Jennifer Joyce Downs

Above: Downs, circa 1991


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 14, 1991 from Hemet, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 4, 1970
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 95 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Downs has a rose tattooed on her left breast and a house cat tattooed on her left arm. Her nickname is Buzz.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Downs was last heard from on on May 14, 1991, when she called her mother's San Jacinto, California residence from a pay phone at Weston Park in Hemet, California. She had planned to come home, but told her mother she had met with some friends and would come home later than scheduled. She has never been heard from again.

    Authorities believe Downs is missing under suspicious circumstances and may have been murdered. Her apartment appeared undisturbed after her disappearance and she never picked up her last paycheck from her place of work, Carl's Jr. in Bermuda Dunes, California. Her mother describes her as a reliable and responsible person who would not have left without warning. San Jacinto police are investigating Downs's disappearance.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Jacinto Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Press-Enterprise


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 12, 2006; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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