Three Months Gone and Jennifer Kesse is Still Not Home

The search for Jennifer Kesse, a Westgate timeshare employee, continues despite little evidence and few clues.

The search for Jennifer Kesse, a Westgate timeshare employee and Orlando resident, continues despite little in the way of evidence or clues to assist in her recovery. Jennifer has been missing since January 24, 2006, when it is believed she left home en route to work and has not been seen or heard from since.

Law enforcement officials, friends, co-workers, and hundreds and hundreds of people who have never met Jennifer or her family, have assisted in the search for the missing 24-year-old. At a press conference on April 24, 2006, the Kesse family announced that a new reward is being issued for information leading to Jennifer’s return. David Siegel, President and CEO of Westgate Resorts, is now offering $250,000 to anyone who comes forward within the next thirty days with information that results in Jennifer’s safe return.

As an additional motivator for anyone with knowledge of her whereabouts or the events surrounding her disappearance, the family maintains a cell phone number for anonymous tips. They hope that a number not linked to a police hotline will encourage someone to come forward with what they know. Anyone with information about Jennifer is urged to contact CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS, or use the family’s dedicated cell phone number 407-722-2162. Information can also be mailed anonymously to: Jennifer Kesse Tips, 5389 S. Kirkman Road, Box 103-125, Orlando, FL 32819. The family wants everyone to know that they are not interested in prosecuting anyone; they just want Jennifer home again.

Here are some suggestions that will help you spread the word:

  • Add a link to the bottom of all the emails you send, encouraging people to be on the lookout for Jennifer and directing people to to learn more.
  • Post flyers about her disappearance anywhere you can—the search for Jennifer is not limited to Orlando. If you can’t post a stack of flyers, attach at least one to your car.
  • Spread the word. One person helping in the search says she regularly pays her bills by phone and makes it a point to tell each person with whom she speaks about Jennifer and urge them to share the word at their workplace.