A Friend in Need: Frank at “Lifes A Bluff” Searching For Missing Niece

by , Apr 15, 2009 | 10:18 am

Age 14, approx 5′ 5″, 120/130 lbs, brown hair/eyes

This is a rather unusual post, and one that is not pleasant to write except to help in some way. Frank Frisina, one of the main dudes over at Life’s A Bluff and poker industry friend, is in desperate need of help. His 14-year old niece, Jennifer, is missing in Colorado, and Frank is beside himself with heartache. The Colorado Bureau of Investigations and Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office are involved, but it sure can’t hurt to get her picture out to the public and try to spread the word to our Colorado readers.

If anyone knows anything or can help in any way, contact [email protected]. The post on Life’s a Bluff reads as follows:

April 15th, 2009
My 14yr old niece is missing….

I was really hoping I would never have to write this here…..

My niece Jennifer has been missing since Saturday night. She left here at 3pm to go to a friend’s house and was to be home by 8. None of her friends have talked to her since 7pm that night and there is no sign that she ran away. No clothes.. no cell phone charger.. nothing to suggest that she had any intention of being away that long. She has never been more than an hour or so late and this is beyond her character. There was no trouble here and she was in a good mood when she left.

It took us a few days to get the police to take this seriously since the responding officer on Saturday night had her pigeon holed as a runaway from the start. Thanks to that moron we have lost precious time. Now we have the Colorado Bureau of Investigations involved and they are trying to get phone records quicker than I seem to be able to get them. We would have had them already but CBI needed the Arapahoe County Sheriff to upgrade from runaway to missing. The next step is to get her picture on the local news stations.

I cannot describe the torment we are all going through. My worst nightmare has come true…. The idea of seeing her picture on the news is something I don’t think I could ever be prepared for. I am going to want to include a reward for any information leading to her safe return. If she is hiding out… it is going to be hard for some 14-15 yr old friend of hers to keep quiet should there be money involved. I have $500 that I can start it with… Thanks to my ongoing medical bills, it is every penny I have to my name right now. If anyone would like to donate the cause, please send via paypal to [email protected] – (* should no reward be issued…. monies will be returned.) If I get some of this other cash I waiting on, it will be added.

I have never needed the help of our readers more than now. Please take her pictures and info posted here and send out to your social networks.

For those of you who know me… know these kids are my life. I am the legal guardian of both my neice and nephew. I consider them my children and have dedicated my life to their happiness. I have always been there to make sure they had a father figure and someone to count on. I am living pure hell and each day that passes is killing my soul. I have been through too much to be burdened with more heartache. This has gotta be resolved soon… I would give my life to bring her home.

One thing that is getting harder to do is handle all the phone calls from concerned friends and family…. The constant updates are wearing me down so I will be posting here any major updates we have. You can also follow my twitter account.

That’s all I have for right now…

Jennifer… if you are reading this… I love you more than you will ever know and you are my best friend in the world… nobody is mad at you… mom is here too.. come home…

– Frank Frisina

6 Comments to “A Friend in Need: Frank at “Lifes A Bluff” Searching For Missing Niece”

  1. scott diamond

    This is absolutely JUST terrible and happens way to often anymore.

    The Cop who took the initial report needs a kick in the A$$ if he was not respectful.

    My Department and most of the agencies in California have strict guidelines when it comes to children 14 and under. They are considered critical missing unless they have a history of running away which would be in any agencies computers accessible in the field to Patrol cops.

    We then contact our missing person’s detail with top notch trained detectives who are part of our Homicide unit and we get a team of Deputies and start knocking on doors and making calls.

    Colorado needs to look at it’s procedures and if this guy did not follow them, shame on him.

    Colorado I am sure is working hard on this now. I hope she returns home safely. Please keep us posted with updates and if there is any hint she may have come to California, PLEASE let me know so I can help.

  2. DanM

    Not to get internet geeky about a serious situation, but I’m really interested to see how all the Facebook and Twitter-stuff out there might be able to help. It seems a great way to quickly get out the localized word.


  3. Kevin Mathers

    It looks like it did something, Frank’s tweet about an hour ago:

    frankfrisina Public pressure is working! they just put another investigator on the case. The more people that make noise… the better! thanks ev ..




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  6. California Jen

    This is fabulous news, Jenn!