Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Jake was last seen near the Mississippi River Bridge, in Baton Rouge, and has not been seen or heard from since 8/29/14. The last time anyone heard from Jake was early on the morning of August 29, when he said he was headed toward West Baton Rouge, He never made it.
In the middle of the night an unknown caller told police they spotted a person jumping off the Mississippi River Bridge. A dive team was called in, but no one was recovered. Responding officers found Jake's truck running and his cellphone on the pavement next to the bridge.
Although police have said they do not know if Jake met with any type of foul play, his mother is firm in her belief that her son, who loved to fish and spent countless hours working on cars, simply would not disappear on his own, or take his own life. When his mother headed to his trailer to try and find him it automatically seemed suspicious. A window was punched out, there were holes in the walls. His personal items were missing, including his TV set, and everything was a mess.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Baton Rouge Police Department