Jamie Nichole Peterson

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Above Images: Peterson, circa 2011

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 26, 2011 from Ross Township, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Peterson wears eyeglasses; the frames are black frames with pink speckles. She has blonde highlights in her hair. She has the following tattoos: a purple rose on her left breast, a cross with the name "Elijah" on her left shoulder blade, a large purple bear on her left upper arm, a daisy with the word "Daisy" on her right shoulder blade, and a large butterfly on the back of her neck. She also had a tattoo of the word "Burns" on her lower back, but she may have covered that with another tattoo.
  • Medical Conditions: Peterson was recovering from knee surgery at the time of her disappearance. Due to her injury, she can't walk long distances.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Peterson was last seen on in Ross Township, Pennsylvania on September 26, 2011. She was home when her two children left for school that morning. Afterwards, she went shopping at the Giant Eagle grocery store in the 4100 block of Brighton Road; she may have also gone to the Home Depot store. Sometime that day her ex-boyfriend came over to pick up some clothes. They had dated for five years but she'd broken up with him about three weeks before. Witnesses saw them talking in the yard; Peterson did not get into his car.

    When her children returned home in the afternoon, Peterson was gone. She has never been heard from again. Her cellular phone and purse disappeared with her, but she left her Nissan Sentra parked at her residence north Fremont Avenue. Peterson's cellular phone came in a purple Cricket case with flowers, and her purse is made of black cloth with white skulls printed on it.

    Peterson disappeared once before, in 2003, but it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without making arrangements for her children's care. She graduated from Northgate High School and Rosedale Technical Institute, and worked as a mechanic. At the time of her disappearance, she was on disability leave from work while recovering from knee surgery. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ross Township Police Department
    412-931-9070

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    CBS Pittsburgh
    Cranberry Township Patch
    The Beaver County Times
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    WTAE 4

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 17, 2013; casefile added.

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