MISSING: Jessica Heppner, (2015) – St. John’s, Newfoundland

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Jessica Heppner was reported missing by a friend and traveling companion.

She was visiting St. John’s Newfoundland and was staying at the Sheraton Hotel. Jessica was known to utilize Taxi Cabs as a mode of transportation. She never returned to the hotel to get her belongings, and there are no flight records indicating she left the province. ​

Halifax International Airport surveillance video shows Jessica Heppner going through security before boarding a flight to St. John’s

On May 29, 2015, four days after Jessica came to St. John’s, a call came into the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s communications centre. A man named Norbert Kasza claimed he was traveling with her.

According to police the man stated he had left without her and he was in Ontario, on his way to British Columbia to catch a flight to Dubai.

This persons identity has yet to be confirmed and police still have yet to obtain an official interview from him.

But Mr Kasza did provide the RNC with information about when and where Heppner went while in town. This gave police enough details to put together a timeline of what she did during her short short visit.

Norbert Kasza

However, investigators have be unable to locate the elusive Mr Kasza to ask him followup questions.

Jessica Heppner was 21 at the time of her disappearance, she has green eyes, blonde hair, is 5’9 and was last seen wearing multi-coloured spandex, a black jack, and black boots

On May 25, 2015 she arrived at St. John’s International Airport. She checked into the Sheraton Hotel in downtown St. John’s, where she had reserved one night’s stay.

Jessica Heppner checking in to the Sheraton Hotel in downtown St. John’s., taken on May 25, 2015

Why Jessica was in St. John’s for such a brief period of time is still under “active investigation,” according to police. Police also pointed out she was known to travel frequently across Canada and internationally.

The RNC said Jessica Heppner left the hotel on May 26, 2015 and got into a taxi that travelled to the Topsail Road area to meet a man. The man has been interviewed by police, but is not a suspect.

Other witnesses outside of her friend placed Heppner in Paradise as well.

Jessica Heppner was spotted on surveillance at a local pharmacy during a visit to St. John’s in May 2015

According to CBC news, Jessica may have been involved in the sex trade industry.

While Jessica was in St. John’s, she decided to extend her stay at the hotel one more night, only she never returned to the hotel.

She was reported missing four days later, and when police got inside her hotel room, all that was left was two suitcases, a laptop and her identification cards.

The police found two pieces of luggage left in Jessica Heppner’s room at the Sheraton Hotel after she was reported missing.

Police said one of the prepaid credit cards Heppner was using was utilized in a transaction in Germany after her disappearance.

A cell phone Heppner was using was detected in Ontario months after she was reported missing.

Police have not said Kasza is a suspect in the disappearance of Heppner, but want to ask him questions about her stay in St. John’s.

In an interview with CBC News in the fall of 2017, Police said that there is no evidence to suggest had been Heppner killed. However, there is also no evidence to suggest she is alive elsewhere.

If you have information on this case, please contact any of the following:

St. John’s RNC: 709-729-8000; contactrnc@rnc.gov.nl.ca
Reference Case#: 15-28380

Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or online at https://www.canadiancrimestoppers.org/tips
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Send email to the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains at:

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