The Unsolved Disappearance Of Jennifer Kesse (2006) - Shreya Sachdev
DISCLAIMER: No disrespect is intended towards anyone that I talk about on this blog post. This blog post is for educational purposes and is being posted on this website in order to raise awareness about this case and to truly hope that the grieving families and friends of these victims find closure and finally find out what happened to their loved one(s). I have gathered all this information on the internet, but unfortunately I do not know how accurate or inaccurate it is. If I have made a mistake somewhere, then I apologize. It is not my intention to spread false information.
Jennifer Kesse was born on the 20th of May in 1981 in New Jersey. Seven years later, Jennifer's family decided to move to Colorado with their two children (Jennifer and her younger brother Logan) While Jennifer was at Colorado, she attended high school and went on to study at the University of Central Florida. She graduated from this university in 2003 with a degree from finance. Everyone around her described her as being extremely kind, caring, intelligent, and hard working woman. When Jennifer graduated from university, she was actually offered three jobs all from the same company, Westgate Resorts Vacation Support Center, a timeshare company. In 2003, Jennifer ended up being promoted and in 2006 she bought her own condo.
The area in which Jennifer bought her condo was being developed as there was a lot of construction going on nearby and malls and other buildings were continuously being built in the area. Some workers would actually live in the condos in the area so that they wouldn't have to waste time traveling. Many times, however, these workers would make Jennifer feel very uncomfortable because they would be staring at her, whistling, and catcalling her. Other than this, she had a great life with great relationships with her work, boyfriend, and family.
On the 24th of January, nobody could locate Jennifer. Jennifer had a fixed routine every single day and that routine consisted of calling up her boyfriend, Robert, every single morning to talk to him and check up on him on her way to work. She would usually leave for work around 7:30am, but today she obviously didn't and so Robert ended up calling her at around 8:00am but the call went straight to voicemail. However, he wasn't too concerned because he remembered that Jennifer had told him that she had an important meeting in the morning and so he assumed that she was getting ready for her meeting and would call him back later when she had the time. She also never showed up for work, and her boss named John became a little worried as he knew it was not like Jennifer to not inform him first about being late to work. John ended up calling Jennifer's parents to see if they had heard from Jennifer but her parents told him that they hadn't. Once the phone call ended, Jennifer's parents immediately called Jennifer and found that it went straight to voicemail.
Jennifer's brother ended up going straight to her condo and banging on the door to she if she was inside or if anybody else was inside. However, there was no response on the door. There was also a construction van next to her condo and so Jennifer's brother went over to the construction and van and banged on the window so that they would see him and roll down the window to talk to him, but instead the construction workers completely ignored him and wouldn't roll down their window. Jennifer's brother continued to yell through the window and ask if they had seen a woman nearby, but the workers gave him no response. 15 minutes later, Jennifer's parents arrived at the condo and had a spare key so she let everyone in. When everyone walked in, they saw that there was indeed evidence that Jennifer had gotten ready for work that day as a few of her clothes were out and her car wasn't there. Other than that, there were no signs of forced entry and no broken windows. Thus, it was clear that Jennifer had gotten into her car and driven to work that morning. The parents started to distribute flyers around the area of Jennifer and knocking on doors to see if everyone had seen or heard of her. Soon, the police got investigated and there was a massive search to find Jennifer. Helicopters, sniffer dogs, and boats were all involved in the search. However, police did not find Jennifer. Soon, Jennifer's family decided to put their daughter's name on the media and on radio stations to really get the word out there, which was very helpful because a lead soon did come in. Two days after her disappearance, police got a lead from a complex called Huntington On The Green which was around 1.2 miles away from Jennifer's complex and they said that her car was there.
When police investigated the area, they found that Jennifer's car was indeed parked at this complex. When the looked inside the car, they unfortunately didn't find anything except for a fingerprint. Jennifer's valuable items were not inside the car, but police still did not think that this was a robbery of any kind because there was no signs of forced entry or any broken windows. Whilst police were there, they also noticed that there were a few security cameras pointing towards the car park. When they looked through the footage, they see a man parking his car and staying inside of his car for 32 seconds, until he walks into the store and then never looks back and simply leaves his car there. The security footage, unfortunately, only shows one frame every few seconds and so it is quite difficult to tell who the person in the security footage is. The interesting thing about the footage is that the person looks as if they were wearing full length overalls, a white shirt, and a cap. Some people believe it may look like a construction worker's uniform whilst other people think that it looks like a security officer's uniform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUwhUPGXeUE
1. The firs theory is that Jennifer's ex boyfriend, Matt, abducted Jennifer. There was a lot of talk as to how Matt was still in love with Jennifer and wanted to get back together with her. It was also proven that the night before Jennifer's disappearance, Matt was at a bar named The Blue Martini in which he was completely intoxicated at. The bar was very close to where Jennifer was staying.
2. The second theory is that this had something to do with the construction workers. As mentioned previously, the construction workers were constantly catcalling Jennifer and making inappropriate comments which is why they made her feel extremely uncomfortable. Jennifer, however, had to let the construction workers into her home sometimes since she had some things inside her condo which needed to be fixed so she called workers inside of her home to help her with those things. But overall, she felt very uncomfortable. Whenever they were inside her condo, she would always be on the phone to her boyfriend or her father because that's how uncomfortable she felt. Another thing is that these workers would always be doing their job near Jennifer's condo and so it is possible that as the days went by, they noticed a pattern in Jennifer's day to day routine and began to understands it well enough to be able to devise a plan to abduct or rape Jennifer. Police did investigate these construction workers, but the problem was that many of these workers were undocumented and illegal migrants, and so it was impossible to know if they had actually interviewed all of them or if some had ran away the moment they found out that the police was going to be investigating them.
3. The last theory is that this was somebody from her workplace. Jennifer got along with pretty much everyone, but there were many people that wanted to date her who she turned down. There was this one man who really wanted to date her, but wasn't getting the hint that she didn't want to date anyone from work, no matter how many times she said no the man just wouldn't understand that she wasn't interested in him. A few years later, it was found that Jennifer actually filed a restraining order against this man.
Which theory do I believe?
Personally, I believe that the construction workers had something to do with this. I think by looking at the security footage from the complex in which Jennifer's car was parked, it looks as if the uniform this person is wearing is definitely a construction worker uniform. Typically, construction workers do wear long overalls with those type of caps which is why I strongly believe that the construction workers had something to do with this. I believe that one of the construction workers began to understand Jennifer's daily routine to the point where they hatched the perfect plan to abduct her. Sadly, I don't believe that Jennifer Kesse is alive. I think that the construction worker abducted her, raped her, and then disposed of her body somewhere in a far away construction site which he knew was isolated and one that only he knew about.
Bibliography & Credit: Fiori, Bella, director. WHERE IS JENNIFER KESSE? YouTube, YouTube, 27 Feb. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBxku2_t60o.