Newly released photos in the Jennifer Kesse disappearance may indicate a struggle took place on her car, and her family is hoping these new clues will bring in leads in her case.
Jennifer Kesse disappeared from her Florida condo on January 23, 2006. She spoke with her boyfriend, Rob Allen, on the phone around 10 pm that night. That’s the last anyone ever heard from her. At the time Allen lived in Fort Lauderdale, three hours away from Orlando where Jennifer lived.
Jennifer was reported missing when she didn’t show up to work the next morning. When her family arrived at her place to look for her around noon they said nothing appeared out of place.
A towel was found near her shower, and her door was locked, suggesting the crime likely occurred after Kesse left her home for work that morning. Jennifer’s purse, cellphone, and briefcase were missing from her condo.
Two days later her Black Chevrolet Malibu was found abandoned at the Huntington on the Green apartment complex, about one mile away from her condo.
Authorities found surveillance footage from the Huntington apartment complex which showed an unknown person parking Jennifer’s car around noon on January 24, but the person has never been identified.
Few clues were found when she disappeared, but her father says these newly released images of her abandoned car indicate she may have been attacked before she went missing.
“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,” Jennifer’s father, Drew Kesse, told Fox News.
After years with no new leads in the case, Jennifer’s family sued the Orlando Police Department in 2018 for access to all the records in her case. They came to an agreement, and her family received 16,000 pages of records over the past 18 months, including the newly released photos of her car. Her family hopes that by sharing these photos publicly someone will come forward with new information.
In addition to the new photos of her car, investigators also uncovered a previously unseen fingerprint belonging to Jennifer, as well as a large boot print near the gas pedal of her car.
Anyone with information regarding Jennifer Kesse’s disappearance is asked to visit the Find Jennifer Kesse Facebook page or contact the Orlando Police Department at (321) 235-5300.