Jennifer Marie Wilmer

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Above Images: Wilmer, circa 1993

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 13, 1993 from Willow Creek, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 13, 1972
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 100 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Wilmer had her hair styled in dreadlocks at the time of her 1993 disappearance, which she usually wore piled on top of her head. Her nickname is Jade. She has a faint scar on her left eyebrow.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black t-shirt and jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Wilmer was suffering from depression at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wilmer moved from Long Island, New York to California in late 1992, and moved into a rented house with roommates. She had attended St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New York and got a full scholarship to St. John's University in New York City, but she dropped out after one semester. After her move to California she planned to enroll in the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California, but all the classes were full. She at first found work as a waitress, but lost her job and accepted public assistance for a time.

    Wilmer was last seen in northern California on September 13, 1993. There are two conflicting accounts of her whereabouts on the day of her disappearance. One summary states that Wilmer was last seen leaving her residence in Willow Creek, California to go to a travel agency to retrieve an airplane ticket for a scheduled trip back to New York. She never arrived at the agency and has not been seen again. The second account states that Wilmer was last seen hitchhiking from the Hawkins Bar area of California to Willow Creek for a possible job opportunity at a farm on September 13. Wilmer has never been heard from again and her case remains unsolved. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.

    Wilmer's mother assisted in creating federal legislation aimed at requiring states to report information concerning unidentified bodies into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. This procedure provides easier cross-referencing of missing persons and unidentified victims in the United States. The legislation, titled Jennifer's Law, was signed into effect in 2000.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Trinity County Sheriff's Office
    916-623-2611

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    John Mohon Investigations
    The KlaasKids Foundation
    The New York Daily News
    Office For Victims Of Crime
    Newsday
    Child Quest International Inc.

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 4, 2011; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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