Overview of Jamie Rochelle Grissim
A note to Jaime from her sister Starr via https://findjamiegrissim.wordpress.com/
"My personal vow and commitment to my big sister Jamie Grissim is that I will continue to tell your story, Jamie, until the day I die. You didn’t get a chance when you were taken from this world back in 1971 to have a voice about what happened to you. Your story wasn’t on the local news. There were no huge public outcries like with Natalie Holloway or Brooke Willberger or even the murdered Oregon City girls. Today is a different world when disappearances of young innocent children are taken seriously and immediate action is needed and usually taken. There were no movies, no books, no Missing Persons Posters, or Amber Alerts, only my anguish, Jamie, and my vow to love you and cherish your memory forever. But now, things have changed Jamie. Your story is on at least five websites, and actually closer to ten. You will be remembered as long as I am alive. That is my promise to you, my wonderful, loving, sweet big sister. Some day, I will see you again in heaven, I am sure."
Jamie Grissim (Grisim) was a promising young 16 year old when she disappeared. A student at Fort Vancouver High School, Jamie was a good student -- on track to graduate a year early. She loved horses and was a talented artist and writer. She was also a member of the 4-H club. Her little sister Starr said she had a love for rock music, and chewing on lemons. Starr describes Jamie as her "protector."
On the day she went missing, Jamie had attended high school in the morning and, after two classes, was headed back home. But Jamie did not come back home that chilly December day. Authorities believed she was a runaway, but when her purse, ID, and other possessions were discovered 20 miles away, theories began to shift. The remains of two other young women would be discovered close by.
Authorities believe that Jamie was murdered and may have been the first victim of suspected serial killer Warren Leslie Forrest. He is the suspected perpetrator in at least 6 other rape and murders of young women. He was convicted of the murder of Krista Kay Blake.
Jamie's case is the oldest missing person’s case in Clark County. If you have any information regarding Jamie’s case, please contact the Clark County Sherriff’s Office at (360) 397-2024.