Real Name: Unknown
Nicknames: Jennifer Fergate, Jennifer Fairgate
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date: June 3, 1995
Date of Birth: 1960-1974 (approx.)
Weight: 147 pounds
Marital Status: Unknown
Characteristics: Caucasian female. Short black hair (possibly dyed), blue eyes. She spoke fluent German and English.
Details: At 10:44PM on Wednesday, May 31, 1995, a woman checked into the Oslo Plaza Hotel, accompanied by a male companion. She used the name "Jennifer Fergate", while the man used the name "Lois Fergate". She claimed to be twenty-one-years-old and a native of Belgium. The pair stayed in room 2805, which cost 1845 Kroner per night. The pair stayed in the room for three nights, but did not pay for their stay despite warnings from hotel staff which they acknowledged. "Lois" was not in the room between Thursday and Friday morning. The "do not disturb" sign was placed on the door during those days.
At 7:50PM on June 3, a gunshot was heard by a security guard; a second shot was heard soon after. After a few minutes, the guard entered the room and found "Jennifer" lying face up on the bed with a gunshot wound to her forehead. The gun rested in her hand, held to her chest. Police believed that the suicide was planned.
The gun used was a Browning 9mm pistol, manufactured in Belgium in 1990 and 1991. The serial number had been dissolved in acid. However, some numbers were later discovered after examination. 32 live rounds for the gun were discovered in the woman's briefcase. She had no passport with her. She also did not have any identifying characteristics. Both hotel keys were found in the room, indicating that "Lois" did not plan to return.
"Jennifer" has never been positively identified. She was buried in a pauper's grave on June 26, 1996. There are several theories to her identity, but none have been confirmed.
Suspects: None known
Extra Notes: This case was released on October 19, 2020 as a part of the second volume of the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries.
- "Jennifer Fergate" on Unsolved.com
- "Jennifer Fergate" on Wikipedia
- "Jennifer Fergate" on the Doe Network
- Unresolved Mysteries Reddit post on "Jennifer Fugate"
- "Jennifer Fergate" on Find a Grave