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January 5, 2022

Community to host candlelight vigil and canvassing event to find Jessica Marshik, missing since December 14th, 2021


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Friends of Jessica Marshik are asking for volunteers to help canvas Jessica’s neighborhood with flyers this Saturday, January 8th,10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. We want to bring awareness to the suspicious circumstances of her sudden disappearance, and to find people who may have seen Jessica or heard something or recall seeing anything out of the norm around the time she went missing. The canvassing will start at Jessica’s apartment building at 407 7th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN. Community members with interest in volunteering can find more information on the Facebook event page or show up the day of the event anywhere from 10-4.


On Friday, January 14th, the community will host a candlelight vigil at 6:00 PM. This will mark one month since Jessica last contacted family and friends. This event will also be held at Jessica’s apartment building located at 407 7th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN.


Family and friends have not heard from Jessica since December 14th, 2021 which is very unusual as she keeps in regular contact with family and friends afar and locally (see below for more details). Her family filed a missing persons report with Minneapolis police on December 19th, 2021 after her family did a wellness check at her apartment building, finding her apartment door unlocked, open and all her belongings inside. To date, family and friends still have no information regarding what happened to Jessica and do not believe she left her apartment on her own accord. It is feared that someone harmed her.


Missing persons are often found with the help of the community. It is important that this information gets to as many people as possible. There is a non-police tip line people can call with any information about Jessica’s disappearance, 612-200-3841.


People can stay updated on information and upcoming events on the Finding Jessica Marshik Facebook group, created to assist with finding Jessica:

MISSING – Jessica Marshik 

  • 36 years old

  • Last contact was Tuesday, 12/14/21

  • Minneapolis, MN

  • 5 feet tall

  • Slender/thin build

  • Medium length brown hair

  • Brown eyes, normally wears glasses

Last contact with family and friends was Tuesday, December 14, 2021. It is extremely out of character for her to not check in regularly with family and friends. She lives alone in an apartment building with a secure front door (must buzz to be let in or have key to unlock) and her 2nd floor apartment door was found unlocked and ajar, with all of her belongings left behind: her purse, keys, wallet, phone, laptop, backpack, winter coat & boots (is always bundled up in winter). Her car was also left behind and parked by her apartment building.

Her apartment is located in SE Minneapolis, in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, by Central Ave SE, University Ave SE, and E. Hennepin Ave. She frequented bars, restaurants and stores on foot in her neighborhood.

She recently visited Kansas City, Missouri and has friends in the area.

If you have any information regarding Jessica or her whereabouts, please contact the Minneapolis Police Department 612-673-5702 or call 311, reference case number 21-289840. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use the relay service, TTY: 612-263-6850.

If you see Jessica,  please call 911. TTY users can call 911 directly. Text-to-911 is also available in Minneapolis. A page has been created to assist with finding Jessica

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