Kent Jacobs, missing since March 10, 2002, has mental retardation and requires medication. Last seen in the Colonial Heights area of Hope Mills, North Carolina, Kent is physically 42 years old but has the mental capacity of a 9 year old.
On Sunday March 10, 2002. Kent's mother woke up and got dressed for church as she always does. Kent woke up and walked into the kitchen and peeked at his Mother in the den.
That was the last time she saw him.
Wearing a Harley-Davidson sweatshirt, blue jeans and Reebok sneakers, Kent left to visit his childhood neighborhood approximately two miles away as he had for the past twenty-five years.
Sadly, the neighborhood of Kent's childhood is dramatically different today. It is filled with unsavory characters.
Kent would not have the intellectual capacity to initially sense danger. He had approximately $200.00 on his person.
He was last seen at 5:00 p.m. that Sunday. He did not meet his 5:00-6:00 p.m. curfew. His mother contacted authorities after speaking with her daughter in Seattle. Her daughter (Kent's younger sister) knew that something was terribly wrong! Her brother had a routine and that routine was disrupted. He had never been late for curfew.
The authorities have been searching for Kent, but continue to hit dead ends. He disappeared only a few yards from Interstate 95, which is a major interstate that stretches from New York to Florida.
We need help in raising money to widen the search for Kent, and to increase the reward amount for his return.
If you would like to assist in the search and reward efforts, donations may be sent to:
The Kent Jacobs Foundation
PO Box 189
Hope Mills, NC 28348
Visit Kent's web site at www.hallontheweb.com/kentjacobs
--The Friends and Family of Kent Jacobs