Thursday, June 30, 2011

White Picket Fence Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1 ~ Missing Jessie Foster


My White Picket Fence Newsletter got sidetracked for way too long and I am sorry for the delay. I know I said that before, but since this is not a „regular‟ newsletter, I guess I can get away with it, somewhat! But here I am – back and stronger than ever, ready to go.

December 2009 was our 4th Christmas without Jessie and of course, last year, Christmas 2010 was our 5th.

March 2010 was 4 years since Jessie vanished and this March 29th was 5 long years without knowing anything.

Time just keeps going on. Everyone is getting older, people are having babies and getting married – and sadly, others have passed away. Life never stops, even when you want it to wait, it just goes on and on. And you know that is not really a bad thing.
I would love to have just sat there and waited for Jessie to come home, but that would have been so unfair to my other daughters, Crystal, Katie & Jennee, and to my grandchildren, Maddie, JJ & Ili. I have a missing daughter, but I have other family who is not missing and they need me to be there for them, so I have tried very hard to be here for everyone. I know that Jessie would not have ever wanted to have me forget about her sisters or to stop living because of what has happened to her. Another thing I think about is that I am also living FOR Jessie.

I pray for the day we find Jessie and I pray even harder that she will be found alive – which is what I believe with all my heart. If Jessie is not, she still needs to come home. I believe she would not rest in peace until we have her home with us.

I have gathered enough information so that I know what to do for Jessie when she is found and brought home alive. She will need a chance to go from human trafficking victim to survivor and I know when she has had some time to heal, she will be front and center in the fight against the crime that stole so many years of her life.

I know this crime can be stopped, and it is time for us to do that. It can‟t be done by one or even one hundred organizations and it can‟t be done in one hundred or even one thousand rescues. It will take a long time, but I am here until the end. I have dedicated the rest of my life to bringing awareness to the issue of human trafficking everywhere and to everyone I possibly can, especially where my grandchildren are concerned – I could NEVER live through this ordeal again.


I founded M.A.T.H. on Facebook one day when I was chatting with Lisa Brant, a friend of mine, who is the mother of a human trafficking survivor, Shauna Newell. Newell. We were talking about starting a group and we both had the same name in mind for it. I sent her my little write up I had jotted down a few days earlier (posted below) and I just went for it. I started by putting putting up a M.A.T.H. group and cause on Facebook – and both of them have over 5,000 members. One day – God willing – it will be an actual non-profit organization organization helping human trafficking victims become survivors like Shauna and others like her and to educate educate the world about the crime of human trafficking.

Prior to that day, I had been thinking about a name for an organization that I wanted to start. Human trafficking trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the the world and it has touched me personally . . . as my daughter Jessie Foster is a trafficking victim. Now, keep keep in mind I had and still have no idea how to start an an organization, so I am hoping that with all the connections I have made in the past 5+ years, someone someone will be able to advise me somewhat. If you have a suggestion - please do not hesitate to contact me me with it.

This is what I had come up:
M.A.T.H. (Mothers Against Trafficking Humans) Do the M.A.T.H.! 2.5 million people are trafficked yearly around the world* PLUS a global annual market of about $42.5 billion** EQUALS who is getting rich?
*The United Nations estimates 2.5 million people from 127 different countries are being trafficked around the world annually. **The Council of Europe states there is a global annual market of about $42.5 billion.

So, like I said, I have been very busy bringing awareness about human trafficking to others. I want to do everything in my power to prevent this from happening to others. I want to prevent any other person to be kidnapped and forced into a life of being forced to do horrible things and kept away from their families. I want to prevent other mothers from ever having to live what I have lived through for the past half decade.

I go into high schools; launches of new organizations that have started to combat and education on human trafficking; conferences; fundraisers; benefit concerts and much, much more in my quest to bring attention to Jessie Foster, international endangered missing woman, and Canada‟s most well-known victim of human trafficking and about human trafficking issues.

I was invited to be a guest speaker at the 19th ANNUAL WOMAN’S MEMORIAL MARCH in Vancouver on February 14th. What an honour it was. I was also given the chance to drum during the walk and I have no words to describe how emotional that was. I loved it.

One of the many things that happened at the 4 year mark of Jessie‟s disappearance was Jessie‟s case airing on CTV‟s Canada AM on March 29, 2010. Myself and Diana Trepkov, who is Canada‟s leading forensic artist, were both on the show. Diana did several age enhancement drawings of Jessie and they aired during the segment.

Another human trafficking victim who is now a survivor helping others is Timea Nagy. Timea was brought to Canada from Hungary years ago and forced to work at a strip club. She was rescued and has founded a human trafficking organization called Walk-With-Me. In early March of 2010 Timea contacted me about naming an award she was giving to Officers, Social Workers, members of the Media and other Front Line Workers who are in the fight to combat human trafficking, after Jessie and I. She wanted me to come to Toronto, ON for the ceremony. I was honoured and so proud of how much Jessie has and is continuing to help so many people.

I was at the Walk-With-Me “GLENDENE & JESSIE FOSTER AWARD” ceremony in Toronto on April 15, 2010 – meeting the person whose bill passed into law for a mandatory minimum sentence for those convicted of human trafficking anyone 18 years old or younger, Member of Canadian Parliament, Joy Smith; Assistant Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia and author of INVISIBLE CHAINS: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking, which includes Jessie‟s case, Benjamin Perrin; Chief Armand La Barge, former Chief of the York Regional Police and the President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police; and many, many other influential people who are combating human trafficking and I am right there beside them all, doing everything I can to help. In 2010 Timea wrote a book called Walk-With-Me in which she mentions Jessie‟s human trafficking case. The books mentioned above are written by two of Canada‟s experts on human trafficking and two of Jessie‟s biggest supporters.

Also in April 2010 we did two anti-human trafficking presentations for one of our local high schools – actually, it was my old high school.

And we were at the Comedy Factory in Edmonton. They held their second fundraiser for Jessie. The owner, Bob Angeli even won the raffle draw for the painting by J. Baltzer and donated it back to me.

On May 8, 2010 we went to Kelowna to meet Denise Allan, the mother of Charles Horvath. Charles is from the UK and he went missing in Kelowna, BC Canada in 1989 when he was just 20 years old. For more information, here is a link to his site –

May 27, 2010 was Jessie‟s 26th birthday and it was the 5th birthday since she was missing. You would think it would get easier with time but it doesn‟t. 2011 was Jessie‟s champagne birthday – it was her 27th on the 27th. I have not seen or talked to my daughter since she was 21 years old. Like I said, it really does not get easier with time, but we have learned coping skills to deal with what we are living through, so we can live as happy as we possible can, with Jessie missing.

In June of 2010 we did two more anti-human trafficking presentations at another high school here in Kamloops, From that day I think that teachers all over did a lot of thinking about human trafficking education during the summer break, because we started getting more and more calls and emails to do our presentations in the fall.

June also gave us the honour host the Walk4Justice 2010 walkers at my home. It was so awesome. We had tents all over the yard – and Dominos Pizza here in Kamloops delivered a dozen pizzas to us for supper. And then this year, we had the honour of receiving the W4J 2011 walkers when they arrived here in town. We had lunch here, and then we went to the Kamloopa Indian Arbor for Dominos Pizza supper and to set up their campsite.

But I think that the best thing that happened in June 2010 was the passing of MP Joy Smith’s Bill C-268 into law on June 29th. As I write this – it was one year ago today. This law brought mandatory minimum sentencing for people convicted of human trafficking someone 18 years old or younger. How proud we were that day!!

In July, I was pleased to set it up that MP Joy Smith’s office held a barbeque to welcome the Walk4Justice in Winnipeg. It is amazing how so many of us are connected in so many ways as we fight the war against human trafficking and how we are all there for each other.

There was also a fundraiser for Jessie called the JESSIE FOSTER DINE N DANCE. It was an outdoor concert put on by a childhood friend of Jessie and her older sister, Crystal, Aaron Leman. And again Dominos donated the food. They gave us 45 large pizzas – all assorted toppings. THANK YOU DOMINOS. We honestly DO NOT order pizza from anywhere else.

July 22nd, 1986 my best-friend, Brenda Rose gave birth to her 2nd son, James Robert. I met Brenda in June of 1987 just before James turned 1. We have been friends ever since. Our children celebrated each other’s birthdays and every other holiday together like cousins their entire childhood. Sadly, just after James’ 16th birthday he died. James was struck by a car at the bottom of their driveway, in their small community of 300 people. It was BC Day – Monday, August 5, 2002. So, on July 22, 2010,

Brenda and I drove to a Chilliwack, not far from Vancouver, to attend the Family Retreat that my friend Lillie holds every year for people who have lost a loved one. It is an amazing place – along the Fraser River, in a very quiet area. She is lucky to live there. And I am happy she does, because Lillie has had a lot of bad luck in her life. In 1974 her not yet 10-year-old son Donnie, drowned in a terrible accident. Then in 1975 her 11-year-old daughter Kathryn-Mary, disappeared. That was in September and in November her remains were found and her killer has never been caught. Then in 1983 her 21-year-old son Butch, out of heartache and pain – as Lillie says – as a direct result of Kath’s murder not being solved, committed suicide. He could not get over his little sister’s unsolved murder. More recently Lillie lost her beloved husband and other family members. Lillie is one of the strongest women I know and love.

In August 2010 I got the honour to do a presentation at the Lower Nicola Indian Band Youth Group. This was my first time talking to children not yet in high school. The group was ages 6 to 18 and they were all anxious to learn how to protect themselves from this horrible crime.

October was another good month. I wrote an article that was printed in CrimeWatch Canada Magazine, which made me pretty happy. The article is called Prostitution – the world’s oldest profession . . . and the only profession to allow its workers to be KIDNAPPED &/or KILLED. Some of you may have read it.

Also in October my friend, Brenda Rose and I went down to Vancouver and had the honour of meeting Professor Benjamin Perrin and his wife at his book launch for INVISIBLE CHAINS.

Then near the end of October I was invited to a second book launch for INVISIBLE CHAINS in Edmonton. It was part of a fundraiser for MLAP and I was one of their guests of honour. And it was an honour. And I got to meet Benjamin Perrin a second time. After emails with him as far back as 2007, it was such a pleasure to get to know him in person.

While I was in Edmonton I was contacted by a reporter / cameraman from Albert Primetime at Access TV / CTV to do an interview for a mini-documentary he wanted to do about Jessie’s case. We finished the interview in Calgary the following spring, and it aired shortly after that. The name is DOMESTIC HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

In December I was invited to Vancouver as the guest of honour at the Salvation Army’s HOPE IN THE CITY Lunch. I was the HOPE GIVER. To know that out of many, many people, I was chosen as the one who gives so much hope to others is amazing to me.

2011 has been so busy. People want to hear about Jessie’s case and they want to know about her case. And they wanted to know about human trafficking.

In January several things happened. First the TV show MISSING finally aired Jessie’s case. They originally told me they would back in 2007 but nothing ever happened. Then in December I found an old email from the producer and I messaged him back and told him that Jessie is still missing if they still wanted to do a segment about her. He got right back to me and it aired 2 weeks later.

Then CNN’s sister station, HLN’s NANCY GRACE: FIND 50 PEOPLE IN 50 DAYS aired an interview with me about Jessie’s case. Nancy Grace was another program that I had been trying to get to do a show about Jessie since 2007, so I was pretty happy about that.

Then at the end of the month I went to Toronto for the launch of the ALLIANCE AGAINST MODERN SLAVERY.

They invited me to be a speaker at the Freedom Benefit Concert the first night and the next day I was a guest speaker and on the panel at the Inaugural Conference. I again met up with MP Joy Smith and got the honour of meeting Jamie MacIntosh, the founder of International Justice Mission Canada.

There were many radio interviews happening at this time too, but the one that I found interesting was when I was in Toronto I got a call at my hotel about an interview for a radio station in Vancouver. The funny thing about it is that Toronto and Vancouver are about 4,200 kilometers or 2,600 miles apart and I live about 350 kilometers or 220 miles from Vancouver - yet they found me in Ontario!

In February, another HLN show, ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL did a Skype interview with me about Jessie’s disappearance right from my kitchen.

February was also a busy month for interviews and school presentations. In March I went to Calgary to present to one of the largest high schools in the city. We also finished the interview for the human trafficking mini-documentary for Alberta Primetime at the presentation.

Then in March we reached the 5 year mark of Jessie’s disappearance. That was not an easy time, but one thing that really made it easier to cope with, was that I was in Ottawa, ON – the capitol of Canada – at a national human trafficking conference hosted by the R.C.M.P. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and the Ontario Chiefs of Police Association. There were officers and experts from across the country and around the world at this conference. I was honoured to be there representing C.F.H.T. (Canada Fights Human Trafficking) as the BC / Western Canada Honourary Representative. I met a lot of excellent contacts there and I learned a lot, too. Of that I am very grateful. It also showed me how far we had come in the past 5 years – Jessie’s disappearance has changed many things. She would be very proud of what has been done in her name.

In April I was invited to go to a human trafficking forum in Langley. I drove there with Mark Price from the Kamloops and District Crime Stoppers (he is also one of the people I do some of my presentations with). It was very interesting and I got to meet Jamie MacIntosh from IJM again, who introduced me to Mark Wollenberg the IJM Regional Representative in Western Canada. Mark and I have met on other occasions, giving talks at RAISE THEIR VOICE in Red Deer, AB, also in April and then again at the FREEDOM REIGNS – INNOCENCE IS NOT FOR SALE benefit concert in May.

CFHT held a national fundraiser walk in April called traffickjam. I was the host for the Kamloops walk. Miss Kamloops, Vanessa Espig joined us. It was Vanessa and her friends who held the FREEDOM REIGNS concert. As a matter of fact, I am meeting with Vanessa tomorrow at our local CHAPTERS bookstore. Vanessa has convinced them to let her / us – set up a table with human trafficking awareness books and talk to people about this issue. I am heading up there with Mark Price from Crime Stoppers. Vanessa said the sweetest thing in a radio interview the other day . . . she said I was one of her role models. I hope I can live up to that!

Later in May I went back to Toronto. I was invited to be a keynote speaker at THE 21st CENTURY MOTHERHOOD MOVEMENT: Mothers Speak Out on Why We Need to Change the World and How To Do It book launch and the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MOTHERHOOD, ACTIVISM, ADVOCACY, AGENCY. I was one of the women who were asked to write a chapter for this book. There are over 80 chapters and each one was written by a different author. Go figure, I autographed some books!!

June has been spent getting ready for some upcoming events, such at IGNITING THE ROAD TO JUSTICE tour in August that Miss Canada, Tara Teng is hosting. I am helping with the Kamloops stop. And the FREETHEM GALA fundraiser that CFHT is hosting in September. I am their guest of honour.

I also want to mention that I have been appointed to the Board of Advisors for the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation. Their goal is to bring human trafficking awareness / education into the schools in the USA, and since this is something I have been doing for several years now, I was so proud and happy for this opportunity.

There have been so many things in the past couple of years, I know I have missed putting many of them here and I apologize for that.

When I re-discovered the two pictures below, and I realized that Jessie did look a lot like me I was thrilled. Jessie has always looks so much like her dad her whole like that no one ever told me she looked like me – UNTIL NOW!

I also have to mention that we are all doing well. We really are. We are strong, healthy and living life to the fullest. We do it for Jessie, but we also do it for each other. Crystal is working hard, but she is like the rest of us, and would rather be living back here, with everyone. Katie and her family are all doing well. We spend a lot of time with JJ, since we are his full-time daycare providers . . . and loving it. Jennee and her family are also doing well. Moving back to Kamloops has been very good for them all, especially Maddie and Ili, since they spend more time with family – especially us!

Thank you all for always being there for Jessie and for us. It means a lot to all of us to have such strong support. I know I would not be where I am today without you all.

Please look for and pray for all missing people and support their families in all ways possible, we need it.

With all my heart and all my love, Glendene and family.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

CBC News - British Columbia - Hundreds march in Vancouver in memory of missing women

This is the march I was in Sunday, February 14, 2010. And there were more than 'hundreds' there! There were hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds!

CBC News - British Columbia - Hundreds march in Vancouver in memory of missing women


Monday, October 5, 2009

October 5, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 8 ~ SPECIAL ISSUE


After going through a hard time for a while, I have decided it is past time to get my next newsletter written. So, welcome back friends and supporters of the missing.

This issue of the WHITE PICKET FENCE HUMAN TRAFFICKING NEWSLETTER is going to focus completely on another ‘POSSIBLE’ or should I say ‘LIKELY’ Human Trafficking Victim ALEJANDRO LUNA ALVARADO.

NAME: Alejandro Luna Alvarado
D.O.B.: May 31, 1975
DATE MISSING: May 7-12, 2006
AGE: 30 years at time of disappearance
RESIDENCE: Naucalpan, Mexico
PRIOR: North Carolina
OTHER ID’s: N.C. Driver’s Licence, Mexican Voter Registration Card (Instituto Federal Electores) included Fingerprint!
CASE TYPE: Missing Person = Smuggling – Potential Trafficking
POLICE REPORT: Missing Persons – Filed in Mexico by Father

My dear friend DOTTIE LASTER founder of asked me to include ALEJANDRO’s case in my newsletter and I decided to make this issue exclusively about it – a human trafficking case. Dottie is a human trafficking expert and when she asked me to help bring some attention to this case I was grateful to be given this opportunity. Being that Dottie has been there for me so many times, reading all my messages, thinking about and praying for Jessie I was so happy to be able in any way.

The information that I have on this case is strictly from one message and I have decided it would be more effective to be printed her as I received it. One thing that I know more than some…not more than Dottie, but more than the average citizen – there is more to a human trafficking case than what can be printed in a newsletter – it would take more like a book for most – and one day I will write one. For now, this is Alejandro’s case…


---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: GPI
Date: Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 10:46 AM
Subject: The whole story...
To: LG

My client contacted a woman in M******** who said she was a coyote, and could get his son back across the U.S. His son had already been in North Carolina for a while, a long time ago. This woman suggested his son get a fake ID from her for $3,800. He said no, because it would really get him into trouble, so he took the $2,500 deal instead, which was to get him across to the U.S.

The woman from M******** picked my client’s son up at the bus terminal. Then she did something which wasn’t a part of the deal: She bumped the price up to $3,500 to get him across. My client’s dad said no, that it wasn’t a part of the deal. She then took him to a Coyote in Brownsville without my client’s knowledge or consent, driven to M******** by a man who works with this woman as a driver. Once in Brownsville, my client’s son called his father and said he was in a Ranch called “E.O.” in Brownsville, and that a Coyote from Brownsville was going to take him to Houston in about 2 days.

The Coyote from Brownsville says he left him around the Sarita area, because my client’s son was feeling sick. A guy from North Carolina who is Central American called my client once to say that he has his son’s wallet, because he gave it to him and told him to keep it because he was feeling sick. The Central American knows things that only my client’s son would have known. The Central American called my client twice to come get the wallet in North Carolina. The second time the guy called, he said he was from Mexico, to which my client responded, “why are you lying to me, you don’t have a Mexican accent”. The Central American said that my client’s son fell ill around Raymondville, NOT Sarita.

My client went to confront the Coyote from M********, and she got nervous. Then my client went to confront the boss of the Coyote from Brownsville, and the guy just kept saying his son broke away from the group somewhere in Sarita. The coyote from Brownsville (E******) might have stumbled upon the argument, and then left the place before he got noticed.

My client then contacted the authorities in Mexico, and various witnesses testified against the female coyote and the people who work with her. She was soon released from Federal custody for undisclosed reasons.

(email continues to have contact information/details about people of interest)

My client keeps getting telephone calls where they hang up without saying anything. He got one of those calls for father’s day. My client’s son could be getting the chance to make a call in exchange for not speaking, since he could potentially tell his dad where he is and what he’s being forced to do in Spanish language.

BTW: The Mexican authorities told my client to keep quiet or he would ruin their investigation in Mexico of these Coyotes in M********.
Trafficking in Persons Report: Secretary Clinton (June 16, 2009): "The ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report sheds light on the faces of modern-day slavery and on new facets of this global problem. The human trafficking phenomenon affects virtually every country, including the United States. In acknowledging America’s own struggle with modern-day slavery and slavery-related practices, we offer partnership. We call on every government to join us in working to build consensus and leverage resources to eliminate all forms of human trafficking."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 21, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 7


Welcome back to my White Picket Fence Newsletter ~Missing Jessie Foster. I am very happy with the responsesI have been getting about this little newsletter and since Iwas sending out so much information just randomly, it was nice to get something together that is more organized.

was last seen in November 2005 – the last time her daughter Stephanie Thompson saw her mom was in June 2001. Stephanie and I have become friends on a missing – she will not stop looking for her mom any more than I would stop looking for my daughter, Jessie Foster.

Here is a heartfelt letter written to Catherine from her daughter, Stephanie…Catherine, if you are out there, if you have any way to contact anyone, PLEASE DO. For yoursake and for the sake of your family – you are much loved and missed so badly…Sincerely, Jessie’s mom Glendene.

Dear Mom,

First of all let me tell you that I miss you. More than I think you would ever believe. My days and nights are filled with thoughts of you. Hope, wonder and horror fill my head every hour of every day. Your voice resonates in my mind as if it was just yesterday that I spoke to you. Even after all of these years I would still recognize your voice if you called me. Just once. The impact missing you has had on my life is immeasurable. I find myself in tears or on the verge of tears every single day. Sick to my stomach thinking that someone has harmed you. Anyone who knows me knows you. Even if they have never met you.

I'd like to tell you about the journey I have been on since our last hug and kiss goodbye. When I watched your train leave Eugene that day in June of 2001, I knew in my heart it would be the last time I saw you. I felt so awkward that day and couldn't explain why I felt that. I told myself that I was being over reactive. Turns out my heart knew what my head would not allow me to believe. When you and Dad split up in 2002, it was so hard on me. It was like the rock had been shattered. It killed me. I was in the midst of a nasty custody battle and between jobs. I begged Dad to move up here in December of 2002 because the desert was too hard on him and he had nothing left there. Doug was on his own and Gregary was in prison. When he got here he was diagnosed with Emphysema and required full time care. I had a small child and a full time job, but I did my best.

We had nurses that would come for 3-4 hours a day while I was at work. When I last spoke to you in May of 2003, I am sorry for how I spoke to you. I should have let your truck driver boyfriend bring you up here. Even if it hurt my daddy. I should have given you the chance to show me who this guy is. You know Barstow is a small town and although I hadn't spoken to you since May I knew where you were and that you were ok. I could call home to any of my friends or our family and someone would have seen you recently, walking somewhere or at a friends house. You weren't hard to trackdown. I went to California to deliver Jimmy's pickup to him in Hollywood and we drove out to Newberry to visit. It was a short trip and so we didn't get much visiting in. This was shortly after your birthday in October 2003. We went to breakfast with Danny at Ihop in Barstow and meant to go find you. I had to get to my plane at LAX and I opted out of trying to find you to see you that day. I figured I would just see you when I came back down for another visit. I have regretted that decision every day of my life.

I got a call from Doug the week before Christmas 2003 and he saidthat he had spoken to a friend of yours and that you hadn't beenheard from in about 3 weeks. We all thought that was weird sinceyou were such a communicator. I told him lets give it a week andsee if you surface. Mom, you didn't. I called the Barstow Policeand they went to do a well check on you at the Topper Motel onMain Street where you were said to have been living with yourboyfriend Steve. When he reported that he hadn't seen or heardfrom you, they allowed me to file a missing persons report. Whenno progress was made I hired a private detective. He made contactwith Steve and he revealed that you had been working as aprostitute at local truck stops.

He said that he left for work one morning and when he returned you left a note telling him you were going to work and you would be home later. You left all of your belongings except you had your red 49ers jacket. The PI continued to work on the case but became road blocked because you know as well as I do… No one out there talks when they have an audible threat in their heads. Dad got worse and Trace becamemobile. My life quickly turned chaotic and I assumed that the Barstow PD would be working diligently on the case. I had such a diluted sense of how things really happen in missing persons cases. I took too much time off from looking for you.

We did a Candlelight vigil for you at the park in Newberry Springs in 2004 while Dad was still healthy enough to go down there. Your family didn't come but a lot of the people who you have touched in their lives showed up. Still only rumors would pop up here and there when someone would find a body in the desert. People would call me and swear it was you. I became very well acquainted with the Coroners Department and started watching their press releases on an every day basis. You know me, I can't just sit and wait for info if I know Ican find it first. In 2005 a friend of Greg's said that they saw you in Baker. He said that you were ok and you were taking care of an old man. When I tried to contact the friend he wouldn't answer me. So I called and emailed every person in Baker that I could find. 98% of those people confirmed it was you, but that you go by a different name. I gathered Trace up on Memorial day weekend and we drove all day and all night, met with Danny and we went to the trailer park where you supposedly lived. A man was caretaking the woman's dogs since she was in the hospital. He agreed to allow Danny and I to go inside to confirm your identity. Everything in that house screamed that it was you. I found a love letter to the man that lived their and figured the guy brainwashed you. I made my way to the bedroom and there I found pictures of this woman and her family over the years. She was not you. It wassuch a punch in the gut awful feeling.

I couldn't be gone from Dad too long so I picked up Greg andtook him to Oregon with me. a week later Doug called me totell me Grandma's house was burning down and he could hearher scream but couldn't find her. Mom, she died that night onJune, 09, 2005. You should have seen her memorial. It wasbeautiful. It was the first time in my whole life that all of herchildren and grand children had been gathered in the sameroom. Everyone was there except you.

We all believed that if you were in hiding somewhere that you would come out for your own mother's memorial. When you hadn't, that’s when my hope plummeted. I created a MySpace page for you in hopes that if someone saw it they would bring you back to me. A woman got in contact with me and told me that you were a resident in a mental health facility in West Virginia. She reeled me in and then quickly became defensive and quiet. She didn't want me to contact you. She refused to tell me at what hospital you supposedly were. I soon found out she was a stalker that plagued my best friend and her family because a member of her family is famous. I was so angry and upset that I shut down again. I couldn't believe someone could be so cruel and exploit someone's heart like that. But she did.

In September of 2006 your husband succumbed to his disease and passed away peacefully in his bed in the living room of my apartment. He still loved you to the end mom. You know the song "He stopped loving her today" by George Jones? I can't hear that song without tearing up. No matter what you ever did his love was true and deep and strong. He lost a long and hard fight with Emphysema. He had a slew of other health issues but the worst of it was that. He lived a good life here. He supported me in my search for you. Each step of the way. He helped as much as he could when it came to raising Trace.

Mom, you should see your Grandson. He is beautiful and loving and so much like me you would have to laugh. He misses his Grandpa terribly. He is smart and funny and he helps me search for you. My best friend Moe made him a T-shirt with your picture on it and he wears that more than his favorite Pokémon shirt.

In December of 2007 I received a call from Aunt Lori and she told me that Sarah had overheard at a baby shower in Newberry Springs. Sarah recounted the conversation to me. You know Sarah would have no reason to make up stories let alone know anything about what happens out there. She was told that someone had beheaded you and threw your body in a mine shaft in the mountains in Newberry Springs. They then said that her head had been taken around the residents inNewberry warning people of what happens to snitches. When I heard this my head started spinning and my stomach did a flip flop. I recalled a story about a woman who had went missing from Newberry Springs. I followed the story but since I didn't know her and no one until then had mentioned anything about you being back out in Newberry I never thought of connecting the two. That night I got a hold of Gloria Denton. The mother of the missing woman April Beth Pitzer. The next night we talked in length but could not put any pieces together to connect the two cases. Mom, I just found out this year that you and April were in fact friends and met at a mutual friends house in Yermo. She went missing shortly after you did. In June of 2004. Since then I have joined Gloria and went out on a search with her in April of 2008 in Newberry Springs and the surrounding area. Weuj turned up nothing on either one of you. Your boyfriend at the time has fallen off the face of the planet. More recently I have learned he was arrested so I am working on getting a hold of him. On Mother's day this year wejoined forces again and conducted a two day search in honor of April and you. This was the first official search done for you. What a great feeling it was but bittersweet at the same time. We received no clues. The day before the search we took Trace up to Calico Ghost town and he wore his shirt. Your friend Delia approached us and told us that she heard that you had been involved in a drug deal gone bad and forced into prostitution. She said that when you resisted you were killed and dismembered to thwart identification processes. Man, the news is never good.

Most recently Project Jason out of Nebraska featured you in a trucking job magazine and that sparked many leads. As of today all leads have turned out to not be you.

If you are out there mom, please contact me. Just so that Iknow you are alive. I live in Springfield, Oregon. Just on theoutskirts of town down by the river. Greg is back in Prison and Doug is still in Newberry Springs. We need to know that you are alive.

When dad passed away he left social security and veterans benefits that only you can collect. My home is not big but we will make room for you. You are very loved and very missed. I am not ready to be an orphan yet and Trace needs his grandma like I needed mine.

Love always,

Your Daughter Stephanie
The first time I read this, I cried my eyes outand when I read it again, it had the exact same effect on me. No matter if it is your mom or dad, daughter or son, sister or brother it is the same – YOU JUST WANT THEM BACK. How simple it sounds – how hard it is to live without them.

Stephanie – we will never stop looking for your mom. There are people worldwide who are praying for her – I know this because you and I have our dear-hearts on many of the same sites and there are supporters on each and everyone of them from all over the world.

Here is a list of websites from google. I know you don't have tons of room so if you list them in order that would be wonderful. Kelly Jolkowski has been a Godsend to me =) –Stephanie.

• Last seen in Barstow, CA on November 26, 2003
• Date of Birth: 10/01/1959
• Age (at time of disappearance): 44
• Height: 5"
• Weight: 110 lbs
• Race: White
• Gender: Female
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Blue
How sad it is to each and every one of us as we slowly grasp the reality of the scope of the missing. As we all lived in our own worlds ‘before’, we had no idea that in the USA every year there are somewhere in the numbers of 800,000 people reported missing – in North America that number gets higher and worldwide there has to be over a million people who are reported or who are known to be missing – OVER A MILLION. What in the heck is going on here? Are people so disposable that we do not know this is a reality unless or until someone you know goes missing; or some you know, knows someone who is missing?

I have been told by so many people that they never realized how many missing people there were until they heard about Jessie’s disappearance - so I believe that this is the same thing that other families with a missing loved one are told. So, now that we are in the ‘after’ – the before is before your life is ruined and you go through more turmoil and pain than ever before – more than someone could ever imagine – which is what I actually say a lot. When people tell me that they can’t imagine what I am going through, as a mother with a missing child all I can say to them is neither can I. And that is so true. If I was to try to imagine what it is really like to live day in and day out with a missing child, I would go absolutely nuts.I mean it. So I do not imagine it – I just live it. I have bad days and I have good days; I have and I have happy days. But Jessie is never far from my mind.

The after, is learning to cope with what you have to live with – and so you do. You do things that not only help you get through this, but you do whatever you can to help whoever you can get through ‘theirs’. We stick together, us people with a missing loved one…whether it is my daughter, Stephanie’s mother or whoever it is that has had to learn to live, learn to RELIVE life with that HUGE GAPING HOLE, like the one my daughter Jessie left when she disappeared.

2009 is the Year4theMissing

These are cities that people have called Detective Bledsoe with sightings of my mom. If you know of anyone who lives inthese towns or around the area, please forward my plea and ask them to pass my mom's flier out.

Meband, North Carolina / McAllen, Texas / LaSalle, Illinois /Mt. Vernon, Illinois / Tonopah, Arizona / King City, Missouri /York, Nebraska / Edinburg, Texas / Tallulah, Louisiana /Birmingham, Alabama

As most of you know, I have been told my mom was murdered and cut up out in the desert in California. I would really like to prove that wrong and have my mom know she is loved and missed. Please help me do this.

Thank you all in advance =) Stephanie Thompson
Some very exciting things have happened in the past fewweeks & I wanted to take some time here to mention them.

The human trafficking forum that I have attended here in Kamloops has asked me if I would speak at one of their forums and perhaps introduce a special guest they are looking forwardto having; Victor Malarek, investigative reporter for Canadian TV W-Five & author of several books, including two on the subject of human trafficking; The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade and The Johns: Sex For Sale and the Men Who Buy It.
Mark Price from the Kamloops Crime Stoppers office has attended the same forums and at the end of the last one he told me that ‘he had a deal for me’ and asked me if I would be interested in going to high schools to talk to the students about human trafficking. I was honoured.
Dottie Laster – from (I am only mentioning two organizations,but Dottie is involved in much, much more)S.T.R.I.K.E. Force Training ~ and Laster Consulting ~ - humantrafficking training & consulting; was in California last week tobegin filming a series on the subject of human trafficking. Shecalled me from the studio & did a phone interview with me touse in this series. I again, was honoured to be the one theythought of and was happy to do what I could for someone whohas done so much to help me in my search for Jessie.
I got the following email the other day, giving me another reason that I am very proud to be doing what I do on behalf of my international endangered missing daughter, JESSIE FOSTER, possible victim of a human ring.

SUBJECT: Human Trafficking in Alberta-CANADA

Hello Ms. Grant,

I would like to start this email by expressing our solidarity with your struggle to find Jessie.

I coordinate a Coalition called ACT Alberta, the Action Coalition on human Trafficking. We are a provincial coalition of NGOs, government agencies and individuals who are dedicated to identifying and eradicating human trafficking in our province. We have committees doing work on human trafficking in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Fort McMurray and Lac la Biche.

Jessie’s name and story – and your dedicated efforts to find her – often inspire our work. Your persistence and dedication are models for other families in this situation and your strength is reflected in our dedication to this issue as well.

We will be launching our new website soon and would like to include a section to raise awareness of Jessie’s story. I am requesting permission to include her story and a link to I am hoping that one of you will be able to get in touch with me by email or phone at 780 421 0175 to discuss this request.

I hope it provides some small comfort to know of the many, many people in Alberta, in ACT Alberta and beyond, that support your endeavours to keep Jessie’s name on people’s minds.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

With kindest regards,

Andrea Burkhart

Coordinator, ACT Alberta-CANADA Action Coalition on Human Trafficking

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 7, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 6


My White Picket Fence Newsletter got sidetracked for way too long and I am sorry for the delay. After my long and drawn out battle with Telus (as per last issue), then having to get through Jessie’s 25th birthday – Mother’s Day had just passed – I just could not get back things the way I needed to. But here I am – back and stronger than ever, ready to go.

JULY 7, 2006 – ROXANNE PALTAUF disappeared without a trace . . .
Just like Jessie, April Beth Pitzer (from an earlier issue) and so many – too many others, she has never been seen again. Roxanne’s mom, Elizabeth Harris and I have been online friends and mothers with way too much in common for quite a while, so long now that I just realized I do not really remember when we actually ‘met’. But I know this, for a mother going through this, with younger children still at home, she still has time to be there for me and I am sure for many others. She, as I, find comfort in each other. We know that, sadly, we are not the only ones going through this, and it helps to support and get support from others with a missing loved on. How she carries on for her other children amazes me – and I don’t think I have ever told her just how much. For me, I have been so grateful that my kids were all pretty much grown when Jessie disappeared. Both Crystal and Katie were living on their own and Jennee was 16 and a mother by 17, almost 18, so she too was almost on her own. But for Liz, to still be there for her younger children I have to say, you are a wonderful mother, never stopping your search for Roxanne for a minute and still raising your family. You know I love you.

There are many articles on Roxanne’s disappearance, here is the latest one, a well written and very detailed – please everyone, go there and read this story: - you can also read more on America’s Most Wanted (another show that also aired Jessie’s case and many other missing person’s cases): for Roxanne’s and for Jessie’s, go here: - there are also many other missing person’s cases posted on America’s Most Wanted, and they have an active forum you can join.

More links to information on Roxanne’s case:
CRIME LIBRARY (with several more links):

MAY 1, 2001 – SARAH KINSLOW another missing daughter . . .

Sarah has been missing since May 1, 2001 from Greenville, Texas.

At the time of her disappearance, Sarah was 14 years old. Her date of birth is June 14, 1986.

Sarah is a white female, 5'4", and 105 pounds. She has wavy blonde hair and blue eyes.

She has two (2) front teeth that overlap, two (2) chicken pox scars on her left cheek, and a mole on the right side of her neck.

She could possibly have an outline of the letter "I" tattooed on the inside of her ankle. She tends to have acne, and she has six (6) piercings ~ four (4) in her left ear (2 lobe and 2 cartilage) and two (2) in her right lobe.

She was wearing baggy blue jeans, blue & gray athletic shoes, teal pullover jacket with hood.

She had on a Minnie Mouse watch with a pink face and black band and a silver necklace with the word "ROCK" on a pendent.

View Sarah’s Blog, written by her Mom ~ Looking for Sarah Kinslow ~


Sarah has been featured on Montel Williams!

Please take a moment and sign Sarah’s guestbook…

Sarah’s mother, Louise Kinslow and I, like April Beth Pitzer’s mom Gloria Denton and Roxanne Paltauf’s mom Liz Harris, are friends. We are bonded forever, no matter the outcome. There are so many others who are my friends and supports and who I also support – like I said earlier – we have to stick together.

We email each other fairly often, keeping in touch on these terrible anniversaries (for lack of a better word).

Links to articles & stories on Sarah’s disappearance:


As you probably have noticed, our missing daughters posted here today and Jessie, we have been in touch with many of the same missing person’s sites and organizations – there are many, many more, but time and space limits what I can include in each newsletter. But over time, I will sure try to list as many as possible.

Please look for, pray for all missing people and support their families in all ways possible, we need it. Thank you.


On June 23, 2009 I wrote the following letter to Criminal Profiler, Pat Brown, who I have seen on the Nancy Grace Show, and other shows on HLN (formerly Headline News). I asked her for her professional help and she told me to send her the information on Jessie’s disappearance. This is what I sent to her . . .

Pat, thank you so much for your time. My daughter JESSICA EDITH LOUISE FOSTER originally met Donald Vaz in Calgary, Alberta Canada when she was just out of high school. Her boyfriend at the time, Jon was a Hip-Hop DJ and she would go with him when he did his ‘gigs’. Jon is the person who told us this about Donald.

When I was having a bit of trouble with my youngest daughter in early 2005, Jessie, who was living in Calgary, packed up her apartment and put everything into storage and came home to Kamloops, British Columbia to ‘help me get Jennee back on track’. Which we did, within a very short time. While Jessie was here, she was working 2 jobs – she was a waitress at a Boston Pizza and also worked at Rivershore Golf Course.

Shortly after she was home, Jessie started getting phone calls from Donald – he wanted her to go on a trip with him, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to visit his mother. We found out later his mother lives in Canada. I was leery about this offer, as any mother would…and I asked Jessie if he wanted ‘something’ in return. She assured me he did not. Jessie went on the trip, came back with lots of fun pictures and great stories.

Then a couple of weeks later Donald Vaz called again and asked Jessie to go on another ‘trip’ with him. This time to Manhattan, New York and Atlantic City, New Jersey. I really questioned his motives this time – saying flat out that a man would not take a beautiful woman on 2 ‘all expenses paid’ trips and not want or expect something in return. She told me that Donald was not like that and she was going to be okay. I was not totally convinced, but I took that to mean I was being a mom and that there would be no answer that would convince me she would be fine. So she went.

Jessie called me, her dad and one of her sisters from the lobby of the hotel they stayed at in Manhattan telling us all almost the same story, with a little more told to her sister than to me and a little more to her dad than her sister. This is what the story was: DONALD LOST HIS MONEY GAMBLING AT A CASINO AND WANTED JESSIE TO PROSTITUTE HERSELF TO GET THEM ENOUGH MONEY TO GO HOME. We do not know the exact extent to this, but ultimately she told us that everything was ok and she would be home the next day.

But that never happened. The next day Jessie called me to say that instead of flying home directly – her first plan was that she would fly from New York to Ontario, Canada and then west back to Kamloops. She was now flying to Las Vegas, Nevada then north to Kamloops, BC. This was May 13, 2005. She called when she got there and said she was going to stay until her 21st birthday, May 27, only 2 weeks away. I was not happy with this at all, but she was not a child…she was my child, but she was an adult.

The only thing I told her, that I demanded actually – was I needed a contact number from SOMEONE in Las Vegas, because, sadly, I said to her, ‘if something happened to you, if you went missing, who would I call?’ – obviously never expecting that 10 months later she would go missing.

She gave me the number to her friend, Yvonne Hubrechtsen. I have no idea where she met her or how she knew her, but she gave me her number and told me her nickname was Angel.

Jessie called someone every day – if not me, it was one of her sisters or her dad & stepmom or one of her many friends. She phoned, text-messaged, emailed and left voice-messages when no one answered. EVERYDAY someone heard from Jessie. After finding out all we know, I realize that several things were done – Jessie’s constant contact with us was so we knew something was wrong when she stopped it – and it worked. We knew within the first day and for sure the second day we never got a hold of Jessie when we called and she never returned our calls. We never knew what was happening to her in Las Vegas, but she did.

It turned out that Yvonne’s boyfriend, Richard Wolcott was also a pimp and had a friend named Peter Todd, also a pimp and they ‘introduced’ Jessie to Peter. Before we knew it, Jessie was in love with him and had moved into his ½ million dollar home at 1009 Cornerstone Place, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031 (after looking it up, this address was originally owned by Sierra 2598, Inc – Sierra is the prostitute name of Peter Todd’s estranged wife, Trish Van Arsdale – then the property was sold to Trish and then Peter’s name was put it – after than, Trish’s name came off it and Peter Todd, a non-American citizen with no ‘legal’ source of income [this was a quote from the Timothy Bedwell, spokesman for the North Las Vegas Police Department] – so ultimately, Peter Todd owns a house without having a job).

What we never knew and found out after hiring a private investigator, was that Jessie had been beaten so badly she had to be hospitalized (know this about Jessie – she never once got into trouble as a child or teenager, she never smoked cigarettes, pot or did drugs, she never came home drunk or had friends who got into trouble with their parents or the police – when anything happened to Jessie, she cried and ran to me, her mommy…for example, when she was 15, she had a seizure brought on by the heat of a tanning booth she was in, and woke up to her head banging up and down on the top and bottom of the booth…obviously it scared the crap out of her…she came home, and when she came in the door I looked at her and said ‘Jessie what it wrong’, she ran to me, sat on my knee and told me, crying her eyes out it scared her so much [FYI: we had her tested prior to that time, and did not have epilepsy or ever had another seizure again…that was the 3rd in about 8 years].

Jessie is a family girl and is very, very close to me and her sisters [Crystal-27 in December; Jessie was 25 in May; Katie will be 23 in December & mother of my grandson Jacobus almost 6 months old; and Jennee was 19 in February, mother of my granddaughter Maddison almost 1 ½ years old and she is pregnant, due in December].

Jessie is also a VERY popular girl and has LOTS of friends – from kindergarten to grade 11, she went to school with the same kids, we have lived in this house since June 27, 1987 – my kids all went to my old elementary and high school and we live 1 ½ blocks from the house I grew up in, my mother passed away in on March 22, 1998 and my dad still lives in today. One month into grade 11, Jessie very badly wanted to go live with her dad & stepmom in Calgary.

Her reason was that several of her friends she hung around with graduated and were not in school with her that year, plus the fact that she had never as a child lived with her dad (we separated when Jessie was 1 ½ months old and Crystal was 1 ½ years old – we have always had a good relationship and parented the girls together, from different cities, and provinces), and she told me this – ‘Mom, if I do not like it in Calgary, I can come home and graduate with the kids I went to school with forever, but if I like it, I will stay there and graduate with my new friends’. She made a good point about growing up and would never live with her dad while in school if she did not do it then. Both Dwight & Tracy and Jim & I agree and she moved.

There was a very traumatic thing that happened the day she moved. Jessie’s bestfriend, Shauna Heys and 2 other girls drove to a city about 4 hours away early the day before – Jessie actually would have gone, if she was not getting on the Greyhound Bus at 7:00am the next morning. I had just got back from dropping her off and my phone rang…it was very early and I was surprised. It was one of Jessie’s friend’s parents asking me if Jessie was home. I said no, she was on the bus moving to Calgary to live with her dad…she asked me ‘if I was sure’. I said of course, I just dropped her off myself. She told me there was a terrible accident at 4am and one of the girls who went with Shauna was in very serious condition in the hospital. It turned out to be Sabrina…a beautiful 16-year-old girl who was an actress who just got a job with a new Canadian series that was to begin taping…she died. It was terrible. If Jessie had of gone, she would have been sitting ‘shotgun’ in Shauna’s car – it was her permanent spot – it was where Sabrina was sitting when the accident happened.

I called Jessie’s sister and dad in Calgary and when they picked her up, they told her about Sabrina and their dad drove them both straight to the airport and they were back in Kamloops that evening. Jessie and Crystal went back to Calgary after the funeral. I never got to talk to Jessie face-to-face right after this – Sabrina was a very good friend of hers, and over the phone and by the next time she came home for a visit, time had passed. I really do not know way deep down how badly this affected her – and I know it affected her.

We did talk a lot, but not her crying in my arms, like a mom does for her girl. I feel terrible about this.

Jessie got hit by a car in Calgary on her way to school one day. She was crossing on a walk sign and a car turned right on a red light, striking her and causing damage to her leg. Jessie never played in sports again and that was hard for her. When Jessie turned 19 she got a large insurance settlement from this accident. When Jessie went to the USA she still had over $10,000 in the bank – she as planning on going to college with it. Some people told me she was ‘attracted to the money of Vegas’, implying she ‘chose’ to go there and ‘chose’ to work at a escort agency, even though the owner of this service told me that ‘Jessie did not belong there’ and she tried to convince her to ‘go home, little girl’, as this woman told me personally.

Wow, I have gone on and on, and the fact is, I do not even know what you need from me…sorry.

But I will also add this – Donald Vaz, mentioned earlier, and his brother have a history of arrests and convictions (mostly for the brother) for forcing young girls into prostitution, and beating a woman who was a prostitute…there are several newspaper articles on these cases. And Yvonne Hubrechtsen, also mentioned earlier, was arrested and the charges dropped for ‘transporting a minor across a state line for sexual purposes’ – AKA: human trafficking…IN MY OPINION.

Richard Wolcott and Peter Todd are both known pimps, as it Donald Vaz. Yvonne Hubrechtsen and Trish VanArsdale are both convicted prostitutes. Trish VanArsdale also threatened my daughter several times…this was told to me by Jessie, Peter Todd and Peter’s twin brother, who works for an elementary school, James Todd…that Jessie was scared of Trish and if she was home alone (James lived with Jessie and Peter), she NEVER answered the door for fear Trish was on the other side. ALSO, I have talked to someone who saw Jessie after Trish cut her hand with a knife and Jessie was bleeding and freaking out about her boyfriend’s crazy jealous ex-wife cutting her.

Jessie talked to her sister Crystal on March 28, 2006, making plans for them to meet here in Kamloops so they could drive together in Jessie’s car, still parked in my backyard since Jessie went to the USA; to Calgary for their stepsister’s wedding reception in April. They were to talk the next day and we have never heard from Jessie again, EVER. Shortly after Jessie’s got a letter from her insurance company in Calgary, which I opened – there was proof of insurance for 1 month for her car while she was to be home. She paid around $200 for it with her credit card. So, obviously she was planning on being here.

Do you need more??? Thank you so much, Glendene.

REWARD: $50,000 to the person who helps us find Jessie
ABC NIGHTLINE: Hunting Humans on the Highways:

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 15, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 5

PICTURE ON PAGE 2: JESSIE FOSTER and PETE ROSE ~ Las Vegas (circa 2005)
INTRODUCTION: First of all I just want to let everyone know that I got my email address back. It was a long, hard battle – after all, like I mentioned, the battle was me against the corporate giant, TELUS COMMUNICATIONS, the main phone company in Canada.

And this all happened just in time. After being on the phone for over 2 hours Friday and today, they enabled my email again and just in time to message everyone about the latest thing happening in Jessie’s case.
My daughter JESSIE FOSTER is an international endangered missing woman and suspected to be a victim of a human trafficking ring and perhaps was killed by a truck driver serial killer.

North Las Vegas, NV USA police file #: 06-9384
RCMP Serious Crimes Division - Kamloops, BC Canada police file #: 2006-9538
National Crime Identification #: M-53564235

America's Most Wanted’s link to my daughter's case, November 15, 2008 – and ACB Nightline: Hunting Humans on the Highways, May 14, 2009 – both suggest that Jessie is just the unfound victim of the same fate that became Lindsay Marie Harris, Jodi Marie Brewer & Misty Marie Saens.

Now there is another report of a dismembered body found in Glenwood Springs, Colorado – according to Fox News, June 15, 2009, (who also reported on Jessie’s case in connection to the trucker driver / highway / serial killer scenario) –,2933,526244,00.html.

This report bothers me more than some of the others for a couple of reasons…first of all, simply because it is another dismembered body and according to the AMW and Nightline reports, Jessie’s is a possible victim as the other three women sadly are but has just not been found yet.

Also, this is a young woman, as Jessie is, and there is extensive dental work – which Jessie has had. It is also noted that there are several tattoos; which as far as we know, Jessie never even had one, but that is not to say she never got one at sometime.

My daughter was also thought to possibly be one of the 11 victims found in the west mesa outside of Albuquerque, NM ~ and also one time they thought she was the Kilgore Jane Doe, found burnt to death in 2008 ~ - is the article on the case and here is an article on Jessie and this case ~

There is much more on my daughter's case available online. Jessie is the most known unknown missing person, worldwide on the Internet. I have not stopped for over 3 years in the search for my daughter JESSICA EDITH LOUISE FOSTER.

I have sent this to the police in North Las Vegas, NV USA and here in Kamloops, BC Canada. Please start praying that this is not my girl. Glendene Grant.
REWARD: $50,000 to the person who helps us find Jessie




IF ANYONE WANTS TO ADD THEIR MISSING LOVED ONE (or VICTIM OF ANY UNSOLVED CRIME) TO MY WHITE PICKET FENCE NEWSLETTER, please email me and I would be honoured to put their story in an upcoming issue. I would love to include others in my newsletter. The post can be written by you or me, just let me know!! Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. We will find Jessie.
Thank you everyone, Jessie’s mom Glendene Grant.

BORN (Calgary, AB): May 27, 1984


TAKEN to LAS VEGAS: May 13, 2005

CASE NUMBER: 06-9384
PHONE: 702-633-1779
CASE NUMBER: 2006-9538
PHONE: 250-828-3293
PHONE: 702-828-3445
or PHONE: 702-385-5555
Frank Mahoney ~ FOUNDER ~ frank@NCMLO.ORG

Monday, June 8, 2009

June 8, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 4

PICTURE ON PAGE 2: ‘FINDING HER WAY’ by award-winning Kamloops stained-glass artist, ROSANNA McDONNELL. This stained-glass masterpiece was designed, created & donated to us for a raffle prize. Another example of the awesome support we get from so many people. Thank you Rose - Canvas of Glass -


My poor little newsletter is not going the way I had planned and it saddens me. When Telus disabled my ability to send emails since last month, it has kept me from my contact with others that I have on a constant basis.

I send out a lot of emails, and now I have been wasting so much time trying to figure out what to do about it. I tried to set up my email addresses and simply use my at the Telus Webmail page, as it is usually ok to do even when your email client, in my case, Outlook Express, is not able to send out on the Telus mail SMTP server, but for some reason the webmail addressbook will not take my entries and trying to copy and paste my list did not work, it came back with an email error message, but I did not know what one was wrong. Then I tried setting up my addressbook in my address, but it would not work with the import function to put my list in without individually entering them one-at-a-time – who knows, I may go back and do that. Then I set up everything in Windows Live and just use my address, but it limited me to the amount of messages per day, and that simply did not give me enough to send to my whole list.

So, for my newsletter for last week, it got emailed to a very small part of my list and posted on some of my sites. The reason I say some of them, is because I wasted so much time on the email thing, that everything else got neglected.

That saddens me on many levels – not being able to do a missing person in my last newsletter, which is the point of this newsletter is the worst thing, and then falling behind in my emails, posts and everything else makes it all worse. After all, this is my job now.

Searching for Jessie and helping others as much as possible when they have a missing person in their lives is all I can do. Some people are just finding out their child, parent, sibling or friends is missing and others want to know how I manage to keep Jessie’s case in the public’s eye for over 3 years and if there is a way to answer them or help them, I will. Finding Jessie is what I want to do, but you all know that my second desire is to help others on the way – and to continue after we find her.

So, on page 2, I will be putting links to some organizations and sites that will help families with a missing loved one needing to know what to do when this happens in their lives. God knows I pray that you will never need to use it – AMEN. Glendene.

I wanted to include this Domino’s Pizza Gift Certificate for our Fundraiser Dinner for Jessica Foster ~ June 17, 2006 (wow, almost 3 years ago to the day) so you can see how much support we have received from our local businesses (who donate raffle ticket gifts, food and services – we even had someone donate a porta-potty for the dinner guests – which came in pretty handy that over 100 people did not have to use my house bathroom) and citizens (who come to the dinners and buy the raffle & 50/50 tickets we sell).

So here I am again, writing a newsletter without being able to get anyone to either give me permission to include their missing loved on in my newsletter, since I have not been able to message as I usually do, like I did with APRIL PITZER and VALOR HOWELL, in the 2nd issue – April’s mom emailed me right back after my 1st issue and said she definitely wanted April’s story in here and Valor’s dad’s family are friends of mine here in Kamloops, and I got permission from them.

So here is Issue 4 without any specific missing person’s story being told, but please, if you want someone included, simply email me, and it will be done. You can either write it yourself including police info & websites, etc, or I can take information from other sites to include. I want to get as many people in my newsletter as possible – this will be one small way I can try to pay-it-forward, as so many others have when they helped me when Jessie went missing.

This list is a SMALL list of organizations that are there specifically to help families & friends with a missing loved one. There are simply too many to post and I am very sorry for all those who have helped me since Jessie has been missing who is not listed here, but I will be posting links often. The ones posted below have many excellent links on them, which is one of the reasons I have posted these ones today. The way I got them though was very easy, instead of searching every single one of my emails, my huge Jessie folder and computer for them, taking forever, all I did was, I went to or and put “missing persons organizations” in the search bar.

* The National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA) ~ ~ Link with Jessie’s info ~
* National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) ~
* NamUs ~ ~ Link with Jessie’s info ~
* The Laci Peterson website (which has many useful links to other sites) ~
* Project Jason ~ ~ Link with Jessie’s info ~
* The Charley Project (which also has many useful links) ~
* Missing Pieces Radio Show ~ ~ Links to Jessie’s 2 shows, Episode 22: I Have a Missing Daughter & Episode 79: The Search for Answers Continue
* The Nevada Center for Missing Loved Ones ~
* Missing Persons and Others Who Need Our Help (with helpful links) ~

My name is Rosanna McDonnell; I learned the skill of stained glass here in Kamloops several years ago. I chose working with art glass as a form of artistic expression for many reasons; the wonderful textures, the broad spectrum of colors and an array of illumination in different light. A finished piece of stained glass art is essentially two pieces, as they show diverse radiance during the daylight and at night. The best part of working with glass for me would be holding the finished piece up to the natural light for the first time.

The piece that you are viewing is called Finding Her Way” brilliantly framed with a chocolate pear wood. It is a panel I created and donated to Glendene Grant, a long time resident of Kamloops.

Glendene is a mother who is desperately searching for her daughter Jessie Foster. Jessie has gone missing from Las Vegas area more than a year ago.
This stained glass piece can be won in the Jessie Foster Fundraising Raffle. Tickets are only $25.00 for 1 or 5 for $100.00 the value is over $1,500.00 dollars. The value of a human being is priceless.

All money from ticket sales will be applied to the reward & the search for Jessie Foster.

Draw Date September 2, 2007

(NOTE: this work of art was raffled off and the winner was a very good friend of ours, Dennis Blais, then on Dec 24, 2007 he came to my house with a gift for me. When I opened it up, there was “Finding Her Way” – so far so good, as you can tell, this Jessie in stained glass already found her way home).

Thank you to Rosanna McDonnell, Dennis Blais and all our supporters who bought tickets on this raffle. Glendene.