Las Vegas Tribune
As we have done every year for the last 15 years, around the 29th of March, the date Jessica Edith Louise Foster, known by family, friends, and all those who love her as Jessie, disappeared from North Las Vegas back in 2006, we rewrite the story to keep her name and face in the news until the date she returns home.
Jessie is a beautiful, blonde Canadian girl who came to Las Vegas to celebrate her 21st birthday; she disappeared from where she was living in North Las Vegas at 1009 Cornerstone Place, with an individual by the name of Peter Bertrand Todd, who in Jessie’s naïve mind she thought was her fiancé.
The story of Jessie, who was born on May 27, 1984, started in her own country of Canada. While still in high school Jessie met Donald Vaz from Calgary, AB, Canada. In the spring of 2005, he invited Jessie to go on a trip to Florida to visit his mother (a mother who has never left Canada and never lived in Florida).
The brainwashing of the innocent and naïve girl started with that trip to Ft. Lauderdale and Key West, boating and parasailing on the Atlantic Ocean. After introducing Jessie to the glamour of places like Manhattan, New York and Atlantic City, New Jersey, Las Vegas was the ultimate place — The Entertainment Capital of the World.
Jessie was left in Las Vegas in the company of Richard Barrington Walcott and Ivonne Hebrechten, better known as “Angel,” and very well-known to authorities in Clark County as a prostitute and human
traffic recruiter from California. Jessie was then left in the company of Peter Bertrand Todd who became
her boyfriend. Little did her family know that Peter Todd forced her to work for an escort service as a prostitute.
Then Jessie disappeared without a trace and the investigation by the North Las Vegas Police Department and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was never done properly from the beginning.
Jessie’s cold case was finally aired by Dateline on national TV. Dateline made contact with detective McCloud with the North Las Vegas Police Department. The detective told Dateline that they do not
consider Peter Todd to be a suspect in Jessie’s disappearance.
We hate to disagree with the detective, but we always considered Peter Bertrand Todd the main suspect in the case. Otherwise, how does the detective explain that Todd so suddenly moved to Indiana a short time
after Jessie vanished?
North Las Vegas Police never conducted a proper investigation of the house located at 1009 Cornerstone Place, checking for blood or any other sign of criminal activity, considering the fact that Jessie was a victim of a brutal beating by Peter Todd and had to be hospitalized with a broken jaw. Of course, it is more convenient for police detectives to believe the words of just anybody than to spend their time looking for the whereabouts of a young girl they have chosen to label a prostitute.
Human trafficking has became an epidemic in Nevada and especially in Las Vegas. Vice detectives of police departments in Nevada, and probably any other place in the United States, have the tendency to go after and arrest a supposed prostitute, when in reality they need to follow her to where the pimp will be waiting to receive his profits from his “ATM Machine,” who just happens to be the girl he sent to prostitute herself for his personal benefit. Very seldom do we see human traffickers prosecuted in Las Vegas.
We all have one thing in common and that is to find Jessie Foster alive so she can be reunited with her loving Mom and family.