Monday, October 5, 2009

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



INTRODUCTION

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
NATIONALITY: Mexican
RESIDENCE: Naucalpan, Mexico
PRIOR: North Carolina
PASSPORT: Unknown
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 www.LasterConsulting.com 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…

THE EMAIL SENT TO DOTTIE

---------- 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********.
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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." http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2009/index.htm

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 21, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 7







INTRODUCTION

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.

MISSING MOTHER: CATHERINE MARIE LIQUE
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
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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.
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LINKS TO INFORMATION ON CATHERINE’S DISAPPEARANCE:

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.

TO STEPHANIE, I WOULD MAKE ROOM IF I DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH. LOVE GLENDENE.
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• 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

http://projectjason.org/forums/index.php?topic=5983.0 http://www.projectjason.org/18wheel/18WheelAngel_CatherineLique.pdf http://www.myspace.com/catherinelique https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/1847
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/l/lique_catherine.html http://www.scapa-lv.org/whats_hot/missing.htm http://www.411gina.org/california.htm#lique
http://dojapp.doj.ca.gov/missing/detail.asp?FCN=4370336000101
http://www.themonitor.com/articles/woman-27481-california-edinburg.html
http://www.blogcatalog.com/topic/catherine+lique/
http://mothersarevanishing.blogspot.com/2009/05/mother-daughter-of-missing-women-to.html
http://peace4missing.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cue-center-for-missing-persons-1
http://www.nampn.org/cases/lique_catherine.html
http://helpfindallison.com/Catherine%20Marie%20Lique%20Poster%20-with%20Press%20release.pdf
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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
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UPDATE INFO ON CATHERINE LIQUE’S CASE

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
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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.
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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.
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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 ~ http://www.strikeforcetraining.org-a.googlepages.com/home and Laster Consulting ~ http://sites.google.com/site/lasterglobalconsulting/ - 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.
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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 http://www.jessiefoster.ca 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







INTRODUCTION


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: http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid:803290 - 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): http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=42400 for Roxanne’s and for Jessie’s, go here: http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=60803 - 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:
NATIONAL CENTER for MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN POSTER (http://missingkids.com): http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewPoster&caseNum=1090616&orgPrefix=NCMA&searchLang=en_US
YOU TUBE ~ KVUE TV NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-enWmmJOQQ
DAUGHTERS THAT ARE MISSING: http://daughtersthataremissing.blogspot.com/2009/01/roxanne-paltauf.html
PEACE4theMISSING: http://peace4missing.ning.com/group/missingyoungadults/forum/topics/roxanne-paltauf
PROJECT JASON: http://www.projectjason.org/forums/index.php?topic=691.0
TOPIX: http://www.topix.com/member/profile/roxannepaltauf
MY SPACE: http://www.myspace.com/rubibubi
SCARED MONKEYS: http://missingexploited.com/2007/02/03/17-year-old-roxanne-paltauf-missing-since-july-7-2006-in-austin-tx/
CRIME LIBRARY (with several more links): http://boards.crimelibrary.com/archive/index.php/f-376.html
SOMEONE IS MISSING: http://someoneismissing.com/texas/roxanne-paltauf.htm
WEBSLEUTHS: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-45805.html
MISSING PERSON FORUM: http://missingpersonforum.com/index.php/board,167.0.html

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

TAKEN FROM: http://www.sarahkinslow.faithweb.com/
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 ~ http://lookingforsarahkinslow.blogspot.com

EVERY MISSING PERSON, IS SOMEONE’S CHILD! HELP US FIND OURS!

Sarah has been featured on Montel Williams!

Please take a moment and sign Sarah’s guestbook… http://pub25.bravenet.com/guestbook/2097204562/

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:

PROJECT JASON: http://voice4themissing.blogspot.com/2006/04/4606-pmp-contradictions-not-answers.html
MY SPACE: http://www.myspace.com/helpfindsarahkinslow
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY: http://investigation.discovery.com/blogs/criminal-report/missing-person/sarah_kinslow.html
ASK ME: http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/missing-persons/missing-child-sarah-kinslow-20885.html
POLLY KLAAS ORG – POSTER: http://www.pollyklaas.org/missing/kids/pdf/pdf2/Kinslowfly.pdf
LAURA RECOVERY CENTER for MISSING CHILDREN – POSTER : http://www.lrcf.net/missing/SarahKinslow/SarahKinslow.html
MISSING PERSON FORUM: http://missingpersonforum.com/index.php/board,120.0.html
WEBSLEUTHS: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16974

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.


MY LETTER TO CRIMINAL PROFILER, PAT BROWN

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
WEBSITE: http://jessiefoster.ca
FORUM: http://findjessie.com
BLOG: http://jessiefoster.blogspot.com
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/MissingJessie
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=60803
ABC NIGHTLINE: Hunting Humans on the Highways: http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7582591

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 15, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 5



PICTURE ON PAGE 2: JESSIE FOSTER and PETE ROSE ~ Las Vegas (circa 2005)
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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 – http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=60803 and ACB Nightline: Hunting Humans on the Highways, May 14, 2009 – http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7582591 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) – http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,526244,00.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 ~ http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/crime_krqe_albuquerque_canadian_mom_searching_for_daughter_in_west_mesa_200903082056 and also one time they thought she was the Kilgore Jane Doe, found burnt to death in 2008 ~ http://www.tylerpaper.com/article/20080318/NEWS01/803180327 - is the article on the case and here is an article on Jessie and this case ~ http://www2.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=722cb4c3-bd75-4bbe-9b0f-a393cd22ef18.

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.
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REWARD: $50,000 to the person who helps us find Jessie

FORUM: http://findjessie.com

WEBSITE: http://jessiefoster.ca

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/MissingJessie

BLOG: http://jessiefoster.blogspot.com
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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.
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JESSICA EDITH LOUISE FOSTER

BORN (Calgary, AB): May 27, 1984

GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL: June 1, 2002

TAKEN to LAS VEGAS: May 13, 2005

INTERNATIONAL ENDANGERED MISSING PERSON SINCE: March 29, 2006
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POLICE AGENCIES ON JESSIE'S CASE:
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV USA ~ NLVPD: Det. Dave Molnar
CASE NUMBER: 06-9384
PHONE: 702-633-1779
KAMLOOPS, BC CANADA ~ RCMP: Cst. Darin Rappel
CASE NUMBER: 2006-9538
PHONE: 250-828-3293
LAS VEGAS CRIME STOPPERS ~ Det. Mike Hope
PHONE: 702-828-3445
or PHONE: 702-385-5555
NATIONAL CRIME IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ~
NCIC#:
M-535642358
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NEVADA CENTER FOR MISSING LOVED ONES (NCMLO):
Frank Mahoney ~ FOUNDER ~ frank@NCMLO.ORG
WEBSITE: http://www.ncmlo.org/

Monday, June 8, 2009

June 8, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 4

PICTURE ON PAGE 1: DOMINO’S PIZZA GAVE US 30 OF THESE COUPONS FOR ONE OF OUR FUNDRAISERS
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 - www.canvasofglass.com



INTRO:

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 glendene@telus.net 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 jessiesmom@jessiefoster.ca 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 maggiemaebc@hotmail.com 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 http://google.ca or http://www.google.com and put “missing persons organizations” in the search bar.

* The National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA) ~ http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/index.php ~ Link with Jessie’s info ~ http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200705092S
* National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) ~ http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US
* NamUs ~ http://www.namus.gov/ ~ Link with Jessie’s info ~ https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/177
* The Laci Peterson website (which has many useful links to other sites) ~ http://www.lacipeterson.com/missinglinks.html
* Project Jason ~ http://www.projectjason.org/ ~ Link with Jessie’s info ~ http://www.projectjason.org/faces/main.php?g2_page=2
* The Charley Project (which also has many useful links) ~ http://www.charleyproject.org/lynx/orgs.html
* Missing Pieces Radio Show ~ http://missingpiecesshow.homestead.com/MissingPiecesHome.html ~ 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 ~ http://www.ncmlo.org/
* Missing Persons and Others Who Need Our Help (with helpful links) ~ http://www.squidoo.com/missingpersons
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BELOW IS TAKEN FROM ROSANNA'S SITE ~ Canvas of Glass

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.

Monday, June 1, 2009

June 1, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 3





INTRO:

This letter may be confusing, because I started it the one day when I sent my message to Telus and finished it the next day with my letter to everyone else. At the end of this letter is some communication I have had with the Telus Abuse Team throughout March, April and May of this year.

No one has to tell me that I send out a lot of emails – I also post on 2 Facebook accounts – one for MissingJessie Foster and one for Glendene Grant, MySpace, NowPublic, 3 blogs [Jessie blog, news article blog, newsletter blog], our own forum FindJessie and many other missing persons blogs & forums that I am a part of. I also spend a lot of time getting Jessie’s story in the media.

But I was still shocked when after several months of Telus ‘whitelising’ my IP Address every 48 hours (this was their suggestion), so I can send out my emails to our family, friends, supporters, investigators (police, private eyes, bounty hunters), media, many different missing persons networking sites that is helping us with Jessie’s search – to everyone; they shut off my outgoing emails to my account. I have all the emails sent by then telling me it is done (see the latest email as an example below), wishing us luck and prayers in our search for Jessie.

Then I get a call yesterday from Abraham-ID#: 826001 from the Telus Abuse Team (the same group of people who have been in constant communication with me about this issue) telling me that I am spamming (now let me clear up one thing that was explained me to months ago when I got a call from Telus Abuse several months ago telling me that I have not been reported as a spammer by anyone, but the Telus system is recognizing my account as sending out enough emails that they thought it may be from spamming. After talking to me, they knew that was not what I doing – they realized I was simply trying to find my child) I was surprised, not just because of the arrangement I had with them, but because I am not spamming. I have asked over and over that is someone does not want to receive emails, all they have to do is ask to be removed – you can believe I have been asked and I have removed many addresses – for many different reasons (there is just too much stuff to read; they are using a blackberry or other handheld email device and they don’t want all the emails on it – they emails are pretty depressing, no doubt, they are about missing persons, kidnapping, murder and human trafficking, even though it is the same thing that movies and television shows are all about these days – there have been many reasons, but the fact is, they do not need a reason. All they have to do is ask. However, some people are simply put BIG FAT BABIES (sorry, that was rude of me). Rather than ask or even DELETE the emails, or here is a good one: BLOCK MY ADDRESS. They all work, but no – there are people out there who would waste more of their time emailing my Internet/Email provider and complain about a mother searching for her child. Some people really do not have much of a life, if they have time for that. I mean, I get dozens of spam a day – YES, A DAY, all through Telus email – no, they do not stop the emails about making some guys p**** bigger, or pills to ‘get it up’ or to ‘keep it up’ (sorry folks, had to say it, as that is what real spam is about and I get tons of it a day and Telus does nothing to stop it – even reporting it as spam, they want us to do the investigating on the emails – simply forwarding it gets you a message back that they need THE HEADERS, THE ‘THIS’ AND THE ‘THAT’, making it so people just DO NOT BOTHER).

But yet, here I am, one day off – today – and I have spent the entire day in tears, trying to see what I can do about fighting the giant corporation TELUS COMMUNICATIONS – like it was not enough for me to be up against the likes of Facebook disabling so many accounts only there to help find the missing.

So, seriously, if someone has a better idea of what I should be doing for over 3 years since Jessie went missing PLEASE TELL ME, because if I am not doing that, I am going crazy. I am crying – I am a mess. I need to keep going, I need to know that on a daily basis, even hourly and more – that someone, anyone, even if it is me, is working on Jessie’s case. So, if it was your child that disappeared off the face of the earth, never to be heard from again for over 3 years, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

So, obviously, from my tenacity and my non-stop work on Jessie’s case, I have not just managed to anger Facebook enough to cancel 13 accounts (now, with the Facebook issue, I simply go get a new email address, and sign up for a new account and start over…and over…and over…and over. What else is there to do? There are so many people on Facebook, there are so many groups for the missing – some even started by myself that I find I always go back and get another about started), but now that I have got Telus, a HUGE Canadian communications corporation in Canada mad at me I do not know where to turn, BUT TO MY FRIEND ALL OVER, ESPECIALLY IN THE MEDIA – HELP US STAND UP TO TELUS – TELL THEM THAT THERE ARE SITUATIONS THAT DIFFER FROM THE REST AND THEY NEED TO BE PREPARED TO MEET WITH THEIR CUSTOMERS ON A LEVEL THAT IS UNDERSTANDING OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.

Telus is mad enough to stop me from emailing anyone from my own email address, glendene@telus.net. I use this email address a lot. I also have my jessiesmom@jessiefoster.ca email address, which I will be using more often now, because there is no chance for this account to EVER be shut down, at least not before we find Jessie – this address is attached to our www.jessiefoster.ca website and it is sponsored by our good friend and my hubby Jim’s boss, Doug Wells – Comtec Electrical with special thanks to Patricia Cornborough for all the work and long hours she puts into it.
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The following is just a small amount of the media attention that Jessie’s case has received since she went missing, there is much, much more available online – the first one (Geraldo at Large) airing less than a month after she disappeared.

TELEVISION SHOWS: Geraldo at Large ~ Apr. 24/06; Maury Povich (at the 3:46 mark of the Geraldo video) ~ Oct. 11/06; Montel Williams ~ May 24/07; Montel Williams ~ July 8/08; America’s Most Wanted ~ Nov. 15/08; upcoming E! Entertainment documentary ~ Aug. 26/09; W-Five ~ not filmed but in the works since May 27/09 (they called me, out of the blue, on Jessie’s 25th birthday about doing a story on her case and ‘helping us find her’).

NEWS VIDEOS: CTVJessie Foster, 2 Years Missing ~ Mar. 29/08; CTVSearch renewed for B.C. woman missing in Vegas ~ Nov. 1/08; CTVThe Ground Search for Jessie Foster ~ Nov. 5/08; KRQE (Albuquerque, New Mexico – 13 bodies found in mesa) – Mom thinks mesa bones may be her child ~ Mar. 11/09; ABC NightlineHunting Humans on the Highway (at the -1:07 mark) ~ May 15/09.

OTHER VIDEOS: May 15/09; this is from a local Kamloops woman who called me and offered support when Jessie first went missing – she even made this video for us – for Jessie (there has been over 21,000 hits to that video). There are many other videos that have been made my other people supporting our search for Jessie; especially by CJaye, the Video Lady who makes videos for missing persons worldwide. Links to just a few of the videos about Jessie’s case ~ missing persons ~ human trafficking: Jessie Foster; Jessie Foster – Missing from North Las Vegas - $50,000 Reward; Jessie Foster Missing for 3 Years; Jessie Foster, Missing for 3 Years.

GOOGLE SEARCH FOR JESSIE STUFF: videos (Results 1 - 10 of about 36 for “Jessie Foster”), pictures (Results 1 - 20 of about 3,150 for “Jessie Foster) and articles, etc (Results 1 - 10 of about 11,800 for “Jessie Foster”).

MAGAZINES: National Enquirer ~ Aug/08; Oracle 20/20 ~ Sept/08; CrimeWatch Canada ~ Oct/09; TruckJobSeekers.com18 Wheel Angels Awareness Program: Campaign 142 ~ May 2009.

BOOKS: MISSING! The Disappeared, Lost or Abducted in Canada by Lisa Wojna ~ Aug/07; Profiles of Hope, a recipe book with stories of the missing included from the Kristen Foundation ~ to be released.

NEWSPAPERS / RADIO SHOWS & NEWS BROADCASTS / TELEVISION NEWS & SPECIALS: Missing Pieces radio show (two times – Episode 22: I Have a Missing Daughter & Episode 79: The Search for Answers Continue); Mike on Crime (many times); Scared Monkeys (several times – Oct. 15/07 with LaDonna Meredith; Nov. 18/08 with me; and Mar.5/09 with me); CFUN Radio [on the Nik & Val show and the Nik & Marke show]-Vancouver, BC (several times); CJOB Radio-Edmonton, AB. There are actually just too many to mention (sorry to those not mentioned, I do appreciate you all), but you will see most of them in my News Article blog, my FindJessie & Peace4Missing forum, and on my NowPublic site – I want to get this info to as many people as I can, to the world if possible.

This is the letter I sent to Telus – and YES, the mother of a missing child will beg – I will beg for help and not feel bad about it at all. (Now remember – PLEASE EVERYONE, if you do NOT want to get my emails, I DO NOT MIND. But please, ask to be removed, if you don't how will I know. I do not know if I have been reported as a spammer, or if Telus computers see me as one, regardless, I know I send out lots of emails, but I feel I have to, in order to keep Jessie's case active and people still looking.)

Please, please, please, I need your help or someone's help. This needs to be forwarded or given to someone of authority with Telus, NOT TO THE ABUSE TEAM, but to their supervisor, or at least the supervisor of one Abraham-ID#: 826001. This is important AND URGENT. If this email goes to Abraham-ID#: 826001, then I expect you to forward it to your supervisor so I can get the proper follow-up on my complaint against you and my request for help from Telus in this terrible situation our family....MY DAUGHTER, is in.

Abraham-ID#: 826001, from your Telus Abuse Team in Edmonton just called me with the RUDEST attitude. He refused to allow me to talk to his supervisor, as he said he was the supervisor, but everyone has a supervisor or a boss above them unless they own the company, and he told me, RUDELY, that he doesn't care what my reason for my emailing (even told me flat out that my missing daughter is NOT AN ISSUE - WHAT? - I need his supervisor's contact email or toll free number, since I have no long distance on my phone, as we are teetering on bankruptcy, since every penny we earn goes to investigators, our reward and the investigation - 10's of 1000's of dollars), because, simply put...I AM A SPAMMER. I have over and over asked anyone who does not want to receive my emails to please ask and they are removed immediately from my addressbook, and sometimes people do. Abraham-ID#: 826001, would not tell me, as others have, whether it is a personal complaint or if the Telus system is seeing lots of emails from me.

MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN MISSING OVER 3 YEARS, IF MY INTERNET PROVIDER LIMITS ME ON EMAILS, THEN PLEASE, TRY TO HELP ME, NOT THREATEN TO CANCEL MY EMAIL ADDRESS THAT IS KNOWN TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN REGARDS TO MY INTERNATIONAL, ENDANGERED MISSING DAUGHTER, JESSIE FOSTER (WHO IS LIKELY THE VICTIM OF A HUMAN TRAFFICKING RING).

In the past, the Abuse Team asked me to email them every 48 hours with my IP address (and I do) so I can be whitelisted and be able to send my emails to our family, friends and supporters worldwide (as a human trafficking victim, we do not know where in the world Jessie is, so we have people all over the world helping us in our search - sadly, everyone at Telus has been excellent and totally understanding of this tragic and most different situation (they have never had a customer with a missing child or my request to email to my large address book - thank God for them and for your other customers).

I am shaking so badly, he has upset me so much? Seriously, with what I deal with on a daily, hourly and more, basis, why did he feel the need to put me through this? Also, when I asked for the contact phone number to telus abuse, Abraham-ID#: 826001, said it so fast, I could not write it down, when I asked him to repeat it, he did it again and when I asked a third time...this time I was upset even more for his terrible customer service / attitude towards me, that I raised my voice so he hung up on me - I am sorry for raising my voice - even though it was not by much, but he was totally out of line in his attitude and words to me. Even my daughter that was here with me was trying to take the phone from me to find out what his problem was, but he hung up the phone in my ear before she could.

You have it, but still, my phone number is: 250-374-6137. Glendene Grant.

REWARD: $50,000 to the person who helps us find Jessie
WEBSITE: http://jessiefoster.ca/
FORUM: http://findjessie.com/
BLOG: http://jessiefoster.blogspot.com/

SO FAR, NEITHER MY LETTER NOR MY PHONE MESSAGES HAVE BEEN RESPONDED TO BY ANYONE IN TELUS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATIONCONTACT USTELUS CORPORATE OFFICE: 604-697-8044
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Link to my Jessie Foster blog with all the correspondence between the Telus Abuse Team and my self for about 9 weeks ~ they seemed to really care and be interested in helping us in any way possible ~ until that abruptly ended on May 29th.
http://jessiefoster.blogspot.com/2009/05/2009-05-29-missing-woman-jessie-fosters.html

Monday, May 25, 2009

May 25, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 2





INTRO:

My first order of business is to let everyone know what an excellent response we had to our first ever White Picket Fence Newsletter-MISSING JESSIE FOSTER. I started of flying by the seat of my pants (by the way, what the heck does that really mean??) but since I have a lot to say, it was not that hard to do. (Funny story-I was wondering how I was supposed to number my newsletter with the volume and the issue numbers, so I Googled it. This is the answer and I was so happy to find out: Typically publications use volume to indicate the number of the year of the publication's life. That is, the first year of publication is Volume 1; next year is Volume 2, and so on. Within volume numbers, the issue dictates its sequence. So, now I know how to number my newsletter.)

My second order of business is to let you all know about Jessie’s 25th birthday celebration DATE: Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 ~ TIME: 12:05am – 12:55pm ~ LOCATION: In your home ~ your heart ~ your favorite networking site on the Internet ~ where ever you are!! As much as I want to have a big party for Jessie's 25th birthday, I really do not feel much like 'partying' a much as celebrating Jessie's life with prayers and candles ~ that is, unless, of course, someone can bring Jessie home for her birthday, then we will have the biggest party you have ever seen or heard of. Last year we had a huge, beautiful celebration for Jessie's 24th birthday, there were dozens of people here and we had a big balloon release for her. Plus we had a bbq and cake - it was awesome. This year will be quieter, but there will be dozens, if not hundreds - heck, shoot for it - let's get THOUSANDS to attend in their hearts. Jessie's mom Glendene. REMEMBER ~ you do NOT have to physically attend Jessie's 25th birthday celebration, just say a prayer, light a candle and celebrate your way. Happy birthday Jessie!
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MAY 25th, 2009 – International Missing Children’s Day ~ To commemorate children who have gone missing and celebrate the safe return of so many ~
International Missing Children’s Day was established for people in the world to remember all the missing children worldwide. To help spread the word of these children and to pray for & support the parents, families and loved ones of the missing. Let the parents with a missing child know that they have not been forgotten. WE WILL NEVER FORGET, NOR WILL WE STOP LOOKING FOR OUR CHILDREN. We will help stop this terrible epidemic of missing children ~ of all missing people.

Stop what you are doing on Monday, May 25th, 2009 and think about it. How can we do something about this? I declared 2009…theYear4theMissing sometime ago and I strongly believe it is. WE CAN DO SOMETHING IF WE DO IT TOGETHER. REMEMBER ~ STRENGTH IN NUMBER’s ~

VALOR’S STORY (CANADIAN Case #: 0600588)
It is hard to believe, but I also work with someone who has a missing person in her family. The missing person is a young child, Valor (Taylor) Howell ~ Born September 7th, 2000, who is the victim of a parental abduction. His mother snatched him away in December 1st, 2004, when young Valor was just 4 years old. For some reason, his mother, Jamie Howell (AKA: Jamie Anderson) thought that when Valor’s daddy got custody of his two older sisters, she had something to worry about. I mean, he got custody pretty much by default, not because of a long, drawn out custody case. The mother was unfit and it was not even a possibility that she could give them a stable, loving environment to grow up in, so of course the father is going to give them a home. But as far as they knew, she was ‘wonkie’ (you know what I mean), but they did not think she would take him and run across the border from Canada to the USA. The Hague Convention is even involved in this kidnapping because of the international status of the case (mother has family in Canada & the USA); (http://www.hagueconvention.ca/) and when they are found (not if, but when), she will be arrested and jailed for international child abduction.

FOR CONTACT INFO ON VALOR’S CASE ~ SEE POSTER
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APRIL’S STORY

April Beth Pitzer, age 30 and mother of two, went missing June 28, 2004. April was last seen in the vicinity of the 30000 block of Caspian Way in Newberry Springs, CA. She told her roommate that she was leaving on a bus to visit her mother in Arkansas, but never arrived. April had been a model for a variety of clothing stores in Arkansas and Texas. She left behind two young daughters, whom she doted upon.

In December 2005, clothing was found in a mineshaft in Ludlow, California. In January 2006, April's mother positively identified the clothing as belonging to her daughter. There was no other sign of April at the scene. April has a medical condition and requires medication.
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“April didn’t just disappear, she loves her children to much. Something happened to her and we want to know what,” Gloria Denton (April’s mother) went on to say. “Bradley Elisa (7) and Kennedy Marie (4) are Aprils life and they miss her very much and I miss her laughter, love & beautiful friendship; the girls ask me when will I ever find their mommy? Won’t you please give April back to us?”
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The circumstances surrounding Missing person’s have multiple explanations, like the Katrina disaster that was responsible for over eleven-thousand missing adults alone as the result of a natural disaster when there are tens of thousands more missing from unknown causes. Sadly the numbers continue to grow. Nations Missing Children’s Organization Racing for the Missing Division ~ October 15, 2005
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Clarksville: Mom helps dig for clues of missing daughter, 30 ~ Monday, March 13, 2006 by DAVE HUGHES ~ Gloria Denton got on her knees to dig in the Mojave Desert to uncover clothing of her daughter that was strewn about the ground, buried in a pit and hidden under a shack.
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If you have information regarding the case, please contact:
San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department: at 1-760-256-4838, or
Toll-free “NO COPS” tip line: at 1-866-479-5284
Investigative Case #: DR 080401661
NCIC #: M-314239727
The Kristen Foundation: 2330 Bonnie Butler Way, Charlotte, NC 28270-4415 ~ 1-704-846-7408 ~ help@kristenfoundation.org

FEATURED MISSING PERSON
April Beth Pitzer
http://whereisapril.org

$50,000 REWARD for the recovery of April Beth Pitzer & the arrest & conviction of those responsible for her disappearance & homicide.

APRIL BETH PITZER ~ DETAILS
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Coggins or Campbell
Date of Birth: February 19, 1974
Date Missing: June 28, 2004
From City/State: Newberry Springs, CA
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 30
Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 69 inches
Weight: 125 pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Complexion: Medium
Identifying Characteristics: Small round scar on left side of chest, scar on elbow, scar on lip. No upper teeth.
Clothing: Wears size 6 athletic shoes or sandals.
Jewelry: Gold hoop earrings.
Poster available at: http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200401695S