Jesse Ross: Missing from Chicago since 2006

Disappeared from United Nations Conference


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Jesse Warren Ross is a missing person from Chicago, Illinois.  He was 19 when he went missing on Nov. 21, 2006.  He was attending the University of Missouri and went to a United Nations conference in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 20.  It was at that conference that Jesse went missing and has not been seen again.

On the website called “Help Us Find Jesse Ross”  it is posted:

Jesse Ross phoned his mother from Chicago on Nov. 20, just to let her know that he was having a blast at the model United Nations conference. He promised to call again the next day when he and the 13 University of Missouri-Kansas City students and their faculty sponsor had loaded the vans for the return drive home. He was that kind of son, said Donna Ross. He always let his mother know where he was, what he was doing, and when to expect him home. He couldn’t keep a secret, not from his mother.

There was an “emergency” meeting of the mock U.N. at 2 a.m. Nov. 21, the final day of the conference that drew more than 1,000 university students from across the country. Before the mock emergency, there was a dance, and parties throughout the host Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Chicago’s downtown loop. At about 2:30 a.m., about 12 hours after his last cell phone call to his mother, Jesse Ross got up from his chair and walked out of the room for a 30-minute break. A surveillance camera in the hotel lobby caught the unmistakable image of the red-haired Jesse, clad in a white T-shirt, jeans, and a green warm-up jacket, walking toward the main doors. It was the last trace ever of 19-year-old Jesse Ross.The 10-minute walk back to Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, where Jesse and the UMKC group was staying, was well-lit, heavily traveled and covered by outdoor security cameras. None of them recorded Jesse.

What Police know:

Chicago police have found no evidence that he was a victim of foul play. There has been no activity on Jesse’s credit cards or his cell phone.  Speculation that he would walk away from his life seems unlikely after he had just received a job to be an on-air personality at a Kansas City radio station.

 

If you have any informaition about Jesse Ross, please call the Chicago Police Dept. at 312-744-8266.

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