Aftermath of Jennifer Kesse's Abduction
An Uncle's Quest for Understanding
Inspiring Life Lessons
In a 2022 Fox News article, Bill was vulnerable as he shared his journey of overcoming the grip of sadness after his niece Jennifer Kesse’s abduction in Orlando, Florida, on January 24, 2006 – the day his family began living a true crime story.
Questions started immediately – 17 years later, they remain unanswered. Grappling with brokenness, Bill cried out to God.
Aftermath of Jennifer Kesse's Abduction: An Uncle's Quest for Understanding & Inspiring Life Lessons reveals that joy is possible through pain. Transformation emerges through suffering. Love triumphs through family, community, and God.
You will be inspired by personal stories of trials and testing that resulted in renewed hope.
Bill authentically describes:
• Listening – is challenging, and words matter.
• Finding Hope – during war and after drifting, brokenness, prison, and a mental health event.
• Faith in Action – practical examples.
• Call to Action – yours.
Become a fearless warrior for your family – they're worth fighting for. Recapture your dreams. Reignite the passion for your life’s story – it’s bigger than you can imagine. Share it with joy!
News Flash...Florida Department of Law Enforcement takes over the case see story
Fox News article
Jennifer was reported missing when she failed to show up for work at Central Florida Investments, on the morning of Tuesday, January 24th, 2006.
Those who know Jennifer knew something was wrong immediately. If she was going to be late for work or a meeting she would call. In fact, Jennifer maintained regular routines including talking with her boyfriend, Rob, who lived in south Florida every day during their morning commutes and in the evening before going to bed.
On Monday, the morning of January 23, 2006, Jennifer left her boyfriend’s home in south Florida and drove directly to work in Ocoee FL. That evening, Jennifer left work at approximately 6 PM, walking out of the office building with her boss. They told each other to have a good evening and would meet again in the morning. That evening, Jennifer talked to her mother and father, Joyce and Drew, her brother, Logan, and later with some friends. She ended that night talking with Rob, by phone. That night was the last anyone has heard from or seen Jennifer.
After his niece Jennifer Kesse’s abduction in January 2006, Bill Gilmour fell into a deep ditch of despair. Facing the brutal facts of his life, he courageously decided something had to change—himself. Bill refocused his heart on what is most valuable in life—relationships. He hopes to impact the lives of others by vulnerably and authentically sharing personal lessons learned.
Bill couples experience as an entrepreneur, executive with Humana, department director for Ocean County, NJ, and elected council member – with various ministry responsibilities, including being a class teaching leader with BSF International – to encourage everyone to become the best versions of themselves and reigniting their dreams and aspirations.
Bill and his wife Debbie have been married for over forty years and have three adult children. They were born and raised in New Jersey and currently live in Midlothian Virginia after moving from Lake Mary Florida in April 2013.
Bill and Debbie have enjoyed being outdoors, and hiking along with indoor rowing at the Row House in Midlothian VA, with a great crew and coaches. Bill recently celebrated hitting a major milestone - 6 million meters rowed!