at 2PM at BJ Ward School in Bolingbrook



Hello, I'm Jeff Skemp, father of Rachel Marie. Twenty years later, not knowing what happened to Rachel is still the hardest part. Please help me find my daughter. I just want to bring her home and give her the dignity of a Christian burial.

The Twentieth Anniversary of my daughter Rachel's Disappearance from Bolingbrook, Illinois is January 31st, 2016. On that Sunday, I will be going to Bolingbrook to remember Rachel Marie and 200 of the Illinois Missing Persons listed with NamUs (10 for each year Rachel has been missing).

Please join us at BJ Ward School, the last school Rachel attended before disappearing, at 2PM on January 31st, 2016. Help us remember Rachel and all the other missing from Illinois. Names of 200 missing persons will be read as part of the service. Some of the readers have missing family members of their own:

Renee Brown, her son Nicholas has been missing from Chicago since 2008.

Sue Olsen, her son Bradley has been missing from Dekalb since 2007.

Cassandra Cales, her sister Stacy has been missing from Bolingbrook since 2007. Her mother Christy Marie Cales has been missing from Illinois since 1998.

Shelia Bradley-Smith, her two nieces Diamond and Tionda have been missing from Chicago since 2001.

Amy Michelle McGinn, Her father Tom McGinn has been missing from Bolingbrook since 1996.

Jeff Skemp, father of Rachel Marie. My daughter has been missing from Bolingbrook since 1996.

Sharonrose Zane-Neu, her sister April has been missing from Frankfort since 1977.

Other families with missing persons are encouraged to attend.

There will be a brief balloon release ceremony for Rachel and the 200 missing in the parking lot directly after the service.
Media is invited and welcome. To arrange a phone interview with me before the event, send an email to

List of 210 Missing listed with NamUs as of January 15, 2016

To see the most recent updates to the Namus lists for missing and unidentified in Illinois, please visit regularly. Every unidentified person is someone’s missing child.

For updates about the service, please visit Rachel's web site:

Thank you for remembering Rachel.

Jeff Skemp, father of Rachel Marie

Please Visit Rachel's Facebook Page: Help Find Rachel Marie Mellon Skemp.