Tuesday, January 22, 2008

JESSIE FOSTER - STILL MISSING IN NORTH LAS VEGAS




Unidentified White Female

The victim was discovered on October 29, 2006 in Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas
Estimated Date of Death: October 29, 2006
State of Remains: She had been severely burned

Estimated age: 17 - 22 years old
Approximate Height and Weight
: 5'3"-5'5"; 100- 120 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics
: May have had blonde hair with red highlights or red hair with blonde highlights.
Clothing
: "One Tuff Babe" brand name jeans (size 7/8), a purple or mauve colored shirt, possibly a sweatshirt.
Fingerprints
: Not Available
Dentals
: Available
DNA
: Available
PARENTS OF MISSING WOMAN TO GIVE DNA SAMPLES
Remains of Jane Doe found in Texas to be compared with 23-year-old from Kamloops who disappeared in Las Vegas in 2006

CATHRYN ATKINSON
Special to The Globe and Mail
January 22, 2008

The parents of Jessie Foster, a Kamloops woman who disappeared in Las Vegas in 2006, have been asked to provide DNA samples to test against the remains of an unidentified woman found in Texas nearly 15 months ago.

Ms. Foster's mother, Glendene Grant, said two people who were aware of her daughter's disappearance contacted her after the Texas "Jane Doe" case was featured on the television show America's Most Wanted on Jan. 12.

The burned remains of the woman, a blonde like Ms. Foster, were found in the town of Kilgore, 160 kilometres east of Dallas, on Oct. 29, 2006. Careful forensic reconstruction of the victim allowed the case to appear on the crime-solving program.

Ms. Grant called Kamloops RCMP, who sent a constable to go over the forensic information provided by the program. He concluded there was a possibility of a match worth looking into. Ms. Grant contacted the North Las Vegas police department, which is leading the investigation into Ms. Foster's disappearance, and the department requested the test.


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Mother of missing Kamloops woman providing DNA for search

Neal Hall, Vancouver Sun
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2008

KAMLOOPS - A mother plans to provide a DNA sample to U.S. police to make sure a young women found in Texas in 2006 is not her missing daughter, who disappeared from Las Vegas the same year.

"The height and weight are the same," Glendene Grant of Kamloops explained Monday about the remains of the young woman discovered on Oct. 29, 2006 in Kilgore, Texas.

The remains are unidentified because the body was severely burned and can only be identified by DNA or dental records, she said.

Grant's daughter, Jessie Foster, 23, went missing from Las Vegas on March 28, 2006. The former Boston Pizza waitress in Kamloops had been working for an escort agency, her mother learned after her daughter went missing.

"I don't believe it's Jessie," Grant said of the unsolved Texas case.

She believes her daughter is still alive and is being kept hidden by a human trafficking ring.

Jessie, 21 when she disappeared, twice travelled to the U.S. in 2005 after meeting a man at a party in Alberta who offered to pay for the trips.

Foster later phoned from Las Vegas and said she was moving in with her rich boyfriend, Peter Todd, who is believed to be the last person to see Jessie before she disappeared.

Grant said her former husband, Dwight Foster of Calgary, also plans to give a DNA sample to assist police investigating the Texas case.

Jessie maintained daily contact with friends and family before she disappeared. Since she went missing, she has not used her cell phone, credit cards, or accessed her bank accounts.

The case has been featured on a number of U.S. TV programs, including Geraldo Rivera, the Maury Povich show and Montel Williams.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information about Foster's disappearance on a website devoted to Grant's daughter: www.jessiefoster.ca. A reconstructed composite image of the young woman found in Texas can be found on the website:

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GLENDENE GRANT AND ONE OF HER OTHER DAUGHTERS HOLD UP A PHOTO OF MISSING JESSIE FOSTER

1 comment:

Helpfindthemissing.org said...

"The teeth match, the facial features match, the physical description matches -- 90-percent sure it is her," he said.


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