Orlando woman missing, police investigating


Published: Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 11:53 p.m.
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In this photo taken from a flier, Jennifer Kesse, 24, of Orlando, is shown.
The Associated Press

ORLANDO - Police were investigating the disappearance of a 24-year-old woman Friday after her car was discovered abandoned a mile from her home.
After Jennifer Kesse, a financial analyst, did not show up for work Tuesday, her family launched a search, her father, Drew Kesse said.
''We have a lot of work to do and the detectives are working methodically through all the information they have received up to this point to try to find Jennifer,'' Orlando police spokeswoman Sgt. Barbara Jones said Friday.
Kesse's black Chevrolet Malibu was found Thursday morning a mile from her condominium complex, where she lived alone in a unit she owned.
A bloodhound tracked a scent from the car back to the condominium complex, and investigators were studying video from a surveillance camera for clues, Jones said.
Jones declined to say what evidence, if any, was found in the car or what the video showed.
Rob Allen, 32, of Margate, Kesse's boyfriend of one year, told The Associated Press he spoke with her by phone about 10 p.m. Monday, when she said she was in bed and about to go to sleep.
When he did not receive a phone call or text message from her on Tuesday morning - her usual practice - he called and got her voice mail, Allen said.
Later, her parents told him that she hadn't arrived at work, he said.
''She's not that kind of person, to just walk off. She's very responsible,'' Allen said.
Allen said that her cell phone and purse were missing from her apartment.

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