Jennifer Jean Gordon
Gordon, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 09/10/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Watertown, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 01/30/1967 (54)
Age at the time of disappearance: 30 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3 - 5'5, 110 - 155 pounds
Medical conditions : Gordon has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. She has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was prescribed medication to control the condition, but she wasn't taking medication at the time of her disappearance because she did not believe she was ill.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Gordon has a tattoo of a bleeding rose on her left shoulder, and a three- to four-inch scar on her right calf, and a horizontal scar on her upper lip. She may dye her hair. Her nicknames are Jen, Jenna and Jenny, and she may use the last name Loomis.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gordon was last seen in Watertown, New York on September 10, 1997. A week prior to her disappearance, she had been discharged from a community psychiatric facility. She has never been heard from again.
She has left home before, but had always kept in touch with her loved ones every few weeks by phone. None of them have heard from her since her disappearance. Her mother reported her as a missing person 40 days after she was last seen.
Gordon has led a transient lifestyle in the past and has previously lived in Florida and North and South Carolina. At the time of her disappearance, she and her mother were fighting over custody of Gordon's young son. Her mother later adopted the child.
Few details are available in Gordon's case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Watertown Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
New York Missing Persons
North American Missing Persons Network
News 10 Now
The Doe Network
The Watertown Daily Times
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