TEthnicity : e Jane Carter
Carter, approximately 2002
Date reported missing : 10/15/2002
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/24/1962 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 40 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Carter may use the last name Peveler.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Carter was last seen in Ventura, California on October 15, 2002. At the time, she stated she planned to travel to Alaska. She rented a car, filled it with luggAge at the time of disappearance: and strapped a canoe to the roof. Before she left, she gave almost all of her belongings to her son.
Carter's rental car was found parked in Eureka, California after her disappearance. The canoe was missing and a suicide note was found in the vehicle, but her remains were never found and she has never been heard from again.
At the time she went missing, Carter had been known to associate with Juan F. Vasquez. It is unclear what, if anything, this man had to do with her disappearance, but investigators would like to question him. Her case remains unsolved.
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Ventura Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Ventura Police Department
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