Jennifer Kesse was best known as the Florida woman who failed to show up at her job as a finance manager at a well-known timeshare company on the morning of January 24, 2006. She was last seen at around 10 p.m. the night before when she spoke by phone with her family and boyfriend from inside her condominium.
Jennifer Kesse Age
Jennifer Kesse was 26 years old at the time of her disappearance.
The Disappearance of Jennifer Kesse
Investigators say they believe Jennifer Kesse was targeted after leaving her home for work on the morning of the 24th. Her car, a black Chevy Malibu, was found abandoned two days later at an apartment complex in a high-crime area about one mile away from her condo.
Jennifer Kesse Surveillance
Authorities uncovered surveillance video showing an unknown person parking Kesse’s car near the pool area of that complex at 12 noon on January 24. The person of interest – believed to be male and dressed in workman’s clothes – has never been identified and no arrests have ever been made in the case.
“This person holds the key to solving the case,” said Michael Torretta, a former federal agent and a private investigator hired by the Kesse family.
Jennifer Kesse Missing
Kesse chatted on the phone with her parents and boyfriend from inside her Orlando home before going missing without a trace, confusing investigators and the young woman’s family who have searched relentlessly for her from Florida to Mexico and Russia.
Jennifer Kesse Photos
After several years, evidence photos obtained by Fox News suggest a violent struggle took place on the front hood of the Kesse’s car, a clue the family hopes will yield new leads in a case that has long been unsolved.
“It looked like someone was thrown down on the top of the hood – arms spread out and then dragged back almost like off the hood to the point where you can almost see fingers scribbling down the hood,” said Kesse’s father, Drew.
“The photos look suspicious and show what appears to be a hand mark going across the hood,” added Mike Torretta, a former federal agent and a private investigator hired by the Kesse family.
Jennifer Kesse Condo
It’s been more than 15 years since 26-year-oldvanished from her Orlando condominium. For the purposes of showing the layout, below are photos of Jennifer’s actual unit from its realtor.com listing years after the event.
Jennifer Kesse Boyfriend
Kesse was last heard from at around 10 p.m. on January 23, 2006. She last spoke by phone with her boyfriend, Rob Allen, who lived in Ft. Lauderdale – three hours away from Orlando where Jennifer lived alone in a condominium at Mosaic at Millenia.
Kesse failed up to show at her job three days later.
Is Missing Jennifer Kesse Found?
Almost 15 years later, the Kesse family and investigators are no closer to finding out what happened to her. During this period, there have been no arrests, no suspects have ever been named and above all, Jennifer has never been found since her disappearance.
Jennifer Kesse Person of Interest
Investigators went so far as to tap NASA to enhance video footage of the person but have even been unable to determine whether that person was even a man or woman. Police could only discern that the person was between 5’3″ and 5’5″.
Journalists who covered the story reported that the obscured footage made this person of interest “the luckiest person of interest ever.”
Jennifer Kesse Update 2021
The parents of Jennifer Kesse say they are “closer than ever” to uncovering answers in the disappearance of their daughter, who vanished 15 years ago from Central Florida, in a case that has long baffled investigators.
“We may have answered this year,” said the woman’s father, Drew Kesse, noting that new information received in recent weeks has prompted him to expand his team of private detectives leading the investigation.
“We’re making a lot of headway and we’re closer than ever to bringing Jennifer home,” he said.