Disappearance of Jessie Foster
|Born||Jessica Edith Louise Foster
May 27, 1984
|Disappeared||April 2006 (aged 21)
|Status||Missing for 11 years, 8 months and 15 days|
|Residence||Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, USA
|Occupation||possible forced prostitute|
Jessica Edith Louise (Jessie) Foster (born May 27, 1984), is a Canadian woman who disappeared in the Las Vegas Valley in Nevada, United States, in 2006. Her parents are Glendene Grant and Dwight Foster. Jessie had spent some time living in Calgary, Alberta. In 2005, Jessie and a friend of hers visited Florida together, and then stopped by Las Vegas on the way back in May where Jessie decided to stay. Before disappearing the following year, Jessie became involved in prostitution, was arrested once for solicitation, and was the victim of battery on several occasions.
Jessie is one of four prostitutes who disappeared in Las Vegas between 2003 and 2006. The bodies of the other three have been found. The Las Vegas Police Department launched an investigation of a person in question, bringing in a forensic scientist to spray luminol onto surfaces at crime scenes to detect invisible blood stains; but found nothing at his property, nor has he been interrogated on her disappearance.  Benjamin Perrin of Vancouver, British Columbia, received a George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature nomination for having written Invisible Chains, a book that prominently deals with human trafficking, and includes the disappearance of Jessie Foster. The documentary "Trafficked No More", features her story and led to some tips to her whereabouts.
On July 26, 2015, the Calgary Sun reported police are investigating if a man killed on July 18, 2015 in Charleston, West Virginia may be responsible for the four Las Vegas killings, including Foster.
Her mother, Glendene Grant (born 1957) founded Mothers Against Trafficking in Humans following her daughter's disappearance. She hosts an internet radio show on BlogTalkRadio through Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, and has hosted such guests as Member of Parliament Joy Smith and Bobby Brown of Dog the Bounty Hunter fame. She lives in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. She had a common-law marriage with Dwight Foster, but they separated. The last time that Grant saw her daughter was Christmas 2005. Grant believes that Jessie became an unwilling victim of human trafficking, and that Jessie thereby became a sexual slave. Grant therefore created almost a dozen websites advertising the disappearance of her daughter. In an effort to find her daughter, Grant has gotten in touch with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, bounty hunters, prostitutes, police officers, psychics, and private investigators.
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