Family Update, November 2014
learned anything from life, it’s that sometimes, the
darkest times can bring us to the brightest places. I’ve
learned that the most toxic people can teach us the most
important lessons; that our most painful struggles can grant
us the most necessary growth; and that the most
heartbreaking losses of friendship and love can make room
for the most wonderful people. I’ve learned that no matter
how difficult things seem, there is always hope. And I’ve
learned that no matter how powerless we feel or how horrible
things seem, we can’t give up. We have to keep going. Even
when it’s scary, even when all of our strength seems gone,
we have to keep picking ourselves back up and moving
forward, because whatever we’re battling in the moment, it
will pass, and we will make it through. We’ve made it this
far. We can make it through whatever comes next.”
Family Letter, October 2014
As we approach our nation’s Holiday season, this will be
the 9th year whereby Jennifer will not be with us in person
however she is always with us in our hearts and souls. Since
Jennifer was an adult when she was Taken, the Holidays were
getting even more precious because Jennifer was out on her
own for years and we cherished every time we got to see her
and spend time with her. She had a very full and busy life
going when she went Missing. She was always growing
personally and looking forward to her next adventure in life
with her friends, co-workers or us her family. It is the
time of year that month after month from now until next
February the void of not having Jennifer in our day to day
lives is most felt. Halloween, one of our family’s
favorite occasions was always a blast. Dressing up, having
parties, getting together with all we knew to have fun.
Followed by Thanksgiving when we always got to see Jennifer
for a few days. Then Christmas and New Years which were
always a very happy time of the year for her and our family.
There seems to be a huge whole in these Holidays now. We
still seem to get a little pleasure out of them and the time
we do get to spend with Logan and Katie, they too have very
busy lives now and time together is always great, as well as
with our family and friends too. Then January will come
around and the pain of missing Jennifer is always off the
charts but the month of January is toughest of all for
Sometimes we sit back thinking, with all the Missing people
being found this past year and how the issue of Human
Trafficking is finally getting some attention in our
country, maybe just maybe the stars in our Universe are
lining up to finally let Jennifer be found or something to
let her case move forward. We think sometimes that it has to
be Jennifer’s turn next(quite selfishly), but it just has
not evolved that way thus far. One thing we do know is is
that when one ounce of a real lead comes into law
enforcement, it could end Jennifer’s personal Hell in a
flash. It will only take one brave and strong person to make
the call that helps us find our daughter. It is so hard to
understand at times why no one will speak up about what
happened to Jennifer. We know people know what happened and
to have silence from those who truly have knowledge just
blows our minds. You see we cannot comprehend why after such
a long time if one was to have first hand knowledge about
Jennifer for the good or bad, why they would not let that
information be known? It’s puzzling to us because our
minds don’t think that way. If we had any knowledge to
help any victim, it would be reported. It has to be, we
cannot go on in our country and world looking the other way,
why? Because some day almost everyone is going to be in a
situation of needing serious help for one thing or another
and to sit back knowing you can help and not? That concept
is not within us either.
It’s not too late to help Jennifer. Yes coming up on 9
years Missing is a long time however to us her family and
friends, it was just yesterday. It never leaves you; it
always is in your mind. It affects and affects everything we
do moment to moment. We know we will never be the same
people, Jennifer too and we accept that. We know someone has
done something very bad to our daughter. We can’t change
that, we accept that too but we NEED to bring Jennifer home
so she may finally have peace.
Who will Step up? Who will call Crimeline @1-800-423-8477,
no names, no ID just info and reward money still available,
or call Orlando Police Detectives directly at
1-407-246-3982, Detectives Sprague and Hatcher will take
your call with fruitful information. Additionally if you are
afraid to speak up yet know you MUST, contact a lawyer, the
law has ways of protecting your identity or your clergy,
they too can help you stay anonymous. Don’t do this for us
her family or her friends. Make the call solely for
Jennifer, the act of Abduction happened to her, not us. We
can’t begin to feel the shear Horror she must have felt at
the time of her Abduction. Put yourself in her shoes if you
can, we can’t come close to feeling what she must have, no
way. If you think the act of Abduction is not Terrorism you
are greatly mistaken. Be the Difference and make the call.
We would also like to thank the Orlando Police department
for never giving up on Jennifer. Her case is worked still on
a VERY regular basis because there are always things to
follow up on and yes we still get leads on a regular basis
to this day and they are all followed up on. As we have
stated so many time, it is you Mr. & Mrs. John Q Public
that have the power to end Jennifer’s case. You, the
public, have proven time after time that your eyes and ears
are always open and when you see a wrong it must be
reported. Realize the power you the public has and use that
Finally to all those who visit this site and have followed
Jennifer’s case from the beginning or just yesterday, we
thank you for always thinking, always being aware and always
offering us your support, thoughts and possibilities. We are
humbled by your continued work and effort in trying to find
Jennifer with us. Some day it will pay off.
Letter August 2014
With the summer months coming to an end, seasons changing
and school starting up in just a few days here in Florida,
It seems like it has been an eternity since Jennifer was
Taken from us over 8 1/2 years ago and at the same time it
seems like a blink of an eye. The investigation into
Jennifer’s Abduction and her continued absence since
January 24, 2006 is active and leads continue to come in
that need to be worked. We thank all of you for keeping
awareness very high for Jennifer. To the best of our
knowledge The Orlando Police Department continues in a quiet
yet steady and persistent manner in trying to track Jennifer
or any person(s) who has any knowledge of her Abduction or
whereabouts. We can’t say it is easy to sit by and have
great Hope Jennifer is always a priority at OPD, that
someone somewhere will finally come forward with the
information so desperately needed to find Jennifer and bring
her home. It’s very difficult in reality. The fact is
though, as long as there is proactive action on the part of
Law Enforcement, the Media who has been there every step of
the way for Jennifer and You - the 100’s of thousands of
people around our country and world who have help us keep
Jennifer’s name, face, story and a way to give information
available and easy. We are all doing what we need to do at
this point in time and You have never wavered. From this
website to Facebook, Twitter and the like You, the General
Public, have given so much to Jennifer and us her Family. It
is also You- the General Public who have solved the majority
of heinous crimes against our loved ones and brought home
those who are Missing. It is proven time after time that the
public has the power and is the key to revealing the
knowledge needed to solve crimes. It is our belief that in
the end it will be You – just a regular person out there
which will someday reveal the knowledge we seek to find
Jennifer. It’s there now, we have tried every way we know
to ask anyone to come forward with the information we need
to end Jennifer’s Abduction. It has always been there, we
just have not been able to reach the right person in the
right way to make them feel strong, brave, responsible and
do the right thing – Tell someone what you know! Something
that seems so simple and easy to us yet has turned out to be
incredibly difficult for those that do know what happened to
Jennifer. People are always asking us how we feel. How are
we holding up? How do we go on?….We are here to tell you
we ask ourselves the same questions daily as to how someone
who has the Knowledge feels holding it in? How are they
holding up? How do they go on knowing they could end a
horrific crime in an instant? How do they do it? Isn’t it
So we ask as we have for all
this time, please do not give up on Jennifer. She needs each
and every one of us and more. Her case is solvable everyone
agrees on that. We know it has been a long time, we know you
are sometime weary, so are we, but please continue to do
what you have done in the past. Pass on this website to all
you know, ask them to read about Jennifer’s story and do
the same. Visit and like her Facebook Community and Page,
Twitter her, for her, about her. Together we will meet our
biggest challenge of bringing home Jennifer.
Drew, Joyce, Logan & Katie Kesse
Letter - 5/14/2014
May 20th, 2014 will be Jennifer’s 33rd Birthday! Though
she will not be with us that day, we will celebrate her
birth and life as we do our family members and friends.
Jennifer will always be a very real everyday part of our
lives. She will never be forgotten, not even for a second.
We miss her tremendously and our hearts feel the pain
everyday she eludes being found and brought home. Please
help us celebrate her birthday in a couple of ways. If you
are able, donate blood. It saves lives and this family has
been active donors for over 30 years. Additionally, if you
find it in your heart to help us attain our financial goal
of $25,000 to ensure “The Jennifer Kesse Criminal Justice
Endowed Scholarship” becomes Endowed (awarded forever) at
University of Central Florida graduate school, we would be
most humbled. We are a little more than half way there at
approximately $14,000 to date and have awarded 3
scholarships since its’ 2011 inception. All donation
information is available further down this homepage with
links directly to donation site. NO funds go to the Kesse
family; all funds go to the Scholarship at UCF directly and
are 100% tax deductible. We thank you for your support in
helping to make Florida a more prepared state of Law
Enforcement officials upon graduation.
Even though it has been over 8 years 3 months since Jennifer
was Taken from us, this family as well as her friends and
volunteers show no quit and there will be no quit in any of
us until Jennifer comes home. The time which has passed only
strengthens our resolve to push forward to continue to do
the things needed to keep Jennifer’s case high in
awareness, in the forefront of everyone’s mind and the
need to be on the look out for her or her Abductor(s)
ANYWHERE in our world. The key lays with you the General
Public. You have shown time and time again with Missing
Persons that “YOU” are the answer. That “YOU” find
our missing just as much as Police do if not more and that
“YOU” hold the key to solving most crimes. Be the
Solution! Don’t ever think this cannot happen to you or a
family member. It can and does on a very regular basis which
is why we need to stand together and fight crime in our
communities together. 100,000 missing in America on any
given day should not be tolerated by Americans for 1 day.
The Fox Special, Greta Van Susteren aired last month, Greta
Investigates – The Mysterious disappearance of Jennifer
Kesse, was huge for Jennifer’s Abduction awareness. Tips
came in and Tips continue to come in from many sources.
Please if you know anything or think you know anything make
the call to help Jennifer come home. There is still a $5,000
reward offered through Crimeline of Central Florida,
1-800-423-8477(tips) , no caller ID, No Names, just
information and reward in cash! Or call Orlando Detectives
directly at 407-246-3982 with the information you have. If
you are afraid to speak up contact a lawyer or your clergy,
they will help you pass on the information anonymously. If
this heinous crime can happen to Jennifer, it can happen to
your loved one too! No one should have to endure the act of
Abduction and we as a community and society should not let
this type crime even happen. We need to rise up, police
ourselves and never let crime become the norm in our
neighborhoods. Thank you to all at Fox, Fox News Channel and
Greta Van Susteren for being an advocate for Jennifer
through your Special. The awareness and response generated
for Jennifer was off the charts and we are greatly humbled.
Drew Kesse will be attending a Personal Safety Conference
June 13, 2014 at the Tampa Airport Marriott. The 2 day
conference details can be viewed at www.preventingabuse.com
. Jennifer’s case will be highlighted that day also.
Please join him for the information all families need to
know concerning personal safety and the state of human
trafficking in our state and nation.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNIFER, We love you!!!
Drew, Joyce, Logan & Katie Kesse
We would like to
take the opportunity to thank Greta Van Susteren, her
show,On The Record and the Investigative staff at Fox News
Channel in NYC for the in depth look at Jennifer’s
Abduction 8+ years later which aired 4/19/14. We have great
hope that someone who knows something finally speaks up for
Jennifer and where we may be able to find her at this point
in time. We, her family, watched the Special for the first
time along with America and found the show powerful,
comprehensive, informative, humbling and surreal at times.
Thank you also to Salt and Light Productions out of
Bradenton Florida for their radio show this past weekend
highlighting Jennifer’s case. We appreciate you for the
valuable time you gave to tell her story to your listeners.
The phones did ring at Crimeline and the Orlando Police
department. Let’s hope we get the one call we need to move
forward. If you know ANYTHING large or small make the call
today, be the difference.
We would also like to thank all the people around our
country and world who continue to support Jennifer and our
family in every way possible. We could not do the things we
need to do for Jennifer if you were not there to help. You
have responded every time we have asked for your help. We
know you don’t have to but you do and we are genuinely
humbled by your actions and support and we ask that it
continues until we are able to bring Jennifer home.
The Kesses -
We are pleased
to announce that Fox News Channel, FNC with Host Greta Van
Susteren have produced and will air an hour long Special on
Jennifer's case this Good Friday, April 18th at 7:00pm and
replayed again at 2:00am. The show will also re-air again
Saturday, 4/19 at 9:00pm and again at 1:00am. It is named
"Greta Investigates- The Mysterious Disappearance of
Jennifer Kesse". We ask that you pass on the
information concerning the Special to all you on on any and
all social networks as well as email address books.
Hopefully this special will be able to touch someone's heart
who knows what has happened to our loved one, Jennifer and
speak up. The time to bring Jennifer home is now and we need
your help to do so now.
24th, 2014 -
"Mr. and Mrs. Kesse,
The Orlando Police Department in conjunction with Central
Florida Search and Rescue has just concluded a search of
just over 200 acres of wooded terrain on the west side of
International Drive with certified dog teams.
County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit assisted us by searching
Lake Bryan. Approximately a hundred people, including
volunteers, were utilized in this effort. Unfortunately, the
search did not
produce what we hoped for.
The search for Jennifer and the investigation into her
remains a priority for Detective Hatcher and I, as well as
Police Department. We pray one day we will be able to give
you the answers and justice Jennifer deserves. Thank you for
your continued support.
City of Orlando Police Department
January 2014 – 8
This January 24th marks 8 years since Jennifer was last seen
or heard from. She has seemingly fallen off the face of the
earth through the heinous act of Abduction. We her family,
friends and even strangers miss Jennifer tremendously. The
task of finding Jennifer and bringing her home has only
gotten more challenging at this point in time with the
passing of time, yet that fact will not deter us from
continuing our search and efforts to locate Jennifer. To
date there has been an incredible amount of energy and
resources utilized in the fight to find her yet she still
eludes us in every way. The efforts have also been the same
in trying to identify and locate the Person of Interest
filmed dropping Jennifer’s car off 1/24/2006 at high noon
1 mile down the road from where Jennifer called Home in
Orlando, Fl.. The frustration this has brought not only to
this family but to Law Enforcement can no longer be
measured. They simply don’t make charts that go that high.
On every level for 8 years Jennifer’s case has shown
little results and has stymied some of the best
Investigating agencies available to her. Her case has been
handled by approximately a dozen different investigators as
well as 3 SMART Panels made up of the best of the best who
have solved cases, tough cases, as well as the FBI. Still,
we hold out great HOPE of finding Jennifer for we know that
Someone Knows Something that can end this desperate search
quickly and successfully. Jennifer needs that person(s) to
step up and speak up NOW. We have stated from day one that
we will not rest, we will not stop the awareness for
Jennifer and we will not settle for anything less than
finding her. It is our unconditional love we have for her
that will give us the strength, ability and fortitude to
continue this fight until she is Found. It was love which
created Jennifer and it will be that love that finds her. We
have said it many times the trials and tribulations we go
through truly mean little to nothing compared to what
Jennifer has or had endured for so long. Our feelings,
emotions, and wants mean nothing. It is Jennifer that all
energy, resources and actions should be used on. We are
merely the by-product of her crime.
To the person or persons who took Jennifer or have
information about Jennifer’s abduction we offer you this.
We do not care who took her, why she was taken, where she
has been and what has been done to her. All we care about at
this point in time is EXACTLY WHERE SHE IS so she is
found/recovered and cared for in the proper way in any
manner needed, for the good or bad. We don’t care if
Jennifer’s crime was planned or just a crime of
happenstance. We don’t care if it was a mistake, an
accident or passion or punishment to her for something she
may have done to someone or thing. All those questions don’t
really matter. What matters is she is found and brought
home. There is still a reward of $5,000 for information
leading to Jennifer’s whereabouts. It’s there for the
taking for Information only. We call on any person with
information to make the call to Crimeline,
1-800-423-8477(TIPS), No Names, No ID, just information,
Orlando Police 407-246-2470(or any of their direct #’s),
FBI 1-866-838-1153 or a Lawyer who can protect you, your
identity and still access the reward money. We know you may
be scared. We know you may not think the information you
have is important, just make the call. A burden will be
lifted from your shoulders immediately.
Lastly, to Jennifer. We love you so much and miss you. A
second does not go by that we are not thinking of you and
trying our very best to do the things needed to find you and
bring you home. We are sorry we were not able to protect
you. We are sorry there are people in our world who feel it
is OK to take another person against their will. We are
sorry it has taken so long and will take even longer before
we get to you, but we will. We will not let evil win. We
will not let mountains or oceans get in our way. We will not
let silence of those who know what happened stop us. The
information needed to find you will be uncovered and you
will be with us once again where you belong. That we
Drew, Joyce Logan & Katie Kesse
As we head into our 8th Holiday season without even a clue
as to where Jennifer may be or who may have taken her, we
still remain steadfast and Hopeful that she will be found
and come home to us her family soon. We have great thanks
for all of those who visit this site to stay atop Jennifer’s
case and pass it on in helping with awareness of her
Abduction 1/24/2006 and any leads that may bring us to her
or anyone who may know what happened to her. A $5,000 reward
still remains available for information leading to Jennifer’s
whereabouts. Please call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, no
caller ID, no names, or the Orlando Police department at
1-407-246-3950, just information and reward money. As we
have seen in the not too distant past, those who have been
taken and missing for long periods of time have come home
and it is our Hope that Jennifer too will be found and
brought home, for the good or the bad.
There are simply too many
people to thank for the continued support Jennifer and our
family has received over the past almost 8 years. You know
who you are and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you.
We could not have come this far without your help and
support and we hope that you continue along this journey
with us until we have Jennifer and answers. We know it’s
easy for many to simply stop checking in on Jennifer’s
case, to say oh she is most likely not with us any longer or
she will never be found. We also know that is really not the
case for most of you who have followed this heinous criminal
act upon Jennifer. We feel you there, we NEED you there and
we thank you for being there for Jennifer. You, the general
public, are so important in cases like Jennifer’s. You
have shown to be an integral part in bringing home many and
you will play a major role in finding and bringing others
home too. You are the eyes and ears in our communities,
Police cannot do the job alone, never have been able to. It
is the responsibility of each of us individually to do the
right thing, not look away when bad things happen. To
understand the effects and affects crime has on our
neighborhoods, families and how we go about living our
lives. Will we live in fear or will we stand strong together
and speak up when we see crime. Enabling criminals is a
crime unto itself and our problems will only grow if we do
not take a stand against those who degrade our way of life.
As Don Henley of The Eagles so eloquently stated “It’s a
fine line between the American Dream and the American
Nightmare”. Which one will you choose or be thrust into by
no choice of your own.
As we sit around our
Thanksgiving tables this year and once again gather with
family, friends and strangers please take the time to enjoy
their company, to make memories and to strengthen the bonds
we have with each of them. Hold that time spent together as
precious because you will never get that time back once it
This is also the Giving
time of year. If you wish to help our family in funding The
Jennifer Kesse Criminal Justice Scholarship at The
University of Central Florida Criminal Justice graduate
program, please scroll down this page for all information
and a short video on giving to the fund (all donations are
tax deductible and made directly to the University’s
scholarship fund, not the Kesse family). For those who have
helped us with the scholarship we are most thankful and it
will help in producing better Law Enforcement personnel in
the state of Florida.
In closing we would like
to again reiterate our continued unconditional love for
Jennifer. We will never quit looking for her or anyone who
can shed light as to where she may be. We will not be
intimidated by anyone or thing in our efforts to find and
bring Jennifer home and we will not give into the criminals
who threaten to destruct our family, way of live or our
pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness. As time goes by it
only means that we get closer to the answers we have for so
long been looking for – Our Loved one, Jennifer.
Lastly, we ask which of
you will be Jennifer’s Hero? Who will finally say enough
is enough, Jennifer needs to go home and make the call to
end this all. We know someone knows something. Have no fear
in making that call, the information you unleash will set
you free. It will release the burden you have shouldered
over time and it will enable you too, to live again free of
a guilt. The feeling will be liberating. Remember “The
world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the evil
in it but because of those who choose to do nothing about it”-Author
Unknown. Please be safe during the Holiday season and thank
you for caring.
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 Enforcement’s.
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 loved one.
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 later!
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
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
*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 rewarded.
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
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
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,
-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 personal Hell.
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 never will.
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
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 in.
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
( 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
“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
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
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 area.
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:email@example.com.
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
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 this crime.
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.
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
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.
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
“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# 1-866-838-1153.
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
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
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 –
“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 forefront.
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.
– 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 you home.
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.
Birthday, 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.
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 most.
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.
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
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 promised.
& 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.
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
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 !
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
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 home.
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 will.
& 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
fateful Tuesday, January 24, 2006. HOPE - one of the most
words in the English language. FAITH and BELIEVE are
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
10/6/2002---found on January 12, 2007!!!! More and more
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 a daily
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 wit, 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 who work
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 your help.
"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
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
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
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 ears. Police
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
hope that you all continue to pass on Jennifer’s
information to everyone you know and ask them to pass it on
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 live.
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
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 physically.
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
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
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 improving also.
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
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
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
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 home, FAITH…HOPE…BELIEF….MIRACLES…..
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
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 – NOW!!
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
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
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 looking back.
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
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
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 are.
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 much.
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………………..
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
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.
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 xxxooo Ticia
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.
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 both...Laur
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
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
months 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……
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.
for your continued support and assistance, Joyce, Drew
& Logan Kesse and Rob Allen
24, 2007 Kesse Family Letter
month 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 Interest's
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
Hope and Love…the greatest of these is love, but do
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 home.
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 coworker.
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 forgiveness.
silence, 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
"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
took this survey to see how I was doing in my
relationships with others, you can do the same, where my
name appears insert yours:
1. Bill is
2. Bill is
3. Bill does
4. Bill does
5. Bill is
6. Bill is
7. Bill is
8. Bill is
not easily angered
keeps no records of wrongs
does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth
always hopes, and perseveres
check! 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?
I 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
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.
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
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 story alive!
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
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!
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
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
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
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 a difference!
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
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
This 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
you have not already discussed personal safety, please
take the time to do so.
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 of need.
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
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 world today.
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
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 follows;
Metropolitan University Presents the 2nd annual Children's
Mayor 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!
Children's 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 kits.
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
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 Jennifer!
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 culture.
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
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
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!
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
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.
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 incredible!
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 eye.
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
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 Line 407-722-2162.
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
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
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 HASSLES.
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 the roadway.
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 HASSLES.
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 than bad.
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 HASSLES.
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.
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
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 billboards.
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, NO HASSLES.
check back as we update information on a regular
basis – your continued support is critical to
bring Jenn home.
Our Love, Joyce & Drew Kesse