Home » Tineshia Jackson, 16: Boyfriend Commits Suicide After 1998 Disappearance
Investigators believe they know what happened to Tineshia Jackson back in 1998. It was then that the 16-year-old California teen disappeared on March 2 after being seen last at her home in West Covina. According to The Los Angeles Times, Tineshia was in the area of the 1900 block of Hawaii St., where she lived with her boyfriend, 19-year-old Sean Spenser.
The details regarding the pair’s relationship are unclear. Considering Tineshia was a minor living with a legal adult, the case takes an interesting turn. Still, the facts about her family, school, and personal life are minimal. It was stated that Tineshia had a history of leaving home, sometimes for days at a time. However, the teen would regularly be found with a friend a short time later.
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Additionally, in the days that followed Tineshia Jackson going missing, Spenser allegedly confided in a friend that he killed his girlfriend. He was said to be “despondent” and in turmoil. Then, three days after Tineshia last made contact, Spenser took his own life. Unfortunately, police could not confirm the alleged confession, and Tineshia has remained a missing person.
At the time of her disappearance, Tineshia Jackson stood 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighed between 150 to 170 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair and brown eyes. Tineshia has several tattoos: her first name, “Tineshia” on her back or chest, left side; the words “Trust No Man” in an unknown location; and a rose on the upper area of her right thigh. Her middle name is “Rene,” but her name has also been known to be spelled “Teneshia Renee.” What she was last seen wearing is unknown. Further, her dental records, DNA, and fingerprints don’t seem to be on file.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the West Covina Police Department at (626) 939-8500 or their local authorities. The agency case number is 98-02560.
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