Janet Jolene Stephens-Brown
Stephens-Brown, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 10/14/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/26/1984 (37)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1 - 5'3, 110 - 125 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Stephens-Brown has a small scar on her chest. She has a tattoo of two hearts on each forearm with the names "Ashley" and "Michael" and a tattoo of the phrase "Sugar and Spice" on her right shoulder blade. Stephens-Brown wears eyeglasses. She may use the last name Myers.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Stephens-Brown was last seen at the Junior Foodmart on 29th Street in Ashland, Kentucky on October 14, 2009. She may have been sighted in the parking lot of Vincent Apartments in Ashland on November 11, nearly a month after her disappearance. She has never been heard from again.
Stephens-Brown doesn't have any known ties outside the local area. She left her belongings behind at her apartment and there was no indication she'd left of her own accord. Few details are available in her case.
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Kentucky State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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