Jennifer Lynn Montello
Montello, approximately 2015
Date reported missing : 02/09/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9 - 5'10, 160 - 170 pounds
Medical conditions : Montello may be in need of medical attention for unspecified reasons.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Montello has the following tattoos: a dragon on her lower abdomen, a heart on her upper left arm, a bear on her upper right arm, a skeleton with a top hat on her buttocks, and a cross with a heart on her back. Her ears are pierced. She may use the alias name Erin Shannon.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Montello was last seen in Virginia Beach, Virginia on February 9, 2015. She has never been heard from again. It's uncharacteristic of her to go without getting in touch with her parents and children. Few details are available in her case.
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Virginia Beach Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Virginia State Police
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