Dad: Kesse visited same bar as Ocasio
Suspect in recent disappearance could be tied to other attacks
ORLANDO, Fla. – Jennifer Kesse's parents want to know if the primary suspect in a recent disappearance could be connected to their daughter's disappearance.
Kesse went missing in January of 2006 and her father, Drew Kesse, said she frequented the Tap Room, which is the same bar that Tracy Ocasio was last seen at.
"That was her old hang. That was her old neighborhood," Drew Kesse said.
Jennifer Kesse lived next door to the bar for three years.
Ocasio was last seen early in the morning on May 27 after spending the evening prior at the bar in Metro West. Hataway said Ocasio drove him home from the bar, but left his house around 2 a.m.
On Thursday, investigators named James Hataway, 28, as the primary suspect in Ocasio's disappearance.
Hataway lives in Ocoee, which is where Jennifer Kesse worked.
Police believe Hataway is the last person to have seen Ocasio. He is currently in the Orange County Jail on drug charges.
Since Hataway's arrest, two other women have come forward and said that Hataway assaulted them in the past.
One woman told police she gave Hataway a ride home from a bar and he attacked her. She said he would have killed her if strangers had not interrupted the attack
"And I'm screaming, 'someone please help me. He's going to kill me.' He ended up picking me up and has his hand around my throat," a woman said about an encounter with Hataway.
Apopka police are re-interviewing Hataway regarding the disappearance of one of his friends. Police said Hataway was on of the last people to see Chris George, who has been missing since February.
Drew and Joyce Kesse me with Orlando Police Chief Val Demings and detective Joel Wright Thursday afternoon for two hours. The meeting was scheduled before Ocasio's disappearance.
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