Tomiene Mary Jones

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Above Images: Jones, circa 2002


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 18, 2002 from Harrison Township, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 26, 1982
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'6, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Jones has pierced ears and a burn scar on her left thigh. Her nicknames are Mimi and Me Me.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red, white and orange off-the-shoulder printed dress.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jones was last seen in Penns Grove, New Jersey, shortly before midnight on April 18, 2002. She was last heard from at 1:00 a.m. the following day, when she had a telephone conversation from her apartment in Mullica West Apartments in Harrison Township, New Jersey. When her brother became concerned and went to the residence to check on her, he discovered the front door to her apartment was open. Jones has never been heard from again.

    Foul play is suspected in Jones's disappearance; authorities have classified it as a homicide. She left behind her keys and purse and also her two-year-old daughter, and her family says she was a dedicated and enthusiastic mother and it would be uncharacteristic of her to abandon the child.

    Jones's parents believe her child's father, Marc S. Goodson, was somehow involved in Jones's disappearance. Her relationship with him began when she was fifteen and was reportedly troubled; she once sought refuge from him in a women's shelter and had tried to keep him from finding out her home address. Goodson was later imprisoned for unrelated child molestation and drug charges. He denies any involvement in Jones's case.

    A previous girlfriend of Goodson's was murdered and her naked body was dumped in Alloway Creek in Quinton, New Jersey in 2000. That crime is unsolved and authorities are not certain if it is related to Jones's disappearance, but Goodson claims he is the prime suspect in both cases. Police searched the Alloway Creek area after Jones vanished, but found nothing pertaining to her case.

    Jones grew up outside Woodstown, New Jersey. She was studying for her GED and living in an apartment in Harrison Township with her daughter when she disappeared. She has been known to frequent Salem City, New Jersey. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Harrison Township Police Department

    New Jersey State Police

    Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office


    Source Information
    The Courier Post Online
    WPVI Action News
    New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit
    The Child Seek Network
    The Sunbeam
    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    Gloucester County Website


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 15, 2007; picture added.

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