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She had everything going for her: A good job, close friends, a loving family, a boyfriend and a brand new condo. Her family describes her as a strong, fun-loving, career-minded, and responsible young woman. So why did Jennifer Kesse seemingly vanish without a trace?

On the morning of Tuesday, January 24, 2006, Jennifer Kesse failed to show up for work at Central Florida Investments, where she was a finance manager. Jennifer was known for her reliability, but on that winter morning 14 years ago, nobody heard from Jen. And that meant something was terribly wrong.

In this podcast, hosted by crime reporter Cristina Corbin, she travels to Florida to uncover new leads, conduct exclusive interviews, and examine evidence in recently unsealed police records.

Years later, the Jennifer Kesse case is anything but cold. In fact, the investigation, by some accounts, is only just beginning.

House of Broken Dreams: The Jennifer Kesse Story FOX News Channel

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    • 3.8 • 1.1K Ratings

She had everything going for her: A good job, close friends, a loving family, a boyfriend and a brand new condo. Her family describes her as a strong, fun-loving, career-minded, and responsible young woman. So why did Jennifer Kesse seemingly vanish without a trace?

On the morning of Tuesday, January 24, 2006, Jennifer Kesse failed to show up for work at Central Florida Investments, where she was a finance manager. Jennifer was known for her reliability, but on that winter morning 14 years ago, nobody heard from Jen. And that meant something was terribly wrong.

In this podcast, hosted by crime reporter Cristina Corbin, she travels to Florida to uncover new leads, conduct exclusive interviews, and examine evidence in recently unsealed police records.

Years later, the Jennifer Kesse case is anything but cold. In fact, the investigation, by some accounts, is only just beginning.

    House of Broken Dreams Trailer

    House of Broken Dreams Trailer

    She had everything going for her: A good job, close friends, a loving family, a boyfriend and a brand new condo. Her family describes her as a strong, fun-loving, career-minded, and responsible young woman. So why did Jennifer Kesse seemingly vanish without a trace?



    On the morning of Tuesday, January 24, 2006, Jennifer Kesse failed to show up for work at Central Florida Investments, where she was a finance manager. Jennifer was known for her reliability, but on that winter morning 14 years ago, nobody heard from Jen. And that meant something was terribly wrong.



    In this podcast, hosted by crime reporter Cristina Corbin, she travels to Florida to uncover new leads, conduct exclusive interviews, and examine evidence in recently unsealed police records.

    
Years later, the Jennifer Kesse case is anything but cold. In fact, the investigation, by some accounts, is only just beginning.

    • 53 sec
    Gone - S2 E1

    Gone - S2 E1

    Where is Jennifer? The 24-year-old finance manager fails to show up for work. Family and friends launch a desperate search in Orlando, retracing her final steps. Where and when was she last seen?

    This episode is marked explicit for language.

    FNI Season 1 - The Derby City Betrayal

    • 32 min
    The Evidence - S2 E2

    The Evidence - S2 E2

    Police uncover surveillance video showing a mystery figure abandoning Jennifer’s car on the same day she was reported missing. Who is this person? And evidence obtained exclusively by our team suggests a violent struggle on the hood of Jennifer’s car.

    FNI Season 1 - The Derby City Betrayal

    • 22 min
    House of Broken Dreams - S2 E3

    House of Broken Dreams - S2 E3

    Drew and Joyce Kesse share stories about their daughter – the scholar and fashionista – from inside their Florida beach home, purchased shortly before Jennifer disappeared. But, in Joyce’s words, it is a “House of Broken Dreams.” 

    FNI Season 1 - The Derby City Betrayal

    • 26 min
    The Neighbor - S2 E4

    The Neighbor - S2 E4

    Maintenance men roaming the parking lot at night; dead dogs found near dumpsters; and an unknown man secretly photographing women – one woman shares disturbing details about life at the apartment complex where Jennifer Kesse lived. In an exclusive interview, “Morgan” claims to know the identity of the person of interest in the surveillance video.  

    FNI Season 1 - The Derby City Betrayal

    • 20 min
    A Witness Speaks - S2 E5

    A Witness Speaks - S2 E5

    A witness speaks for the first time, claiming she saw Jennifer’s car driving erratically on the day she was reported missing. She describes the incident as a “fight over the steering wheel.” 

     FNI Season 1 - The Derby City Betrayal

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

MNA2013 ,

Very good

The people on here saying this is racist are insane.
I am halfway through with this show at the moment and I am so confused as why people think it’s racist. I like this podcast.

bebe'sabitch ,

Good podcast made by my political enemies

Yes, Jennifer’s family speaks negatively of the maintenance workers and refers to them as illegal immigrates. You can
A) take this as them being racist or
B) realize they are a grieving family whose daughter was most likely murdered by an undocumented worker.

Furthermore the workers being undocumented is relevant to the case at hand. This is likely the reason that FOX picked this case. It is an example they can use to push their political narrative. That doesn’t make those involved in the case racist.


The prime suspect and witnesses are undocumented workers. And there wasn’t “just one bad actor”. Around the time that Jennifer was abducted there were NUMEROUS complaints made by the residents of the complex about the workers. While this podcast only focuses on one complaint, the rest are documented with many people (specifically women) reporting to the police/ security.

Some facts that may have not been mentioned:

1) All apartments shared the same lock, and multiple workers had access to the master key.

2) A worker who later broke into a women’s apartment after she turned him down had an illegal copy of the master key.

3) As mentioned in the podcast, it was illegal to change the lock, you would loose your deposit. This law did not change after Jennifer’s abduction.

4) workers were not allowed to sleep on the property but many did as a majority of the apartments we’re unoccupied.

5) while guards were told to write down license plates of anyone entering the building, they did not record any of the workers cars. This was out of laziness as the workers were the most frequent visitors.

6) Undocumented workers refused to cooperate with the police. They were also the ones occupying the apartments closet to her at the time. They have also proven difficult to track down after the fact, due to their status.

Instead of dismissing everyone as racist, it would be better to highlight how this is an uncommon occurrence and that a MAJORITY of undocumented persons (people in general) are not murders.

Elizabeth.alara ,

Great podcast

If you honestly think that it’s racist to call undocumented citizen an undocumented citizen then you’re an idiot...hope that offends you too. This podcast is very good. Well researched and the overall layout is done very well. It’s not racist at all. It’s about Jennifer and what happened to her. Quit trying to turn it into anything else.

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