Cold Cases

Yvonne Belcher

Missing from: Green Cove Springs, Florida Yvonne Belcher

Last seen: December 22, 2000

Age at disappearance: 25

Height: 5’0″ to 5’2″

Weight: 100 to 125 pounds

Hair Color: Blonde/Strawberry

Eye Color: Blue

Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Caucasian female. Tattoo of a dagger with a blood drop on upper right breast. Heart tattoo on right ankle. Cross-shaped scar on one of her upper arms and another scar on her right breast.

Details of Disappearance: Yvonne was last seen in Green Cove Springs, Florida on December 22, 2000. She and her husband, Jesse A. Owens (nicknamed “Andy”) resided with his mother on Highland Avenue. The couple argued during the early morning hours and police were summoned to the house to end the dispute. Owens told police that he saw Yvonne walk down Highland Avenue at approximately 2:30 am. The temperatures were at the freezing mark during the time.

One of Yvonne’s friends told investigators that he gave her a ride to an undisclosed residence, several blocks away, from Vermont Street shortly after 2:30 am. He said he waited several minutes for Yvonne to return to his car before departing from the house. Another friend reported seeing her walking along Vermont Street towards State Road 16 around daybreak. Yvonne has never been heard from again.

Owens reported Yvonne as a missing person two days after her initial disappearance. He stated that his wife had a history of leaving their home for several days after arguments. Owens cooperated with the investigation into Yvonne’s disappearance and was not considered a suspect at the time.

Since the initial investigation, there have been several leads and tips called into the Police Department. Over the years, multiple interviews have been conducted; based on information developed from these interviews, multiple locations have been processed for evidentiary value.

Investigators are actively working on examining all evidence gathered over the years and continue to evaluate information, new and old. If you or anyone that you know has any information regarding the disappearance of Yvonne Belcher, please contact Green Cove Springs Police Department at 904-297-7300.