Daphne Philisia Jones

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Above: Jones, circa 1999

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 3, 1999 from New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 16, 1976
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Jones has a tattoo of an Oriental symbol on her right shoulder.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow pullover jacket, blue jeans, sneakers and a silver ring.
  • Medical Conditions: Jones was two months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jones called her grandmother on January 3, 1999 and told her she would tell her boyfriend she was moving out. She was supposed to report for her 3:00 p.m. shift at Brennan's, where she was a hostess, but apparently did not do so since her cousin got a phone call from her at the time she was supposed to be at work. Jones was upset when she spoke to her cousin. She has never been heard from again. The next afternoon, her godmother went to her apartment and found all the lights turned off, but the heater, television and iron were turned on.

    Jones was a student at the University of New Orleans in 1999. She vanished shortly before she was supposed to move to Washington, D.C. to live with her mother; she had already bought her plane ticket and was due to fly out January 9. Her case remains unsoled.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Orleans Police Department
    504-244-4600

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    North American Missing Persons Network
    The Detroit Free Press

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 29, 2005; details of disappearance updated.

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