Close match from AMW Tips....
Jess Green bares a striking resemblance to the Raleigh composite sketch in Jenna's case, pictured left.
When we (AMW) first aired Jenna's case, a lot of tipsters called about a rape suspect in Mississippi. Police in Ocean Springs, Miss. say their small town was gripped in panic for several days, when an attacker they knew as the "Baby-Face Rapist" sexually assaulted two women near the local Wal-Mart. They called him the "Baby-Face Rapist" because of the young, feminine features his victims described. Features like the composite sketch of the man Raleigh police are looking for questioning in the murder of Jenna Nielsen.
Soon after the Wal-Mart attacks, Ocean Springs police arrested 20 year-old Jess Green. Cops say Green confessed to the attacks in Mississippi. Those attacks took place two weeks after Jenna's murder.
When the Raleigh composite was shown on our show, people familiar with Green's crimes called immediately. Detectives at our hotline got in touch with police in Ocean Springs, and learned Green had in fact been in North Carolina when Jenna was murdered. The puzzle pieces seemed to fit, except for the fact that the physical descriptions were off between the Raleigh composite and Green. The man in the Raleigh composite is said to be 5'3", while Green stands about 6'0".
Still, because of the remarkable resemblance between Green and the Raleigh composite, plus the fact that Green was attacking women and had been in North Carolina around the time of Jenna's murder, investigators considered this a high priority lead.
We traveled with police to Mississippi to interview Green. Green was adamant about the fact that he had nothing to do with Jenna's murder, and Raleigh cops believe he will be eliminated as a suspect. Regardless, detectives on Jenna's case say it's just one step closer to finding the real killer, and they are very grateful for every single tip they receive.