Friday, June 22, 2007

Jason Jolkowski: An example of the issues faced by families of the missing

About three years ago, police contacted Jason's family regarding an unidentified deceased male that had been found in California. A woman had seen an artist's rendering of the man and thought he resembled Jason. It is now known that this man was not Jason, but Jason's mother, Kelly, has now posted about the incident on the Project Jason Voice for the Missing blog. The posts are based on her own diary entries from the time, and names of places and people outside the family have been changed. The story, however, is still powerful.

An introduction to the series can be found at, which also links to audio files of a dramatization of the diary. The first actual post in the series is at, and the rest of the story has yet to be posted.
Update: Link to part two:
Part Three:
Part Four:
Part Five:
Part Six:
Part Seven:
Part Eight:
Part Nine:
Part Ten:
Part Eleven:
Part Twelve (which also stresses the importance of personal ID kits):

If you know anything about the disappearance of Jason Anthony Jolkowski from Omaha, Nebraska, please call the Omaha Police Department at (402) 444-5657 or Omaha Crimestoppers at (402) 444-STOP.
Jason's website:
Jason's guestbook:
You can print a poster of Jason at Or, if you do not have a PDF reading program (such as Adobe Acrobat or Foxit Reader), the older poster is available at
Jason is one of the missing people you can "adopt" through Project Jason's Adopt a Missing Person program. For more information, visit

Project Jason website:

Photo of Jason from Voice for the Missing blog.

1 comment:

Kelly Jolkowski said...


Thank you for posting our story and for caring about the missing.

Part II of the story is posted now.

We have a new, up to date poster at

Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
President and Founder,
Project Jason
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