If At First You Don’t Succeed …

What Are The Hallmarks Of Failure, And Why Should We Ignore Them?

1959 Edsel Ranger

1959 Edsel Ranger

1959 Edsel Ranger was a Legendary blunder for Ford Company.  The Company lost an estimated $350 million during the three years the Edsel line was in production and thats back when $350 was really worth something.  Today this 1959 Edsel Ranger is worth over $200,000.

 

If any good came out of last year’s collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis it may be the opportunity to learn, following a wave of bridge inspections nationwide spurred by the failure.

A report out this week by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials finds more than 150,000 bridges are in need of repair

In the wake of a failure, very typically there will be a renewed caution.

Duke University professor Henry Petroski has made a career studying design failures, which he says are far more interesting than successes.

“Successes teach us very little,” Petroski said. “A successful design doesn’t tell us how close to failure it might be.

In fact, building on success, Petroski argues, often leads to failure, and bridges provide a dramatic example.

“Typically, the longer you go without a failure, the more confident we become,” he said. “But there’s then a seemingly unavoidable temptation to then start cutting corners.”

Take the example of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington – a long, slender suspension bridge that opened in July of 1940 that was 57 years after engineer John Roebling’s Brooklyn Bridge – one of the earliest and most famous suspension bridges opened in New York.

The designer of the Tacoma bridge was guilty, perhaps, of engineering hubris – pushing the limits of suspension bridge design, and even reducing the number of support cables to create a sleeker look.

It was barely four months after the Tacoma bridge opened that 40 mile-an-hour winds all but turned its thin steel span to rubber. The wobbly bridge stood for about an hour until it collapsed.

“That bridge was built deliberately as a slender, aesthetically-pleasing bridge,” Petroski said, “and all the lessons from the 19th century that John Roebling had laid out in the Brooklyn Bridge had been forgotten.”

Of course it’s not just bridges. From occupants in the White House, to the cars we drive, to the people we celebrate, failures and perceived failures are all around us.

Sometimes when things fail, they were simply ahead of their time. Did you know the fax machine was actually a failed invention in the 1840s?

The copy machine was invented in 1937, but the idea was rejected by the likes of GE and IBM. It would be 10 years before Xerox’s machine would make its debut.

And the Apple Newton – the first handheld PDA – was a flop, but its innovations can be seen today in the wildly successful iPhone.

“So we gotta be careful not to just be tattooing and stamping ‘loser,’ ‘winner’ on everything,” said historian and CBS News consultant Douglas Brinkley says failures can become success stories in all human endeavors. Time often changes our perceptions. Consider our presidents …

“The most popular slogan about Harry Truman as president was, ‘To err is Truman.’ His public opinion polls were in the 20s.”

Truman was so unpopular he didn’t bother to run for re-election in 1952.

Now Truman is the name of one of our 4 or 5 great presidents,” Brinkley said, “because with a bit of time we’ve been able to see that Truman created the CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Council, Department of Defense, the Pentagon. He oversaw the Berlin blockade, the creation of Israel, China becoming communistic, the Korean War, the creation of NATO, overseeing nuclear policy … I can go on and on. We say, ‘Wow, what an amazing man that he dealt with this plethora of post-World War II problems and got most of them right.'”

Other notable “failures”: the CalTech men’s basketball team which hadn’t won a conference game in 23 years … John Grisham, whose first novel was rejected by a dozen publishing houses … and Henry Ford, who went bankrupt 5 times.

And on to the automotive world, where “Edsel” is synonymous with failure. (But perhaps, like beauty, failure is truly in the eye of the beholder.)

In 1958, the car was introduced with great anticipation. Ford expected to sell nearly 200,000 that first year. But the Edsel flopped.

Ford made Edsels for three model years, sold fewer than 100,000 total, and lost hundreds of millions of dollars.

But Griffin, Ga., neighbors Frank Harris and Steve Durham are Edsel lovers. Between them they own 23 of the cars.

“Back then, if you had an Edsel and wanted to get rid of it, you’d have to give it away,” said Harris. “Pay someone to take it. Nobody wanted them.”

Harris got this 1960 Edsel convertible from his father. Through painstaking restoration he has returned it to its original shine and luster, in the process turning an automotive failure into a small fortune.

Half a century ago an Edsel would have been sold for roughly $3000. And what is Harris’ restored model worth today?

“Because of the low production it’s got a value of $200,000,” he said.

“Two hundred thousand dollars! That’s not a failure!” said Durham.

“No, that’s not a failure!” said Harris.

More “failures”: Artist Vincent van Gogh, who sold only one painting in his lifetime … Orville Wright, who was expelled from elementary school … and the Chicago Cubs, who haven’t won a World Series since 1908 (and they haven’t played in one since 1945).

Is Atlanta Braves thrid baseman Chipper Jones a failure? Surely not: his .369 batting average leads the major leagues by a significant margin, yet that means he’s making outs – failing – more than 60% of the time

How does his deal with the perspective that when he goes to bat, more times than not, things aren’t going to go his way?

“Well, most of the time it’s not and that’s why you have to be able to accept failure,” Jones said. “It’s a lot of work to do here in the big league is how you accept failure. You learn from your failures. You come back, you apply what you learned, your previous at-bat to your next at-bat, and hopefully you get a base hit. Hopefully you get a home run!” .

And so it goes … Michael Jordan failed to make his varsity basketball team … Oprah Winfrey failed as a news reporter … Winston Churchill finished last in his class.

Failure puts you in pretty good company … company that includes J.K. Rowling, the world’s first billion-dollar author. The creative wizard behind “Harry Potter,” the most successful novel series in history, who made failure the topic of her speech to this year’s Harvard grads.

“A mere seven years after my graduation day, I had failed on an epic scale. An exceptionally short-lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless,” she said. “And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

Perhaps, then, there is never a reason to fear failure. Instead, as Rowling might suggest, we ought to embrace it.

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

source: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/03/sunday/main4317448.shtml

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Jessie’s Rider’s

 

This is a warning to ALL preps and child molestors.  This came after the death of Jessica Marie Lunsford, Mark Lunsford’s daughter. He wrote this to warn all who have ever thought of harming a child. This is a grieving father’s last gift to his beautiful little girl.

 “With the light comes the dark, Jessie’s Riders embark. For those who shall touch the wing of a dove shall not find forgiveness nor experience love.

He of great strength over the little innocence among us falls unto our mission. Our namesake was your last, your judgment comes fast. Your time is short, your shelters few Jessie’s Riders are coming for you.”

 http://www.JessicaMarieLunsfordFoundation.org

 

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Officer Down

 

Detective Michael Smith Phillips sat in a pickup late Thursday night, trying to buy a half-pound of marijuana from the suspected drug dealer sitting next to him. Less than 100 yards away, fellow officers kept watch.

Suddenly, another man walked to the pickup and began firing, Virginia Beach Police Chief Jake Jacocks said Friday. Phillips, 37, armed but not wearing a bulletproof vest, took three shots to the torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police swarmed through the parking lot of Green Run Square Shopping Center, between the 7-Eleven and the Fat Mikes hot dog stand in the 3300 block of Holland Road, stopping one suspect who tried to drive off, Jacocks said.

According to the chief, the suspected shooter was arrested as he hovered over Phillips’ body and attempted to steal the undercover officer’s cash.

“It all went as it was planned to go up until the shots were fired. It was very quick, totally unexpected,” Jacocks said.

Police said they arrested Ted Vincent Carter, 23, and Marshall Demetrius Moyd, 26, both of the 900 block of S. Club House Road. They were arraigned Friday in separate three-minute hearings before General District Court Judge Teresa N. McCrimmon on charges of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and violation of the Drug Conspiracy Act.

Each declined a public defender and was ordered to appear in court Aug. 22 to say who would represent them. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 19. The suspects are being held without bond at Virginia Beach Correctional Center.

Moyd had been released from the Virginia Beach jail just hours before the shooting Thursday. He was arrested Tuesday on a charge of failing to appear in court, according to court and jail records. At 4:55 p.m. Thursday, he posted a $1,300 bond and walked out, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Paula Miller said.

Moyd told an investigator, according to a search warrant affidavit, that he and Phillips spoke by phone to set up the marijuana deal.

Moyd said he picked Carter up at his house, on S. Club House Road, where he had the marijuana, a shotgun and a handgun.

The affidavit alleges that at 11:14 p.m. Carter fired the shots that killed Phillips. Court records show Moyd was convicted six years ago in Norfolk of firearm and marijuana possession charges.

Carter was convicted two years ago in Virginia Beach of carrying a concealed weapon. His father, Theodore V. Carter, is serving life in prison for the fatal shooting of a Wachovia Bank employee in 2005, according to court records and Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey Bryant.

The search warrant affidavit also says that after being arrested, Carter called his mother and asked her to get rid of a firearm he had at home.

Police searched the townhouse less than a half-mile from the shooting early Friday and seized what they believe to be crack cocaine, a 12-gauge shotgun, various types of ammunition, a bulletproof vest and computer equipment, according to police and court records.

No one answered the door of the unit Friday. Diane LeBray, who lives next door, said the shooting did not fit Carter’s

 

link to full story:http://hamptonroads.com/…irginia-beach-shooting

 

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Justice expiring for Mexico’s murder victims

  whats buried deeper? the bodies of the victims or the files for their investigation?

 

The situation in Juarez!
Femicide in Juarez and Chihuahua: For more than a decade, the cities of Chihuahua and Juarez, near the US-Mexico border, have been killing fields for young women, the site of over 400 unsolved femicides. Despite the horrific nature of these crimes, authorities at all levels exhibit indifference, and there is strong evidence that some officials may be involved. Impunity and corruption has permitted the criminals, whoever they are, to continue committing these acts, knowing there will be no consequences. A significant number of victims work in the maquiladora sector – sweatshops that produce for export, with 90% destined for the United States. The maquiladoras employ mainly young women, at poverty level wages. In combination with lax environmental regulations and low tariffs under the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the maquiladoras are amassing tremendous wealth. Yet despite the crime wave, they offer almost no protection for their workers. High profile government campaigns such as Ponte Vista (Be Aware), a self defense program, and supplying women with whistles have been ineffective and are carried out mainly for public relations purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Juarez Project?
The Juarez Project is a local grassroots organization that has been supporting the women of Juárez since 2002. We have helped the families by providing emotional and financial support to their groups through fundraising efforts, donations, and outreach. We have organized local events on numerous occasions and have been featured in many media outlets. To date, we have raised thousands of dollars for murdered family advocacy groups in Juárez. If you would like to get involved in the juarez project and ending the violence against these women please contact us either through this page or our email address is juarezproject@yahoo.com–Tanisha founder, The Juarez Project

 

 

 

 

 

murder victims

Statute of limitations begins to run out for earliest Ciudad Juarez killings

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – For 13 years, June 14 has brought tears, tortured memories and enduring pain to Griselda Salas.
It was on that date, in 1993, that her 16-year-old sister, Guadalupe Ivonne Salas, disappeared. Guadalupe Ivonne’s body turned up less than a week later in a park in this dusty, windswept industrial city near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Guadalupe Ivonne, who was raped and strangled, was one of the first victims in Mexico’s grisliest modern-day crime mystery — the murders of more than 400 women in the past 14 years in Ciudad Juarez, many of the bodies dumped in the desert, horribly mutilated. The killings, mostly of poor young factory workers, have inspired two Hollywood motion pictures and enraged human rights groups, which have filled volumes with accusations of corruption, botched investigations and official negligence.

Yet the mystery remains unsolved.

Now the earliest of those cases are quietly slipping off legal dockets because Mexico, unlike the United States and many European countries, has a statute of limitations for murder. At a time when U.S. prosecutors are resurrecting Civil Rights-era murder cases — some more than 40 years old — Mexico is closing murder cases forever after 14 years. With each passing day, it appears likely that a legal technicality may end a quest to unravel a string of slayings that shocked the world

“It is totally and absolutely grotesque to think that murderers could be enjoying their freedom because of this law,” said Jaime Garcia Chávez, a Chihuahua state legislator who is pressing to abolish Mexico’s statute of limitations. “It is inexcusable.”

 

‘Worrying silence’
Once filled with optimism, buoyed by support from the likes of actresses Jane Fonda and Sally Field, feminists and lawmakers here are demoralized. Esther Chávez Cano, founder of Juarez’s first rape and domestic violence counseling center, laments “a worrying silence” about cases that once commanded banner headlines. Few here are optimistic, even though the looming deadlines for dozens of Juarez cases have set off a last-minute race to revive long-dormant investigations.

 

An Argentine forensics team commissioned to look into the murders, drawing on experience from investigations of Argentina‘s “dirty war” and the Salvadoran civil war, is expected to release a damning report later this year that will illustrate the almost impossible task faced by prosecutors. The Argentines have found body parts carelessly left for years on the floors of medical examiner’s offices, heads with no matching bodies, bodies with no matching heads and a mishmash of unlabeled corpses tossed into mass graves at paupers’ cemeteries.

“It’s basically a huge mess,” forensic archaeologist Mercedes Doretti, the team leader, said in an interview.

Garcia Chávez’s effort to give investigators more time to untangle that mess by extending the statute of limitations, a gambit he considers a long shot, has already come too late for Jesica Elizalde, a slain journalist whose murder case expired March 14. The case of a factory worker, Luz Yvonne de la O Garcia, went off the books April 21, as did the murder of an unidentified woman on May 12. Dozens more will follow in the coming months and years.

‘Found a dead girl’
The next could be Guadalupe Ivonne Salas, though prosecutors say they may be closing in on a suspect — a promise that her family is reluctant to believe after years of dashed hopes.

Salas, a petite 16-year-old, shared a single bed in a cinder-block shack with her infant daughter and her mother, Vicky Salas. The family, like thousands of others, was drawn to Ciudad Juarez by the maquiladoras — assembly plants, most of them owned by U.S. companies — that sprung up blocks from the border because of an abundance of cheap labor and that transformed the town into the fourth most populous city in Mexico.

Young women were especially prized by factory supervisors because they were considered more reliable and less rowdy than men. Almost overnight, women were making money while men were still struggling to find jobs, leading to resentment in the local macho culture that activists cite as a social undercurrent to the slayings.

Salas walked each day down a treeless dirt road, past piles of rotting garbage and shacks with sagging walls, to catch a bus that took her to a television parts manufacturer. She made about $35 a week, sometimes pulling night shifts and returning home to a neighborhood with no streetlights.

The day that she disappeared should have been joyous; she was getting ready to celebrate her daughter’s first birthday. Griselda Salas remembers her sister saying that a friend was going to lend her money to buy presents and party supplies.

“She’s probably gone off with some stud,” Griselda Salas remembers being told by police when her sister did not return home. “You watch, she’ll come back pregnant with a fat belly in a few w months.”

Vicky Salas was on a religious retreat at the time of her daughter’s disappearance. When she returned several days later, members of her church were in tears.

“They’ve found a dead girl,” she remembers her friends telling her. “They think it’s Ivonne.”

A car accident delayed Vicky Salas’s trip to the morgue, which was closed when she arrived. An unsmiling police officer told her, “You’ll have to come back tomorrow,” and no amount of pleading by a panic-stricken mother could change his mind, she recalled.

‘Sexism and classism’
Even as the death toll rose, victims’ families continued to complain about insensitive investigators. One state attorney general suggested that the women encouraged their attackers by dressing provocatively. Other officials implied that the victims were prostitutes, living “double lives,” though their mothers insisted they were poor factory workers.

“They called them the morenitas,” Juarez police criminologist Oscar Maynez said in an interview, invoking a derogative term that was in vogue at the time and roughly translates to “little brown ones.” “No one cared about investigating their deaths. There was clear sexism and classism.”

Mexican federal authorities and international human rights organizations that have investigated the cases have accused local authorities in Ciudad Juarez and the state of Chihuahua of covering up evidence and failing to properly investigate crimes for a decade and a half.

The Washington Office on Latin America, or WOLA, a Washington-based human rights organization, has said the true killers may have been protected by authorities who tortured innocents to confess to the killings. Victims’ families have been subjected to harassment.

“One relative of a murder victim received a threatening voicemail message warning her to drop the case; the caller ID showed the call had come from the state judicial police,” a WOLA report said.

Flor Rocío Munguía González, the special prosecutor for what has become known as the femicides in Juarez, said in an interview that such offenses are “things of the past” and that she has more than tripled her investigative staff to solve old cases before the time limits expire and to track down those responsible for the ongoing killings of women in Juarez.

“I take great satisfaction in our efforts — we’re doing everything we can,” said Munguía González, who has been in office since February 2006.

After seeing eight special prosecutors come and go with no results, local activists are not impressed. Maureen Meyer, a WOLA analyst, said that a special federal investigator had found that 130 public officials had either been negligent or abused their authority during the murder investigations, but none has been disciplined.

“There’s a real failure to hold them accountable,” Meyer said in an interview.

Powerful network protecting killers?
Maynez, the criminologist, said he believes a powerful network of police, municipal officials and organized crime figures still protects the killers. He resigned from the job for a short time, after being asked to help frame two bus drivers in one of the cases. He refused, but the two men were arrested anyway. One died in suspicious circumstances during a jailhouse surgery. The other was released after testifying that he had been tortured by police into confessing.

An attorney for the bus drivers was killed by Chihuahua state police in a drive-by shooting in 2005, four days after vowing to file a corruption complaint. The police said the shooting was a case of mistaken identity.

Skepticism is growing as the Argentine forensics team nears the conclusion of its inquiry. The team has discovered that forensics officials in Ciudad Juarez boiled the corpses of some victims, destroying crucial DNA. The group also has found that the families of at least three victims received the wrong bodies for burial.

“The authorities just sealed the coffins and told the families not to ask any questions,” said Doretti, the lead forensics investigator.

The Juarez families, Doretti said, have insisted that no evidence be sent to Mexican laboratories. Instead, Doretti has sent samples to a U.S. lab; she is expecting results soon.

‘Can’t do it anymore’
The new forensic evidence and the approach of the statute of limitations deadlines are the sorts of developments that once would have prompted demonstrations in downtown Juarez. But the mothers who for years have pleaded for justice are exhausted, aging and in poor health.

The case of Silvia Morales, who was killed when she was 16, will expire in less than two years. Her mother, Ramona Morales, had been one of the most vocal critics in a protest movement of victim relatives, but is now suffering from diabetes and a bad knee.

“I can’t do it anymore,” she said one recent afternoon, tears trickling down her face.

Eva Arce, whose daughter Silvia Arce disappeared in 1998, was twice beaten by thugs after demonstrations demanding justice. She spends her days clipping newspaper articles about a new generation of murdered women in Juarez and writing poems.

“A tortured soul pours from a river of blood,” she said one recent afternoon, reading from her notebook.

That same day, the newspaper El Norte of Ciudad Juarez carried a photograph of a pretty, dark-haired young woman. She didn’t look so different from Silvia Arce or Silvia Morales or Guadalupe Ivonne Salas. The caption read: “Edith Aranda Longoria, 729 days since she was last seen.

source: http://thejuarezproject.com/2007/05/22/justice-expiring-for-mexicos-murder-victims.aspx

Justice expiring for Mexico’s

 

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Missing Jessica Edith Louise Foster

 This letter was sent to me by Glendene Grant Jessie Foster’s mother.  I’ve been working on Jessie’s case now for over two years.  I will continue to work on Jessie’s case until she is brought home.  I have alot of love and respect for this family.  I’ve gotten alot of rude comments on video’s I’ve made about Jessie missingThe only thing I can think is these people or idiots or just plain hate life themselvesMisery” loves company!

CJAYE

 

PLEASE HELP ME. My Canadian daughter, Jessie Foster, born in Calgary, AB and raised mostly in Kamloops, BC went missing from her home at 1009 Cornerstone Place, North Las Vegas, NV USA (who goes missing from their home???) on March 29, 2006.

 Jessie’s case is in the hands of the Serious Crimes Division with the RCMP and she is an endangered missing person with the North Las Vegas police. Jessie’s case info is also in the hands of ATLAS (unofficially – as without someone to come forward and testify in court…Jessie is not ‘officially’ a human trafficking victim). ATLAS is the Anti-Trafficking League Against Slavery task force in Las Vegas. They get every single bit of info that goes to the police. There is also a human trafficking office in British Columbia who has been informed of Jessie’s case and the Edmonton Police Service is very well aware of who Jessica Foster is and also who Donald Vaz is (the person who took my daughter to the USA and the person we believe who is involved in what happened to Jessie after that).

 

Jessie’s story has been told on the Geraldo Rivera at Large show on April 24, 2006; on the Maury Povich show on October 11, 2007; on the Montel Williams show on May 24, 2007 and updated on July 8, 2008. These shows have also been shown repeatedly over time. Her story has been told in dozens of newspaper articles and on TV & radio news and it is all over the Internet – just try Googling her name – you will get pages and pages of 10 links each with nothing but stories about my missing daughter. Go to www.google.ca or www.google.com and using quotation marks; type in: “missing Jessie Foster”.

 

Jessie’s story was going to be told on the Dr. Phil show, but I do not know what has happened with that. I still hope to hear back from them. And the Steve Wilkos show was interested in doing a show about Jessie’s story, but decided to hold off on it…I also still hope to hear back from them.

 

Jessie’s story came out last year in a Canadian book by author Lisa Wojna called: MISSING! The Disappeared, Lost or Abducted in Canada. Her story will also be told in another book: info TBA. And there is a cookbook coming out that will have stories of the missing with the recipes and Jessie’s story will also be in that book.

 

We are waiting to hear when the National Enquirer will be printing the story they are doing about Jessie. I already did the interview with the reporter and we are waiting to hear when the paper will be printing it. They are not just doing a story…the reporter told me she talked to her editor about Jessie and they plan to do an appeal for Jessie. We are very grateful to this.

 

For more info on our case, we have a lot of info available. Our website is: www.jessiefoster.caand we have a NowPublic site: http://members.nowpublic.com/jessiesmomglendene, a Facebook account for me: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1206576945 and for Jessie: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=608198642, a MySpace account: http://www.myspace.com/jessiesmomglendene and I have a blog: http://jessiefoster.blogspot.com/.

 

I do NOT stop my search for Jessie even for a day. If I am not talking to people about her case, I am sending messages to people to try to get more help. Whether it is from the police, the public, the media or an investigator. We pretty well talk to anyone who wants to listen. We fundraise to keep the investigation going and to have a reward. We have a $50,000 reward now; thanks to Jessie’s father Dwight adding $40,000 to the $10,000 we raised. We will also continue to fundraise and we will continue to raise the reward if we need to.

 

WE NEED TO FIND JESSIE. She has me, her step-dad Jim, 3 sisters, 1 niece (just born on December 26, 2007) and I another of her sisters is due to have a baby December 28, 2008. JESSIE NEEDS TO BE FOUND…her sisters and their children need her, I NEED HER. Jessie also has her dad & step-mom Tracy and 2 step-sisters. They both are married and one has 3 children & one has 1 child. Jessie has only met 1 of her nephews & nieces. Jessie also has her grandpa (my dad), her grandma (her dad’s mom), her step-grandpa (Jim’s dad) and her step-grandma (Tracy’s mom), numerous aunts, uncles and cousins…way to many to even try to name, for fear of missing anyone.

 

Jessie is a very popular person…during elementary and high school Jessie was always involved in sports, dance, work, family & friends. She has hundreds of people who know and love her who are waiting for her return and THOUSANDS of others who have come to love and pray for Jessie every day. WE NEED TO FIND JESSIE.

 

Thank you for your time, Glendene Grant.

EMAIL: jessiesmom@jessiefoster.ca or glendene@telus.net

 

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Missing Jessie Foster

 http://www.jessiefoster.ca


Name: Jessica Foster

Classification: Endangered Missing Adult

Alias / Nickname: Jessie, Jessica Taylor

Date of Birth: 1984-05-27
Date Missing: 2006-03-28

From City/State: North Las Vegas, NV
Missing From (Country): USA

Age at Time of Disappearance: 21

Gender: Female

Race: White
Height: 66 inches
Weight: 120
pounds
Hair Color: Blonde
Hair (Other): Could by dyed brown.
Eye Color: Hazel
Complexion: Medium
Identifying Characteristics: Two piercings in left ear, three piercings in right ear, piercing in left nostril, piercing in right eyebrow, caps on teeth. Hair may be dyed brown or have streaks in it and worn long and straight or curly.

Jewelry: Possibly wearing small earrings or small diamond princess cut earrings, ring with round diamond and a ring with a princess cut diamond.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Jessica was last contacted by a family member via phone while at her residence in the vicinity of the 1000 block of Cornerstone Pl. in North Las Vegas, NV.

Investigative Agency:
North Las Vegas Police Department
Phone: 702) 633-1773

Investigative Case #: 06-9384
NCIC#: M-535642358

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