On January 24, 2006, Jennifer Kesse vanished. The police quickly determined that she was abducted, but nothing solid has turned up in the past four years. Not long after that, a website was set up to help spread information about the case.
A tip recently came in saying her body was buried in a field in Orlando, Florida. The police conducted a massive search of the field, but came up empty. The field is very large, about 15 acres, and the body could be anywhere in there.
During this time, users on her site discussed the new events and came to a stunning revelation: using Google Earth’s historical imagery, they found an image from approximately one month after she disappeared. The image seems to show some promising information:
The area in question can be found here.
They contacted us and we’ve touched base with Google to see if any other imagery was available during that time. As suspected, Google had no other imagery available because they have already put all of that imagery into Google Earth (much of it via “historical imagery”).
However, this was enough for the police to go on. They plan to dig in that area based on this new information. There’s no telling if this will amount to anything, but it’s certainly an interesting use of the historical imagery.
We’ll keep you posted if anything comes out of that.