Evernham Motorsports aids in finding missing woman

Evernham Motorsports joins effort to find missing Orlando, Fla., woman Jennifer Kesse last seen Jan. 23 STATESVILLE, N.C. (March 13, 2006) -- Evernham Motorsports president and CEO Ray Evernham announced today that the decklid of Jeremy ...

Evernham Motorsports joins effort to find missing Orlando, Fla., woman
Jennifer Kesse last seen Jan. 23

STATESVILLE, N.C. (March 13, 2006) -- Evernham Motorsports president and CEO Ray Evernham announced today that the decklid of Jeremy Mayfield's No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger will feature a photograph of 24-year-old Jennifer Kesse, missing from the Orlando, Fla., area since Jan. 24, during Sunday's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Kesse was reported missing when she failed to show up for work on Jan. 24. Two days later, police officers found her car abandoned in an apartment complex just one mile away from her condo. Shortly thereafter a massive search effort commenced throughout central Florida to find the five-foot eight-inches, green-eyed female with sandy-blonde hair.

NASCAR team owner Evernham attended high school with Kesse's mother Joyce, and felt compelled to help when he heard of the disappearance.

"I'm very loyal to my friends and family in New Jersey," Evernham said. "When someone I went to high school with calls and asks for help, I'm going to do what I can to get the word out.

"Hopefully someone will see the decal on our race car and provide information that can help solve this case."

Since the search for Kesse began, the Orlando Police Department has received more than 1,000 leads, but officers are still hopeful that someone out there has additional information that can lead to a break in the case. There is an $115,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.

For more information about Jennifer Kesse, please visit www.jenniferkesse.com.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Ray Evernham