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Detectives solicit tips, parents seek closure in 2001 cold case

Posted November 6, 2015

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— Homicide detectives with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will spend time Friday near the scene of what they believe to be a 2001 kidnapping and murder in hopes that someone comes forward with information to crack a cold case.

The parents of Antwone Jones will join them in hopes the mystery surrounding their 23-year-old son's death can finally be solved.

Jones' body was found Nov. 4, 2001, in the woods along Gillis Hill Road near the Hoke County line. He had been shot to death.

His father, J.J. Jones, recalls the shock like it was yesterday.

"It’s the worst feeling," he said. "It was actually just like a nightmare because I just couldn’t believe it. I had just seen him the night before when he went missing.”

Four days later, Antwone Jones' car, a 1989 four-door, burgundy Honda Accord, was discovered.

Detectives think he met up with the person who killed him and stole his car in the parking lot of the Morganton Place Apartments.

On Friday, detectives will staff the Kangaroo at 500 Bunce Road in hopes people who might have information about Jones' disappearance will come forward.

Regina Jones said she plans to continue to hand out information every year until they find her son's killer.

"It has been 14 long years and still no answers," she said.

There is a total of $6,000 in reward money available for anyone who provides a tips that leads to an arrest this case. People can also report tips to Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477 or the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.

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