Steven Curtis Jones

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Above Images: Jones, circa 2012

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 16, 2012 from Texarkana, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 23, 1954
  • Age: 57 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Jones may have a beard and mustache. His nickname is Wounded. He has a surgical scar on his left knee and a tattoo of the letters "USMC" on his left bicep.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black pocket t-shirt under a flannel shirt, navy blue work pants, gray or black socks, an American flag bandana and white sneakers (possibly Nike brand).
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jones was last seen in Texarkana, Texas on March 16, 2012. At 7:00 p.m., after doing some yard work, he left on his motorcycle to cool off. A photo of the motorcycle is posted below this case summary. It was a burgundy 1983 Honda Shadow VT 500 with the Texas license plate 4EU-839. It had road rash damage on the fuel tank, rusted black pipes, a dented front fender, a prescription pill bottle in place of the left turn signal lens and an army-green tote bag in the backseat. Jones said he was only going for a short ride, but he never returned and has never been heard from again.

    After his son died of a drug overdose in 2000, Jones became an activist. His wife stated he'd made enemies in both law enforcement and the drug culture and had been threatened, and she suggested he may have met with foul play. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran.

    In November 2015, a passing motorist found Jones's motorcycle crashed into the woods, about forty feet off the road, in Texarkana. Investigators searched the area and found a shoe and a piece of clothing, but no other clues. The area is in a flood zone and it's possible that if Jones died in the crash, his body was swept away. Authorities have interviewed the persons known to have threatened Jones and all of them have been ruled out as suspects in his case. They don't believe foul play was involved in his case and are treating it as a simple traffic accident.

    Motorcycle
    Above: Jones's motorcycle

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bowie County Sheriff's Office
    903-798-3149

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    KSLA 12
    Missing Veterans
    KTBS
    KYGL

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 27, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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