But Special Agent Jeffrey Dubsick with the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service is not about to give up the chase, and it seems he's been e-mailing the nimble contortionist to let her know he's still determined to get his girl.
"You ran to the media because you needed the love of millions. Jade, I just need the love of one," reads a March 27 e-mail that seems to have been sent from Dubsick's government account, which Jade forwarded to SF Weekly.
The e-mail appears to have been sent from Dubsick's Department of State e-mail account during the workday so don't go complaining that our tax dollars aren't being used to nab enough fugitive contortionists.
When we asked Dubsick about e-mails forwarded to us by Jade, he didn't deny sending them to her. Instead, he laughed and said, "no comment."
Is this normal and healthy investigative activity for a federal agent? Maybe so.
Former FBI agent Rick Smith said agents often work to establish dialogue with fugitives, and it's not a problem just so long as the notes aren't "ethically and morally inappropriate." To be fair, not all the e-mails are as weird as the "love of one" missive. In another e-mail, Dubsick clarifies, "I seek love from peace. She is my one. You seek love from millions, and from strangers." And there's the e-mail in which he tells Jade, "Thanks for the chess game, but remember you lost. You were captured once, and you will be again." He concluded sagaciously in that e-mail, "Remember, even Jade sheds tears."
As for Jade, she called the e-mails "beyond and above" the call of duty. Her e-mail responses have ranged from confused to frustrated, to remorseful that she and Dubsick have gotten off on the wrong foot. "I wish we could have met under different circumstances!! I don't mean that sexually," she wrote in a March 27 reply e-mail. "I understand lots of men in S.F. are gay ... not to say your [sic] gay."
Anyhow, agent Dubsick, if you do sort out your feelings for Jade, please drop SF Weekly a line. Or better yet, just send us an e-mail.