Skip to comments.Girl from 1995 abduction located in Calif.
Posted on 03/05/2010 9:39:15 AM PST by JoeProBono
MONROVIA, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- Police said a 22-year-old woman who was a child when she was allegedly abducted by her mother has been found in Los Angeles County, Calif.
Investigators said Thursday they located Jessica Click-Hill, who was reported missing by her father in 1995, and arrested Click-Hill's mother, Wendy D. Hill, after authorities were able to track the mother-daughter pair to Monrovia, Calif., the Contra Costa (Calif.) Times reported.
FBI and police investigators were able to locate the two individuals in Monrovia thanks to a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
"They are a clearinghouse for people to make tips about missing children," FBI spokesman Joseph Schadler said of the center. The original source of the tip was not released.
The Times said Hill, 52, is being held on $250,000 bail after being arrested on warrants connected to the 1995 alleged abduction in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Wendy Dawn Hill, a suspect in the abduction of her daughter in Sept. 1995, was arrested in Los Angeles at the age of 52 and is being held in a Martinez jail. Her daughter, Jessica Eva Click-Hill then eight years old is now 23. (photo courtesy of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) ( NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EX)
Unless the mother was abusing this girl, I’m with Mom. Why do I think daddy has a lot of money and connectionbs??
Do you have information on this case other than the article posted. It didn’t give any details at all about the custody of the girl. I was just wondering how you came to your conclusion.
Naturally. The man is always the bad guy. Duh! That Bishop lady that shot up a bunch of professors in Alabama only did that because of some MAN. (eyes rolling)
What had the father done to this girl to make the mother want to do such a thing. If he didn't do anything then mom deserves to be in jail for parental interference and kidnapping.
If I were on the jury, I'd be leaning that direction; and I'd hope the girl's story would matter most.
If the sexes were reversed, and dad took the daughter away from custodial mom, I'm betting you're the type who would want dad to get life in prison.
She looks happy and healthy. As far as I can tell Mom did OK. I don’t think she should spend time in jail.
Not much info yet -
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.A young woman abducted more than 14 years ago has been found, and her mother is in jail, suspected of the crime.
Dean Click told police that his daughter, Jessica Click-Hill, went missing on Sept. 2, 1995. He believed she may have been taken by his wife, Wendy Hill. A warrant was issued for Wendy Hill’s arrest in 1996, but she disappeared.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children contacted law enforcement eight months ago with a tip, saying the young woman, now 22, might be in Monrovia, Los Angeles County.
Police found Jessica Click-Hill, and arrested Wendy Hill. She was booked Thursday morning into County Jail in Martinez. Her bail was set at $250,000.
Oh really? Even if its more likely that he had visitation rights and she hated him so much for the usual reasons that she thought she could hurt him most severely by not allowing him to see his own daughter grow up ?
You dont know the facts, but you assume the worst? Pathetic misandry.
Many amber alerts are custody disputes.
If the father had custody and the mom took off with the child then she should do jail time. End of story.
Yea, no matter that mom had a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution out against her since 1997, eh? Mother always knows best, I guess.
What difference would dad’s connections and money make if she unlawfully took the child in the first place.
But, apparently you are good with moms unlawfully fleeing their husbands with their children, even absent fact number one about the case.
Would your husband have given up the search for his children had you absconded with them unlawfully? I know I wouldn’t.
Do you have any idea how difficult it is to express this without anger?
If I were on the jury, I’d be leaning that direction
Exactly, why wait for anything as trivial and mundane as evidence before arriving at your conclusions.
Where am I?!?!?!?
Too many women could care less about the father. Dad’s have no rights.
They want a father who doesnt pay child support locked up, but when a mother doesnt pay, that’s all right.
Do I know this from experience? Yes.
If there wasn’t any talk of abuse from the father, the mother should not have taken the father away from her daughter. Kids need their dads.
Betcha we could find a picture of Jaycee Dugard smiling while she was in Garrido’s clutches. Should he not be prosecuted either? Jaycee seems so well adjusted now, he must not have really done anything wrong. He should not spend any time in jail either, I guess.
Do I need a sarcasm tag for that?
Missing Since: September 2, 1995 from Redlands, California
Classification: Family Abduction
Date of Birth: September 29, 1987
Age: 7 years old
Height and Weight: 4’0, 60 - 80 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde to brown hair, blue eyes. Jessica may use the last names Click and/or Hill. Some agencies spell her last name “Clich-Hill.”
Details of Disappearance
Jessica was last seen in Redlands, California on September 2, 1995. She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Wendy Dawn Hill. A photograph and vital statistics for Wendy are posted below this case summary. A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued for her on June 23, 1997. Click-Hill and her mother have never been heard from again.
Some agencies report that Jessica was last seen in Walnut Creek, California. That city’s police are assisting with the investigation.
Above: Wendy Dawn Hill
Date of Birth: November 29, 1957
Age: 38 years old
Height and Weight: 5’7 - 5’8, 190 - 200 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hill may use the last names Click and/or Jackson.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office
Walnut Creek Police Department
Family courts are a Gynocracy. We should do to the judges who have enabled this Gynocracy what the Romanians did to Ceausescu.
Family courts are a Gynocracy.
Would seem in this case, the man was given custody. That’s why mom is under arrest.
“Oh really? Even if its more likely that he had visitation rights and she hated him so much for the usual reasons that she thought she could hurt him most severely by not allowing him to see his own daughter grow up ?”
Exactly. This girl has been deprived of he father for the most important years of her growing up, and he has been deprived of his daughter.
I’ve been parentally kidnapped. Absolutely no excuse for it, unless the mother truly was saving her daughter from abuse, and not just in her warped mind.
Father’s money and connections are irrelevant.
Big difference there. This was the kids mother.
Maybe. It depends on how she was raised and what Mom removed the kid from.
I never got that lock up the father deal. If he can’t work he can’t help with support.
She was raised as a fugitive from the law after having been removed from her legal custodial parent. Had there been anything for her to be "removed from", the court would certainly not have awarded full custody to her father.
The awarding of full custody to the father is an extremely rare event, at least in California divorces.
I think it would be traumatic for a child to have to live with a fugitive. This must mean that she ‘lost’ contact with all her friends, relatives, changed schools, was given another name to answer to etc.
Not so big a difference, as Garrido and Hill are both charged with kidnapping.
Those who do not have custody of a child (Garrido and Hill) are not legally entitled to run off with a child someone else has custody of.
So, since you are defending mom’s right to violate a court order, you must know why the courts wrongly gave custody to the father. I’m sure you’re not defending mom purely because she’s a woman (he said with dripping sarcasm).
The papers are full of tragic stories of stupid judges giving custody to an abusive parent or gaurdian. I don't know what happened in this case and don't wish to argue about it. It was just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions.
Soooooo....still no mea culpa?
The circumstances of individual divorces are as varied as the individuals who leave each other.
We have all seen father’s who will not pay because they are lousy fathers. We have seen fathers who simply did not have the resources to pay ,we have seen wives move out and move right in with their boyfriends and spend the child support on the boyfriend and not the kids.
I could go on and on as most of us can, but placing a recalcitrant husband in jail should be the last resort. as he cannot pay from jail and then probably loses the job he could have used to pay.
Well said. I hate divorce. It is so devastating to all involved but especially to children. I told my husband if he ever leaves me I am going with him. ;)