Outline of the publicly known

evidence.

JENNIFER KESSE

EVIDENCE

I.

The Condo

Jennifer's condo was located on Conroy Rd near a mall called Millenia. Jennifer had only just purchased the unit a few months before her dissapearance. 

The Condo Complex

ADDRESS:   MOSAIC AT MILLENIA
                     3955 CONROY RD.
                     ORLANDO, FL 32839

Above is gallery showing the Mosaic throughout the years for the purpose of showing the complex's layout. Some photos are taken significantly after Jennifer's disappearance. 

 

Mosaic at Millenia, the condo complex, has a description on their website reading: 

Mosaic at Millenia is a luxury condo community in beautiful Southwest Orlando with options to purchase or rent. This guard-gated community offers spectacular amenities including a state-of-the-art clubhouse which includes: resort-style pool, movie theater, fitness center, business center and billiards. Mosaic at Millenia offers true care-free living and with 24 hour security, residents feel completely at peace.

Centrally located near Downtown Orlando and Theme Parks, the location can’t be beat. Not to mention, a near endless variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options right at your doorstep. Mall at Millenia is just .5 miles away, making it a short walk to major department stores, restaurants and more.

With many different layouts and square footage options, there’s certainly a fit for both big and small families. Sizes range from a 1 bedroom/1 bath at 648 square feet all the way up to a 3 bedroom/2 bath at 1,478 square feet. These luxury condos are privately owned and there are options for both lease and purchase. [74]

JENN'S PARKING SPOT
JENN'S CONDO

Jennifer's Condo

For the purposes of showing the layout, below are photos of Jennifer's actual unit from it's realtor.com listing years after the event.

THE UNIT:   BUILDING 22
                     APARTMENT 2226

Of the 447 units in Jennifer’s complex, only 250 were occupied at the time of her disappearance. [70] There was extensive remodeling going on, including some work in Jennifer’s own unit. [70]

 

Drew Kesse has said that a full set of keys to everyone’s unit at Mosaic had previously been stolen. He also says that a key making machine with a box full of blanks was out in plain sight in the condo office. Jennifer and her dad had decided to change the locks prior to her disappearance but she delayed the actual changing of them due to being too busy. She intended to get them changed as soon as she felt settled in. [54] Her dad advised her to stick a chair under the door knob handle at night and she told him that she started doing that every night. [57]

 

Another woman who lived in Mosaic at Millenia at the time recounts a time when she heard someone trying to get in her unit with a key but a deadbolt prevented them. She later found out that a Miami realtor had been trying to show her unit to prospective buyers and had given her no notice at all. [60]

Scroll through the map below to see all the evidence found within the condo.

II.

The Car

Thursday, January 26, 2006 a resident of Huntington on the Green the condominium complex notified Orlando police of a vehicle parked in the visitor parking spot. Orlando police determined this vehicle was Jennifer Kesse's. 

Jennifer's mother Joyce described Jennifer's habits when getting in a car,

saying:

 

“Jennifer, creature of habit, would get in a car, take her elbow [and with it] lock the car door button, put her seat belt on… Well as the creature of habit, in doing that she would  also look around her car.” [26]

CAR FOUND
CAR
MODEL:             2004 CHEVROLET MALIBU
                           BLACK 4 DOOR
 LICENSE:          FLORIDA PLATE H90KYC

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NO SIGNS OF STRUGGLE

The inside of Jennifer’s car provided more frustration for investigators and her family: there was no sign of a struggle, no blood, no identifiable fingerprints except for Jennifer’s.

17

DVD PLAYER

Images of evidence found within the car is taken from a video in which police show crime scene photos to the camera. 

But there was one item found that bothered detectives: a DVD player. That DVD player hadn’t been stolen. Asked what that tells him, Sgt. Brennan says, ‘It didn’t appear that it was a robbery. Didn’t appear that it was a car theft. It didn’t appear that it was a carjacking.’

TWO PAIRS OF SANDALS

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Two pairs of flip flop sandals can be seen at the bottom of the front passenger side of the car. The darker of the two appears to be the same ones Jennifer can be seen wearing in photos of her in St. Croix with Rob. Her family has said she was in the habit of wearing flip flops in the parking lot to walk between her condo and her car so the pavement would not scuff her dress heels she wore for work. 

19

CAR CELLPHONE CHARGER
& BROKEN MAIL KEY

20

A LATENT HANDPRINT

The inside of Jennifer’s car provided more frustration for investigators and her family: there was no sign of a struggle, no blood, no identifiable fingerprints except for Jennifer’s.

21

FOREIGN DNA

Foreign partial DNA, not enough DNA for a profile or enough to be entered into a CODIS database search. [62]

III.

Items Missing 

The items missing from Jennifer's condo and car so presumably they were with Jennifer during the time of her disappearance. 

22

IPOD

23

CONTACT LENS

Jennifer's Ipod 

Serial Number: CNH5323G6J      [44]

24

BRIEFCASE

Her contacts were missing from the contact lens case in her condo bathroom. [23] Presumably Jennifer was wearing them at the time. 

25

WALLET

Jennifer's work briefcase [65]

26

PURSE

The purse that Jennifer was believed to be carrying at the time of her disappearance. Jennifer's parents show an image of this purse on jenniferkesse.com 

28

OTHER CELL
PHONE

The phone Travis forgot at her condo, a Nextel cell phone.

Serial Number: 00080850757310   [4]

30

KEYS

Jennifer's wallet with her Florida driver’s license. [44]

27

CELL PHONE

Verizon LG cell phone 

Serial Number: 39-02071456 [44]

A cell phone can be seen in photos of Jennifer but whether or not it was the phone she was using at the time of her disappearance is unknown.

29

BROWN WORK HEELS

Jennifer's mom recounts how Jennifer had just gotten some new Nine West brown alligator heels that she was excited to wear. [50]

 

And of note, the clothing options laid out on her bed were shades beige said to match these shoes. [50] 

Jennifer's keys. [44]

Note: Jennifer's broken mailbox key was found inside the vehicle. But her normal set of keys are missing. 

IV.

Video of Person of Interest

After Orlando police located Jennifer's vehicle at Huntington on the Green, officers reviewed surveillance footage of the parking lot where it was found. 

 

The surveillance footage showed that the car had been driven into the lot, parked and an unknown person exited the vehicle at noon of January 24, 2006, the same day as her disappearance. Noon is less than five hours after the time when Jennifer would normally exit her condo to walk to her car. 

Orlando police have chosen to refer to this individual as a "person of interest" (often shortened to POI) and not as a suspect.

The Car Dump Location

ADDRESS:   THE HUNTINGTON ON THE GREEN
                     5176 DOWNING ST
                     ORLANDO, FL 32839

Huntington on the Green, where the car was left, is 1.2 miles away from Jennifer's condo. Realtor.com listings describe the Huntington as:

 

The community of Huntington on the Green features a clubhouse, pool & spa, playground for the little ones, and two tennis courts. Conveniently located; near major roads, shopping, transportation, and the Millenia Mall.

The Video

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SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

Note: The displayed timestamps are not accurate due to an issue with the camera.

The cameras took stills every 3 seconds instead of a continuous video. [36] Frustratingly a metal fence bar happened to be obscuring the POI's face during each still taken. 

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A DELAY

The POI waits 32 seconds inside the vehicle before exiting it and walking away. [15] 

Some have speculated that the POI wiped down the interior of the car with a cloth during this time due to the fact that only one latent partial handprint was found within the car. 

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APPROX
HEIGHT

The height approximations made by the FBI based on the video are are 5’3” to 5’5”. [81] 

34

LACK OF CONCEALMENT

The POI does not attempt to conceal their face and it is only happenstance that a fence bar is concealing it every 3 seconds. 

35

DIRECTION

The POI is seen walking south.

 

36

CAMERA LOCATION

The security camera was located on the roof of the pool house. [49]

37

UNAWARE OF CAMERA
& GENERAL AREA

There is an alternate exit path (shown above) south out of the parking lot that is more concealed, in less view of people and cars and does not pass security cameras that the POI did not choose to take. This path is less obvious to a casual observer but someone familiar with Huntington would know of it. [52]

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CLOTHING COLORS

The security cameras were approximately 30 years old, according to Drew. [35] The FBI found that the video tapes used with the security cameras were being constantly wiped and reused by the complex and subsequently the video quality degraded leading to almost all colored clothing to appear white. [51]

To illustrate this point, on the right side is two images of the same church burglar. Both images were taken of him on the same day, in the same burglary, just by different types of surveillance cameras. In one of the cameras, his red clothing shows up white and the differing tones of red seem much closer in hue.

CITATIONS

1.CNN Transcript

2. “I had a meeting at 9:00 o’clock” - Rob from his CNN interview 

3. “After I had that meeting, I called her again, and once again I got her voice-mail.” - Rob from his CNN interview 

4. “It was then that her parents called me to notify me that she hadn't shown up for work that day.” - Rob from his CNN interview 

5. CNN Transcript

6. “On Monday, the morning of 1/23/06, Jennifer left her boyfriends home in south Florida and drove directly to work in Ocoee Fl, not going home first but directly to her work as she usually did when she stayed the weekend in south Florida” -Jennifer’s parents, JenniferKesse.com

7. “Jenn typically left between 7:30 and 8:00 in the morning and it was her habit to call Rob when she got in her car”- Joyce Kesse, Timestamp 0:10, HLN Nancy Grace Interview

8. “Her condo, what area is that exactly?” “The Mall at Millenia which is kinda near Universal on Conroy. Jenn had bought a condo directly across the street from Mall at Millenia….moved in November 24th” -Joyce Kesse, ABC Action News Interview, Timestamp 0:41 

9. “Items in the backseat which easily could have been pawned were left there … Robbery wasn’t the motive.”- Joyce Kesse, ABC Action News Interview, Timestamp 1:17 

10. “On the night of Monday January 23rd, Jennifer left work at approx 6pm, walking out of the building, where she worked with her boss and wishing each other a good evening and will meet again in the morning” -Jennifer’s parents, JenniferKesse.com

11. “That evening, Jennifer talked to her Father, Mother, Brother and later with some friends and her boyfriend by phone as usual and that was the last anyone has seen or heard from Jennifer – Telephone call to her boyfriend at 9:57 pm 1/23/06 – Monday night.” -Jennifer’s parents, JenniferKesse.com

12. “When she did not show up for work, her employer immediately called us, her family, to see if we knew where Jennifer was, we tried to reach her at her condo and on her cell phone and computer but attempts were unsuccessful.” -Jennifer’s parents, JenniferKesse.com

13. “Her tracks seem to cease from when she left her condo for work usually around 7:30-7:45am each work day.”-Jennifer’s parents, JenniferKesse.com

14. “On Thursday 1/26/06 at high noon, police were notified that Jennifer's car was abandoned in a condominium complex 1.2 miles down the same road from where she lived in The Huntington on the Green Condominiums at the corner of Texas and Americana Ave in Orlando, Fl.”-Jennifer’s parents, JenniferKesse.com

15. “Her car was parked by a Suspect (on video) who pulled into a visitors parking space waited 32 seconds to exit her car and walked away, never looking back.” -Jennifer’s parents, JenniferKesse.com

16. “Bloodhounds tracked a scent from where her car was found back to her condo complex losing the scent on Jennifer’s condo property.”  -Jennifer’s parents, JenniferKesse.com

17. “You know how most women have a lot of shampoo and cream rinse bottles in their showers? And she had a tub, so you know the corners where water collects when you’re taking a shower? It wasn’t that the walls were wet, there was still water in the corners behind her shower bottles. So there you go, she showered.” -Joyce Kesse, Timestamp 5:23, Unconcluded Podcast Episode 24: Unit 2226

18. “She came home on that Sunday night, the 22nd of January, and went to work the next morning, January 23rd, went all day through work, everything, she had a meeting at the end of the day with her boss and the day ended, her boss and herself basically walked out to the parking lot, said goodnight to each other and she traveled home. “-Drew Kesse, Timestamp 8:38, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

19. “On her way home, we do know that she went through a toll booth, we do have that information.” -Drew Kesse, Timestamp 9:06, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

20. “But when she got home she called us, everything's fine, she absolutely loved it, no everything was absolutely fine. You know we hung up. We do know that she spoke with obviously her mother, her brother, myself that night. She also spoke with a few good friends to tell them about her weekend and all that good stuff.” -Drew Kesse, Timestamp 9:10, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

21. “The last person she spoke to on January 23rd 2006, at 9:57 pm at night was her boyfriend.” -Drew Kesse, Timestamp 9:30, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

22. “She works where they have FedEx and UPS right on site and that's what she had told Logan's friend that she was going to do.” -Joyce Kesse, Timestamp 13:00, Unconcluded Podcast Episode 2: Endpoints 

23. “The wet towel that she had draped over her washing machine... And she had the underwear and t-shirt that she had worn the night before to bed on her bathroom floor, the contacts were out of her contact case. She had you know three articles of clothing on her bed.”  -Joyce Kesse, Timestamp 16:30, Unconcluded Podcast Episode 2: Endpoints 

24. “Logan and his buddy Travis got there at 3:00pm and Drew and I arrived in Orlando at 3:15pm.” -Joyce Kesse, Timestamp 20:00, Unconcluded Podcast Episode 2: Endpoints 

25. “She flew directly from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Croix, that Saturday their flight got cancelled, they wound up taking another flight from St. Croix, that flight took them into Miami. And a friend of theirs came down to Miami and picked them up. There was never a cruise.” -Joyce Kesse, Timestamp 20:25, Unconcluded Podcast Episode 2: Endpoints 

26. “Jennifer, creature of habit, would get in a car, take her elbow (and with it) lock the car door button, put her seat belt on… Well as the creature of habit, in doing that she would  also look around her car.”-Joyce Kesse, Timestamp 30:45, Unconcluded Podcast Episode 2: Endpoints 

27. “January 19 Jennifer and her then boyfriend who was a long distance relationship, he in Ft, Lauderdale and her in Orlando, went to St. Croix for a long weekend. Thursday Friday, Saturday Sunday with a friend and that friend’s family.” - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 8:06, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

28. The next morning, I guess it was approximately 10:30, 11 o clock in the morning, Joyce as well as myself, we both got alternative calls from, Jennifer worked at a company that , at that company also was a friend of mine who is the CFO there and he called myself at about 11 o clock in the morning on January 24, 2006 and asked if everything was ok with Jennifer and I said "well sure why?" And he said"well she didn't show up to work today" and I said "well, she'll answer my call no matter what". And I said well let me call her and I'll be right back in touch with ya. And so I hung up the phone with him and I immediately called her.” - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 9:40, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

29. “It did not even ring four times, it went straight into voicemail. And from that point on, Joyce and I knew something was wrong.” - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 10:52, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

30. “She was expected at a morning meeting that she did not make.”  - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 11:25, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

31.“We pretty much ran out the door with Logan, I had to go pickup Joyce at work, I worked out of my home and we were rushing up. Joyce worked about an hour away, Orlando was about two hours away. And on the way there I called the condo management office and asked if they could go down and see if her car was in her parking space. They went down and said no, the car is not in her parking space. I said I need you to go in her condo to see what's going on. We cannot get her.”  - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 11:37, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

32. "By the time we started driving we were calling hospitals and calling jailsInside Crime Podcast Episode One... We called anyone and everyone we possibly could. You know, we called all of her girlfriends to see if they could track her down. But it was just completely constant for two hours."
  - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 12:20, 

Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

33. “So we asked the management to go in and he said ‘well I need to get someone else I can't just walk in your daughter’s residence’. She owned it. So I said ‘well get whoever you need, but I need you to get in there’. And it took about five or ten minutes and then he came back and got in the place and he was on the phone with me when he went in and he said you know everything pretty much looks fine, she’s got a suitcase sitting right inside the door and there doesn’t seem to be anything out of place. I said ok.”  - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 12:30, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

34. "And we ended up there probably 45 minutes after that, around 1 o’clock or something like that."- Drew Kesse, Timestamp 13:00, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

35. “And where the car was dropped off they have 30 year old cameras … NASA and Target have done the best they can with that film, so what we have is what we get.”  - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 16:41, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

36. “It was a security camera that took a picture every three seconds. Every three seconds the person who dropped Jennifer’s car off was behind a fence post. To the face.”  - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 17:26, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

37. “It took about four more hours of calling people .. before we finally got a detective out to her residence at about 8 o’clock at night.”  - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 13:15 Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

38. “During that time period at 4:30 pm we were already on the corners in Orlando passing out flyers of Jennifer’s face and a telephone number which to call if you have seen her.”  - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 13:25, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

39. “By that time we had called all of her friends, all of her friends, we had people coming that we knew from all over the United states, when the police finally took us serious which was about 8 or 9 o'clock at night, we had about 14 people in her condo. The police walk in and say ‘well this place is… well we can’t use this crime scene.’ I'm like ‘well what do you mean you can't use this place as a crime scene, take our prints, ask us to leave.’"  - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 14:06, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

40. “When Logan got on her property he started banging on every single door in the complex and the only door that was unlocked was the condo door right across from Jennifer’s. They’ve had dogs in there and they say there's no hits in there or anything.”  - Drew Kesse, Timestamp 25:00, Inside Crime Podcast Episode One

41. Westgate Resort's website

42. “The discovery of a missing Orlando woman's car Thursday morning raised hopes that she might still be found alive, three days after she vanished….The mystery of her disappearance grew within an hour of the car's recovery at 8:10 a.m. not far from Kesse's residence.”

Orlando Sentinel article Missing Woman's Car Discovered

43. “Orange County sheriff's bloodhound Bo took a sniff of the driver's seat and pulled handler Sgt. Jeff Brown at a loping pace for a mile.The scent led straight to the front door of Kesse's home in Mosaic at Millenia…. The trail bypassed the complex's only entrance and led to a stretch of fence separating the public sidewalk from its private grounds. Once the 6-year-old bloodhound entered the grounds, the dog picked up the scent inside the fence and went directly to a staircase leading to Kesse's second-floor condominium.”

Orlando Sentinel article Missing Woman's Car Discovered

44. The FBI’s 2013 ViCAP Alert

45. “She was employed as a financial analyst….Residents at the complex stated the car had been parked in the lot for several days...Kesse is a 2003 graduate of the University of Central Florida; her degree is in finance. ” Jennifer Kesse’s Charley Project page 

46. Orange County Florida Court Records  2018-CA-013353-O , caseId=10807053

47. Lake County Court Records, Case #: 35-2006-MM-000208-AXXX-XX, Incident #6009257

https://courtrecords.lakecountyclerk.org/ShowCaseWeb/#/caseDetails/682528/relatedcases

 

48. “She had to have been, somehow, you know maybe chloroformed? Because no one heard her scream on the ground floor condo right by where her car was.” - Joyce Kesse, Timestamp 31:00, Unconcluded Podcast Episode 2: Endpoints 

49. “The complex that her complex wound up being dropped off at is a rundown condominium complex, that’s Huntington on the green, But they had video cameras, security cameras on the roof of the pool house and that's where they got the film footage of the suspect, the POI, and the FBI and everybody were out and that's how they came up with the height for the person of interest.” - Joyce Kesse, Timestamp 8:40, Unconcluded Podcast Episode 3: Person of Interest

50. “We all know the shoes that she was wearing the day she was abducted and I know it's going to sound strange but she was really proud that she had just gotten these Nine west alligator pumps and they we