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. She was upset during the conversation with her cousin.
The next afternoon, Jones's apartment was found empty. All the lights were turned off, but the heater, television and iron were turned on, and there was food lying out. It appeared Jones had left home in a hurry. She has never been heard from again.
Jones was a student at the University of New Orleans in 1999. She had been living in the school's dormitories, but had moved into an apartment after learning of her pregnancy. She told her family that her unborn child's father was pressuring her to get an abortion.
Jones vanished shortly before she was supposed to move back to Washington, D.C., where she had graduated high school, to live with her mother. She had already bought her plane ticket and was due to fly out January 9.
Jones's parents and grandmother have died in the years since her disappearance. Her family believes she was murdered. Her case remains unsolved.