The Mysterious Disappearance of Jenna Van Gelderen
In August of 2017, 25-year-old Jenna Van Gelderen was house-sitting for her parents While they vacationed in Canada. Her main purpose for staying at their house was to take care of the family’s 21-year-old cat, Jessie, who needed a lot of medical attention. Jenna was diagnosed with high-functioning autism in 2016. This condition made her more susceptible to the manipulation of dubious people, some of whom she believed were her friends. Sometime on the night of August 18th or the early morning of the 19th, Jenna disappeared from her parent’s Atlanta home. She spent that evening hanging out with friends at her own apartment and meeting up with her boyfriend who claims to have broken up with her. Clues were left behind, leaving authorities and family to believe that Jenna Van Gelderen didn’t leave of her volition. Listen to this episode of Crimes & Consequences to hear the mystery of Jenna’s disappearance.
If you have any information on the whereabouts or disappearance of Jenna Van Gelderen, please call 404-557-TIPS.