Jenna was last seen playing with a six-year-old friend outside her family’s residence on North 4th Street in Killeen, Texas on May 14, 1989.
Her mother went to the store and invited her daughter to go with her, but Jenna wanted to stay home and play with her friend. Later, her friend told authorities that a new-looking light gray or silver two-door Dodge or Plymouth sedan stopped near Jenna’s house around 5:30 p.m.
The driver lured Jenna into his car, saying he would buy her a present. The man tried to convince Jenna’s friend to get in the car as well, but she became frightened and fled. The vehicle was last seen traveling west on Garrison Avenue in Killeen.
Her driver is described as white, between 20 and 22 years old in 1989, with brown hair combed back. Jenna was never seen again. After her disappearance, another child told police that someone tried to lure her into his vehicle two days before Jenna’s abduction.
The child described her abductor and he looked like the man who took Jenna. The child gave his statement to the police before the description of Jenna’s abductor was released.
It has not been established whether Jenna’s abductor was the same person who allegedly tried to abduct the other girl .Jenna was residing with her mother at the time of her disappearance; her parents are divorced. Her father is not considered a suspect in the case.
The kidnapper has never been identified and the case remains unsolved.