Jenni-Watson, a junior dance major at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. was reported missing, She was described as 5-foot-2 and 100 pounds, with dark blond hair and brown eyes. Jenni-Lyn Watson’s body was found at 10:30 a.m. in the park, where the search has focused since Watson, 20, disappeared on Nov. 19.
The boyfriend of Jenni-Lyn Watson, Steven Pieper was trying to contact her after they broke up but Jenni-Lyn Watson was avoiding him. Steven Pieper was suspected of the murder. The search of the area where the body of Jenni-Lyn Watson was found led to the arrest of Steven Pieper who was held without bail due to the seriousness of the charges. Steven Pieper pleaded not guilty in the murder case of Jenni-Lyn Watson in his first hearing
Jenni-Lyn Watson disappeared on Nov. 19, a day after returning home to Clay for Thanksgiving break and this news completely shattered her family and friends. The search began immediately however until today there was no success. Undersheriff Warren Darby said Friday that more than 100 people were searching for her.