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2775DFIN - Jennifer Lee Schmidt

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Name: Jennifer Lee Schmidt
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 06, 1985
Location Last Seen: West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Physical Description

Date of Birth: Unknown
Age: 19 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Fair complexion


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: white blouse, pink shorts and white flat shoes
Jewelry: 18 or 24 karat plain gold necklace
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Schmidt, a Purdue University electrical engineering major, from Dayton, Ohio, went missing on August 6, 1985. On the summer afternoon she disappeared, Schmidt left her off-campus apartment to go speak with a professor. She was last seen talking to an acquaintance at Grant and Northwestern streets in West Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue University area).

At the request of her family, she was declared dead by the state of Ohio in May 1993. Foul play is suspected.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: West Lafayette Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Captain David A. VanVactor
Agency Phone Number: 765-775-5200
Agency E-Mail:
Agency Case Number: 1985-4037

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 4822

Information Source(s)

National Missing Persons Directory

Admin Notes

Added: 4/9/2009; Last Updated: 6/6/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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