Jesse Warren Ross
Ross, approximately 2006; Age when reported missing: 30 (approximately 2017)
Date reported missing : 11/21/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/18/1987 (34)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, a green warm-up jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Red hair, blue eyes. Ross wears eyeglasses with dark-colored wire frames. He has a freckled complexion. His radio name is Opie Cunningham.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ross was last seen at approximately 2:30 a.m. on November 21, 2006 leaving a meeting at the Sheraton hotel in the vicinity of the 300 block of east North Water Street in Chicago, Illinois. He was a sophomore communications major at the University of Missouri at Kansas City at the time of his disappearance, and had traveled to Chicago with other students to participate in a model United Nations program.
Surveillance cameras at the hotel showed Ross walking out of the building. He did not appear to be intoxicated at the time. The walk from that hotel to the one he was staying in was only ten minutes, well-lit and monitored by cameras, but none of the cameras recorded Ross. He has never been heard from again.
Ross was well-liked at college and was known as a driven, enthusiastic young man. He did an unpaid internship at a Kansas City radio station, 95.7 The Vibe, prior to his disappearance and was so successful that he was promoted to a paid position; he was a popular personality on the station's "Shorty and the Boyz" morning show. His radio name was Opie Cunningham.
He was not having any personal problems at the time he went missing, and his loved ones are puzzled by his disappearance. There has been no activity on his cellular phone or credit cards since he was last seen. His case remains unsolved.
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Chicago Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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