In 1985, This Missouri Teen Vanished After Leaving Her Friend’s House One Evening: Then, Years Later, Her Mother Began Receiving Threatening Calls Demanding Money In Exchange For Her Daughter

Later that evening, Jody and Melissa decided to walk to Jody’s boyfriend’s home– which was about a fifteen-minute walk away.

But, at some point during the night, Jody reportedly got into an argument with the rest of the group. Apparently, she had wanted to go somewhere, but her boyfriend and Melissa did not.

Still, Jody ended up leaving her boyfriend’s home with Melissa later on– walking back to Melissa’s house.

And finally, at about 10:00 p.m., the teen phoned her mother, Karen, to ask for a ride home.

Unfortunately, though, Karen revealed how she did not have her car that evening and was not able to pick up her daughter.

So, Jody claimed that she would just get a ride home with a friend before leaving Melissa’s home shortly afterward.

The teen ultimately left on foot, though, and was last seen traveling northbound. Jody did not have any money or extra clothing on her, and her friend, Melissa, was reportedly under the impression that Jody planned to go back to her boyfriend’s house.

It was not until the following morning that Karen realized her daughter had never gotten home the night before.

And at that point, she reached out to Jody’s Deputy Juvenile Officer to report her daughter missing.

After the Juvenile Officer heard from Karen, though, the officer suggested that Jody might have just been upset about something. Moreover, they suggested that Karen give her daughter the rest of the weekend to calm down and cool off.

At that point, the Officer did also prepare two warrants for Jody, which cited the teen as “an endangered juvenile who should be taken into police custody if found.”

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