Jennifer Rayleen Casper-Ross
Missing Since: 05/05/05
Missing from: Reno, Nevada
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 04/30/75
Age at disappearance: 30
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde highlights
in hair. Double pierced ears, pierced navel with ring,
tattoo of the initials “J.G.” on right foot, previously
fractured tail bone.
Medical Conditions: Requires medication; history
of alcohol and drug abuse. Suffers from bipolar disorder
and may be suicidal.
Clothing: Tan sweater, blue jeans, carrying a red
shoulder bag, no shoes.
Jewelry: Wedding ring.
Details of Disappearance
On the night of May 5, 2005, Jennifer walked to the Peppermill Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada, where she drank with a friend. People said they saw slash marks on her wrist and arms. At approximately 5 a.m., she used his cell phone to call her father, telling him she needed to see him in Las Vegas. She then took a cab to a Reno taxi business on Gentry, hoping to see her mother, who worked there. Jennifer left when she learned her mother was not there. It has been reported that she was last seen in downtown Reno, fleeing barefoot from a taxi driver. She was reportedly intoxicated and couldn’t pay her fare. Jennifer was reported missing the following day by her husband.
Jennifer’s husband found notes she left behind, one covered in blood, directing who could see her son if something happened to her and directing that her possessions go to her husband. Police have confirmed through DNA and handwriting analysis that she wrote the note and that it was covered in her own blood.
Jennifer was taking several psychotropic medications, which, according to her family, she mixed with drugs and alcohol.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Reno Police Department
Detective Dave Fogarty
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