ORLANDO, Fla. — It's been 10 years since Jennifer Kesse was reported missing in Orlando, and on Friday, police held a news conference to talk about the ongoing search and leads in the case that have come in over the last decade.
"We will never forget Jennifer. We will never give up our search to find Jennifer," said Chief John Mina, of the Orlando Police Department.
The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Kesse, who was 24 when she vanished in 2006, remain a mystery.
Police said the last time Kesse spoke with anyone on the phone was at her home on Conroy Road at about 10 p.m. Jan. 23, 2006.
Investigators believe Kesse left for work the next morning, but never arrived.
Police said they have no suspects.
Kesse's family is still looking for answers. They said more than 1,000 tips have poured in over the past decade, but none have panned out.
"It's been our biggest fear to never have the answer," said her mother, Joyce Kesse.
"We will find her. We will not stop looking. We will never give up," said her father, Drew Kesse.
Mental health counselor Theresa Stiteler said having no closure often makes things more difficult on the family.
"It's very difficult to walk through the
grieving process when they don't know where she is," Stiteler said.
More than 100 investigators have looked into the case including Orlando police, the FBI and and a Florida Department of Law Enforcement panel of experts on homicide and missing person's cases.
Investigators said they are resubmitting evidence taken from Jennifer's car to be reexamined by the FDLE lab. They are hoping new technology and advances in DNA examination will hold the clue that could one day solve this case.
Drew Kesse has asked for the case to go cold many times, which would open up the evidence for those outside the
Police Department to examine.
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