The Doe Network:
Case File 376DFVA

Left: Pandos, circa 1987; Right: Age-progressed to age 39 (circa 2011)

Jennifer Lynn Pandos
Missing since February 10, 1987 from Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia.
Classification: Endangered Runaway

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: October 29, 1971
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2; 100 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; hazel eyes. Left-handed.
  • Marks, Scars: Pandos has a small mole on her left shoulder.
  • Clothing: Pink sweater, pink nylon waist jacket, blue jeans, white high top tennis shoes.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • DNA: Available.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Jennifer Pandos was last seen in the Kingsmill area of Williamsburg, Virginia on February 10, 1987. Jennifer apparently left in the middle of the night through a sliding glass door on the patio.
In a note to her parents, she said she would be back in a few days and not to worry.
Pandos left her Kingsmill home, perhaps distraught over a recent breakup with her boyfriend. She never came back. All she took was her handbag.

Jennifer's mother found a note, stating:
"Your daughter's with me. She's fine. She's having some problems and needs some time away".
Then, the note switched to the first person: "I'm fine, I just need time to think. Both of you please go to work tomorrow cause I will try to call you. I won't call you at home, only at one of y'all's work.
"Do not call the police. I can easily find out if you do. I may never come back home. Don't tell my friends about this. Just tell them that I'm sick

It did not look like Jenny's handwriting, but police have guessed the left-handed girl might have written the note with her right hand. Jennifer's mother and her husband followed Jenny's instructions at first, but then notified police when she didn't call. In the weeks and months that followed, family members knocked on doors and handed out fliers, trying to find people who may have seen the teenager.

If you have any information concerning Pandos' whereabouts, please contact:
James City County Police Department
Missing Persons Unit
Investigator Wendi Reed

You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

Agency Case Number: 01017651

NCMEC #: NCMC601853

NCIC Number: M002435170
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Virginia Gazette
Daily Press

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