Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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
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
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
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 ~ 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.
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,
Coordinator, ACT Alberta-CANADA Action Coalition on Human Trafficking
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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
PROJECT JASON: http://www.projectjason.org/forums/index.php?topic=691.0
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
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
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
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ABC NIGHTLINE: Hunting Humans on the Highways: http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7582591