Jennifer Marie Wilmer
Missing since September 13, 1993 from Willow Creek, Humboldt County, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Wilmer was last seen in California on September 13, 1993. Wilmer was hitchhiking the nine miles from the Hawkins Bar area of California to Willow Creek for a possible job opportunity at a farm, on September 13. She never arrived at the farm. She left all her identification, clothes, address book, Bible, bankcard and sleeping bag at home.
Wilmer led a counterculture hippie lifestyle. She span in the circles of the Deadheads.
Originally from New York, Wilmer moved to the seaside town of Arcata, 200 miles north of San Francisco, at age 20. There she worked odd-jobs. She also suffered from bouts of depression. Her mother had purchased a return plane ticket to New York for her, which she could have picked up and activated at any travel agency.
Wilmer then moved to Trinity County, CA. She moved in with her boyfriend in a rented house in Hawkin's Bar, which he shared with several friends.
Foul play is suspected.
Wilmer's mother, Susan, assisted in creating federal legislation aimed at requiring states to report information concerning unidentified bodies into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. This procedure provides easier cross-referencing of missing persons and unidentified victims in the US. The legislation, titled Jennifer's Law, was signed into effect in 2000. She also founded FOCUS, a support group for the families of missing children.
Investigators Trinity County Sheriff's Office
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Trinity County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 9356740
NCIC Number: M-683675512 Source Information: Return to the Unexplained Disappearances' Index
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California Department of Justice
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