Kianna Rae Jackson
Jackson, approximate photo date 2013 Jarrae Estepp Franc Cano Steven Dean Gordon
Missing since: 10/03/2013
Santa Ana, California
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 08/26/1993 (26)
Age at time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight: 5'4, 140 pounds
Other characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Jackson may use the middle name Raz. She has a heart-shaped birthmark on her left arm.
Details at time of disappearance: Jackson was last seen in Santa Ana, California on October 3, 2013. She lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, but traveled to Santa Ana by bus for a court date to answer to prostitution charges. She never made her court appearance and has never been heard from again.
Investigators believe Jackson's disappearance is connected to the disappearances of Josephine Vargas and Martha Anaya. All three women frequented the same half-mile section of First Street, between Grand Avenue and the the 55 freeway, all of them were sex workers, and they disappeared within weeks of each other.
In April 2014, Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon were arrested and charged with the murders of Jackson, Anaya and Vargas, as well as the murder of 21-year-old Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, whose body was found in an Anaheim, California recycling plant. Photos of Eastepp, Cano, Gordon are posted with this case summary.
Both defendants have prior records for sex offenses against children, and are registered sex offenders. They were wearing GPS ankle monitoring bracelets at the time of their disappearances and weren't supposed to be around each other.
At Gordon's trial in late 2016, he represented himself and admitted to being guilty of all the charges, although he said Cano had actually strangled the women. He said their bodies had been thrown in dumpsters.
Gordon stated he and Cano had also abducted and killed a fifth woman, but this victim was never located, and it wasn't until 2017 that authorities were able to identify her as Sable Pickett.
At his trial, Gordon asked to be given the death penalty. He was convicted and sentenced to death. Cano has yet to be tried, and he has refused to cooperate with the investigation.
Foul play is suspected in Jackson's case due to the circumstances involved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Santa Ana Police Department
Other information: California Attorney General's Office
The Orange County Register
The Los Angeles Times
The Huffington Post
Facebook Page for Kianna Jackson
The Black and Missing Foundation
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated November 30, 2019 distinguishing characteristics updated.