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Jean Simmons Abla

Who abducted and killed Jean?

  • Last updated: March 24, 2023
  • San Jon, NM
  • October 6, 1982

Overview of Jean Simmons Abla

Found in pieces

Jean Simmons Able had recently moved into San Jon to be closer to her family. She was working at a small cafe outside of neighboring town Endee and had recently fallen into "bad times", but was recently "trying to get herself back together".

She wrote poetry, she loved to sing, she was handy with both a wrench and a sewing needle. She was trying to be a good grandmother and mother.
Sam Thompson, Jean's Daughter


No one knows what happened to Jean. An eyewitness report from an anonymous caller claims that she was abducted from a bar and forced into a car at gunpoint. Her personal items and keys were found in her own car, which was in working condition. Henry Lee Lucas claimed that he picked Jean up at a truck stop, but he later claimed he had no involvement.

All we have are a few bones, a skull, and her dress.

On one day in 1983, children hunting at the edge of town discovered Jean's remains, alongside a bloody women's dress. Police suspect her bones were dug up by construction of the brand new Interstate 40. Her skeletal remains were found to be a DNA and dental record match to the only woman unaccounted for in San Jon at the time, Jean Simmons Able.


  1. Date Missing:October 6, 1982
  2. Date Found:May 4, 1983
  3. Birthday:November 12, 1946
  4. Age at Incident:35
  5. Race:Caucasian / White
  6. Gender:Female

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