What Cops Know
Chinese father finds abducted son after three years

For anyone who doubts the value of social networking, here is the story of a father whose son was abducted in China. Peng Gaofeng spent three years searching for the boy, using social media to help him.

It’s a heart-warming tale, and even more important, a lesson in how social media and the Internet can make a positive difference in these kinds of cases.

Read it here:

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/10/133644822/Chinas-Social-Media-Help-To-Rescue-Abducted-Boy

Jennifer Kesse — Missing for Nearly Five Years

On January 24, 2011, beautiful, vibrant Jennifer Kesse will have been missing from her Orlando condo for five years. Her mysterious disappearance has ripped a hole in her loving, close-knit family. Here’s what they know:

Jennifer had just returned from a weekend trip with her boyfriend and was apparently preparing for work when an unknown event interrupted her morning routine. Later, her car was found parked and abandoned by an unknown man who showed up on grainy surveillance camera video taken not too far from her condo. Despite an appeal to the public, no one has been able to identify the man on the film.

Drew Kesse, Jennifer’s father, has devoted his life to keeping his daughter’s case in front of the media and the public. He’s worked to help change both the law and police perception of missing persons cases. He believes Jennifer was the target of human traffickers and, thus far, none of the evidence that has surface has changed his mind.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation into Jennifer’s disappearance. You can find out more about Jennifer by checking out the Kesse family’s site at http://www.jenniferkesse.com

The Story of Jodi Huisentruit

Jodi Huisentruit was a cute blonde morning anchor in Mason City, Iowa. A twin cities transplant from Minnesota, Huisentruit generally arose at predawn hours to do the morning news at the station where she worked. 

On June 27, 1995, Huisentruit’s producer called her to remind her she had to go to work. She had overslept and promised her producer she was on the way. But she never arrived — and a police investigation found Huisentruit’s personal items scattered around her apartment complex’s parking lot and signs of a struggle. 

She has not been seen since. Years later, Huisentruit would be declared dead by the courts, but friends and family continue to search for her. Two, Gary Peterson, a respected death scene investigator, and Josh Benson, a media professional, have set up a website devoted to the Huisentruit case. 

Somebody knows what happened to Jodi Huisentruit.

For more information, visit http://www.findjodi.com.