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NE JASON JOLKOWSKI: Missing from Omaha, NE - 13 June 2001 - Age 19

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  1. Akoya

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    Jason Anthony Jolkowski, known as J.J., was last seen leaving his home to walk to Benson High School, where he was supposed to meet a coworker for a ride to work. He never arrived at the school and has not been heard from since.
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    NamUs MP # 73
    Jason Jolkowski
    Douglas County, Nebraska
    19 year old white male

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 73

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Jason
    Middle name Anthony
    Last name Jolkowski
    Nickname/Alias J.J.
    NCMEC number 992083
    Date last seen June 13, 2001 10:15
    Date entered 12/12/2008
    Age last seen 19 to 19 years old
    Age now 36 years old
    Race White
    Sex Male
    Height (inches) 73.0
    Weight (pounds) 165.0

    City Omaha
    State Nebraska
    Zip code 68104
    County Douglas
    Jason went missing when he was 19 years old. His photo is shown aged to 27 years. Jason was last seen leaving his home to walk to Benson High School, where he was supposed to meet a coworker for a ride to work. He never arrived at the school and has not been heard from since. Jason's nickname is J.J.

    Hair color Brown

    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown
    Eye description

    No known distinctive body features

    White "Chicago Cubs" or "Sammy Sosa" T-shirt, black dress pants, and also carrying a red work t-shirt with "Fazolli's" on it.
    Black dress shoes
    Blue "Cubs" cap

    Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available

    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title Detective
    First name James
    Last name Reisinger
    Phone 402-444-5818
    Case number RB85214T
    Date reported June 14, 2001
    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Omaha Police Dept
    Address 1
    Address 2
    City Omaha
    State Nebraska
    Zip code 68102
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    4727DMNE - Jason Anthony Jolkowski
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    Images 4 and 5: Age progressed to 27 years and 31 years

    Name: Jason Anthony Jolkowski
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: June 13, 2001
    Location Last Seen: Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

    Physical Description
    Date of Birth: June 24, 1981
    Age: 19 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 165 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

    Dentals: Not Available
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    DNA: Available

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: White "Chicago Cubs" or "Sammy Sosa" T-shirt, black dress pants, black dress shoes, blue "Cubs" cap, and also carrying a red work t-shirt with "Fazolli's" on it.
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Jason Anthony Jolkowski, known as J.J., was last seen leaving his home to walk to Benson High School, where he was supposed to meet a coworker for a ride to work. He never arrived at the school and has not been heard from since.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Omaha Police Dept
    Agency Contact Person: Detective James Reisinger
    Agency Phone Number: 402-444-5818
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: RB85214T

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 73
    NCMEC Case Number: 992083

    Information Source(s)
    Jason Jolkowski - Missing But Forever In Our Hearts
    America's Most Wanted

    Admin Notes
    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 3/27/16
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    Jason's photograph is shown age-progressed to 31 years.

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    "We are sure that someone, somewhere, knows something that could bring our family the answers we desperately need," said Kelly Jolkowski, Jason's mother

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    12 Years Later- Jason Jolkowski Still Missing
    By LeAnne Morman |
    Posted: Thu 2:21 PM, Jun 13, 2013 |
    Updated: Thu 3:18 PM, Jun 13, 2013

    Thursday marks 12 years since the disappearance of Omaha teenager, Jason Jolkowski.

    Jason Jolkowski was 19 when he vanished and was last seen along 48th Street walking from his home to Benson High School the morning of June 13, 2001.

    His bank account and cell phone remain untouched, his car was left in the repair shop and his last paycheck left at work.

    His mother, Kelly Murphy has always said It is unlikely he ran away – he was excited about a new job and was close to his family.

    What happened and where he is remains a mystery.

    On the anniversary date, his mother released a new age progression picture of him in hopes that he would be the 1 and 6 missing persons cases usually solved because of a visual aid.

    "We have had over 1200 long term missing children recovered wherein an age progression image was done," stated Steve Loftin, supervisor of the Forensic Imaging Unit which created the image. "There have been some age progression images that have been directly attributable to a child's recovery and other age progression images that simply aided the investigator in determining whether they have found the missing child, especially if there have been a lot of years gone by since the child went missing."

    “We are confident that someone, somewhere, knows something that could bring our family the answers we desperately need,” said Kelly Murphy, Jason’s mother, and the founder of nonprofit, Project Jason, which has since helped thousands of other families with missing loved ones. “Enough time has now passed that perhaps someone will decide to do the right thing. Please help us by going to the authorities with what you know.”
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    Disappearance of Jason Anthony Jolkowski
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Jason Anthony Jolkowski was an Americanteenager who disappeared under mysterious circumstances on June 13, 2001 while walking towards his former high school to meet his coworker for a ride to work.

    Jason Anthony Jolkowski
    Jason Anthony Jolkowski
    June 24, 1981
    Grand Island, Nebraska
    Disappeared June 13, 2001 (aged 19)
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Status Missing for 16 years, 9 months and 20 days
    Other names JJ
    Citizenship American
    Known for Missing Person
    Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
    Weight 160 lb (73 kg)

    Jolkowski was born on 24 June 1981.[1] At the time he disappeared, he was attending college part time while working at a local Fazoli's restaurant.[2] His mother described him as “shy”, “a quiet boy” with only “a small handful of friends” and no girlfriend

    On June 13, 2001, Jason Jolkowski called his workplace, Fazoli's, stating that he made arrangements for a coworker to pick him up for his shift at Omaha Benson High School, where Jolkowski had previously attended school, due to his car being at the auto mechanic's.[2][3] The school was eight blocks from his home.[1]

    He was last seen by a neighbor, who said he was taking out the trash at his home, presumably before walking to the school. Under an hour later, between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m., Jolkowski's co-worker had called his home stating that Jolkowski had failed to be at the high school for a ride to work. Jolkowski has not been seen or heard from since then.[1]Shortly after his disappearance, the school's security cameras were checked, but none of them showed Jolkowski arriving at the school.

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    After 16 years, Jason Jolkowski still missing
    6:59 AM, Jun 13, 2017
    7:45 PM, Jun 13, 2017

    Sixteen years ago Jason Jolkowski went missing on his way to work.

    OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Today, June 13, 2017, marks 16 years since Omaha teen Jason Jolkowski disappeared from the driveway of his home in the Benson neighborhood.

    One of Omaha's most perplexing mysteries, police still have the case open, and they, along with the family are in need of a valid lead or tip that will finally solve the case.

    Jason was 19 when he disappeared after being called to work unexpectedly. He had arranged a ride to pick him up at Benson High School. The ride showed up, but Jason was not there. He was not seen on school video and was never heard from again. Neither Omaha Police or the family believe him to be a runaway.

    Persons with information are encouraged to call Omaha Police at 402-444-5818. If you want to remain anonymous, you may call 402-444-STOP.

    Additional information can be found at projectjason.org
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    • Missing Since06/13/2001
    • Missing FromOmaha, Nebraska
    • ClassificationEndangered Missing
    • Date of Birth06/24/1981 (36)
    • Height and Weight6'1, 160 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry DescriptionA white Chicago Cubs or Sammy Sosa t-shirt, a blue or black Chicago Cubs baseball cap, black dress pants, and black dress shoes.
    • Medical ConditionsJolkowski has learning disabilities related to speech and language. The disabilities may make him appear to be mildly mentally disabled, but he is actually of above average intelligence.
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsCaucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Jolkowski's nickname is JJ.

    Details of Disappearance
    On June 13, 2001, Jolkowski was called into work early. He worked at a <i>Fazoli's</i> restaurant on 80th and Cass Streets in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. His car was in the shop for repairs and he initially said he would walk there, but then called back and made arrangements for a co-worker to pick him up at Jolkowski's old school, Benson High School, eight blocks from his home.

    Jolkowski carried his red work t-shirt with him at the time of his disappearance. On the way out the door of his family's residence, he decided to help his younger brother take trash cans into the garage. A neighbor saw him carry the cans into the garage at his house in the area of 48th and Bedford Steets. This was at 10:45 a.m. Between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m., Jolkowski's co-worker called the house to find out why he hadn't met her at the high school. This is when his disappearance was discovered.

    Jolkowski has never been heard from again. He left $650 behind in his bank account, which has not been touched since his disappearance. He has not cashed any of his paychecks, used his cellular phone or ATM card, or picked up his car from the auto repair shop since his disappearance. Jolkowski was supposed to start a new job a week after he vanished, and was excited about it; he never showed up to begin work there. He had no more than $60 on his person on the day he disappeared, and no personal items were missing from his room. He did his household chores as usual up until the time he disappeared.

    Jolkowski's loved ones suspect foul play may have been involved in his disappearance. They say he is too responsible to have left without warning, and he was not having any problems at the time of his disappearance. He is described as a shy person who was not involved with drugs or alcohol and was close to his family at the time of his disappearance. He has no known enemies.

    Jolkowski was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. His mother founded Project Jason, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the families of missing people and publicizing missing person cases, after her son vanished. Jolkowski's case remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    • Omaha Police Department 402-444-5657
    Source Information
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    Fazoli's restaurant, Omaha, Nebraska

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    No Clues Left Behind in Disappearance of Jason Jolkowski
    By DeniseGFTM | Posted February 26, 2011 | Omaha, Nebraska

    As featured on the CNN website: http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/09/28/grace.coldcase.project.jason/

    Note: Kelly Jolkowski was U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's choice for the 2010 Award for Volunteer for Victims, presented in Washington D.C. last April.

    Before June 13, 2001, Kelly and Jim Jolkowski and their two boys, Jason and Michael, lived an ordinary family life in Omaha, Nebraska. By the time Jason was 19, he was a high school graduate, attended college part-time, and supported himself with a job at a local restaurant.

    He became a young man who loves his family, and despite his age, preferred to stay home more than most other activities. Despite his shy nature, he reveled in his job as a DJ for the local college station. He loves to walk, is an avid sports fan, and helping others was a regular part of his daily life.

    “He never told us these things, but we found out from those who knew Jason that he took it upon himself to help a handicapped boy at school to get from class to class,” says Kelly. “He also sang a rap song in front of the whole school to help a friend get elected to the student council, even though he was shy and quiet. We saw for ourselves how you would literally run to open the door for elderly people, or help someone across the street.”

    He also loved to laugh. The last time the family was all together was a Tuesday night. The four – Kelly and Jim Jolkowski and their sons Michael and Jason – had a family night watching TV and spending time together.

    “We always joked around, and Jason laughed easily,” says Jason’s father, Jim. “In fact, we had this game to see who could make each other laugh first. Jason was always the first to laugh.”

    On June 13, 2001, Jim and Kelly were at work, and Jason was called and asked to come in early to the restaurant where he worked. His car was in the shop all week, so he had no transportation. He told the manager that he would walk, but they called him back and made arrangements for a co-worker to meet him at Benson High School, 8 blocks away from home. He showered and dressed, and was last seen by his little brother, Michael, bringing in the trash cans, as the trash pickup had taken place that morning. The neighbor also saw Jason taking the cans into the garage, which was his normal chore.

    Jason was wearing black dress shoes and black dress pants and carrying his red work t-shirt. He wore a white Chicago Cubs or Sammy Sosa t-shirt, and a blue Chicago Cubs baseball hat. This occurred at approximately 10:45 am. Within 30-45 minutes, the employer called our home to see if Jason was there, as he did not show up at the high school. No one has seen or heard from Jason since then. He has not touched his bank account, used his cell phone, picked up his checks from work, or inquired about or attempted to pick up his car from the body shop."

    "He also was to have started a new job the following week, and he did not call or show up for the new job, which he was excited about," said his mother, Kelly. "We estimate, based on the amount of his last check, & the deposit he made, that he didn't have more than $60 with him, if even that."

    Jason is a very shy individual and typically did not pursue social activities. For the most part, he was either at work or home. He did not appear to be interested in alcohol or drugs. He has a close relationship with his family, and it is hard to believe that he would purposely stay away without even contacting his family, although they realize that this is not outside of the realm of possibilities.

    "As we don't have any clues, anything is possible," said said. "We HOPE that it is just a case of Jason just wanting to get away from life's pressures for awhile as the alternative to that scenario is unbearable to think about. It just seems odd that if he had run away, that at the very least, he would have taken his checkbook or picked up his checks from work. As we have no leads, we are trying to reach every citizen because someone has to have seen him. We love our son and just want him back home with us."

    There was no place the Kelly and Jim Jolkowski could turn to get advice and comfort. There was no resource to tell them what steps they should be taking.

    “When we were not able to locate our son, we felt that God was calling us to help other families find missing loved ones and cope with their disappearances,” says Jolkowski. “When we lost Jason, we had no one to turn to who could tell us what we needed to be doing, no one to talk to who would truly understand our terror. So we founded Project Jason in 2003 with the vow that no one else should have to go through what we did without assistance.”

    Project Jason has now assisted thousands of individuals. Kelly Jolkowski assists secondary victims (parents, children and siblings of the missing) and primary victims (locating missing persons). She works evenings and weekends, around her full-time job, as a volunteer without compensation. She provides crisis support to those whose loved ones disappeared recently or filed under “cold cases.” She provides comfort, encouragement, and empowerment to those feeling hopeless in their searches. She arms families with knowledge, printed missing posters (50,000 posters thus far), press materials to involve media (making many media calls herself), and informs families of exactly what steps to take, and when, to improve chances of a safe return.

    Kelly was also directly responsible for the safe return of five missing persons. What truly sets Jolkowski apart, however, is innovation -- extraordinary programs and initiatives done nowhere else.

    Jason remains missing, and there are not yet clues to his whereabouts. The disappearance remains an open case with the Omaha Police Department.

    Anyone who can offer information is encouraged to phone the Omaha Police Department at (402) 444-5818. More about Jason can be found at http://projectjason.org/forums/index.php?topic=131.0 and http://projectjason.org/aboutJason.shtml.
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    On the way out the door of his family's residence, he decided to help his younger brother take trash cans into the garage. A neighbor saw him carry the cans into the garage at his house in the area of 48th and Bedford Steets.


    Bedford Ave & N 48th St, Omaha, NE 68104
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    07/13/05 Omaha, Neb.Kelly and Jim Jolkowski,


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