Jason Anthony Jolkowski

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Jolkowski, circa 2001;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 31 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 13, 2001 from Omaha, Nebraska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 24, 1981
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 160 - 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Jolkowski's nickname is JJ.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white Chicago Cubs or Sammy Sosa t-shirt, a blue or black Chicago Cubs baseball cap, black dress pants, and black dress shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Jolkowski has learning disabilities related to speech and language. The disabilities may make him appear to be mildly mentally retarded, but he is actually of above average intelligence.
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    Details of Disappearance

    On June 13, 2001, Jolkowski was called into work early. He worked at a Fazoli's restaurant on 80th and Cass Streets in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. His car was in the shop for repairs and he initially said he would walk there, but then called back and made arrangements for a co-worker to pick him up at Jolkowski's old school, Benson High School, eight blocks from his home.

    Jolkowski carried his red work t-shirt with him at the time of his disappearance. On the way out the door of his family's residence, he decided to help his younger brother take trash cans into the garage. A neighbor saw him carry the cans into the garage at his house in the area of 48th and Bedford Steets. This was at 10:45 a.m. Between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m., Jolkowski's co-worker called the house to find out why he hadn't met her at the high school. This is when his disappearance was discovered.

    Jolkowski has never been heard from again. He left $650 behind in his bank account, which has not been touched since his disappearance. He has not cashed any of his paychecks, used his cellular phone or automatic teller machine (ATM) card, or picked up his car from the auto repair shop since his disappearance. Jolkowski was supposed to start a new job a week after he vanished, and was excited about it; he never showed up to begin work there. He had no more than $60 on his person on the day he disappeared, and no personal items were missing from his room. He did his household chores as usual up until the time he disappeared.

    Jolkowski's loved ones suspect foul play may have been involved in his disappearance. They say he is too responsible to have left without warning, and he was not having any problems at the time of his disappearance. He is described as a shy person who was not involved with drugs or alcohol and was close to his family at the time of his disappearance. He has no known enemies.

    Jolkowski was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. His mother founded Project Jason, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the families of missing people and publicizing missing person cases, after her son vanished. Jolkowski's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Omaha Police Department
    402-444-5657

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Project Jason
    Help Find Jason
    WOWT.com: Omaha 6 News
    The Omaha Channel
    Rino Kids Online
    Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Rescue Team
    America's Most Wanted
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Voice for the Missing

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 9, 2013; age-progression updated.

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