Real Name: Lauren Maria Pico Jackson
Nicknames: Lauren Jackson
Location: East Vincent, Pennsylvania
Date: October 4, 1988
Date of Birth: September 26, 1983
Weight: 34 lbs.
Marital Status: Single
Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown/hazel eyes.
Details: On October 4, 1988, Lauren Jackson, her mother, Christina O'Donnell, and Lauren's sister went out for dinner on what seemed to be a normal day. When they returned home, Lauren played with a neighborhood friend named Brian, and she soon disappeared. A witness came forward claiming that Lauren was abducted by a stranger. However, a witness then stated that she saw Lauren's mother, Christina, give her to a different family. Christina maintains that she had nothing to do with her daughter's disappearance, and that there was a problem with the witness's story. The witness claimed that Christina gave away Lauren at around 7PM, while many people in the apartment complex where Lauren's family lived reported that she was playing in the complex at that time. Lauren's father, Mickey Jackson, believes that Christina was involved.
Suspects: Lauren's mother is a possible suspect in her disappearance. She was arrested on drug-related charges two months before Lauren vanished. Mickey Jackson believes that she gave Lauren away because she did not want the responsibility of raising the child and that she did not want Mickey to have custody over Lauren anymore.
Extra Notes: This case originally ran on the April 27, 1994 episode. For unknown reasons, Lauren's case was considered a "Lost Loves" case despite most missing child cases profiled on Unsolved Mysteries being categorized as "Missing Persons".
Results: Unsolved. If Lauren is still alive today, she would be 33 years old, but has never been found. Sadly, Christina O'Donnell passed away in 2011, leaving no further clues in her daughter's disappearance.
- Lauren Jackson on the Charley Project
- Lauren Jackson's NCMEC poster
- Lauren on the North American Missing Persons Network
- Lauren's case on NamUs
- Christina O'Donnell Obituary