The Unsolved Murder Of Jennifer Judd


The Unsolved Murder Of Jennifer Judd




This was a request from Kelli via email. Here ya go. FYI So little available on this case. I tried contacting family members. Didn't receive a response. ~
Shurlock



Jennifer's Song: These Dreams by Heart

This song came up 3 separate times (Separate Days) while I was writing this entry. (Pandora)
 Hence the reason to why its Jennifer's song.


JENNIFER DIANE BRYAN-JUDD


BORN: 12-27-1971 

MURDERED: 5-11-1992 IN BAXTER SPRINGS, KANSAS

PARENTS: DALE ALLEN BRYAN & DEBBIE KAY BRYAN

SIBLINGS: AMANDA KAY DAVIS

HUSBAND: JUSTIN JUDD (MARRIED 5/2/1992)

RESIDENCE: 219 N. PARK AVE. BAXTER SPRINGS, KANSAS (RESIDENCE WHERE SHE WAS FOUND DECEASED. SEE PIC BELOW)

CAUSE OF DEATH: MULTIPLE STAB WOUNDS FROM A KNIFE. WAS NOT SEXUALLY ASSAULTED.

EDUCATION: GRADUATED FROM PICHER HIGH SCHOOL IN 1990

OCCUPATION: CLERK AT THE PICHER EXPRESS CONVENIENCE STORE IN PICHER OK.


219 N. PARK AVE. BAXTER SPRINGS, KANSAS




* NOTE: JUSTIN ALREADY LIVED AT THIS RESIDENCE PRIOR TO MARRYING JENNIFER. SHE MOVED IN AFTER THEY WEDDED.


LINKS

Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Websleuths
Find A Grave
Mark Garrett
Cold Case Investigations
Miami OK Article
News OK Article
Joplin Globe


Council Grove Republican- 4/27/99


Salina Journal-6/3/2000

Salina Journal- 2/19/2002



"I THINK THE ANSWERS ARE THERE. [BAXTER SPRINGS] ITS GETTING PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD."


KBI AGENT LARRY THOMAS
NOVEMBER 25TH 1998

"I had woke up late that morning and forgot my lunch, so I called her around 8:30 or 9 a.m. so she could bring me my lunch,” he said.


JUSTIN JUDD





DETAILS OF MURDER:


 On May 11th, 1992 Justin Judd left home in the early morning hours headed to work. He worked for a Chemicals Plant in nearby Riverton, Kansas. (Worked the 6:30-2:30pm shift) He called home between 9 and 930am because he had forgotten his lunch and needed his new wife Jennifer to bring it by. There was no answer.  She had talked to a friend at 9:52 am that day.  (So I assume he left a message?) Apparently, she left the house on her way to the tanning salon. Law Enforcement believes she then remembered that she needed to return a rental video and headed back to the couple's duplex to retrieve it. Justin's lunch was in the passenger side of Jennifer's car. At some point during her quick return home. She encountered someone. And was stabbed to death with a knife in her kitchen. Law Enforcement believes she was murdered around 10:30am. Later that day, Shortly after 2:30pm. (About 2:45pm) Justin returned home along with a friend of his who happened to be the best man at Jennifer and his wedding. His name is Charles Craig Chance. (Chuck Chance) They encountered Jennifer's lifeless body. According to her father. In the months leading up to her murder Jennifer was scared of someone. She didn't want to be left alone at the convenience store she worked at in Picher, Oklahoma. She wanted someone to follow her home. Also, She told a friend that shortly before her murder a person stood outside her duplex and pounded on the door. (Another article states a doorknob was jiggled. Big difference.) She was so scared that she hid behind a couch in her home until they went away. (Were the police called? If not why?) An interesting tidbit is this was the first time she was left home alone since they were married. They were married 9 days prior to her murder. (Shades of Leigh Occhi) Jennifer's keys were found on the living room floor. She was not bound and there was no evidence of sexual assault.  She had been beaten by fist or with a heavy object about her body. The knife handle was broken off during the attack. It was never located. The knife blade was still embedded in Jennifer's lifeless body. She had been stabbed 6 times in the chest, 3 times in her back and her neck was swollen. LE believes she may have been put in some kind of a chokehold. She had defensive wounds to her hands. And her body was found face up. Meaning its likely she was taken by surprise from behind and stabbed in the back in the beginning of the attack. And then the attack ended while on her back. Otherwise it would be diffucult (Not impossible) to explain the defensive wounds on the hands. That would lead me to believe that she was still alive after she incurred the stab wounds to her back. So its probable based on what we know that she entered the duplex and was placed in a chokehold with one arm to control her. (Using both hands or one forearm)And was taken to the kitchen where the killer got a knife and proceeded to murder Jennifer. Justin Judd later stated he believes someone was enfatuated with his wife and that the wedding sent him into a jealous rage. LE has stated a friend of Justin was questioned but never arrested. The reason being that the evidence at the crime scene didn't positively link him to the murder. That friend was Chuck Chance. I've read he was questioned for 16 hrs by LE and released. Justin Judd was cleared if any involvement. Apparently from what I read the KBI is "sold" on Chance being the killer of Jennifer. 




Excerpts Taken from THIS ARTICLE 



Jennifer Judd had been beaten about her body with a fist or heavy object and stabbed nine times - six times in the chest and three times in the back. The attack was done by “someone who hated or despised this lady,” according to the medical examiner’s report.



Mark Garrett, a relative of Jennifer Judd and a private investigator who owned Tulsa-based Cold Case Investigations at the time of her death, tried desperately to find that person.
Garrett spent hours gathering voluntary statements from every witness he could round up. He tracked down the timesheet of one person who was absent from the workplace during what he believed to be a key window of time.



Justin Judd's Yearbook Pic

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CHARLES CRAIG CHANCE aka "CHUCK"


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Picher did you say? And Jennifer was afraid of being alone at night while working at the convenience store.....


"I know she was scared because she wanted somebody down at the Picher Express with her late at night, and she wanted someone to follow her home when she got off, which I did," her father said.


Joplin Globe, May 2006



He said he followed her home three nights. He asked her whom she feared and why, but she simply responded that she wasn't familiar with Picher and wasn't comfortable being alone in the store at night or going home.

"The poor girl was scared to death of something or someone," her father said.

He nevertheless believes it is more likely that she was killed by someone she knew and trusted than a stalking stranger she had never seen previously.


Pretty Sure this is the Gas Station she worked at in 92. (However I could be wrong)
UPDATE: Turns out it wasn't ;)



JEREMY JONES: SERIAL KILLER ****WARNING TANGENT ALERT****



OK, This sack of shit at one time confessed to killing Jennifer Judd. Then recanted the confession. He said that they were lovers......Yeah.....Sure. The only lover he has is BUBBA. Anyways, He once lived next door to Justin Judd. He went to school with Justin as well. LE has tried to link him to other unsolved murders. You can read more about the dipshit HERE. He is currently awaiting execution on death row. I dunno why. Gimme a gun with a single round in it and Id do it for free. There is no evidence that he ever knew Jennifer. He just made it up. And get a load of that selfie below. WTF! You can read more about this pile of shit in the news articles below. I do not believe him to be involved. And neither does Jennifer's family. 





Love the sideways hat GIMP. "Straight Thuggin It" right into the cell for Bubba.

MY THOUGHTS

Ok, So from what little I was able to read online. LE is pretty sure Chuck Chance is the guilty party. I've read all kinds of reasons as to why. One said his story kept changing. I dunno what story that would be. He came to the residence with Justin and found the body. Unless its related to where Chance was at a certain time. It seems pretty clear that family relative and Private Investigator Mark Garrett has his sights set on Chuck Chance as well. And it seems that there are atleast a group of people who know about the murder and who is responsible. Atleast according to Jennifer's sister. Obvious to me its a rage killing. Someone was very upset with her. Almost like a jilted lover. If I can't have you nobody can kinda thing. She was stabbed in and around her heart also. Almost like the person wanted to give her a broken heart too. I have a few questions I wish I could get answered. Did Jennifer ever date Chuck Chance? This seems more than a crush gone bad. Where did Chuck Chance work at the time? Was it at the plant with Justin or somewhere else? What was the car description that Garret was able to obtain and did Chance drive a similar car? What evidence was collected from the crime scene? Also, If we are to believe things went how LE thinks they did. With her leaving and returning. It means that Chance or the Killer was staking out the duplex and waited for her to leave to gain entry. Or they showed up and entered the duplex just as Jennifer left and obviously were surprised when she returned. If that is the case then the reason they were originally there wasn't to kill Jennifer. They had ample opportunity right after Justin left for work. And up until she left to go tanning. Also, If Justin wasn't able to get ahold of his wife when he called. How did she know to bring the lunch to him? The reason we know this is that a lunch was packed in the car. She was going to deliver it presumably on the way to go tanning. There was an angle involving Jennifer being involved in drugs somehow. And it doesn't fit. Her family stated she never used drugs. And Justin has never came out and stated she did either. There is ALOT more out there that even the people in the area probably know that hasn't been reported.  I'd love to know more. I need more to convince me that Chance is guilty tho. If LE is so sure. THEN DO SOMETHING. The way this woman was murdered and the length of time its been since is rediculous. 


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