Jonnie Renee White
Missing since July 19, 1998 from Kodiak, Alaska
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Jonnie White was last seen in while camping with a couple, in the Pasagshak State Recreation Site near Mile 9 of Pasagshak Bay Road. She had accompanied the couple to babysit the woman's young daughter. It was the big summer event of the Kodiak Music Festival. There were lots of campers to hear the music. The couple planned to drink and hired White as a designated driver and child care backup.
White did not drink and only occasionally smoked marijuana. White, who had dropped out of school and was interviewing for jobs, had worked for the couple several times before. She and her boyfriend were trying to save money to get their own place.
At the time of White's disappearance, the man told police that White accompanied him in his pickup truck to collect firewood around midnight. He said the truck got stuck on the beach and they decided to sleep in the truck until daylight. When he woke at 10.00 a.m., he claimed, White was gone.
A search team, including members of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue, Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs, state Fish and Wildlife Protection troopers and others, combed the area of open, grassy terrain and occasional brushy ravine near Narrow Cape . A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flew two sorties each day, using an infrared, heat-detecting device, No trace of the girl was found.
Sharon Dawson Raikoglo, 30, was found in U.S. District Court to be responsible for the death of White although, Raikoglo has never faced criminal charges. In in a civil trial Ronald Tennison, 33, was responsible for the death of White, Tennison did not appear in court to defend himself against the suit. Clothes and scrapings from Tennison and his truck were tested by the state crime lab but no trace of blood or semen was found. No alcohol or drugs were found
Jonnie was declared dead in 2000, her body was never found.
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Alaska State Troopers
Alaska State Troopers
Anchorage Daily News
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