One of my friends from Overstock Auctions has asked me to help in any way that I can to get the word out about her missing daughter. The following information is posted on her blog, but I've also included it here.
Name: Jessica Ann Fender
Height: 4 foot 11 inches
Weight: Approx. 155 lbs.
Age: 23 years
Hair: Brown, thick and curly, but often worn pulled back tightly
Distinguishing marks or characteristics: Jessica has diminished use of her left arm and fingers, and holds her arm stiff and bent with a fist, due to a stroke she suffered a few years back.
She walks with a slight limp on her left side. She has two tattoos--a butterfly on her ankle and a large one on her arm of a rose. She has recently had her tongue pierced right before she was last seen. She is bi-polar and requires daily medication that she does not have in her possession. Her purse and cell phone were not found in her apartment and may or may not be in her possession. She is the single mother of a 2-1/2 year old daughter who is safe but needs her mother back, hopefully safe and unharmed.
She was last seen at her apartment in Oak Creek Apartments, S. Lee Road, Oklahoma City, OK, on Thursday 12/07/06 in the evening at approx. 9-10 p.m. She does not drive because of her disability. She was reported missing on Saturday 12/09/06 when she was not found at her apartment for her scheduled visitation with her daughter. There is a possibility she may be injured or disoriented as blood was found at her apartment. She may still be in the Oklahoma City Area.
Significant information as to her whereabouts is gratefully appreciated by her family, most especially her 2-1/2 year old daughter, who needs her mother.
Please notify: Oklahoma City Police Department Homicide Department Detective Kemmett (405) 297-1126 Case # 06-110642. You may also call Jessica's parents: Donna 405-962-9997 or Mike 405-476-6140.
UPDATE: Jessica's body was found on February 9, 2007, in a ditch MacArthur Boulevard and N.W. 178th Street in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It appears she had been murdered.
I was saddened to learn that Jessica's mother, Donna Marie Arena, passed away on September 29, 2018.