Jennifer Lee Klein
Jennifer, approximately 1974
Date reported missing : 05/25/1974
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/14/1971 (50)
Age at the time of disappearance: 3 years old
Height / Weight : 3'2, 35 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A swimsuit.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Jennifer has a cowlick on the right side of her forehead and a birthmark somewhere on her body, possibly on the left side of her abdomen. She has a mole in front of her right ear, and her navel protrudes. Her nickname is Jenny.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Jennifer was last seen while she and her family were camping at a campground approximately ten miles north of Moab, Utah.
She was playing in the sand by the river with her parents and older brother when her father went back to their camper to retrieve something. There was a dogfight while he was gone, and everyone was watching the dogs. While Jennifer's mother and brother were distracted, the child disappeared.
Jennifer has never been heard from again. Her parents cannot recall anyone at the campground being interviewed about her disappearance. Many of the guests were transients who could not be found later.
There was an old car parked between Jennifer's camper and the river at the time she disappeared; it is unknown if the vehicle had anything to do with her disappearance.
It's possible that Jennifer fell into the nearby Colorado River and drowned, but her body has never been recovered. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Grand County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Utah Department of Public Safety
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October 12, 2004. March 10, 2016; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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