Saturday, February 27, 2016

Stephanie Warner- Missing on the 4th of July 2013 from Oregon

BY DARK SLEUTH

(Updated on 3/28/2016: Embedded "Missing in America" Dateline NBC video.)
 (Updated on 3/30/2016: Added Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon Tip Line & Reward info)
(Updated 4/16/2016: Added NamUs Case Profile)

                                        Missing Poster from NBC Dateline's "Missing in America" Series


At the time of her disappearance in 2013, Stephanie Warner lived in Ruch, Oregon. She was 45 years-old, an animal loverformer proprietor of the restaurant, Magnolia Grill, and also a person committed to volunteer work in her community.  


She was last seen on the Fourth of July 2013.  That day she attended the Ashland Independence Day Parade where she was filmed walking alongside a float she helped create for the Jackson County Fuel Committee. The JCFC is an organization dedicated to helping low-income residents of Jackson County have access to heating fuel.  


Warner was last seen wearing black pants and pink tank top.  She drove a Green Nissan X-Terra.  She wore a distinctive cross necklace and had several tattoos.  

Please watch this Youtube video for more identifying photos and information on Stephanie Warner:







Warner was in a relationship with Lennie Ames when she disappeared. Ames was considered by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office to be a "person of interest" at the beginning of the investigation based on inconsistent statements he gave.  


According to investigators, Warner (left) was last seen by her then boyfriend, Lennie Ames (right) on the day she disappeared.  (Photos from NBC Dateline Missing in America

In July 2015, two years after Warner's disappearance, Jackson County Sheriff's Office publicly announced Lennie Ames as the prime suspect. Sadly, based on their investigation, police believe that Warner is deceased even though her remains have never been found.

In this news clip from KTVL News 10 from July 27, 2015, Detective Eric Henderson names Ames as a prime suspect and requests the public's help. Since this video aired, Ames has not been arrested.  The investigation remains ongoing.



Police need your help to solve this case.   If you have any information on the disappearance of Stephanie Warner please contact:

Jackson County Sheriff's Office:  (541) 774-8333 

Want to remain anonymous? 
Call Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon: 1 (800) 850-0580


Callers to Crime Stoppers with information on criminal activity can receive up to   $1,000.00 in cash. Callers are given a "file number," and their names are kept confidential.


For updates on the case, please follow the following sites:
https://www.facebook.com/stephaniewarnermissing

https://www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff/

Warner's case was also featured in the NBC Dateline "Missing in America" series.  Det. Henderson was interviewed for this segment:



http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/video/missing-in-america-stephanie-anne-warner-289919555731



Case Profile:
NamUs Case: MP # 21345
https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/show/21345



Sources of Information:

NBC Dateline "Missing in America" articles:
1. December 5, 2014:  http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america-unsolved/missing-america-stephanie-anne-warner-n261826
2. July 9, 2015 (with video): http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/stephanie-warners-boyfriend-named-prime-suspect-her-disappearance-n389326

Stephanie Warner - Missing Person- Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/stephaniewarnermissing

Jackson County Sheriff's Office Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff/photos/a.432131156849418.102142.413495858712948/895456020516927/?type=3&theater

Mail Tribune article, July 3, 2015:
http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150702/NEWS/150709901


The Moultrie Observer article, July 9, 2015:
http://www.moultrieobserver.com/news/local_news/moultrian-is-suspect-in-missing-persons-case/article_da98099c-268e-11e5-9375-73d77ea2afab.html

Oregonlive.com (Associated Press Article) July 2, 2015:
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/07/suspect_named_in_2013_disappea.html

Jackson County Fuel Committee:
http://jcfuel.weebly.com/about.html




2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Dark Sleuth, for telling Stephanie's story so well. You not only gave the facts, but you gave us a glimpse of the kind of person Stephanie was. As a local who has followed her case since the beginning I hope that someone will be moved to come forward with information so that justice will be served on those responsible. At the very least, Stephanie's family needs to take her home. Perhaps one of your readers has that one vital piece of information. I really appreciate your effort on Stephanie's behalf.
    Lilibet

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment. For the sake of her family and all those who love her, I sincerely hope that someone out there comes forward and gives police the information they need to bring Stephanie home to her family. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends.

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