The father of a missing son is making a plea for Lieutenant Kevin Dillion with the Chicago Police Department to reinstate his son, Jesse Ross' information back into the NCIC data base. For months Lt. Dillion has promised the family he'd take care of it, but, he hasn't done much of anything but offer lip service. The family has contacted both the Chicago Police Department and the Mayor's Office for assistance.
This inaction translates into carelessness. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) stated they are waiting on Lt. Kevin Dillion to re-submit the information to NCIC before Jesse's information can be reinstated on their site and in their database. Think about how long the family has been waiting for answers, nearly 5 1/2 years. He vanished without a trace while attending a convention in Chicago and likely met with foul play.
I am hoping to appeal to someone's conscience in my hometown. When Bill Kurtis reported on this case on CBS Chicago, he said it's baffled police. Wonder if any new leads have come in on this case, and if they have, are they being followed up!?
In addition, perhaps the Illinois State Police can also assist the family. If you have any information concerning missing persons from Illinois, contact the Illinois State Police Clearinghouse for Missing Persons at 1-800-U HELP ME (1-800-843-5763) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the missing person's name in your email message. Your name and information will be kept confidential.
Jesse Ross: Details of Disappearance
At 2:30 am, November 21, 2006 19 year old Jesse Ross walked out the door of a meeting room in a Chicago hotel and vanished into thin air. The clock stands still for his parents, friends and family who have spend the last five years wondering, “Where’s Opie?”
Jesse Ross was in Chicago with fellow students from the University of Missouri, Kansas City taking part in a Model UN Convention. Jesse, affectionately known as “Opie” (Jesse’s character name on a local radio station which was Opie Cunningham, taken from two popular Ron Howard characters, Opie Taylor and Richie Cunningham) was a communications major and an intern at a local radio station at the time of the trip to Chicago.
For the last five years Jesse’s friends and community have sponsored “Opiefest” to assist the Ross’ efforts to find Jesse. Five years has been spent handing out flyers, scouring the internet, submitting information to every missing persons organization and news outlet they could, yet the Ross’ are no closer to finding Jesse.Donald Ross, Jesse’s father, has just released the book, Where’s Opie: Vanished in Chicago, which is dedicated to disseminating information about Jesse, as well as all the missing and unidentified and the families who wait and hope for their return. Available on Amazon.
WEBSITE WITH MORE DETAILS: FINDJESSEROSS.COM