Saturday, April 01, 2006

Has Amanda Jones Been Forgotten?

Amanda Jones
Bryan Westfall

Christmas of 2004, 26 year old Amanda Jones from Pevely MO, attended an Eagle Bank X-mas party at the Hillsboro Civic Center. She met 38 year old Bryan Westfall of Hillsboro, MO ph#636-944-5221, the Jefferson County Director for the Missouri Cattlemen's Association. They had a 'one-night stand' which resulted in a pregnancy. By all accounts, Westfall was not happy about the upcoming baby boy(nor was his girlfriend). Which makes him highly suspicious, since he was the last person to EVER see the 9 months pregnant Amanda Jones again.

After not having anything to do with Jones thru-out the entire pregnancy, out of the blue Westfall called Jones on Sunday 8/15/05 and asked her to meet him at the Civic Center, where he was a volunteer. This was based on the pretense of taking her to lunch at a seafood resturant called "Off The Hook" in Desoto MO, to discuss the baby and also to talk to Jones about a couple driving a red car who had contacted Westfall asking him to get in touch with Jones about(?) a possible adoption of the baby. Westfall said he did not know this man and woman.

Jones, a loan administrator at Eagle Bank in Festus MO, was excited about the phone call from Westfall. Earlier in the week before she had left Westfall a voicemail stating she would like to discuss the baby with him. She wanted to talk to Westfall about his involvment in the baby's life as a father. She may have even desired to name the baby after the sperm donor (Westfall) and was going to mention this to him. So, after attending church services with her parents and her 4 year old daughter, she went to meet Westfall.

A half-hour before the meeting with Westfall, Jones stopped at a Walgreens store in Festus. She was seen in videos taken by store surveillance cameras. They record Jones entering the store at 12:27pm. She left the store at 12:35pm. She spent $10.89 on a her Eagle Bank debit card. She purchased a Dr. Pepper, a can of V05 hair spray and a clip used a key ring. Then she apparently went on her way to Hillsboro to meet Westfall. Jones obviously made it to the Civic Center. Her abandoned car was there unlocked. There was no purse, keys or cell phone inside. Westfall volunteered at the Civic Center for about four years. He was employed as a computer instructor at Jefferson College. Westfall's contract was not renewed last May. On the day in question, 8/15/05, Westfall was at the Civic Center doing volunteer work because of a horse show that was held at the center. He admits to talking with Jones in the parking lot for approximately an hour. Westfall said when he last saw Jones, she was sitting in her car, a Blue Pontiac sunfire, talking on her cell phone. But, Jone's phone records show she last used her phone at 1 p.m. when she spoke with a relative. Maybe Westfall cant read a clock.

Jones' was diagnosed with Graves Disease and needs thyroid pills to keep her alive. Furthermore, there was medication prescribed for the unborn baby boy. Jone's home in Pevely, did not appear to be one of a woman who would simply leave on her own. There was an entire bedroom well equipped for an infant. There were even diapers and a sign on the door reading 'Baby Hayden's room.' She had positioned a bassinet in her own bedroom for when she first brought the new baby home from the hospital. Jones's house was full of memories of her high school graduation, her bowling team activities, tons of photos of Dolly Parton whom she adored, and the dolphins she collected. Jones's family said she was hoping to name the child Hayden Lucas Westfall after the man she believed to be the father, Bryan Lee Westfall. Jones, who's favorite color is purple, was also described as a loving and involved mother to her 4 year old daughter. She was due to deliver her baby between 8/21/05-8/27/05. It is obvious, Jones, who is described by all who know her as a shy, kind and good person, did not cut and run, or leave on her own accord.

Westfall did not waste any time lawyering up(he retained Kevin Roberts). Now, I am not saying because someone retains an attorney, they are guilty. Sometimes it is necessary to retain legal counsel if you are indeed innocent of a crime but involved in some way in what could become a criminal investigation. Our judicial system and law enforcement are not without error. But, considering the circumstances, I believe Westfall hired counsel because he has every reason to believe he will eventually be charged with a crime. Westfall has changed his story from not going to lunch, to he took Amanda to lunch, to he last saw her talking on her phone for 3 hours (phone records dispute that statement). Westfall is hiding something, I think it is a murder. He had almost a week to 'prepare' for his meeting with Jones. When he was ready, he called her on that sunday and executed his plan (in my opinion). Law enforcement did at one time consider him a person of interest and searched 2 properties he owned or was connected with, one being a farm. Law Enforcement also obtained some evidence that was sent away for lab analysis, nothing has been heard in regards to the investigation since the property search.

Being a woman who was at 2X in my life 9 months preggers, one of that SIZE does not disappear! I was a big as a barn. Amanda is a decent sized woman, adding her 9 month pregnancy to the equation, she would have been a somewhat formidable presence (any 9 month pregnant woman is!). I feel Westfall did something horrible to her and now it looks as if he might just get away with it.

Jones is 5 feet 8 inches tall weighing about 225 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair. She has a dolphin tattoo on her upper left torso. If you have any information on her whereabouts, call the Jefferson County sheriff's department at 636-797-5515.
All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day. ~Author Unknown


Blogger Tara's World said...

I cannot belive that havent arrested this guy for circumstantial evidence

5:46 PM  
Blogger LLouCou said...

Thank you for the update and good info about the Amanda Jones case. I remember hearing about this in the news when it first happened. I lived in Pevely from around 2000 to 2003 and this story creeps me out! I banked at the Eagle bank Amanda worked at in Festus, regularly shopped at the Walgreens she was last recorded going out of...I wonder if the Civic Center is part of the Fairgrounds in Hillsboro? If so, I attended the rodeo there on a few occasions. The Westfall guy sounds like he made up the "mystery couple" as a way to bring the adoption topic see if she was open to it at all. When he found out she wasn't into it he may have thought, "well, that was her last chance!"

11:52 AM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

loucou-thnx for stopping by! I am so disheartened by Amanda's case, almost a year gone by and NOTHING!

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The story of Amanda Jones breaks my heart it’s been almost three years since her disappreance and still nothing!!! How can there not be even a spec of evidence? I’ve heard stories of Bryan Westfall having underground inceniraters on his farm! It’s devestating they haven’t found anyone responsible for this crime! What kind of world are we living in?

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone knows Bryan Lee Westfall killed this woman in order to avoid paying child support. Cops are just plain stupid. Police in Florida couldn't find Caylee Anthony's body, and it wasn't even buried. Westfall could have buried this woman in a shallow grave in his own back yard, and the idiot police would never find her.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there any updates to this case? I know when I go to the Eagle Bank in Arnold they still have Amanda's missing person poster up. I would have thought the cops and detectives would be on top of this. Or is it because she's not a celebrity? We need to keep Amanda and the family in our prayers.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous BarnGoddess said...

nothing new. It is outrageous that Amanda and her baby have been forgotten. I get sooo angry when I think about Amanda and many other missing persons cases who are shoved to the back burner just because they are average joes/janes like the rest of us.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think about Amanda and her baby all the time. I always wonder what Bryan did to her and hope and pray for her family they at least get to have the chance to bury her for closure sake.
I find it ironic the week that she went missing is the week they poured the new concrete on hwy 21. I hope Bryan Westfall rots in hell for what he and his gf did. What an awful person!!!!!

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that Bryan Westfall killed Amanda Jones. Cause I was a student at Jefferson College and I knew Bryan Westfall. A friend of mine was dating at the time I was a student there. There was one time that they got into an arguement cause she thought that she was pregnant and he said that it wasn't his that she was a slut and a whore. But it turned out that she wasn't pregnant after all. But I just had this weird feeling about him the whole time they were dating.

7:01 PM  
Blogger CarylD said...

I believe also that they need to look much deeper into Bryan Westfall, his as guilty as they come, how can he live from day to day knowing what he did..his a lame piece of meat and a waste to society gross man gross , what you did Bryan is coming back to haunt if it not already..time to REPENT!!!!but your a weak I guess you will live your lie..

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have ya seen the gf Stephanie Votrain??? She's as wide as she is tall and doesn't miss a meal. He's a cattleman alright. And she's a cow! No wonder she lawyered up so quick. And no wonder she sticks around. She's got no where else to go and no one else that would want her. I also hear she's quite the trouble maker ans stirrer. Maybe it's justice enough that Bryan is stuck with HER.

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel a little sorry for Stephanie. She's hung around for 10-12 years now, gone through Bryan's cheating on her who knows how many times, and I've heard she can't have kids of her own. What a sad life.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The creep sells insurance for a place called Weiss in Chesterfield Missouri and his accomplice works in HR at Aramark. Can you imagine having THAT as your insurance agent of HR person?

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love reading all of the posts from Stephanie posing as someone else. 'Bryan's highly intelligent.' Really? If he's so intelligent then why has he not held down a steady job in so many years? 'Bryan's so sensitive he buried pets in his front yard.' You're really stretching for it there.

Gosh Steph, got yourself a real winner. Let's see. Never left home. Cheats on you. When the potential responsibility of fatherhood showed up the woman disappearred. Doesn't seem to have ever held a job for any length of time. Are you really that desperate?

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Six years and still no closer to finding Amanda and Hayden and for Stephanie and Bryan still no marriage or baby of their own. It seems very odd these two haven't married or had a baby in all these years. Maybe the rumors of Bryan hooking up with so many other women and his not really wanting to be with Stephanie are true? Maybe it's also true that Stephanie can't conceive a baby? To that end, why so much focus on Bryan and so little on Stephanie, especially if she can't conceive and Amanda was able. There's something to read into all of this. I think Stephanie knows something. I think Bryan doesn't want her but is afraid to leave her. Why does she turn a blind eye to all of his liaisons with other women and all of his lies? Or maybe he's gotten very good at covering them up after Amanda disappeared? What a sick and mentally ill spider's web Amanda got caught in with these two. I hope and pray Amanda and Hayden are found---soon---and the guilty are found and dealt with according to the law.

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have any of you stopped to think that maybe, just maybe both of them are innocent and you are sitting here bad mouthing them and running their name through the mud for no reason? Sometimes people are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I think it's horrible that something happened to Amanda and I hope they find out who did it. As for me, I know Stephanie and Bryan personally. Bryan has never been weird, never lost his temper, and never been anything but a gentleman towards me and anyone I've seen around him. Stephanie is a beautiful person and I love her very much. She is one of the best people I know. She is nothing but kind and loving and does not deserve the abuse you people are giving her. For all you small minded people, she can conceive but just because someone has a vagina doesn't mean they are required to procreate. Bryan does not cheat on her. They are together very often and when they aren't they talk or text on the phone. As for them not being married, that is their relationship not yours. I know plenty of people that have that have no desire to get married or simply take their time. They were heavily investigated and nothing was found, but it seems just because there was suspicion, the police clearing them will never be good enough for any of you. I think it's really sad and pathetic. Have any of you stopped to think what you would do if you were in this situation? Obviously not or you wouldn't get so much pleasure out of hurting other people.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many years ago I was in college with Brian at Mizzou. He bought previous project work done by others, presented it as his own, and leaned on others to copy from for graded assignment work. He was eventually turned in and caught. Even then he was a guy that lied, was unethical, and cheated. Maybe it's that type of shadiness that brought this on? Whatever he did or did not do, he only has himself to blame for getting into this situation.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a former colleague of Bryan from work. Here's what I can tell you about him, in my opinion of course:

He used company bought event tickets, --baseball, football, hockey--, to take friends out instead of what they were intended for--taking customers out. Then he'd say they were potential customers.

I regularly saw him out with different women. Not clients, but what looked like dates. Hand holding, intimate dinners, kisses at the car. More company expensed outings for potential customers.

He talked about delivering RV's for some local RV sales place for extra money. He had some sort of special license to drive them and deliver them. I got the impression this was for cash and was under the table.

He was never at or available for work before 10-11am.

He complained about his situation often and couldn't understand how the media, the police, anyone, could know so much about the details of his life. Googling Stephanie Votrain tells you all you'd want to know and more. She's all over every social media outlet. I think she's been THE source of information for years. Of course Bryan's too ignorant to look into that and Stephanie's either ignorant of the fact that anyone can see what she's saying or brilliant in that after finding out all of this no one else will want him. I've met her and she's dumpy and homely looking, about 75-100 pounds past a healthy weight.

He talked of reconstructing and remodeling his parents' home at what would have been the same time of Amanda's disappearance. From the sounds of it he did a major overhaul. They couldn't live in the house for a long time since it was essentially wiped out and started over, so lots of excavating, concrete pouring, and the like. He also talked about spending time on the river by his farm, his plane, flying, and going to Mexico Missouri to see his brother. Further he talked in an obsessive way about getting his parents' farm. Seems he bought part of it but wants all of it.

He drove his parents' cars often.

He bragged that his mother still bought his clothes.

With the character this guy has, it's no wonder everyone thinks he did something to Amanda and her baby. As for him cheating, if I understand correctly he's been in a relationship with Stephanie for over 10 years. The party he met Amanda at was within that timeframe. There's never been a question or a denial about having sex with her so all things considered it sounds like he cheated on Stephanie with Amanda so I don't think anyone can say he doesn't cheat. It's widely known that he does, both then, later on, and most likely now.

I hope that the truth of what happened to Amanda and her baby comes to light soon, whatever that truth may be.

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder why no one has looked at satellite and Google Earth or Terra Server photos of the site of Amanda's disappearance? With the amount of satellite imagery available it's amazing that it's not being used in this case.

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there is likely proof that Stephanie does indeed troll message boards like this one and make comments. The only person that would gush about Stephanie like the message above is Stephanie herself. I feel bad for you, Steph. You've been with Bryan since what, 2001? Still no marriage, still no children, and the two of you don't even live together. It must have really hurt when, knowing that you can't have a baby of your own, you found out that Bryan was seeing Amanda and they had conceived a child together. It must have been painful to find out they were meeting to discuss their child and how they would parent him together. Considering your
past jealous rages over Bryan, that had to have been very hard to contain your composure and not want to be there with them as they spoke.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephanie, I don't think that you had anything to do with this at all. I know you love Bryan but love can be blind. I think you know what happened to Amanda but you don't want to talk cause I think that Bryan is holding it over your head. You do know that this is not a healthy relationship. Bryan can't control you and I know it's hard to get away from it cause you are scared. But you have to think of it this way, Do you want to end up like Amanda? Cause that's exactly what Bryan will do to you if you don't get out now and save yourself. If he can hurt someone cause it doesn't want to take the responsibility of his actions what makes you think that he wont do it again. I bet ya for nothing that he probably abuses you all of the time. If he can hurt once I bet you your safety that he will hurt someone again and i'm hoping that it wont be you!!

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also knew Bryan during his Jefferson College days and I can personally tell you that he was a very peculiar person. He often had a blank stare and could be caught in numerous, frivolous lies. When I heard this a couple years later, I had no doubt in my mind that he was very capable of something like this. It is a shame that he will most likely never be held accountable for it because of his political ties within the county seat and Missouri government. I hope the tell will be revealed someday.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a student at Jefferson College in 2002. At that time, Bryan Westfall has some sort of authority position with Phi Theta Kappa. When a scholarship opportunity presented itself, I asked him to write me a letter of recommendation. I was shocked, being young, when he told me to write it myself and then he would sign it. Not damning evidence or anything, but the guy definitely didn't have ethics.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that the FBI is involved it would be time for you Stephanie to get involved and tell what you know. I know deep down you know something and don't let Bryan scare you cause you don't want to end up like Amanda. Cause if Bryan can do this to someone, he can also do it to you too. Look at Amanda's daughter, give her the respect she needs and let her know where her mother and brother are. If your family disappeared, you would want someone to give you info on them. I'm really worried that Bryan could hurt you just like he did Amanda!!!

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a van involved. They pulled over at the intersection of hwy 21 and b hwy and threw a few things out the window on the right side of the road just up from the lights. Then they did a uturn and turned down hwy b and turned left onto brickyard road. They pulled over onto the left side of the road about a quarter of a mile on the left side of the road and stayed there a while. I believe there is a house there and some dogs. You mayfind some evidence there. The van was not colored but was some primer color.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm sure this Stephanie lady knows something

3:14 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Did u give this info to the law

3:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

They need to bring the detectives from Cold Justice up in there to solve this case.. it wouldn't be hard

3:18 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Cleared my ass, he's never been cleared he won't even take a polygraph test. You my friend are in denial if you think he's not guilty. Your the only one who thinks he's not so you must be Stephanie. He is a coward

3:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why don't they get a search warrant and search his parents farm, seems like they have lots of land, her body could be on the property somewhere.

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheating on projects in university does not make someone a killer, murderer, etc. A lot of students both in universities and in secondary schools cheat, or in group projects let someone else do all of the work or copy someone else's work.

I do not know Brian or Stephanie, but who was the last person to see Amanda alive? Was she sleeping with other men or only Brian? Or did she go to a sperm bank?

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is extremely common in universities and colleges. I know department chairs and Department heads of major univsitity programs who are lazy and who tell their students or former students to do the same thing, write their own letter of reccomendation, and then the tenured department head or university official signs it.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Bundy looked like a nice guy!!! Did that make him innocent? Funny thing about murders, people always say, he/she were so nice. I wouldn't have thought that about him/her!!! As for complying, he lawyered up and they only did a limited search. As they didn't have a warrant. Per the JCPD. Don't be gullible. And I would watch my back if youreyfriends with those upstanding people. And if it wasn't him then he should step forward and clear his so-called good name.

8:43 AM  

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