Jennifer Anne Walsh

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Above Images: Walsh, circa 2009


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 9, 2009 from Palmdale, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 26, 1985
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Walsh has a tattoo of mushrooms on the small of her back and a tattoo of a marijuana leaf on her upper back.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Walsh was last seen with her boyfriend, Thomas Riffenburg, and their baby son, Alexander Riffenburg, in Palmdale, California on January 9, 2009. A photo of Thomas is posted below this case summary.

    On November 15, 2010, Thomas was arrested in St. Paul, Oregon. Walsh and Alexander weren't with him at the time. He was subsequently sentenced to a long prison term for seven counts of robbery, and in June 2015, he attacked and killed his cellmate at the Snake River Correctional Institution. He pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    Although they went missing at the same time, authorities believe Walsh and her son may not be together. Their cases remain unsolved.

    Thomas Riffenburg
    Above: Thomas Riffenburg


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



    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Missing Persons in California
    Facebook Page for Jennifer Walsh and Alexander Riffenburg
    The Argus Observer


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 22, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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