Jennifer Marie Wilmer
Wilmer, approximately 1993
Date reported missing : 09/13/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Willow Creek, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/13/1972 (49)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 100 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black t-shirt and jeans.
Medical conditions : Wilmer was suffering from depression at the time of her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: 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 and her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : 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 Age at the time of disappearance: ncy to retrieve an airplane ticket for a scheduled trip back to New York. She never arrived at the Age at the time of disappearance: ncy 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.
Other information and links : ncy
Trinity County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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