Jennifer Lee Klein

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Above: Jennifer, circa 1974

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 25, 1974 from Moab, Utah
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 14, 1971
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'2, 35 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Jennifer has a cowlick on the right side of her forehead and a birthmark somewhere on her body, possibly on the left side of her abdomen. She has a mole in front of her right ear, and her navel protrudes. Her nickname is Jenny.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A swimsuit.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jennifer was last seen while she and her family were camping at a campground approximately ten miles north of Moab, Utah. Jennifer was playing in the sand by the river with her parents and older brother when her father went back to their camper to retrieve something. There was a dogfight while he was gone and everyone was watching the dogs. While Jennifer's mother and brother were distracted, the child disappeared.

    Jennifer has never been heard from again. Her parents cannot recall anyone at the campground being interviewed about her disappearance. Many of the guests were transients who could not be found later. There was an old car parked between Jennifer's camper and the river at the time Jennifer disappeared; it is unknown if the vehicle had anything to do with her disappearance. It's possible that Jennifer fell into the nearby Colorado River and drowned, but her body has never been recovered. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Grand County Sheriff's Office
    435-259-8115

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    Source Information
    Utah Department of Public Safety
    NamUs
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 10, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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