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FL JOLEEN CUMMINGS: Missing from Fernandina Beach, FL - 12 May 2018 - Age 34

Discussion in 'Missing 2015 to Present' started by Scorpio, May 22, 2018.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I couldn't agree more!
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  2. Tammy

    Tammy Well-Known Member

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  3. GatorD

    GatorD Well-Known Member

    I think the hearing got cancelled and they moved her back to Duval. Her new jail picture looks like she lost some weight in her face. The scar on her face has faded also.
  4. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Elizabeth Campbell

    Update on Kimberly Kessler - the judge canceled the hearing that was scheduled for today at 1:30 in Nassau County due to a family emergency. As soon as we know when this has been rescheduled we will let you know.

    @wjxt4 #KimberlyKessler 11:25 AM - Jan 17, 2019
  5. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Per Nassau public court records, next hearing has been rescheduled.

    2019-01-18 Kessler.jpg
  6. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Kessler's legal team is working to keep certain evidence out of the public eye including interviews, FDLE DNA results, and text messages, to name a few.

    Current evidence released shows who appears to be Kessler on surveillance video at a Gate gas station dressed in all black the morning investigators said Cummings failed to pick up her children.

    Minutes before Kessler was seen at the gas station, surveillance cameras captured Cummings' car driving nearby.

    Kessler's lawyer also told the judge she believes with high media and social media attention, it could become difficult to choose a jury in Nassau County.

    The Sheriff's Office provided this information in regards to Kessler's appearance in court, “Green jumpsuit from us classifying her as high risk, requiring two deputies on her, due to her charge. Mask is due to her refusing to submit to a TB test... as a precaution."

    Joleen’s mother, Anne Johnson spoke after the hearing, quoting her daughters devotional book and says she wants the trial to be held in Nassau county and is hopeful Joleen's remains will be found.
    “I pray with all my heart that my daughters remains will be found. It’s been 255 days, 255 days, is there such a thing as closure? No. There is no such thing, but I would like to bring my daughter home.”
  7. Tammy

    Tammy Well-Known Member

  8. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    @Tammy I'll copy paste it for ya ;-) This is a very puzzling case!
    Court records: Blood found in salon where Joleen Cummings was last seen
    Kimberly Kessler accused in killing of co-worker whose body was never found

    By Corley Peel - Reporter, Frank Powers - Assignment manager
    Updated: 11:41 PM, February 07, 2019

    YULEE, Fla. - Investigators believe a Nassau County hairstylist and mother who disappeared last May may have been killed inside Tangles Salon in Yulee, according to court documents obtained by News4Jax.
    Records provided to the defense attorney for the woman accused of killing Joleen Cummings show that detectives and the lead prosecutor found bloodstains on a chair in the salon, the wall near the reception desk, a wooden display stand, a signboard, a vacuum cleaner leaning against the wall, another chair and a display rack next to the desk.

    Detectives swabbed the stains on the wall and one of the chairs and they tested positive for blood. The documents obtained Thursday don't say whose blood it was, but investigators wrote the salon was a "crime scene."
    Cummings' body was never found, but Kimberly Kessler, a co-worker at Tangles and the last person to See Cummings alive, was indicted for murder in the 34-year-old's death, based at least partly on this evidence.

    Documents also show that deputies recovered a blue tote bag that Kessler was seen on surveillance video throwing in the woods behind a restaurant. It also tested positive for blood.

    Kessler’s car was tested for blood, as well. The documents show that some locations tested negative, but the results for other test locations are redacted in the documents obtained by News4Jax.

    Investigators never recovered Cummings' phone, but they have downloaded data from two cellphones Kessler owned.

    An inmate at the Duval County jail, where Kessler has been locked up since late May, told investigators that Kessler said, “Her mother would sell her to men,” and made voodoo dolls from her hair to punish her.

    The documents also quote Kessler's ex-husband in Arizona telling investigators that she stabbed him with scissors. He said Kessler was “a stripper … and had a temper.”

    Prosecutors also talked to a childhood friend of Kessler, Kimberly McCall, who said she received a call in the 1990s from Kessler, bragging about “busting her brother’s teeth out” with a baseball bat.

    "I was horrified to hear that because she always said how much she hated her brother, but I chalked it up as more of a normal childhood pesky little brother type of thing," McCall told News4Jax by phone Thursday. “She does not need to walk the streets again."

    McCall talked with News4Jax about growing up in Pennsylvania with Kessler.

    "We rode horses all over the countryside together and we would do things like go skating," McCall said. "There was nothing that I can think of that was off or strange about her."

    While speaking with detectives, McCall said, Kessler reached out to her and her cousin, David Trempus, on Facebook under one of her alias names, "Mia Stone."

    According to the documents, Trempus, who lives in Texas, was also interviewed by detectives. He said Kessler randomly reached out to him on Facebook last year under her alias name "Mia Stone."

    “She was really persistent on meeting me and come the very next day, she was here in San Antonio," Trempus told News4Jax by phone Thursday.

    Trempus claimed Kessler showed up in her black Kia, wearing her salon clothes.

    “She told me how she could help out and she wanted to move up here and wanted me to marry her," he said, noting that he ultimately denied Kessler's proposal and ended conversation with her.

    Detectives informed Trempus that her name wasn’t really "Mia Stone," and that Kessler was accused in Cummings' disappearance. He said he then learned he grew up with Kessler in Pennsylvania and his cousin, McCall, was one of Kessler’s childhood friends.

    VIDEO: Texas man interviewed by detectives, court records show

    "It was shocking, you know, that we knew that person," Trempus said.

    According to the state attorney's office, Kessler's next court date is Feb. 28. It's unclear whether she will be there.

    Timeline of young mother's disappearance
    Cummings' SUV was found parked outside a Home Depot after she was reported missing by her family when she failed to show up to pick up her children from her ex-husband.

    Kessler was arrested May 16, 2018, and charged with grand theft auto after investigators said they found surveillance video showing her getting out of Cummings' vehicle.

    Kessler, who Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said has lived in 33 cities in 14 states under 17 names since 1996, is being held without bond.

    A weeklong search in June at a South Georgia landfill was prompted by surveillance video that authorities said showed Kessler appearing to put a white trash bag into a dumpster about the time of Cummings' disappearance.

    After sifting through 6.6 million pounds of trash at the Chesser Island Landfill, the FBI and the Sheriff's Office announced that they had found several items of interest in Cummings' disappearance.

    Kessler has been held in the Duval County jail since she went on a hunger strike in the Nassau County jail. She continued to be held in Jacksonville when she was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in September and will stay in custody in the Duval County jail when there are not hearings scheduled in her case.

    Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.

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  9. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    I haven't seen a time frame as to when she was in my area, but now wondering if there are any missing persons when she was here. Sheesh. She sounds so "pleasant".
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  10. Tammy

    Tammy Well-Known Member

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  11. Tammy

    Tammy Well-Known Member

    This woman is beyond crazy !!!!!!


    Also captured on video were the moments Kessler spoke with a detective about the abrasions on her body.

    Kessler: "Guess what that's from?"
    Detective: "What?"
    Kessler: "Bed bug bite like a month ago."
    Detective: "How did you get those?"
    Kessler: "I had bed bugs. I've had them for years."
    Detective: "In your car?"
    Kessler: "Yeah."
    Detective: "How did they get in your car?"
    Kessler: "At the shelters I stayed at. They hitchhike everywhere. People who have them in their house probably have them in their cars because I took them from the homeless shelter to my car. Sometimes they leave bruises, sometimes they leave just a red scar."

    GALLERY: Photos show Kimberly Kessler with bruises, scratches

    During an interrogation with detectives, Kessler is seen flinching as investigators clipped her fingernails, taking them as evidence. An interaction was also recorded as a detective asked Kessler about her handcuffs.

    Detective: "Are those (handcuffs) hurting you?"

    Kessler: "No, they feel great. You can pull on them tighter if you want. Whatever you want to do. I'm at your mercy so have as much fun as you'd like."
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  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    :eek:. Can you imagine working with her? How did she even hold a job?
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  13. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

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  15. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    FBI, Nassau County Sheriff's Office asks questions about 2 other deaths

    Among the searches investigators found on Kessler's iPhone were more than 60 names, along with the words "satanist," "witch" and "evil murderous gang." Front and center on the list is the name Kurt Christopher Allen. On phone interviews, we hear investigators asking about Allen. An unidentified woman who went to high school with Kessler in Butler, Pennsylvania, said, "She went from dating the most popular guy in school to dating Bob Allen." A Nassau County detective then asked her if Bob Allen also went by the name Christopher Kurt Allen. In Kessler's notes, there she references someone with the initials KCA.


    The second death we know investigators were looking at is a woman named Grace, who died in Kessler's hometown in 2009. The I-TEAM believes that investigators are referring to Grace Darling Bartley. Bartley's cause of death isn't given, but her obituary says she was married to a Tim Bartley. Both Bartley and his brother, Wayne Bartley, are also on Kessler's list of names. During the interviews, investigators repeatedly ask about the brothers. It's believed they went to high school with Kessler and she may have dated one of them.
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  16. Tammy

    Tammy Well-Known Member

    Joleens blood on Kimberly Kessler when she was arrested

    “YULEE, Fla. - DNA analysis of blood found on Kimberly Kessler’s boots and other things found in the accused killer's storage locker was almost certainly that of Joleen Cummings, the Nassau County hairdresser she is accused of killing, according to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement analysis.

    Investigators also found one of Cummings' fingernails on a blue bin in that storage unit.”

  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    :( I just don't understand this at all.
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    Tammy Well-Known Member

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