Somber Anniversary Rolls Around

Sadly the one-year mark has passed and still no leads on Jennifer Kesse.

January 24, 2007 marked the one-year anniversary of the date Orlando resident and timeshare employee, Jennifer Kesse went missing. During this past year, we have used our Timeshare Owners Blog to help get the word out about this heartbreaking event. Once again, we’d like to remind you of the facts in this case, always in the that hope that someone, somewhere will remember a key piece of information that might lead to Jennifer’s safe return.

Jennifer Kesse was 24 years old at the time of her disappearance and presumed kidnapping. She was a graduate of the University of Central Florida and an employee of Central Florida Investments Timeshare Company (Westgate Resorts). After working as usual on Monday, January 23, 2006, Jennifer returned home to her recently purchased condo and spoke by phone that evening with several family members, as well as with her boyfriend, Robert Allen, and other friends. On Tuesday morning when she failed to have her routine morning phone conversation with Allen, a resident of Ft. Lauderdale, he called CFI only to learn that she had not arrived at work. Two days later the Orlando Police found Jennifer’s car at a nearby apartment complex.

Despite exhaustive searches of the area the police have no viable leads at this time. The Kesse family, along with Jennifer’s friends, and co-workers at Westgate, continue their efforts to keep Jennifer’s story alive and to spread the word to as many people as possible. It is believed that the abduction occurred on the morning of January 24, and that someone who was in the area at that time may remember details that will be helpful to the police.

What can you do to help?

Here are some of the suggestions that investigators believe might lead to solving this case:

  1. Visit the website You can download copies of Jennifer’s photo to distribute by email, print your own flyers, or request flyers in English or in Spanish to distribute in your area.
  2. Tape the information with a photo of Jennifer to your car windows, so that everywhere you go, you will be spreading the word.
  3. Send information about Jennifer to everyone on your email list.
  4. Make it a habit to share the information about Jennifer’s disappearance with strangers you may meet during your workday.
  5. And if you know anything—anything at all that might be helpful—contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.