Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Jennifer Wilkerson now missing 2 years, Lubbock, Texas

Update (November 9, 2006): Joanna Rogers' remains were found in a landfill in Lubbock on October 24. Jennifer is still missing.
Lubbock, Texas, has not forgotten two of its residents who disappeared in 2004. Joanna Rogers' case turned two years old in May, and now it has also been two years since Jennifer Wilkerson went missing. Still, while there have been several recent developments in Joanna's case, there are few answers for the Wilkerson family because authorities are not completely sure whether the two disappearances are connected by anything other than location and year. Hopefully, there will be some answers for Jennifer's family soon!
Article on Jennifer from :
Lubbock Sheriff's Office Still Searching For Leads In Wilkerson Case
Jennifer Wilkerson was last seen two years ago today
(Thursday) at
a friend's house in South Lubbock. Authorities tell us while
they've made
progress, they aren't any closer to learning Wilkerson's
"There's been a ton of work gone into the case, as far as
potential leads and eliminating potential suspects. So, as far as
that goes,
we've covered a lot of ground," said Captain Don Carter with the
Sheriff's Office.
Wilkerson disappeared July 13th, 2004 at the age
26. Authorities tell us they never rule anything out, but right now, there
are no links between Wilkerson's disappearance and Summer Baldwin or Joanna
Rosendo Rodriguez is charged with the murder of Baldwin, who's
was found in the city landfill last September. Last month, he also
confessed to
killing Lubbock teen Joanna Rogers who went missing May 2004.
reportedly claimed he put Roger's body in a suitcase, like
Baldwin's, and dumped
it. But, Roger's body has not been found.
Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson Website
Get the latest news and information on the search for Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson.
Jennifer's story on The Charley Project:
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: July 13, 2004 from Lubbock, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: December 9, 1977
Age: 26 years old
Height and Weight: 5'5, 110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, blue eyes. Wilkerson's lower lip
is pierced. She has several tattoos: a red rose with a snake wound around the
stem on her left upper arm and shoulder, a small ladybug on the right rear side
of her neck, the word "Taken" on the back of her neck, the word "Rotten" and a
butterfly on her back, a dragon wrapped around her right ankle, a fish on her
stomach, roses on her right wrist, and an unspecified tattoo around her left
leg. Wilkerson had red highlights in her hair at the time of her disappearance.
Her nickname is Jen. Some agencies refer to her as Lynn Wilkerson or Lynn
Jennifer Wilkerson.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue capri pants, a red
halter top, and black flip-flops, or jeans and a dark-colored t-shirt.

Details of Disappearance
Wilkerson was last seen at approximately
11:00 a.m. on July 13, 2004, at her boyfriend's residence near the 2400 block of
118th Street in the south side of Lubbock, Texas. He said she left his home to
drive to her own home, then to work at Nothin' Butt Smokes. Wilkerson apparently
made it home, but she never arrived at work and has never been heard from again.
Wilkerson's car, a black 1999 Honda Civic coupe, was found parked at her
residence after her disappearance. Her house was locked and her car keys and
house keys were inside. She also left behind money and all her personal
posessions except her tan shoulder strap purse. She never contacted her employer
to say she would be absent from work, and never picked up her last paycheck.
Neither of her two roommates have heard from her.
Police stated that they
were looking for a suspicious vehicle which they believe may have been involved
in Wilkerson's disappearance. It is described as a small black truck set low to
the ground, with unique smooth hubcaps on the tires and decals in the back
window. It may be equipped with hydraulics, and may have tinted windows and
out-of-state license plates. The vehicle and its driver have not been located or
Wilkerson's family lives in New Mexico and she had been planning
to visit them before she disappeared. She was a sophomore at South Plains
College at the time of her disappearance. She was the second young woman to
disappear from the Lubbock area in the same season; Joanna
vanished from Lubbock in May 2004 and has not been found. While it is
unusual to have two women missing from a comparatively small town at the same
time, investigators have found no evidence to suggest that Wilkerson and
Rogers's cases are connected.
Authorities believe Wilkerson is missing under
suspicious circumstances and may be in danger. They are investigating her
disappearance as an abduction. Her case is unsolved.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Lubbock County Sheriff's Office
Texas Department of Public Safety
You can print a poster of Jennifer at

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