Monday, May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009 ~ Volume 1, Issue 1
My first order of business is to thank you all for reading the very first newsletter for JESSIE FOSTER, my international endangered missing daughter, and who is most likely the victim of a human trafficking ring.
I have wanted to get a real newsletter started for some time and I finally made myself make the time. What is more important than keeping everyone updated on Jessie’s case and cases of other missing persons and what better way than a real newsletter and not just a typed up email message?
My second order of business is to tell you how I came up with the name for Missing Jessie Foster’s White Picket Fence Newsletter. I raised 4 daughters, Crystal, Jessie, Katie and Jennee in the same home in Kamloops, BC Canada. We moved there on June 28, 1987 Crystal was 4 ½, Jessie was 3 and Katie was 6 months old. We moved from Calgary, AB so I would be able to raise my kids in a smaller city or large town, depending on whom you talk to would depend on how they thought of Kamloops.
My parents moved here when I was just 10 years old and I loved it from the start. I just knew it would be a great place to raise the kids…not too small and definitely not too big. Crystal and Jessie went to the big city quite often to visit with their dad and his family.
Our little home has always had a white picket fence in the front yard, and to me, that symbolizes home and safety – maybe it is my age – I will be 52 years old in October – but it does. And to me, I had it in my head that my kids were being raised in a safe home in a safe neighbourhood – and when they went to visit their dad in Calgary, they also lived in a nice home, in a good neighbourhood.
Sadly what we consider a nice safe place to raise the kids, in a home with a white picket fence out front is never really there. We have to always be careful and raise our kids to also be careful . . . of our surroundings and of who we trust. We have to use our instincts and take the word of our loved ones and others in who we already have placed trust and faith. They would never intentionally lead you into harm’s way.
SO, LET’S ALL SEE IF WE CANNOT BRING THE FEELING BACK TO THE FAMILY – YOU KNOW, THE FEELING OF BEING SAFE, SECURE & LOVED, EVEN IF NOW-A-DAYS THAT MEANS HAVING CAR & HOUSE ALARMS AND NEVER LEAVING HOME WITHOUT A CELL PHONE OR GPS CONNECTED TO YOUR CAR. WITH ALL THAT PROTECTING US TO A DEGREE, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO WALK AND DRIVE IN RELATIVE PEACE & HAPPINESS.
So, to my family, friends and supporters in our case and in the quest to stop the epidemic of missing people (human trafficking and all types of missing cases ~ and trust me, there are so many different stories of the missing, you would never believe it - I know many of them, and I still do not believe it ~ and unsolved crimes, let me thank you from the bottom of my heart and welcome you to our ‘new’ newsletter – we are like the ‘little engine who could’ – if you think about it. I mean, who knew, years ago our family – MY OWN DAUGHTER would be smack in the middle of a missing person’s case and the likely victim of an international human trafficking ring. We are among the millions of people in this world whose lives should never have been touched in this way.
Jessie went missing between the dates of March 29, 2006 and April 3, 2006 from the house she was living at in North Las Vegas, NV USA – she is from Canada, making her case one with international status.
We believe the date is actually March 29, 2006, but due to ‘red tape’, Jessie’s case was not allowed to be reported until after her dad, Dwight Foster; stepmom Tracy Foulds; and the rest of the family returned from Tracy’s oldest daughter’s wedding in Mexico, and the police wanted to ensure that Jessie was not with them at the wedding. I understood their concern, but was still upset that we were not able to get her report filed sooner – so, as I said, we believe that Jessie went missing on March 29, 2006 – otherwise we would have heard from her after that date, and up to the date she did go missing. Jessie kept in constant contact with her family.
Jessie case has got a fair bit of media attention, but not because her case garnered it naturally – heck no. After thousands upon thousands of sent and received emails, messages on forums, blogs, networking sites & websites and everything else that I have done to get Jessie’s case the attention that I believed it deserved, she has got a ‘fair bit’ of media. It is hard to get and keep a missing person’s case in the news. Very hard to get and even harder to keep, due to the sheer numbers of cases out there. There would be no way to ever ‘catch up’ on the cases that have sat there, waiting for someone to work on them, be it the police officers, private investigators or simply the family not willing to give up quite so easily. The family HAS TO DO IT, or it simply WON’T GET DONE. Sad, but oh, so true.
TIMELINE OF JESSIE’S DISAPPEARANCE:
APRIL 25, 2005: Taken to Ft. Lauderdale, FL by DV (known by Canadian human trafficking task forces as a possible recruiter)
MAY 7, 2005: Taken to New York City, NY by DV
MAY 9, 2005: Taken to Manhattan, NY by DV
MAY 11, 2005: Taken to Atlantic City, NJ by DV
The plan was to come back home to Canada via Toronto, ON
MAY 13, 2005: Taken to Las Vegas, NV by DV and handed over to YH and RW (known to police as a recruiter & a pimp)
JUNE 5, 2005: Handed over to PT (known to police as a pimp) by his friend RW
MARCH 29, 2006: Jessie disappears without a trace
POLICE AGENCIES ON JESSIE’S CASE
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV USA ~ NLVPD: Det. Dave Molnar
CASE NUMBER: 06-9384
KAMLOOPS, BC CANADA ~ RCMP: Cst. Darin Rappel
CASE NUMBER: 2006-9538
LAS VEGAS CRIME STOPPERS ~ Det. Mike Hope
OR PHONE: 702-385-5555
NATIONAL CRIME IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ~