer on May 19, 2006…and the many, many churches
and individuals from around the country who prayed for
Jennifer…and who continue to pray for Jenn and for the
person(s) involved to do the right thing and bring her home…now!
family, friends, volunteers, police, fire, emergency
services and many people we have not yet met who have helped
us during this difficult time.
Everyone who has sent kind and encouraging words through the
Guestbook at www.findjenniferkesse.com
- we draw daily strength and hope from your emails. We would
ask everyone to please continue to display a current poster
of Jennifer on your vehicle window(s) to serve as a moving
REWARD of $15,000 remains in effect CALL Crimeline
1-800-423-8477 with information leading to the whereabouts
of Jennifer and a $10,000 reward for information leading to
the Person of Interest by our family - Call the Family Tip
note from Jennifer Kesse's Parents
Thursday 2/16/06We will be conducting targeted community
outreach efforts this coming weekend at the Florida Mall and
about a dozen other locations - we need your help to keep
our efforts to bring Jennifer home safe.
We have NEW flyers in English, Spanish and Creole and a NEW
picture of Jennifer not smiling, as she would have looked to
you in the hands of the person or persons involved with her
disappearance. PLEASE take a moment to look at her new
picture and think back over the past couple of weeks did you
see her with anyone or in her Black 4 door Chevy Malibu
anytime from late Monday night January 23rd until her car
was found on Thursday January 26th at Huntington on the
Green apartments at Texas Avenue & Americana Boulevard.
A Message to Churches, Homeowners Associations, PTA’s,
Restaurants & Delivery businesses We would very much
like to have your help in getting flyers distributed to your
members or customers. If you would please call 321-239-8397,
we would like to discuss how you can assist our efforts. We
will deliver boxes of flyers to your location. If you are
already helping us THANK YOU! Please call if you need a new
supply of flyers.
Jennifer Kesse's Parents -
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! To
every one of the 1,400 plus volunteers who came
out over the past two weekends - your search
effort allowed us to geographically cover in 4
days what would have taken 5-6 weeks!
Unbelievable. You produced a tremendous number of
leads for the Orlando Police Department to
follow-up on and have given them a huge head start
with their investigation. We are confident this
information will assist law enforcement in safely
returning Jenn home. Your continued support has
been invaluable and we will forever be grateful.
The search for Jennifer will now center on the
investigative activities of the Orlando Police
Department – our family and friends will
continue community outreach efforts to raise
awareness and continue to reach the residents of
Central Florida and beyond.
We will keep you updated on our progress and let
you know when we will need your assistance again.
Someone out there knows something that can help us
bring Jenn home. Take a moment and think about
everyone you know – If you believe someone you
know or suspect someone you know might be
involved, it is critically important that you call
the Crimeline with this information. It may be
nothing or it may be the missing piece of
information that will solve this case – PLEASE
CALL CRIMELINE – NO NAMES, NO CALLER ID, NO
Words just can’t express how we feel by your
support and prayers. THANK YOU!!
All Our Love, Joyce, Drew, Jennifer & Logan
search this weekend will expand along major roads
in the vicinity of where Jenn lived and where her
car was found. We will be looking for clothing, a
wallet, purse/pocketbook, cell phone,
identification and/or keys belonging to Jennifer,
that my be on the side of the road, a sidewalk or
in the grass or wooded area immediately next to
We will be out rain or shine to keep the pressure
on the person or persons that are involved with
our daughter’s disappearance…your efforts last
weekend generated a tremendous number of good
leads and we would greatly appreciate your
assistance this weekend.
If possible put together a group (4-6 or more)
that can work an area together.
Someone out there knows something that can help us
bring Jenn home. Take a moment and think about
everyone you know – If you believe someone you
know or suspect someone you know might be
involved, it is critically important that you call
the Crimeline with this information. It may be
nothing or it may be the missing piece of
information that will solve this case – PLEASE
CALL CRIMELINE – NO NAMES, NO CALLER ID, NO
Please check back as we update information on a
regular basis – your continued support is
critical to bring Jenn home. Words just can’t
express how we feel by your support and prayers.
All Our Love, Joyce, Drew & Logan
are needed this weekend to keep the pressure on
the person or persons that are involved with our
daughter’s disappearance…your efforts last
weekend generated a tremendous number of good
leads for police to follow-up, we are making
progress – GREAT JOB!
you helped us last weekend, we would greatly
appreciate seeing you again (bring some friends,
family or co-workers). If this weekend will be
your first time volunteering please put together a
team (4-6 or more) that can work an area together…you
all energized our family and friends by the
overwhelming outpouring of support and reminded us
that there is far more good in our communities
out there knows something that can help us bring
Jenn home. Take
a moment and think about everyone you know
– If you believe someone you know or suspect
someone you know might be involved, it is
critically important that you call the Crimeline
with this information. It may be nothing or it may
be the missing piece of information that will
solve this case –
PLEASE CALL CRIMELINE – NO NAMES, NO CALLER ID,
check back as we update information on a regular
basis – your continued support is critical to
bring Jenn home.
Words just can’t express how we feel by your
support and prayers. THANK YOU!!
Our Love, Joyce, Drew & Logan
Tuesday - 2/7/06
behalf of our family and friends please accept our
heartfelt thanks to each and every person who came
out this past weekend to assist in the search for
our daughter Jennifer. We will continue our
efforts until Jennifer is safely home.
thanks to every visitor to this website…please
continue to spread the word – we need to get the
widest distribution via email possible. Please
copy and bring to work and put in your car the
flyer of our daughter creating thousands of moving
out there knows something that can help us bring
Jenn home. Take a moment and think about everyone
you know – family, friends, co-workers and
neighbors – someone has changed their behavior,
their routine, is acting different in some way! It
is critically important that you call the
Crimeline with this information – it may be
nothing or it may be the missing piece of
information that will solve this case –
PLEASE CALL CRIMELINE – NO NAMES, NO CALLER ID,
check back as we update information on a regular
basis – your continued support is critical to
bring Jenn home.
Our Love, Joyce & Drew Kesse