Left: Jennifer circa, 1987
Right: Age Progressed to age 45
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: February 10, 1987
Missing From: Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia
Classification: Endangered Runaway
Date Of Birth: October 29, 1971
Age: 15 years old
Height and Weight: 5’2″ and 100 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Brown hair, Hazel eyes, Jennifer has a small mole on her left shoulder and might use the nicknames “Jenny” and or “Jeeper”, she was known to be left handed at the time of her 1987 disappearance
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink nylon waist length jacket, a pink sweater, a nightshirt with an image of a panda, blue jeans, and white high top sneakers
NCMEC Number: 601853
Details of Disappearance
Jennifer Pandos was last in Williamsburg, Virginia on February 10th 1987. She was last seen in the Kingsmill area at the time. She was upset and distraught because she and her boyfriend were having problems with their relationship and broke up as a result of them. She left her home in the middle of the night through a sliding glass door on her patio. She has never been seen again.
Her mother discovered her missing at 6:00 am the next morning and found that Jennifer’s bedroom door was locked. It was very odd of her to do this as she never left it locked before. Jennifer only took her purse with her and left all her personal belongings behind at home. Her house was located on the James Subdivision at the time.
Jennifer’s mother also located a note. The note started off as saying “Your daughter’s with me. She’s fine. She’s having some problems and needs some time away.” The note then switched to the view of first person and said “I’m fine, I just need time to think. Both of you please go to work tomorrow ‘cause I will try to call you. I won’t call you at home, only at one of y’all’s work. Do not call the police. I can easily find out if you do. I may never come back home. Don’t tell my friends about this. Just tell them that I’m sick.”
Both of Jennifer’s parents initially followed the instructions on the note but called police to report her missing when she never called them. The note did not match Jennifer’s handwriting but some investigators believe she may have used her right hand to alter it. She was left handed at the time.
Jennifer’s boyfriend whom she had problems with at the time was interviewed by police and is not suspected in her case. Investigators believe that Jennifer left on her own accord and is still possibly alive.
At the time of her disappearance, Jennifer was a sophomore at Lafayette High School. Her parents both moved away from Williamsburg in 1990 and continue to hope their daughter is alive and will come home to them. Her father was last known to be living in Texas and her mother in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jennifer’s case remains unsolved and her current whereabouts are unknown.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
James City County Police Department 757-253-1800