9 things to know about the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tuesday marks 17 years since Jennifer Kesse disappeared in Orlando.

Her family has vowed to never give up their search to find her.


The Orlando Police Department originally investigated the case.

In December, WFTV reported that cold case detectives with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are now looking over evidence to see if they can solve the mystery of her disappearance.

Kesse is one of three high-profile, unsolved missing person cases involving women who vanished from the Orlando area between 2006 and 2011.

WATCH: ‘The Search: Jennifer Kesse’

Here are nine things to know about Jennifer Kesse and her disappearance:

1. Jennifer Kesse was first reported missing on January 24, 2006.

2. Kesse was 24 years old at the time of her disappearance.

3. Kesse was last seen at her Orlando condo near Mall at Millenia.

4. Kesse’s last phone call was to her boyfriend on Jan. 23; she did not show up to work the next day.

5. Investigators found Kesse’s car at Huntington on the Green Condominiums, about a mile from her home.

6. Orlando police said a person of interest was caught on surveillance video driving Kesse’s car, but was never found.

7. Orlando police never named a suspect in Kesse’s disappearance.

8. Kesse’s family filed a lawsuit in 2018, asking the court to allow a private investigator to obtain the Orlando Police Department’s records on the case.

9. Kesse’s family members told Eyewitness News that in 2022, they hired a new team and said that they were working on several leads in her disappearance.

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Tracy Ocasio was 27 years old when she disappeared in 2009.

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Michelle Parker was 33 years old when she went missing in November of 2011.

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