Jennifer Kesse Missing: New Evidence And New Leads Connect To Old Names In Casey Anthony Saga

 

Orlando, FL- Jennifer Kesse, the newly promoted mortgage process engineering manager for Central Florida Investments, parent company of Westgate Resorts was an upstart.

Recent BOC article coverage can be found here, here and here.

After interviewing with upper management for other advancement roles within the company- her new position was actually created For Her.

Was this a forward and prophetic corporate strategy based on mortgage industry trending data?

Was her promotion a result of Jennifer’s own market analysis and efficiencies recommendations to the suits on the top floor?

Yes and Yes.

At 24 Jennifer Kesse was the youngest new manager among her peers in their respective management roles at CFI.

While she did not have the subordinates they did reporting to her directly, the initiative she was leading and launching was going to save the firm almost $900,000 annually.  The installation and rollout of a new debit system interface allowing timeshare owners to pay fees, mortgages and incidentals by ACH automatically was a corporate priority for Westgate Resorts.

Which is why on the morning of Tuesday January 24, 2006, the day after she returned from a brief trip with her boyfriend Robert Allen- when Jenn did not show up to her office in Ocoee, there appeared to be immediate concern.

According to Jennifer’s outlook scheduling calendar she did not have an interoffice meeting until the afternoon.

By 11:15 her parents living two hours away in Bradenton were called to see if she had some sort of family emergency.

The exact escalation of events within CFI leading up to the phone call and who made it are being withheld for investigative reasons.

By noon, a trifecta of calamitous and simultaneous events takes place.

Drew, Joyce and Logan Kesse, speeding from Bradenton to Orlando in a respite from paralytic panic reach the property manager of Jenn’s new condo at Mosaic On Millenia and learn her car is not parked in her spot.  She is not inside.

A self-confessed admirer and now CFI lateral management peer, Johnny Campos arrives 4 hours late to the Ocoee office.

The only suspect ever declared to date in Jennifer Kesse’s disappearance is parking her vehicle while captured on 3 separate closed circuit cameras at the Huntingdon Tavern On The Green Condominiums and apartments.  It is less than a few blocks from two large CFI warehouses and within a mile of  several CFI owned properties.

By late afternoon The Kesse’s, Rob Allen and Jennifer’s closest friends were using her condo as a command center to develop immediate and organized searches for her.

Detectives Julius Glenn Gause II and Joel Wright of the Orlando Police Department respond to the scene.

Detective Gause assures the Kesse’s that Jennifer had a fight with her boyfriend Rob Allen, who is now standing in her living room vehemently disagreeing with his investigative assessment.  Who can blame the guy?

Gause’s opinion was reached without ever interviewing a single person who was  not on-scene, and was sure she would be back by tomorrow.

In a mandatory meeting called at the request of Central Florida Investments CEO David Siegel and conducted by Chief Financial Officer Tom Dugan, it was announced that Jennifer Kesse, a respected and valued member of the management team had been reported missing.

Dugan adamantly assured all that the company would encourage  employees to join any organized search efforts to find her.

Jennifer did not return as Gause predicted.

Her car did however, and on January 26th   her case  was declared a criminal investigation.

The First 48… Months

Upon the classification of Jennifer’s case as a criminal investigation,  J. Glenn Gause told the Kesse’s that his partner  Detective Joel Wright asked what he considered a dumb question during a briefing.

As a result, Gause informed- he kicked him off the case and requested new partner Det. Emmett Browning.

While such a move would  obviously be outside of Det. Gause’s authority, it is more likely the pair were reeling from the Internal Affairs investigation that ensued after they knowingly interviewed John Evander Couey after his arrest for the murder of Jessica Lunsford.

Shortly after Couey’s confession to Citrus county detectives was thrown out of court because it violated Couey’s Miranda rights,  Gause and Wright decided to inform their Orlando PD sergeant that they interviewed Couey following his arrest in Citrus County on the chance he might be a suspect in the Regina Armstrong murder because he grew up in Orange County.   They claimed he actually confessed to the Lunsford murder.

The confession was not recorded and at no time did either detective inform the Citrus investigators or their OPD supervisor of the visit itself- let alone  Couey’s statements made to them.

That is, until they learned his original confession in the Lunsford case was inadmissible.

Interviewing an incarcerated man who is represented by an attorney with charges pending in a potentially related case without permission, notes, or a recording by veteran detectives is outrageous.

John Cuoey was 5’4”, 125 lbs with a flag tattoo.  The suspect composite from direct witnesses in the Armstrong case was a man around 40, 6 ft tall with medium build and a mermaid tattoo on the opposite arm.

They were lucky their actions did not derail the prosecution of both cases.  The second alleged confession was also thrown out and reprimands to both detectives remain private in their respective employee records.  Regina Armstrong’s murder in 1985 remains unsolved.

John Evander Couey died of natural causes on death row awaiting execution for the rape and murder of Jessica Lunsford.

Patented Police Work- Who Knew?

Detective Emmett Browning, Jr and J. Glenn Gause II will lead the investigation into Jennifer Kesse’s disappearance by keeping the single most promising clue from the very folks that could help the case instantly.  The public.

Browning and Gause made the investigative decision not to release video footage of the man parking a victim’s vehicle within 24 hours of her missing persons report.

They were 48 hours into the case they now assumed was a lovers rift.  The case had since turned into a criminal investigation and thought it wise not to engage the public’s efforts in locating an individual seen on video in a very distinctive uniform less than one day earlier, a mile from her home.

I am aware that is a run-on sentence.      How could one possibly break that up and convey how ludicrous that was?

There were no obvious signs of foul play in Jennifer’s condo or her car.   An entire complex watched as the car was removed.    How could they possibly have ruled out that Jennifer was abducted and held against her will?

Might a tip on the immediate suspect have saved her life?

They had time to make the 6 o’clock news and blast the web.

Fresh eye witnesses, fresh leads – what a break!

Fresh fizzle was the way this was going with these two.

Investigators informed the Kesse’s they would not be processing Jennifer’s condo because there were too many people in it and it had not been preserved.  Drew Kesse told Detective Gause that he was in contact with some family friends employed in international security and law enforcement in different jurisdictions and he was told the scene should be processed and known prints and samples could be eliminated from any unidentified.

Gause responded by telling the bereft  father of a missing daughter if he got one more call or one more question about his investigation he was going to start arresting people.

Gause and Emmett, otherwise known as “Gammett” by colleagues  for their years of friendship and  joining the Orlando Police Department patrol together in 1981 worked the case through August 2007 without ever interviewing a single person at Jenn’s work, developing a suspect or releasing the footage of the suspect parking the car.

The duo felt they had a better offer they could not pass up.  Hard to Imagine, I know.

“The right opportunity came up and you don’t know if you’re gonna get another opportunity like that,” Gause said.

Upon their departure, it was discovered by Orlando Police that neither officer kept a note, recording, binder, or interview outline on the Kesse case and if they had,  they emptied it from all files of their cases within  OPD.

Gause wished the Kesse’s luck and his hopes in finding Jennifer.

“If They don’t find her this hunting season, they definitely will by the next.” – Glenn Gause

With homicide cases in the collective rearview for the pair, they set forth with new employer Aqmi Strategy Corp.

Putting their combined 50 years of investigative prowess to work in white collar crime via the private sector was the plan.

They probably should have started with the new boss.

Aqmi Strategy Corp- a division of Mirabilis Ventures was about to expose one of Orlando’s more notorious billionaire frauds by way of an international security incident.  A retired Orlando Police captain and a former secret service agent were detained in the Democratic Republic of the Congo while allegedly conducting security detail for  presidential hopeful Dr. Oscar Kashala.   Kashala is a Harvard educated Congolese national.

Frank Amodeo, a felonious, disbarred Georgia bankruptcy attorney and equal opportunity bilker of the DINK and COCOON sets formed Aqmi under the Mirabilis umbrella in 2004.

After fake-buying the Trump Tampa Tower and raising the US Treasury’s eyebrows following rumors that the real reason for being in the DRC was to raise foreign capital for US interests surfaced, the IRS and Mr. Amodeo became acquainted. Although those particular rumors were likely started by the opposing parties who detained the the team in the first place,  an American security detail contracted by a major pharmaceutical executive running for office in the Congo is going to get a look.

Amodoe is currently on the hook to the IRS for $181 million in unpaid payroll taxes and serving 22 + years for  conspiring to commit wire fraud, obstructing an agency proceeding, impeding the IRS and failing to remit payroll taxes.

Dr.  Kashala failed in a second bid for the African nation’s presidency in 2011.

In 2009 following an informal inquiry by officials within The Orlando Police Department, new investigators received an 80 page report on the Kesse case compiled by the original investigators Glause and Browning.

How it got there and upon whose request has not been disclosed.

“Better late than never” might be one of those  axioms  I stop using.

Gammett  currently works with several colleagues from the defunct and bankrupt Aqmi days as independent security consultant for Center For Security Solutions.

Detectives Browning and Gause’s legendary dogged determination to solve cases has made them experts in Cold Case Management.  Their “patented” concept of methodical Cold Case organization and review has a proven success rate. Their irrefutable investigative skills has made them equally effective in handling Internal Affairs cases, completing thorough, fair, factual and concise investigations.

Largely devoid of any of the aforementioned but chockfull of spurious, you can read Gammetts full bios here.

 

Detective Sergeant Rich Ring buoyed Jennifer’s case until Joel Wright and new partner Detective Roger Brennan picked it back up.

First order of business sixteen months later- release the vehicle video and declare a suspect.

I will spare the details of how much difficulty these detectives went through reconstructing a two year old investigation without the proper background from the first team at bat.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity to Blink on Crime, a source inside the OPD confirms the files removed from the Kesse case included reports like her cell phone records and ping studies.

To their profound credit the parents of Jennifer Kesse,  Drew and Joyce pushed a bill through the Florida Senate to mandate standard operating procedures and other practices that would preclude anyone walking off with the case files in adult missing person’s cases in Florida.

The Jennifer Kesse Tiffany Sessions Missing Persons Act was signed ceremoniously into law on October 28, 2008 by Governor Charlie Crist.

Bill 502 expanded the authority of The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing and Endangered Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC)  to provide assistance in missing persons investigations for those under 26 and over the age of 26 that are believed to be endangered.

In it’s first three years in existence, the Act has helped 716 adult missing persons cases including Jennifers.

The disappearance of Jennifer Joyce Kesse brought some of the largest volunteer search efforts for a single person in both Florida and the United States to date.  David Siegel, the president and CEO of Westgate Resorts and Central Florida Investments offered a $100,000 reward for Jenn’s return through March 8, 2006.

In July of 2008 the disappearance of 34 month old Caylee Anthony catapulted the Orlando landscape back onto to the screens of the nightly 14 minute intro recaps of her case.

With no similarities in the victims or any known associations to the cases outside of the fact they were last seen within a few miles of each other there was no way they were related.

Except One.  Peter Benevides.

Big profile, big reward, big name-  Peter “Pedro” Benevides pledged a $100,000 reward for the return of a living Caylee Marie Anthony.

Background is Foreground With A Skyview

In December 2008 Florida’s statewide prosecutor Bill Shepherd reviews Jennifer’s case.  Prosecutor Shepherd’s office is only tasked with reviewing cases that may require multi-circuit jurisdictions and the possibility or probability of PONZI SCHEMES.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Shepherd served seven years in the Office of the Attorney General of Florida. He was appointed in 2007 by former Attorney General Bill McCollum as Florida’s Statewide Prosecutor and was responsible for leading eight offices throughout Florida in the investigation and prosecution of multi-circuit criminal activity. Shepherd’s focus was on RICO prosecutions in the area of white-collar crime, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, ponzi schemes, corporate and private embezzlement, money laundering, narcotics trafficking and gang-related crimes. He also worked in the Office of the State Attorney in Miami as an Assistant State attorney from 1996-2000.

The results of the Statewide Attorney recommendations are unknown.

After a review of Jennifer’s case by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the request of Drew Kesse in 2010, her case was again in the hands of OPD.   Detective Patrick Schneider and Sgt Det Richard Lane were the lead investigators at the time of this publication,    Following Schneider’s retirement, the case is now led by Sgt. Theresa Sprague.

According to a statement given to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office by the now infamous Roy Kronk, he was under the impression that the reward posted by Benevides for locating Caylee was set to expire.   Not his original statement to Detectives John Allen and Yuri Melich of course, but he gets there.

On December 11, 2008 the remains of Caylee Marie Anthony were recovered off of Suburban Drive in Orlando. Kronk never realized that it was only payable if Caylee were found alive.

Two weeks later a discovery of a different kind befalls a local couple walking their dogs in a Windermere neighborhood.

What is believed to be the pepper spray pouch and attached mail key of Jennifer Kesse was recovered.

The names of the advertent couple and precise location are being withheld by www.blinkoncrime.com for investigative reasons.

The couple tried for weeks to contact the established crimeline  tip line as well as Orlando Police before turning  the item over to Windermere Police with a note.  The note said the finders thought it may be part of the Kesse investigation but they had been unsuccessful reaching detectives.  After a last try in late January, detectives returned her call.

It was not until BOC analysts came across a work order request from Jennifer’s condo maintenance staff requesting a replacement key and new mailbox assignment prior to her disappearance the connection was made to Jennifer’s case.

The key in her vehicle, the key attached to the fob of the spray holder pouch and the existing key to the mailbox number assigned to Jenn are identical.  The pouch is an exact duplicate of several purchased by Jennifer’s parents for her as well as extras for her girlfriends, when she moved on her own.

Drew Kesse has an exact duplicate purchased in tandem on his keychain today.

In January 2009 Pete Benevides registered a Limited Liability Company under the name Skyview Funeral Home , LLC with a PO Box in Clermont, FL.   He does not own a funeral home, is not licensed to conduct funeral services and the entity was dissolved a year later for not receiving an annual report.

Considering the fact that Benevides was outed as the benefactor for Caylee Anthony’s memorial service by Dominic Casey, Anthony family private investigator and head of security for the event, one has to wonder if Skyview Funeral Home’s business model is focused more on laundry services.

Not for long though. At precisely the moment the Memorial Service is taking place at First Baptist Orlando,  the United States Treasury descends on the Orlando business interests and assets of Mr. Benevides and his co-horts in “Project Rumpelstiltskin”.

On February 10, 2009, orchestrated presumably upon received intelligence, “There’s gold in them thar hills” is not just the dream bubble of Parker Schnable of Porcupine Creek.

Through an ongoing criminal investigation sparked by “unspecified illegal acts “ as sworn by Noel Martinez, Jr, Special Agent IRS- USSS Financial Crimes Task Force , it seems the cast of Gold Rush missed the glory hole by a few thousand miles.   Federal agents however,  hit the Orlando bedrock without the need for excavation.

Javier Fernandez,  Angel Sanchez, Luizia Trindade, Luiz Trindade,  Skyview Aviation, Pedro Benevides, Luis Hernandez, German Cardona, Daniel Rojo Filho,  Evolution Market Group, Superior International Investments Corp, Brittany Sprague Benevides, Michael Clark, Heather Perkins, DWB Developers, their officers and registrants therein watched their 9 vehicles ranging from a $270K motor coach, Audi A8 and custom Lamborghini drive away without them under an REM forfeiture complaint.

Unbeknownst to them at the time, the nearly 400 gold bars  stashed in 3 different states were also seized between February 9th and 11th in addition to  bank accounts totaling over a few hundred million dollars, wired from multiple international locations.

Additional seizures of an undisclosed amount of gold and silver were seized from 3 safes in a warehouse owned by Ralph Munyan of Clearwater.

Several notices of civil actions referencing sealed criminal cases and John Doe participants as co-conspirators are pending against all.  It is likely they will be put on hold until the completion of all criminal investigations and subsequent complaints.   The sealed cases to date are in Oregon, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Colorado and Nevada.

Further coincidences between the Benevides et al clan and involvement with the Casey Anthony case include the fact that pass through accounts referenced in the seizure filing and the first Caylee Marie Anthony Trust were closed at the same bank within one business day of each other.

The first four days of transactions including opening deposits of the first Anthony Trust have never been revealed publicly.  One thing is for certain.   If Mr. Benevides or anyone attached to the criminal matter used those derived funds for any purpose related to Ms. Anthony or Mr. Baez, we are all going to know about it at some point, the individual payments and transactions of these accounts have only been partially released in support of the warrant.

The seizure action brought by the United States Attorney has been ordered “stayed” with 90 day updates in order to allow the pending criminal investigations to proceed against all the above defendants, both named and as yet to be named.

On September 16, 2009 Pedro Paul Benevides was arrested on Federal charges of cocaine smuggling after two of his pilots were arrested in Pensacola and fingered him as the mastermind.

Benevides was remanded to the Orange County Jail through February 2010 where he was released after charges were dismissed against him when a witness against him changed their story.  It is not known if Casey Anthony, who was also housed at the Orange County Jail and Benevides were leaving notes at the library for one another ending in ~FLUSH~.

On February 11, 2010 Pete Benevides was released from custody, still under investigation by the Feds for his and his associate’s involvement in an alleged ponzi scheme that has bilked over $450 million dollars from investors around the world.  However, with a heavy concentration of folks seeking damages for same around every corner of the neighborhood, it can’t be the same hitting the in and out burger in Orlando these days.

On February 19, 2010 based on an informant tip,  OPD conducted a search behind the Knights Inn on South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.   Both that site and the location on 72000 International Drive  are known former business addresses of Filho, Hernandez and Benevides.

Until last month Pete and Brittany Benevides, Luis Hernandez, Daniel Filho, unspecified John Doe’s and Angel Hernandes managed to dodge subpoenas in the pending civil actions.  Luis Hernandez and the Benevideses maintain homes and offices in Leesburg,  Astatula, Clermont, Orlando and Windermere.  The pending class action civil suit process servers were headed off by security at every gate.

The State of Florida was happy to be served on their behalf at the request of the plaintiffs attorney.

*  It is this author’s intention to present the parties associations, conduct and occurrences to the relevant time periods and commonalities to the case of the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse and by no means should be considered a complete background or biography.  Y’all are itching to know how any of this is connected as it is or you’re asking yourself-  did Blink drink her Google juice today?  I get it.  Stick with me, read on.

Encumberance And Conveyance, In Deed

The first investigative interviews conducted at Central Florida Investments, Jennifer’s employer were in May 2009, or so the management team thought.  She had been missing three years and 4 months.

What they did not know is a work colleague of Jennifer’s called them on his own to tell OPD what he knew in the months before that.   “Adam Frank” referred to previously on BOC, not his real name as he is a material witness in the case, called police in an effort to stop the harassment he was enduring at work since Jennifer disappeared.  Adam overheard a confrontation between Johnny Alberto Campos and Jennifer Kesse the morning of January 23rd, 2006.

For the first time exclusively on www.blinkoncrime.com, we have uncovered additional witnesses to corroborate the interactions between Jennifer Kesse and Johnny Campos leading up to and including the days following her disappearance.

On or about the day after Jennifer’s disappearance, Johnny Campos asks Frank to drive him to an impromptu meeting at the new Lake Eleanor Office.   When the pair arrived, Campos told Frank he would meet up with him in about 30 minutes in the cafeteria.

Adam Frank watched as the manager of the branch,  Linday Hernandez met Campos at security and the pair headed to her office.

Linday Hernandez, A Venezuelan national, is a business partner of Peter Benevides in more than one venture, and her husband Luis Hernandez is and was a former principal in several business interests including currently held properties.

Mr. Hernandez as previously noted is under Federal criminal investigation in multiple states and a defendant in several civil actions resulting from those alleged activities.  Linday Hernandez is not named individually in the ongoing federal or class action civil matters to date, however, companies which she has or had a principal interest in, are.

A recent financial filing of the couple requesting significant debt relief and a stay from a foreclosure sale on their Windermere residence was filed in Ms. Hernandez’s name only.  Luis Hernandez’s whereabouts are unknown.

Witnesses inside the investigations of both Jennifer’s case and the Federal inquiry describe the relationship between Linday and Campos as “confident” and friendly with Linday visiting the Ocoee branch frequently ending in an offsite lunch for the two.

An additional witness interviewed by BOC and wishing to remain anonymous provided an account describing how Campos approached him with a scheme for making quick cash.  Several timeshare owners were asking to renounce their weeks without compensation as long as they did not pay annual fees.   It was alleged Campos saw it as an opportunity to rent the week out, covering the fees, without ever telling the owners.  Westgate/CFI had folks with access keeping track of unoccupied timeshare properties.  Who accessed them and by what means remains to be seen.

A simple keycard report would be able to tell that information for the timeframe of Jennifer’s disappearance easily.  It has not been requested to date.

The Ponzi Peninsula

In May 2011 a tip was received from a Columbian national and former resident of the United States claiming to have had to leave the country due to immigration issues.

Dimitri Duran Soto is also a former realtor and mortgage broker for Sky Land Realty Group and DPG Realty after a failed cleaning business venture in 2003. His real estate license in Florida has been revoked.   Mr. Duran Soto is a trained architect and is currently working as such in Columbia.

It was the intent of BOC to withhold Mr. Soto’s name but he has since posted a request for the person who he believes may either be responsible or knows who is,  for what happened to Jennifer Kesse as he claims was told to him.

Soto told police while he was discussing seeing the Kesse’s on TV, a friend of his claimed to have seen Jennifer in a white pickup truck sitting between two men with a look he described as “like, help me” when the vehicles were next to each other at a traffic light turning left onto International Drive South.

That evening Soto printed out a flyer from the Kesse website and showed it to him the next day to confirm.

At the time he says he felt his friend did not come forward and neither did he because they both had what he termed immigration issues.  He was afraid of deportation.

Upon return to his native country, Soto learned his friend had taken care of his status but had not yet informed police of what he knew.   Soto reached out, and was put in touch with OPD.

The January 6th search conducted and organized by Orlando Police and FDLE in the area of the 13000 block of International Drive was based on the account of Soto’s friend, however, a posting of Mr. Soto’s indicates there may be more to it.

 

Soto’s friend describes the pickup he was now watching in his rearview mirror makes a right turn just before the Partners Credit Union onto a dirt road leading into the woods and property searched recently- unsuccessfully.

However, the dirt road access which is commonly known to many ATV riders in the area is also a way to access the undeveloped plat #723 owned by Luis Hernandez and Pedro Benevides.

The BenHen parcel has not been searched nor seized because of it’s purchase prior to any allegations of ponzi.

Considering the fact that the last known person to have had a public disagreement with a missing woman arranges an impromptu meeting with a woman whose husband, and by way of a marital asset so does she, owns a parcel in the direct vicinity of a recent search area OPD felt credible is worth a conversation- no?

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649 Comments

  1. Donnie says:

    It’s of my opinion that it’s time for a “smarter” team. The current one just isn’t cutting it.

  2. Larry says:

    Donnie is right but why not go further.

    A genuine cold case squad is needed and nobody from the OPD or any detectives previously associated with the JK investigation need apply.

    Blink gave everyone hope by shining a light into a very dark investigative room but now the case is at an absolute standstill. It must be because after 2374+ days nothing is happening.

  3. KAYDEEKATE says:

    Can you tell me if there have been anymore updates since March on Jennifer’s case???

    unfortunately no.
    B

  4. Ed says:

    Hi Blink did you receive my email I sent

    I have not had a chance to review , breaking case. Will do over the weekend and respond.

    Thanks

    B

  5. susanm says:

    i remember that someone said that the valets at the cricket bar do not where cricket uniforms. http://www.pali-group.com/Services.aspx this hotel’s valet’s wear cricket uniforms,the hat.not sure what the connection between cricket & palihouse?this is in calif. though,are there places in orlando that have cricket valets? i def think the guy acts as if he’s on a valet mission. could there be corporate holding financial or subsidary connections i see a vague bldg maintenance co. link,but not sure. .

  6. susanm says:

    the dogs tracked the driver to jen;s door,right? who was at her condo at that time?——– le “concluded”stairwell abduction,what is the status of the kesse’s considering an abduction and inconclusive death liabilty civil suit against the condo? my hinky says somethin’s up with the security tape,is it edited?,the face is slightly visible when he turns toward the camera.

    No clarification on any canine tracks.
    B

  7. Dr. Pepper says:

    praying the Kesse’s find answers soon

  8. susanm says:

    the reason i asked about a lawsuit against the condo co. was ,for one it seems a no brainer,but i was trying to guess, that if the building co, had made some sort of pre-emptive offer to the kesse’s ,it would mean to say ,they thought someone in their employ ,could be responsible, especially, since the master keys were missing. — just wondering if there is any chance her car WAS THERE,and she was abducted to an empty condo.

  9. susanm says:

    another reason the car would be parked near the office door as opposed to the middle of a mall parking lot ,i agree ,they want it to be found , but maybe its not to establish an alibi , maybe its because they want the police to hurry up and quit looking for it.a

  10. wpg says:

    !!!!
    posted in Blink’s recent Megan Sharpton thread

    Susan 2 says:
    November 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    “Skeletal remains found behind shopping plaza At Turkey Lake Road and Sandlake Road in Orlando, Florida. Could this possibly be Michele Parker or Jennifer Kesse? (WFTV,WESH,Orlando Sentinel,Local 13 News)

    Christina Stoy says:
    November 19, 2012 at 7:52 am
    “@Susan 2
    I have eyes on the ground on this, thanks for posting, the remains are with the me.”

    _____

    Above posted here at your request, Blink.

    Thank you, I am seeing posts I thought were moderated, so I appolly if we had a glitch.
    B

  11. first-time says:

    Susan 2 says:
    November 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    “Skeletal remains found behind shopping plaza At Turkey Lake Road and Sandlake Road in Orlando, Florida. Could this possibly be Michele Parker or Jennifer Kesse? (WFTV,WESH,Orlando Sentinel,Local 13 News)

    Christina Stoy says:
    November 19, 2012 at 7:52 am
    “@Susan 2
    I have eyes on the ground on this, thanks for posting, the remains are with the me.”

  12. patricia says:

    Bringing this over from Kyron thread per Blink’s request

    wpg says:
    November 19, 2012 at 11:10 am
    !
    O/T
    posted in the recent Megan Sharpton thread

    Susan 2 says:
    November 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    “Skeletal remains found behind shopping plaza At Turkey Lake Road and Sandlake Road in Orlando, Florida. Could this possibly be Michele Parker or Jennifer Kesse? (WFTV,WESH,Orlando Sentinel,Local 13 News)

    Christina Stoy says:
    November 19, 2012 at 7:52 am
    “@Susan 2
    I have eyes on the ground on this, thanks for posting, the remains are with the me.”

  13. wpg says:

    Remains discovered in wooded area behind Phillips Village Shopping Center.

    Marker “A” on map shows location of Phillips Village only (not as a marker for where remains were discovered).

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Phillips+Village,+Turkey+Lake+Road,+Orlando,+FL,+United+States&hl=en&ll=28.44394,-81.47227&spn=0.013735,0.021265&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.244827,87.099609&t=h&hnear=Turkey+Lake+Rd,+Orlando,+Florida&z=16

    The discovery location is surreal considering much that has been discussed here at BOC.

  14. wpg says:

    (snip)

    “Orange County Sheriff’s deputies have released limited information on Monday on the skeletal remains that were found in the 8900 block of Turkey Lake Road behind a shopping center.

    Deputies said the victim has been preliminarily identified as a white, middle-aged male. The medical examiner is working to release a full identity, according to the OSCO release.”

    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Deputies-release-information-on-remains-found-behind-shops/-/1637132/17466394/-/x0epdcz/-/index.html

  15. Mark Woolery says:

    I try to follow this case and a few others here and I am hoping you can provide another update on the Jennifer Kesse case soon.

    Mark- I redacted your comment slightly to ask for a link to that?
    B

  16. Sister says:

    Another year – renewed hope!

  17. Dr. Pepper says:

    Just checking in on our sweet Jen. Did a little googling on the original ball droppers/detectives.

    I just don’t understand how they can have stories about how hard they’ve been working since the 80′s and then not just completely eff this case up from the get go.

    Praying for fresh eyes and lose tongues. Praying for the Kesse’s.

    DP

    Oh saw that this is Browning and Gause’s new gig
    warning…you may want to barf upon reading their bio.
    http://www.c4ssi.com/leadership/004-2

  18. Wed., Jan. 23rd marks 7 years since Jenn’s Nightmare began. Please keep the faith and continue to work on her case so answers can be found…

    It does indeed UCF.

    You have been a staunch advocate for Jennifer and her family. This is a solvable case and I am on record with my findings, which have not changed.

    My love, peace and hope go out to Jenn and her family today and always.

    B

  19. SouthernMom says:

    @B ~ My love, peace and hope go out to Jenn and her family today and always.

    B

    Ditto!

  20. Another year upon us. May this be the year we find Jenn.

    http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/video?clipId=8225009&autostart=true

    You may on the above link have to search the site for Jennifer Kesse, but a great interview with Jenn’s parents marking 7 years of this nightmare.

    Also from My Fox Orlando,an interview with Jenn’s mom.
    http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/20668032/jennifer-kesse-missing-orlando-woman-seven-year-anniversary-of-disappearance

  21. oneilgirl75 says:

    Is there any reason to believe that they are not calling this closed because they dont want to release what information they do have to anyone outside the PD? It seems that if they could get more resources and the goal is to solve the crime then whats the hold up? Why would they family need to go to court to make this happen. The PD doesnt seem to be any closer no matter what they try.

    I think you mean “cold”, and imo, that is exactly why they are not classifying her case as cold.

    I truly believe everything I have written so far about Jenn’s case is the key to her recovery and for the Orlando PD not to help her family do that after all this time is “about them” and I believe Chief Rooney would do well to acknowledge that. I know the Kesse’s have great respect for him.

    B

  22. oneilgirl75 says:

    *cold

    sorry

    np, I had already responded when I got this friend.
    B

  23. oneilgirl75 says:

    Thanks! I was tired. :O)

    I am glad that Drew called them out on that. I think more pressure is needed. I agree with the Kesse’s ITS TIME! They had 7 years. Time to let someone else have a shot. This is not about egos.
    ahh I am B’s friend. Love it :o )

  24. Mark says:

    B
    Sorry, I went back and reread your reply to my 18 December post and now notice you were asking a question. I went through it too fast last time and now I came back checking for updates. You were looking for a link?

  25. AnneM says:

    Hi Blink, this is my first post. Thank you for all your work on this case- I’ve read all the posts and the newest facts have me scratching and shaking my head. I can’t seem to get certain things out of my head which I’m hoping alludes to a sixth sense of an arrest in the near future. One can only hope. It’s maddening to think that certain individuals are walking amongst us, blending in with the crowd. I tend to be cynical but I believe that the truth will prevail in this case. My continued prayers to the Kesse family.

    Welcome AnneM

    We agree that Jennifer will be recovered.
    B

  26. Sandy says:

    Blink,

    Remember when I posted the Mosaic condo association’s declaration and wondered if you had seen it?

    I want to laugh right now, because believe it or not, I just realized where that document came from and how it may be connected into the Ponzi scheme. Or basically, that it connects the Ponzi scheme to Mosaic.

    I’m so slow. :)

    I just pray this leads to Jennifer and peace for the Kesses.

    Great, great work!

    Thank you Sandy, so do I.
    B

  27. Pam A says:

    Has anyone looked into the POI clothing possibly being some type of costume or uniform at Universal Studios?

  28. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-missing-women-florida-20130507,0,3990862.story

    Even though he lives 1,000 miles away from Cleveland, Drew Kesse said the discovery of three women who disappeared in the Ohio city a decade ago gives him “incredible hope” that he too will one day find his daughter.

    Seven years ago, Jennifer Kesse disappeared from her condo near the Mall at Millenia.

    A few days after the 24-year-old vanished, police found her car about a mile away, and Orlando detectives have said they think Kesse was abducted.

    “There was a victory yesterday for all missing people in this world,” Drew Kesse told the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday. “It showed us they’re right under our noses.”

  29. Rose says:

    @sandy. where did Mosaic doc come from?
    (I’m even slower.)

  30. @Rose- Mosaic came from Mosaic at Millenia- s the name of Jenn’s condos where she lived.

  31. Dr. Pepper says:

    Hey B-

    Question- has any other news organization besides http://www.blinkoncrime.com reported that the first two original detectives assigned to the case did not take any notes?

    That right there seems like a headline that would go viral pretty quickly. Which would (in my opinion) be one of the only ways to place heat on the police dept.

    Who is investigating this case right now? Or should I re-phrase that -who is currently assigned to this case?

    2 new detectives, no new SMART meeting planned. No clue if anyone else reported the fact that the original detectives did not take notes, but it is in the case file.
    B

    J4JK

  32. Dr. Pepper says:

    I was just thinking out loud. That was just one of the things that struck me when I first read your piece – over a year ago. Thankful that you were able to uncover it and report it (among many other things)

  33. maggie says:

    amazing

  34. Donnie says:

    Good morning Blink. Its been a while since I’ve posted, but still follow regularly. You may have this info already. Hope life is treating you and your family well.

    http://www.justice.gov/usao/flm/press/2013/sep/20130919_Benevides.html

  35. Ode says:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-deltona-missing-mom-remains-20131027,0,7842462.story
    *****
    This body was found about 24 miles north of where Jennifer lived. Bones have been their for some time

  36. Larry says:

    What’s going to happen with this case Blink?

    I have followed the mystery from the first week and it seems it will haunt me to the grave.

    What on Earth does it take to get a genuine cold case squad involved?
    A group with legitimate fresh eyes.

    With all the cold cases I have read about I have to say the lack of rights of the victims family and loved ones dismays me.
    Surely they should have right to have a case reviewed by new detectives after say three years of stagnation.

    I remember all the hope and enthusiasm we had when you first started on the abduction of Jennifer Kesse.
    From where I sit it appears someone in the OPD isn’t doing their job.
    What has gone wrong?

    I will never forget the burden I felt, and in many ways still do when Drew Kesse told me my work on the case was the best shot it ever had at being solved. Honestly, I still believe that to be the case 1000%. I think LE errors and opinions have rendered this case unsolvable until such time someone talks or Jennifer is found.

    It needs an independent assignment without tutorial from any investigator that ever worked on it. It is maddening how ego gets in the way of victim’s rights.
    B

  37. Luis says:

    Ed, Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho and Reinaldo Tineo Armas also stole over 300,000 from my family could you please get me in touch with Yves who posted here on June 12 2012 that Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho also stole 100,000 from her or him i would like to add her or him to my legal case. The more the better! Thank you and God bless

  38. Ed says:

    Seeing all who was involved with this case I think they should look at the SECURITY PERSON who worked where where this all happened. I think they would move foward.

  39. jeff says:

    Interesting to think that the person parking the car in the video could be wearing a cricket uniform. Makes me wonder if they cross referenced if anyone was suppose to be playing cricket that day or week from her work. What about the possibility of her driving to the cricket course to meet someone. I have followed this case for a while and I have never thought she was abducted in her apartment. I have always thought she might have been drove to meet someone and was set up.

  40. Ed says:

    I think with the right photo equipment images can be brought out on the person who parked the car the person’s uniform.I think they should be looking at security that was working that night. I feel after driving back to her place which was a long drive from her boyfriend’s place was in no shape to drive or go anywhere. I think it is closer to her home that this tragic event happened. Someone she trusted because they were wearing a uniform of trust.

  41. From http://www.findjenniferkesse.com

    Family Letter
    January 2014 – 8 Years Missing
    This January 24th marks 8 years since Jennifer was last seen or heard from. She has seemingly fallen off the face earth through the heinous act of Abduction. We her family, friends and even strangers miss Jennifer tremendously. The task of finding Jennifer and bringing her home has only gotten more challenging at this point in time with the passing of time, yet that fact will not deter us from continuing our search and efforts to locate Jennifer. To date there has been an incredible amount of energy and resources utilized in the fight to find her yet she still eludes us in every way. The efforts have also been the same in trying to identify and locate the Person of Interest filmed dropping Jennifer’s car off 1/24/2006 at high noon 1 mile down the road from where Jennifer called Home in Orlando, Fl.. The frustration this has brought not only to this family but to Law Enforcement can no longer be measured. They simply don’t make charts that go that high. On every level for 8 years Jennifer’s case has shown little results and has stymied some of the best Investigating agencies available to her. Her case has been handled by approximately a dozen different investigators as well as 3 SMART Panels made up of the best of the best who have solved cases, tough cases, as well as the FBI. Still, we hold out great HOPE of finding Jennifer for we know that Someone Knows Something that can end this desperate search quickly and successfully. Jennifer needs that person(s) to step up and speak up NOW. We have stated from day one that we will not rest, we will not stop the awareness for Jennifer and we will not settle for anything less than finding her. It is our unconditional love we have for her that will give us the strength, ability and fortitude to continue this fight until she is Found. It was love which created Jennifer and it will be that love that finds her. We have said it many times the trials and tribulations we go through truly mean little to nothing compared to what Jennifer has or had endured for so long. Our feelings, emotions, and wants mean nothing. It is Jennifer that all energy, resources and actions should be used on. We are merely the by-product of her crime.

    To the person or persons who took Jennifer or have information about Jennifer’s abduction we offer you this. We do not care who took her, why she was taken, where she has been and what has been done to her. All we care about at this point in time is EXACTLY WHERE SHE IS so she is found/recovered and cared for in the proper way in any manner needed, for the good or bad. We don’t care if Jennifer’s crime was planned or just a crime of happenstance. We don’t care if it was a mistake, an accident or passion or punishment to her for something she may have done to someone or thing. All those questions don’t really matter. What matters is she is found and brought home. There is still a reward of $5,000 for information leading to Jennifer’s whereabouts. It’s there for the taking for Information only. We call on any person with information to make the call to Crimeline, 1-800-423-8477(TIPS), No Names, No ID, just information, Orlando Police 407-246-2121(or any of their direct #’s), FBI 1-866-838-1153 or a Lawyer who can protect you, your identity and still access the reward money. We know you may be scared. We know you may not think the information you have is important, just make the call. A burden will be lifted from your shoulders immediately.

    Lastly, to Jennifer. We love you so much and miss you. A second does not go by that we are not thinking of you and trying our very best to do the things needed to find you and bring you home. We are sorry we were not able to protect you. We are sorry there are people in our world who feel it is OK to take another person against their will. We are sorry it has taken so long and will take even longer before we get to you, but we will. We will not let evil win. We will not let mountains or oceans get in our way. We will not let silence of those who know what happened stop us. The information needed to find you will be uncovered and you will be with us once again where you belong. That we promise.
    Drew, Joyce Logan & Katie Kesse

    As you know this will continue to break my heart until she is found. I have zero hope it will be solved without her recovery if OPD keeps this case.
    B

  42. Marissa says:

    Wow, that just about made me cry. I’ve been reading through all of BOC’s articles on Jennifer. Thank you for your hard work. Forgive me if you’ve stated this somewhere. I was wondering if anyone ever got a list of the workers employed at the site. Not that the names would necessarily be “real” if they were immigrants. It would be interesting to match FBI pics with employees. It seems to me that someone who has been able to do a crime like this without getting caught has probably done it before.

    God bless Jennifer.

    The employees who worked in Jenn’s condo in any capacity were all given polygraphs that they passed.

    God Bless her is right. I feel strongly that LE error is the reasons that she has not been found and I cannot tell you the toll it has had on her family.

    B

  43. wimpy says:

    At the security gate, black wrought iron, above there are three people standing, is this a re-enactment with police officers or are they civilians in the white work uniforms ?

  44. wimpy says:

    Who are the men at the open security gate in the white uniforms ?

    which image and I love your “hat”?
    B

  45. wimpy says:

    I want to no if the 3 people standing at the open gate are identified as employees or are police doing a re-enactment of some sort ?

  46. wimpy says:

    The image at the open gate . The guy with the baseball hat . And the one behind him .

    No, it is a split screen depicting a cricket uniform.
    B

  47. wimpy says:

    Thank you and I would still like to know if the man in the baseball hat is known ?

  48. Friend says:

    Look at peter benevides he’s behind all of this if see him comit so many crimes it’s on real he is not in jail ilooks like a lot of politicians and Cops are taking bribes to keep hi. From going to jail I think I will contect the FBI my self

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