HOUSTON -- A missing woman profiled on KHOU 11 News Monday night and again Tuesday morning has been found alive and well after she saw herself on television.
Jeannie Jensen, 51, was reported missing by her family three months ago. Her brother, Jeff Jensen, reported that his sister suffered from psychiatric issues and had vanished after a frantic phone call to her brother back in October.
The Jensen family enlisted the help of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit which featured Jensen as one of the first cases profiled on its new missing persons website.
HCSO hopes the public will use the website to help them solve the more than 500 missing persons and 2,400 teen runaway cases they process in the county each year.
But according to Jeff Jensen, his sister -- unaware that her family was desperate to find her -- saw her own face on KHOU 11 during our noon broadcast. She called her brother, apologized for the lack of communication, and agreed to a private Tuesday afternoon reunion.
“I dropped to my knees and thanked God,” said Jeff Jensen. “I could have never imagined this day would happen. This has been a blessing.”
Missing persons cases often include victims of crime, the mentally ill who have lost contact with their families, and individuals who have purposely cutoff contact with their families and do not want to be found.