September 26, 2007
Jesokah Adkens
Still Missing

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"Jesokah Still missing, still missed"

by By Pirjo Raits
Sooke News Mirror

A Hope is not dimmed by time and Jesokah Adkens’ parents Clayten and Jocelan still harbour hope that their daughter will be found.

Jesokah has been missing for six years this September 26. Despite psychics, extensive searches under bridges, around dams and in the waters around Sooke, the result is the same — nothing.

Her parents are looking for some sort of closure, some way to understand what happened to their pretty blonde-haired daughter.

“We just want to find her and who’s responsible,” said Clayten. “You just get the same old sick feeling in your stomach.”

Jesokah Adkins
Jesokah Adkins
Still missed

“I just hope somebody will say something,” said Jocelan.

The family has made a rock garden in their yard in memory of her.

Jesokah disappeared while waiting for a bus at Sooke and Idelmore Roads. Today, a memorial lies close to where she was last seen and each year friends gather there to draw attention to their missing friend. The 17-year-old had been visiting a friend, at 9 p.m. on that night it would have been dark and she was wearing dark clothing. She was never seen or heard from again.

She would now be 23 years old. She is described as being 5’5” tall, 110 lbs., with long, straight blonde hair.

A $30,000 reward fund has been posted for information leading to the whereabouts of Jesokah. Jocelan said the family has heard absolutely nothing from investigators on any new developments.

“We still hope,” said Clayten, even though it sometimes feels like the trail has gone cold.

In 2006 there were 60,461 children reported missing in Canada. The majority were runaways, but that is not the case with Jesokah. She was in grade 11 at Edward Milne community school, lived on her own, had a boyfriend and a dog, and was on good terms with her parents. She had nothing to run away from.

The Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) keeps the file open and is still hoping for any tips or leads. The MCSC is a non-profit society dedicated to the search for runaway and abducted children.

Anyone with information about Jesokah Adkens should call the Missing Children Society of Canada at 1-800-661-6160 or the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241.

This article published from "The Sooke News Mirror"

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