Jayne Valseca Biography

Jayne Valseca is one of the trending names recently after her story was covered by NBC in its popular show Dateline. Everything was going fine and perfect as she ever imagined- a loving husband, a flourishing marriage life, and three children. However, back in 2007, her life changed when her husband was kidnapped. The name of her husband is Eduardo Valseca, who is still surviving with his three children and their families. However, the wife, Jayne Valseca is no longer available to witness the life story of how she was informed about everything regarding the kidnapping and how she survived cancer.

Early Life

Jayne Valseca was born on 5th September 1996 and was brought up in Silver Spring in Maryland. After she received her graduation from high school, she went to the University of Maryland where she received her acting classes. Later in life, she followed her passion and started spending time in New York and Los Angeles. She performed in a few highly praised and featured commercials, and landed a few minor roles in soap operas, and movies.

Jayne Valseca Personal Life

She met her future husband, Eduardo Valseca in one of the supermarkets while searching for her favorites. During that time, Jayne was working in real estate while Eduardo Valseca was working as an art dealer and investor. They soon fell in love with each other, started dating, and later exchanged the rituals of marriage in 1994. The couple produced three children during the time of their marriage along with a flourishing cactus farm, and a self-founded Waldorf School, where their kids studied.

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Jayne Valseca Biography

Real Name Jayne Rager Valseca
Birth Date 5 September 1966
Died Date 3 May 2012
Aged 45 Years
Birth Place Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Profession Actress
College University of Maryland
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds –  132 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown


Mother Jane Rager
Brother John Rager

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Eduardo Gracia Valseca
Children Three (Fernando, Emiliano, Nayah)

The Kidnapping Story of Husband

Once on the morning of 13th June 2007, the couple was coming back to their home after sending/dropping off their three kids in their school. Immediately, they reached outside the house, two cars boxed them and men in masks came in front of them, attacking the couple. Although Jayne was left behind, her husband Eduardo Valseca was taken up by the abductors.

The masked men put her husband Eduardo Valseca in their SUV car and drove away. Jayne, on the other hand, called the police and informed them of everything. After five days, Jayne received an email that asked for around $8 million ransom for her husband’s freedom. However, Jayne could not arrange any money that was demanded. Even if she could sell everything including her farm, animals, and other expensive ornaments, she could hardly get the amount of around $20,000.

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During that time, Jayne could hardly take care of her and the children, although she was aware that her husband had no chance of release without getting the demanded ransom. She started having a less moderate life including meals like juice, tea, chicken broth, etc. It is said that after the kidnappers struck a deal of having a ransom of less than $1 million, which Jayne gave them after which her husband was released. Eduardo returned home in January 2008 and he could barely smile because of the weakness of his body as he was not given enough food to eat.

Jayne’s death

After Jayne’s husband was released, the family moved to the US where they developed their life and started sharing what they suffered. This affected the borders of both sides- from where they moved and where they started living. Jane revealed that it was the unforgettable story of their life and later, Jane was diagnosed with stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer. After two weeks when Eduardo returned home, Jayne was diagnosed with cancer again which was thought to return after a gap. Eventually, in 2012, Jayne ended her life and took her last breath after surviving the huge battle with breast cancer.

Dateline Story

Over the years, the story of Jayne’s husband Eduardo Valseca has been adapted by various filmmakers and production houses. This time, the story has returned to the screen in 2022 in the form of the newest episode of Dateline with the title, The Ranch, which is being premiered on 27th May 2022, starting at 9 pm EST on NBC.

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