Find Missing Jamie Rochelle Grissim!

Find Missing Jamie Rochelle Grissim!

Find missing Jamie Rochelle Grissim!
She left her home
And walked to school.
She told her foster mother that she returned home.
But she never returned home.
She apparently made it there that day.
It has been 47 years
Since her loved ones last saw her.
It has been 47 years
Since her loved ones last heard from her.
What happened to Jame Rochelle Grissim?

Find Missing Jamie Rochelle Grissim!
Details

Find Missing Jamie Rochelle Grissim!

Missing Person: Jamie Rochelle Grissim
Missing Since
12/07/1971
Missing From
Vancouver, Washington State
Classification
Endangered Missing
Date of Birth
11/11/1955 (63 years old current age)
Age when last seen
16 years old
Height and Weight
5’4 – 5’5, 125 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description
A red and white horizontally striped blouse with a round neckline and puffed sleeves, blue hip-hugger jeans, white sneakers with handmade drawings and the words “peace” and “love” handwritten on them, and possibly a long brown corduroy coat and long, dangling earrings.
Medical Conditions
Jamie has hearing loss in one ear. She also suffers from dermographia, a skin condition that causes itchy red lines to appear on the skin after the person scratches.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Brown hair, brown eyes. Jamie’s hair was bleached blonde before her disappearance; at the time she went missing her hair was in the process of turning back to brown and was a reddish color. She wears eyeglasses for reading. Her ears are pierced and one of her teeth is missing. Jamie’s last name is spelled “Grissim” by some agencies.

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Circumstances

Jamie Rochelle Grissim left her residence. It was located in the vicinity of the 5300 block of northeast 58th Street in Vancouver, Washington. This incident occurred on the morning of December 7, 1971. She went to Fort Vancouver High School, about two miles from her home.

It is established that Jamie arrived at school. She had only two classes that day, and she did attend them. She told her foster mother she would walk home from school. She would arrive at 1:00 or 1:30 P.M. But she did not appear as scheduled. She has never been heard from again.

Jamie’s purse, identification, and other possessions were found in May 1972. This was five months after her disappearance. They were located in a wooded area. It was alongside a road in the Dole Valley area of Northern Clark County, northeast of Vancouver.

Authorities initially believed Jamie had run away from home. Therefore, she was not officially declared a missing person until January 1972. Her loved ones never thought she left of her own volition. Jamie and her sister had been wards of the state since they were toddlers. Their father was in prison and they had been taken from their mother.

Jamie was a good student. She got along well with her foster mother and was close to her sister in 1971. She was also a talented artist and writer, and a member of the 4-H Club. She had a savings account at the time of her disappearance, but the account has not been used since she went missing.

Police eventually decided Jamie had probably not run away. She is now believed to be the first victim of a suspected serial killer, Warren Leslie Forrest. He is thought to have raped and killed at least six young women in the Vancouver area. He was convicted of murdering one nineteen-year-old woman in 1978 and received a life sentence. He is a person of interest in the 1974 disappearance of fourteen-year-old Diane Gilchrist.

Forrest attended the same high school Jamie had. But that was several years before she did, and was popular and a good student. It’s possible he and Jamie knew each other slightly. A photo of him is posted with this case summary. Forrest is still incarcerated and was denied parole in 2017.

The bodies of three other women have been recovered in rural Clark County. Two of them were found within a mile of where Jamie’s possessions were found. One of them remains unidentified. Forrest has never been charged in connection with Jamie’s or Diane’s cases or in the other murders suspected of him. It is worth noting that most of his other presumed victims were hitchhikers and Jamie does not fit that profile, although she had the same physical characteristics as the other women.

Jamie remains missing and foul play is suspected in her case. A death certificate was issued for her in March 2009.

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Appeal

Jamie Rochelle Grissim has been missing for 47 years. Initially classified as a runaway, the runaway theory continued for a month. Those were the most critical hours and days of her search. Jamie’s family have endured almost five decades of no answers and no justice. It’s time to get them answers. Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Jamie Rochelle Grissim? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in her disappearance?

If you have any information, you may contact the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at: (360) 397-2020 or (877) 274-6311 or (360) 397-2211. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

NCMEC Case Number: 1056325
NamUs Case Number: MP2716
Agency Case Number: S72-84856

Jamie Rochelle Grissim’s sister has set up a thoroughly informative website for her missing sister. It is called Help Find Jamie Grissim. Click here to visit this site.
This is a video appeal for Jamie Rochelle Grissim. Click here to view it.
This is a January 2017 detailed article about Jamie Rochelle Grissim. Click here to learn more.
Jamie Rochelle Grissim has a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. The above image is courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.
Jamie Rochelle Grissim has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
Jamie Rochelle Grissim has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
This is a lengthy Webseuths page for Jamie Rochelle Grissim. Click here to learn more.
This is a blog post profile for Jamie Rochelle Grissim. Click here to learn more.
The above information is found on Jamie Rochelle Grissim’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

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