Miyonna Jones Obituary, Death – The body of a 16-year-old girl who had been missing from Wilmington for two weeks was found in Pender County, bringing an end to the hunt for the teenager. These specifics were discussed at a press conference that took place on Thursday afternoon and were presented by District Attorney Ben David and Wilmington Police Chief Donny Williams. According to what they indicated, there are still two suspects that have been identified in the case of Miyonna Jones. In connection with this incident, charges have been brought against Jones’ half-brother Jahreese Jones as well as his girlfriend, Randi Johnson. Due to the multiple charges against him, Jahreese Jones has been detained since the beginning of November. It seems likely that charges will be brought for murder.
“We do expect murder charges coming out, but we are going to be deliberate and make sure that we have the required forensic evaluations that need to take place,” David said. “We are going to make sure that we have the proper forensic evaluations that need to take place.” According to Chief Williams, the New Hanover County police department, along with the assistance of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, and staff from the landfill, as well as Brunswick Search Rescue, Pender County Sheriff’s Office, Wilmington Fire, and the Cue Center for Missing Persons, has been searching the New Hanover County landfill for Miyonna Jones for the past two weeks.
Ben David, the district attorney for New Hanover County, stated that he had never witnessed a more extensive investigation to bring a child home than the one that he had personally been witnessing over the past two weeks. “In the entire time that I have been in this office, I have never seen a more extensive investigation to bring a child home,” David said. “This is an active ongoing investigation, and we are making sure that anyone involved is prosecuted to the greatest degree for this horrible crime,” Chief Williams said. “We are making sure that anyone involved is prosecuted to the fullest extent for this despicable crime.”
Although the landfill served as the primary focus of the search at first, District Attorney Ben David did not reveal the factors that brought the team to Pender County, which is where Miyonna’s body was discovered. “We would like to extend our sympathies to her family as well as her friends who are going through this terribly tough period. According to Chief Williams, “We’re asking the community to keep them uplifted in prayer and to keep praying for them.” The 11th of November would have been Miyonna’s 17th birthday if she had lived.