Missing: Jennifer Kesse

In this weeks "Missing" report, FOX 35 is focused on Jennifer Kesse. She went missing January 24, 2006. Loved ones describe her as strong, fun-loving, career-minded and responsible. There was no way she would not show up for work and not call.

Joyce Kesse, Jennifer's mother, says she lives brokenhearted.

"Who knew that that would be the only picture of Jen in a wedding dress," said Joyce as she flips through family photos. " Halloween 1986."

Joyce is convinced her daughter was abducted in broad daylight. She even suggest human trafficking as a motive. It is something that police have not ruled out.

"Jennifer was what was wanted, what was desired, and really what was stolen," said Joyce.

Plenty of people had access to Jennifer's gated complex, Mosaic at Millenia, which is on Conroy Road near Mall at the Millenia in Orlando as it was under construction in 2006. Orlando Police Department Sergeant Dan Brady said detectives spoke with everyone they could find. According to her mother, Jennifer had complained to her family and boyfriend about feeling uncomfortable about her interactions with some of the workers. 

"Going through the list of contractors and subcontractors to prove who was there and who was not has been an obstacle," said Sgt. Brady.

Sgt. Brady said it looks as if she attempted to leave for work the morning she vanished, and two days would pass before detective found her Chevy Malibu a mile from her home abandoned at another complex, Huntington on the Greens.


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Grainy surveillance video shows someone parking Jennifer's car in a visitors spot, even straightening up, then walking away past a metal gate, but that person of interest has yet to be identified.

"It's very disturbing that she just disappeared," said Sgt. Brady.

Jennifer's valuables were still inside the car untouched, and despite countless hours of searching by multiple law enforcement agencies and volunteers, there has been no trace of the 24-year-old.

She had a solid job, a loving family, boyfriend and friends. Plus, she had just purchased the condo where she had lived for two months.

Joyce is convinced the answers to her disappearance lie there, and she is still hopeful someone who lived at the nearby complex where her car was abandoned saw something that could help police. 

"I hope that this Thanksgiving season we get some sort of an answer, and then comes Christmas. Then, January, and the nine year mark., and it's just difficult and painful because we miss Jen," said Joyce.

If you have any information about Jennifer Kesse's whereabouts that could give her family some sort of closure and help authorities close this case, you are urged to call the Crimeline at 1-800-423 TIPS.

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