A Pennsylvania lady, the usage of an alias she is assumed to have swiped from a tombstone earlier than going lacking just about 14 years in the past, has emerged as a suspect within the disappearance of a Florida lady previous this month, government stated.
The Nassau County Sheriff’s Workplace has known Jennifer Sybert as a suspect within the disappearance of her co-worker Joleen Cummings, 34, who went lacking over Mom’s Day weekend.
However Sybert is in reality named Kimberly Kessler of Butler, Pennsylvania, the sheriff’s place of job stated, including that she is identical Kimberly Kessler who was once reported lacking from Butler County in 2004.
Jennifer Sybert is the identify of a deceased youngster from Butler County, the place Kessler would allegedly move to cemeteries to search out aliases off gravestones, county District Lawyer Richard Goldinger advised ABC Information. “She was once actually a ghost within the wind,” he stated by way of electronic mail.
Kessler, 50, is now being hung on a fee of grand robbery auto after government stated she was once observed using Cummings’ automobile after she disappeared.
Cummings was once final observed Might 12 at Tangles Salon in Yulee, Florida the place she and Kessler — then referred to as Sybert – labored, Nassau County Sheriff Invoice Leeper stated.
“[Cummings] labored all day Saturday, Might 12 and was once intended to get off paintings round five p.m.,” Leeper stated. “Nobody has observed or heard from her since.”
Cummings’ mom, Ann Johnson, reported her daughter lacking the next Monday after she failed to pick out up her youngsters from her ex-husband’s house on Mom’s Day, Might 13.
Sheriff Leeper stated deputies had sought to talk with Kessler, aka Sybert, as a result of she was once believed to be the final particular person observed with Cummings, however she failed to turn up for paintings that Monday. In addition they quickly found out that the cope with Kessler had given her employer was once pretend, he stated.
All over the seek for each Kessler and Cummings, Leeper stated, government discovered Cummings’ automobile in a close-by House Depot automobile parking space on Tuesday afternoon. Surveillance pictures confirmed the automobile was once dropped there simply hours after Cummings was once final observed, he added.
“We discovered some digital camera pictures that confirmed Joleen’s car being parked round 1:17 a.m., Sunday morning,” Leeper stated. “We have been hoping to peer Joleen get out of that car, however who do you assume it was once? The Tangles hairstylist who was once supposedly the final particular person to peer Joleen.”
Kessler was once due to this fact positioned Wednesday Might 16 at a relaxation forestall on Interstate 95 in St. Johns County, Florida, and brought into custody. “Primarily based upon the surveillance video of her using Joleen’s automobile, we arrested her for grand robbery auto and he or she was once booked into the St. Johns County Prison and in the end introduced again to the Nassau County Prison,” the sheriff stated.
That’s when government found out Kessler were the usage of an alias and that she were reported lacking from Bulter, Pennsylvania in July 2004.
Kessler had disappeared beneath “suspicious cases,” in keeping with an informational poster on a lacking individuals web page.
That poster has since been taken down and changed at the web site with the phrases, “This lacking particular person has been discovered.”
Kessler were the usage of a pretend Social Safety quantity and could also be going through a federal fee of ownership of a counterfeit passport, government stated
She was once to begin with hung on a $100,000 bond, however the state has requested for that quantity to be larger. Kessler has been assigned a public defender however has now not but entered a plea.
In the meantime, Cummings, stays lacking and the seek for her continues, Leeper stated, regardless that including his place of job has proof suggesting Cummings is lifeless.
He would now not disclose what that proof is.
Johnson, Cummings’ mom, made an emotional enchantment Tuesday evening for any person with data to come back ahead.
“Any person available in the market is aware of one thing,” Johnson stated, preserving again tears. “I encourage you, I encourage you as a mom to delight stay coming ahead with any data that you’ve. Regardless of how small.”