Eleven-year-old Jolene was last seen on August 26, 1986 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, walking on north Washington Avenue towards her home (which was located in the 1300 block of that street)
Jolene had visited her mother at Mercy Hospital and was planning on spending the night at a female friend's house on Myrtle Street. She may have entered an unidentified light yellow car approximately one block from her family's residence.
Jolene has never been seen again and authorities believe that she was abducted by a non-family member.
A man named Frank Osellanie is considered a possible suspect in Jolene's case; he was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering a nine-year-old Scranton girl in 1990 and has been in prison ever since. He is also considered a person of interest in several other cases, including the 1978 disappearance of a 22-year-old woman named Joanne Williams.
Osellanie admitted to knowing who Jolene was and said that she sometimes visited his auto shop and he gave her rides home. However, he maintains his innocence in her disappearance and investigators are not sure whether he was involved in it.
Jolene's parents are divorced; she had not seen her father for three years prior to her disappearance and he wasn't notified of her abduction for seven months afterwards. Her mother moved away from Scranton shortly after Jolene's disappearance and she now lives in Oxford, New York.
As of 2018, Jolene's case remains unsolved.
Jolene is described as a Caucasian female with brown to blonde hair, brown eyes, is between 4'9 - 5'0 and weighs 80 pounds.
She had a small, slight build at the time of her disappearance and looked much younger than her age. She had long fingernails at the time of her disappearance; she also wore children's size 14 clothes and size 8 shoes in 1986. Her female family members are all short, and she may be also.
Jolene was last seen wearing a white shirt with purple trim & a tie front, dark blue sweatpants, and brown sandals with straps.
She has a long history of illnesses (particularly pneumonia) and may still be susceptible.