Why Did Jennelle Eliana Go Missing?

Joshua Smith | Updated 7th of January, 2023

Author and Van Life Enthusiast

This is the Ultimate Guide on Jennelle Eliana for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have watched almost 25 hours of YouTube videos created by Jennelle Eliana, as well as researched as much as I could.

If you’re curious about:

πŸ‘‰ How Jennelle Eliana afforded her van

πŸ‘‰ How she makes money (including YouTube income)

πŸ‘‰ Why she hasn’t uploaded to YouTube for almost a year

πŸ‘‰ What issues and controversies she has handled

πŸ‘‰ If Jenelle Eliana is officially missing or was killed

πŸ‘‰ How you can live van life within the next 90 days

Then you’ve definitely come to the right website.

Before we begin, a quick intro from the Van Life Freedom author…

The Van Life Freedom Author

Hello there fellow van life enthusiast. I’m Joshua.

I’ve discovered the ultimate business model for remote workers.

With this business model, I’m able to:

πŸ‘‰ Own my own van completely debt-free

πŸ‘‰ Survive for several days without wifi

πŸ‘‰ Create semi-passive income online

πŸ‘‰ Run my business from any parking lot

But hey, let’s talk about that later. Back to Jennelle from YouTube…

Jennelle Eliana FAQs (January 2023)

Van Name

Jennelle has owned several in the last few years and is one of the pioneers of the #vanlife movement. She is known as the #vangirl even though she hasn’t owned a van at various times of her journey.

Her current van doesn’t have a name.


Jennelle Eliana (age 26) who was born on 23rd of May, 1995.

She isn’t African-American and she has a 50/50 mixed ethnicity. Her dad is from Ethiopia while her mum is from the Philippines.

Jennelle also has a pet snake called Alfredo.

The Van

Jennelle previously owned a blue van for 3 years which died, and then bought a Japanese RV with rooftop bunk but this died the day after she bought it. She then rented a late model Winnebago for the sake of her videos.

Her 3rd and latest van is a 1978 Dodge Sportsman Chinook that she bought in January 2021. It has an onboard bathroom, unlike her previous vans.


Jennelle has been having engine problems with her previous van. It’s likely that she will replace her current engine sometime in 2022.

Affording It

Jennelle used some of her YouTube earnings to purchase her latest van for $9,700.

Net Worth

Not all people who live in vans are poor.

As of 2023, Jenelle Eliana has a net worth of $975,000 USD.

This is based on the value of her new home, van and online business.

Making Money

How does Jennelle make money? She actually has several ways:

  1. YouTube advertising revenue
  2. Sponsorships from Google Fi
  3. Affiliate links and brand deals

It’s estimated that Jennelle Eliana makes $5,700/month by being a YouTube vlogger.

That’s more than enough to help her sustain her freedom-based lifestyle.


Jennelle has not collaborated with any other #vanlife YouTubers.


Jennelle Eliana is missing and her whereabouts have been speculated by the YouTube community, leading to many conspiracy theories.

Officially speaking, it’s currently unknown where Jennelle is. Was she abducted? Did she get murdered while camping? Is she even still alive?

She has been missing since 2021 and hasn’t provided an update, even though many of her viewers are concerned about her welfare. Did she have a road accident in her old van?

This video was an update from around 2 years ago:

It doesn’t really give us much information.

Because the question is…you know…is she really alive?

Just like you, I am deeply concerned about my favorite YouTube creator. I am considering filing a missing person’s report.

If you have more information, please let Van Life Freedom’s team know.

Past Travels

Jennelle has traveled to most of the mid-west, Los Angeles plus Costa Rica via airplane.

Big Moments

Someone broke into Jennelle’s van in her early days. She’s also gone through 2 vans that have completely broken down. The biggest moment is her latest video which raised more questions than answers.

Has she died? Got a boyfriend? Ran away to another country? Abducted by aliens? Who knows, but we certainly would like to know.

There is another conspiracy theory that relates to her rise of subscribers in a short period of time. Was she planted by YouTube? Maybe.

Future Plans

It’s unknown what Jennelle will do in the future. We’re all begging for an update as her disappearance feels like losing a long-lost friend.

Key Lessons

What have we learned from Jennelle and her adventures?

Quite evidently:

πŸ‘‰ Life the life you’ve imagined

πŸ‘‰ Don’t let money get in the way

πŸ‘‰ You don’t need an expensive van

And obviously…let your audience know who you really are… ☺️


Jennelle feels like our best friend and a true angel. Despite never meeting her, I think we can all feel her warmth, generosity and great spirits.

I look forward to seeing her channel grow.

Working Remotely With Van Life

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ It’s Joshua again from Van Life Freedom.

Clearly I’ve been hugely inspired by Jennelle, Alfredo and their story.

It’s clear that they’re living the dream because they have online income.

And I really hope that Jennelle Eliana is found after missing for 15 months.

Earlier I mentioned my excitement towards a specific business model

It’s an exciting opportunity that allows you to:

πŸ”₯ Work from your van from anywhere in the world

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