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ARTICLE #33) Missing woman’s story attracts big media

Thursday, September 7, 2006
Missing woman’s story attracts big media
The Kamloops Daily News by Jason Hewlett

Jessie Foster’s story is going Global.

Francis Silvaggio, a reporter from Global National with Kevin Newman, interviews the former Kamloops woman’s mother, Glendene Grant, for an upcoming special on cold cases sometime in the next few weeks.

Silvaggio has already interviewed Dwight Foster Jessie’s dad, in Calgary. The show is scheduled to air in October, Grant said Wednesday.

“This was all going on while we were waiting to hear from (The) Maury (Show),” she said. “We aren’t going to be on Maury, unfortunately.”

Morgan Landau, an associate producer with The Maury Show, contacted Grant last month about possibly appearing on an upcoming program about missing persons. The family won’t be highlighted on the show but Jessie’s story will be mentioned and her picture aired, Grant said.

Jessie, 22, disappeared in Las Vegas in April. An investigation revealed she started dating a man, who may be a pimp, shortly after moving there. His wife is a known prostitute who allegedly threatened Jessie on numerous occasions.

Grant spent the last five months searching for her daughter, taking a leave of absence from her job at Convergys. Now it’s time to return to work, something she finds difficult. “I understand I have to carry on, but it’s so hard not knowing,” she said.

MD Auto Detailing holds a fundraising carwash Saturday to keep the search for Jessie going.

The event starts at 9 a.m. beside the A & W Restaurant at Eights Street and Fortune Drive. Anyone donating more than $15 is entered into a raffle for a free detailing.

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