On the morning of June 13, 2001, then 19 year old Jason Jolkowski had arranged a ride to work because his car was in the shop. He planned to walk to nearby Benson High School in Omaha to catch his ride, a short walk away. Jason had walked down the driveway picked up the trash cans and brought them back to the house and then went on his way to catch his ride. That was the last time the young man was seen. Video from the school shows he never arrived.
On Wednesday, the eleventh anniversary of Jason’s disappearance, he is remembered by friends and family. His mother, Kelly Jolkowski says they purchased the first tree available through the Omaha Parks Foundation’s new Memorial and Tribute program and it was planted along the Keystone trail. Jolkowski says a plaque will soon be put by the tree honoring Jason.
Jolkowski says their quest to solve the mystery of Jason’s disappearance continues. She says people need to be reminded that Jason is missing and someone out there knows something. The Jolkowski’s established the non-profit organization “Project Jason” to help other parents and families going through a similar situation. On their website, projectjason.org, they also keep current posters of Jason and the fact he remains missing. Those posters can be downloaded, printed and distributed to area businesses for posting.