posted at 5:07 pm Tue Nov 6th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Jessica Flanders, age 31 of Fair Haven, has been located and taken into protective custody in Dixon, Missouri. Jessica was contacted on a traffic stop in Dixon. Jessica is alive and well.
Contact has been established with Jessica's family, advising of the development. Arrangements are being made to return Jessica to family and her legal guardians in Vermont.
As of this writing no criminal charges have been filed; however the case is considered open and under investigation. As updates become available, a press release will be issued.
The Rutland County Sheriff, Vermont State Police, and cooperating agencies appreciate the help and support of the media and community.
Rutland County Sheriff Press Release - Update 3: Search Continues for Jessica Flanders, Another Possible Registration
Investigators have identified Missouri UH9P0J as another possible registration for the 1990 Toyota Celica, described as a 2-door hatchback, being operated by Benjamin Davis.
Update No. 2
The investigation and search for Jessica Flanders, age 31 of Fair Haven, continues. The Rutland County Sheriff's Department, in conjunction with the Vermont State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation, have determined that Jessica is most likely in the company of Benjamin Davis, age 35 of Dixon, Missouri.
Through the course of the investigation, it was learned that two are in a relationship and phone records indicate they are traveling together.
Davis owns a black Toyota Celica, unknown year. The vehicle does not appear to be registered, however, Davis' previous registration was Missouri PJ1D1G and it is believed he may be displaying these plates on the black Toyota Celica.
Detectives have received mixed information regarding the couples intentions and destination. Information was received that Jessica intended to go to Missouri with Davis. However, other information suggests Davis wanted to remain in Vermont until December.
Davis is also the custodial father of a 13-year-old and 9-year-old and investigators have information they are currently with Davis.
Due to Jessica's limited mobility, medical needs, and mental status, there is concern for her welfare.
Jessica was initially reported missing on November 4, 2012 at approximately 4:20PM. The Rutland County Sheriff's received a call regarding a missing person, indicating that Flanders was last seen at Kmart at the Diamond Run Mall at 3:00PM on November 4, 2012.
The Rutland County Sheriff and Vermont State Police encourage anyone that may have seen Jessica or has information regarding her whereabouts to please call the Rutland County Sheriff at 802-775-8002 or the Rutland Barracks at 802-773-9101. You can also submit an anonymous tip by texting Keyword: VTIPS to CRIMES (274637) or online at www.vtips.info<http://www.vtips.info>.
Rutland, VT 05701 (Set as Local)
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)