Turner Taber Jenkins
Jenkins, approximately 2019
Date reported missing : 01/18/2019
Missing location (approx) :
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/17/1987 (34)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3, 205 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Jenkins was last seen onÂ January 18, 2019. He was kayaking with a friend in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island, Washington when their kayak flipped between Restoration Point and Blakely Rock. His friend was able to swim to shore and call for help, but Jenkins never resurfaced and is presumed to have drowned, but his body has not been recovered.
Jenkins was a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and the L'Academie de Cuisine. For three years he had worked as a sous-chef at a prestigious restaurant in the Washington D.C. area. He was in the process of relocating to Washington State at the time of his presumed death.
Other information and links : ncy
Bainbridge Island Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Washington State Missing Persons Information
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