On September 12, 1981, five-year-old Jackie's family discovered she was missing as they prepared for an outing in Shawnee County, Kansas.
Jackie was last seen walking away from the Colfax and Golf Park in Topeka at 4:00 p.m. She was apparently being followed by a man at the time. Jackie has never been heard from again.
Police picked up a local man that same night and questioned him for hours about Jackie's disappearance, but they released him without pressing charges against him. Authorities did not begin searching for Jackie for four hours after her disappearance was reported. They believe that Jackie was most likely abducted, but there are few details available in her case.
Jackie resided with her parents and four older siblings in the 3000 block of Colfax in southeast Topeka in 1981. She was a kindergarten student at Avondale East Elementary School. Her mother died in 2007.
As of 2018, Jackie's case remains unsolved.
Jackie is described as a Caucasian female with blonde hair & blue eyes with a height of 3'6 and weighing 45 pounds. She has freckles across the bridge of her nose & one small freckle between her right thigh & pelvis. She has a small scar along her right eyebrow.
At the time of her disappearance, her hair was cut into a Dutch-boy style and she had a small cavity between her upper front teeth. She was last seen wearing a white knit shirt with orange & lavender flowers & blue pants.